Gonzalez Named Baltimore Org All-Star

Jay Gonzalez 2015 Frederick KeysThe minor league season is over, and the major league season is winding down, too. Minor League Baseball’s website has begun its post-season coverage by naming an all-star at each position for each major league franchise. They release a new team’s all-stars almost every day.

For Baltimore’s list, a former Valley Leaguer has been named: Jay Gonzalez (Harrisonburg 2011)!

Jay played at two levels in 2015- for Low-A Delmarva and High-A Frederick (where he joined Matt Wease, who was working for the Keys’ front office). Milb named him one of the outfield all-stars.

This is what Danny Wild wrote about Jay:

The 2014 10th-round pick ascended two levels this year, hitting .268 with 42 RBIs, 34 steals and a .381 OBP. Though Gonzalez had no homers, he led the system in steals and ranked fifth with 125 hits.

“Really good at Delmarva in his first full season, and when he got promoted to Frederick, his numbers weren’t quite as good, but he got on base and walked a lot,” Graham said. “His OBP was good and he puts good at-bats together. He puts pressure on the other team.”

Sounds like what worked for Rico Noel (Covington 2008) all the way to Yankee Stadium. Hopefully Jay can duplicate his success at higher levels in the future!

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