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Draft Focus: Marco Gonzales

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Frankie Piliere        
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Every weekday leading up to the 2013 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.



Marco Gonzales Perfect Game profile

Position:  LHP/1B
Height:  6-1
Weight:  195
Bats/Throws:  L-L
Birthdate:  Feb. 16, 1992
College:  Gonzaga
Hometown:  Fort Collins, Colo.
Previously Drafted:  Rockies '10 (29)
Projected Draft Round:  1-2

The phrase “safe college left-hander” has become a routine and entrenched part of the draft lexicon over the years. In a lot of ways, it’s perceived as a negative term by some simply because some fans look at taking a low risk college pitcher as a cop out of sorts. Let us not forget, however, why we refer to these pitchers as “safe.” Gonzaga’s Marco Gonzales is the very definition of a safe college left-hander, and that’s an extremely positive thing.

Gonzales is a two-way talent, but the realization came over the course of last summer that the 6-foot-1, 190-pound southpaw was absolutely destined for the mound as a professional. He was able to showcase his skills in the Cape Cod League for a brief stint, and pitched for Team USA as well. While he was a very well known commodity entering the summer, he really began opening eyes in his two starts on the Cape. It was a nice preview of things to come later in the summer.


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