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Jayson  Gonzalez
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Covina, Calif.

High School:
Bishop Amat

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
IF

 

10/14/2017

Team Black wins back-and-forth game three

Freshman Jayson Gonzalez homers again in Black and Gold Series

10/13/2017

Team Black wins slugfest to even Black and Gold Series

Teams crush four homers in game two of the annual series

09/12/2017

Baseball America tabs Vandy with #1 recruiting class

Program welcomes record-setting fifth top-ranked class

High School - Lettered four years at Bishop Amat High School under coach Joe Hoggatt... helped the Lancers to the 2017 National Classic Championship as a senior... during senior season was named All-American, All-State, 2017 National Classic MVP and Home Run Derby Champion, first team All-San Gabriel Valley, first team All-Del Rey League, Del Rey League MVP, and team captain... as a junior was named All-American, All-State, first team All-San Gabriel Valley, first team All-Del Rey League, Del Rey League MVP, and team captain... as a sophomore was named first team All-San Gabriel Valley and first team All-Del Rey League... helped the Lancers to a California State Championship and Southern Section CIF as a freshman... during freshman season was named first team All-San Gabriel Valley and first team All-Del Rey League... played high school baseball and/or summer ball with Jack Owen (Auburn), Royce Lewis (1st Round, 2017, Minnesota), and Hunter Green (1st Round, 2017, Cincinnati).

Academics - Gonzalez is undecided on a major.

Personal - Jayson Wallace Gonzalez... Born 4/26/99 in Arcadia, Calif.... Son of Wallace and Adela Gonzalez... father Wallace played baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization... has a brother named Wallace III and sister named Lexi... brother Wallace played for the Houston Astros organization and sister played softball at Cal-State Fullerton and for the Puerto Rican National Team... Nickname is Gonzo... Favorites include: Nolan Arenado (player), New York Yankees (team), Cam Newton and LeBron James (non-baseball player), Football (other sport), Backstreet Baseball (video game), Sandlot, Remember the Titans, and Bronx Tale (movie), Narcos (tv show), Denzel Washington (actor), Steak, Chicken Parm (meal), Migos (music/singer/band), and Cereal (late night snack)... says if he wasn't playing baseball he would be a strength coach... names The Rock as the actor to play him in a movie... uses Selfless as one word to describe himself... roommates with Corbin Brooksbank... lists participating in the MLB All-Star High School Home Run Derby as his most memorable athletic moment... Chose Vanderbilt "because I'm getting the best of both worlds academically and in baseball. I also wanted to play for the best coaching staff in the country."

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