20-Year-Old Outfielder – Texas Rangers
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Gonzalez has been on the radar of dynasty-league owners for a couple years now, as a high-profile international signee in 2014 with the type of offensive upside that is tough to find at any level of t...
Pedro Gonzalez Contract Information:
Signed for $1.3 million bonus with Rockies in July 2014.
Gonzalez was traded to the Rangers as the player to be named in the Jonathan Lucroy deal (July 30).
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Texas Rangers Roster
MajorsAndrus, Elvis (SS)
AAAAlvarez, R.J. (P)
AADavis, Tyler (P)
A+Beras, Jairo (P)
AAlexy, A.J. (P)
RookieAparicio, Miguel (OF)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Typically when the word "projection" gets assigned as a positive attribute for a young prospect, a pitcher is being discussed. Gonzalez is the hitter equivalent. He turned 19 after the 2016 season and measures in at 6-foot-5, 190 pounds. The converted shortstop now looks the part of a wiry center fielder, but most evaluators expect him to add 30 or 40 pounds of muscle before he hits his prime. There are a couple more assumptions that go into this being an appealing profile in dynasty leagues. First, he is expected to offer at least plus power at maturity, assuming he fills out. Second, he will need to hit at some point. He posted a 69 wRC+ and 31 percent strikeout rate in the Pioneer League last year, so stat-line scouts will likely avoid him entirely. However, this is a high-pedigree international signee ($1.4 million bonus in 2014) who was learning a new position and is in his developmental infancy. This should be viewed as a chance to get in on the ground floor.