#97 David Gonzalez, IF


Position: IF
Height: 5' 9"   Weight: 165 lbs
College Experience: None
Bats: S
Throws: R
Player Age: 26
Player Hometown: Valencia, VZ


Gonzalez joins the Railroaders having spent seven professional seasons in the Detroit Tigers organization, climbing from the Venezuelan Summer League to High-A Lakeland. The 26-year old brings a sterling defensive reputation to Cleburne, with second base and shortstop serving as the primary positions throughout his professional tenure. He owns a career .982 fielding percentage at second base and .954 at shortstop, committing fewer than 100 errors in nearly 3,500 innings at the latter position.


A native of Valencia, Venezuela, Gonzalez is the owner of a career .325 on-base percentage, having drawn 246 walks while striking out only 301 times in 2,450 plate appearances (12.2% K-rate). The switch-hitter put together his best offensive season in 2014, slashing .295/.363/.387 between three levels in the Tigers system and earning the first of three different stints at High-A in the process.


Gonzalez slugged a career-best 21 doubles and swiped 16 bases while with Class-A West Michigan in 2016, parlaying that into a strong winter campaign with Margarita of the Venezuelan Winter League. After a slow start to the 2017 season, the Tigers released Gonzalez; shortly thereafter he latched on with the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League, suiting up in 37 games for the independent club. For his career, Gonzalez is a .243 hitter in 629 games, having connected for 78 doubles, 17 triples and seven home runs.

2020 Roster »
5 Tyler Wilson P
10 Chase Simpson IF
11 Jared Wilson P
13 Michael Gunn P
15 Zach Nehrir OF
16 Hunter Clanin OF
17 John Nester C
18 Grant Buck IF
22 Brent Clevlen Manager
24 John Rodriguez Hitting Coach
25 Bryan Saucedo P
27 Jesus Sanchez P
30 Mike Jeffcoat Pitching Coach
31 Angel Reyes OF
33 Garrett Alexander P
85 Joe Lienhard P
86 Michael Hill IF
87 Mason Melotakis P
88 Alex Boshers P
89 Nathan Foriest P
90 Landon Holifield P
91 Jake Joyce P
92 Arlett Mavare P
93 Osmer Morales P
94 Angelo Palumbo P
95 Rick Teasley P
96 Blake Grant-Parks C
97 David Gonzalez IF
98 Alay Lago IF
99 Colton Pogue IF

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