Nick Gonzales leading the way for Pittsburgh Pirates position player prospects
Four Pirate position player prospects find themselves on Surprise’s roster. This includes 2020 first-round pick Nick Gonzales. Thus far, Gonzales has found himself building upon a strong 2022 minor league by performing well in the AFL.
Through his first 29 plate appearances for the Saguaros, Gonzales found himself hitting for a .333/.414/.625 slash line. He had a home run, a triple, two doubles, and a strong 3:4 BB:K ratio. In addition to his more natural second base and shortstop, he has also played third base.
Another former first-round pick that is performing well thus far is the no. 1 overall pick from the 2021 draft, catcher Henry Davis. Through his first 25 PAs Davis hit for a .235/.440/.412 slash line with three doubles. Davis has 5:4 BB:K ratio, and, in typical Davis fashion, he was hit by a pair of pithes.
Another Pirate catching prospect playing for the Saguaros is Blake Sabol. Through his first 16 PAs Sabol found himself hitting for a .308/.438/.385 slash line. Sabol, as he did in the regular season, has also played the outfield, while hitting four doubles, a triple, and a 3:4 BB:K ratio.
First baseman/designated hitter Jacob Gonzalez is the other Pirate position player prospect play for the Saguaros. Gonzalez struggled in his first five PAs, going 0-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts. Make sure to continue to follow here at Rum Bunter all of the updates from Pirate prospects in the AFL.