3/05/23 Entering the Cambria Classic with a .441 batting average and two home runs, Gonzalez continued the hot start to his 2023 season with a 4-for-12, 2 2B, 3 BB stat line. Defensively, there's little question he has the actions, range and arm strength to stick at shortstop over the long term. He’s also one of the most instinctive players in this year’s college draft class with an excellent first step and angles to the ball. A near average runner, the left handed hitter ran a 4.37 and 4.25 down the line. His impact, however, is in the box, where the Rebel infielder produces good leverage and enough bat speed to make up for some length in his cuts. With gifted hands and simply an innate feel to hit, Gonzalez excels at controlling the barrel and taking bat to ball despite a backside out and reaching swing at times. It’s unorthodox and nowhere near the pure stroke you’d like to see from a top prospect, but it works. He has produced with the stick everywhere he’s played, including the USA CNT last summer. Barring a major downturn in his tools or performance, Gonzalez is a slam dunk to be selected in the top ten overall picks this July.