Domingo Gonzalez

DOMINGO GONZALEZ, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: September 27, 1999
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

The Pirates signed Gonzalez out of the Dominican when he was 18.  He throws 92-93 mph with a hard curve.

2018
DSL:  2-3-3, 5.84 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, 24.2 IP, 5.5 BB/9, 6.6 K/9

Gonzalez pitched in relief in his debut.  The numbers weren’t good, especially his walk and K rates.

2019
DSL:  5-0-1, 0.36 ERA, 0.59 WHIP, 25.1 IP, 1.1 BB/9, 11.7 K/9
R:  1-3-0, 3.58 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 37.2 IP, 3.3 BB/9, 10.3 K/9
A-:  1-0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, 6.0 IP, 1.5 BB/9, 12.0 K/9

The Pirates sent Gonzalez back to the DSL to open the 2019 season and he dominated there.  In early July they moved him up to the Gulf Coast League and put him in the rotation.  He pitched well, with very good walk and K rates, and a .211 opponents’ average.  At the end of the season, Gonzalez made a very impressive start with West Virginia.  He was very tough on right-handed hitters throughout, holding them to a mere .408 OPS, compared to .708 by left-handed hitters.

Gonzalez made a big leap forward in 2019.  It’s uncertain how much projection he has, but hopefully he’ll be able to give full season ball a try in 2020.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2020: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 13, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.