Jacob Gonzalez
20-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The son of former big leaguer Luis Gonzalez received an under-slot bonus at the No. 58 overall pick in 2017, and the early returns suggest the Giants got a bargain. He was one of two teenagers to finish in the top 10 in the AZL in wRC+ (143), league MVP Esteury Ruiz being the other. Gonzalez hit just one home run, but his 15 doubles tied for fourth in the league, and he projects to grow into more power. Still filling out a 6-foot-3 190-pound frame, the third baseman may eventually move to an outfield corner, possibly left field like his father. He was one of the older prep prospects in last year’s draft (he turns 20 in June), which can sometimes be a red flag, so it is important to not get too excited about what appears to be an excellent hit tool until we see him succeed in a full-season league. That said, his patience (8.2 percent walk rate) and contact skills (11.9 percent strikeout rate) suggest his production should translate against more advanced pitching. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Giants in June of 2017 that includes a $950,000 signing bonus.
Avoids concussion
3BSan Francisco Giants  A
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March 20, 2018
Gonzalez didn't suffer a concussion after a pitch struck his helmet during a minor-league game Sunday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Gonzalez was cut above his eyebrow when the pitch hit his head, but the 19-year-old managed to avoid a brain injury. Although he may take a couple days to recover, there's been no indication that Gonzalez will be forced to miss extended time.
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On concussion watch
3BSan Francisco Giants  A
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March 20, 2018
Gonzalez may have sustained a concussion after being hit by a pitch in the helmet during a minor-league game Sunday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Goes to Giants with 58th overall pick
3BSan Francisco Giants  A
June 12, 2017
The Giants have selected Gonzalez with the 58th overall pick in the 2017 first-year player draft.
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