• Mark Newman On Alberto Gonzalez

    Posted by on February 23rd, 2008 · Comments (1)

    Via the recent print edition of Baseball America:

    “He is a legitimate defender,” minor league head Mark Newman said of the 24-year-old [Alberto] Gonzalez. “He could be a quality utility player, and if he improves with the bat he could go farther.”

    “He started the season at Triple-A, was sent to Double-A and when he went back to Triple-A, he hit a lot better than he did the first time,” Newman said. “His plate discipline improved.”

    The progress Gonzalez showed during the second half continued in the Venezuelan League, where he hit .341/.394/.524 in 126 at-bats. So what happened during his first exposure to Scranton?

    “You don’t really know. It could have been changing organizations (or) his first year starting the season at Triple-A or the cold weather. It’s hard to say,” Newman said.

    Hey, if Orlando Cabrera can have a major league career, why not Alberto Gonzalez?

    Comments on Mark Newman On Alberto Gonzalez

    1. Yu Hsing Chen
      February 24th, 2008 | 2:45 am

      Orlando Cabrera has hit something close to league average though. Adam Everett might be a better comparason if you want a truely no hit great glove guy.

      still, i think Gonzalez is a underrated guy and could pan out to be something.

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