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4 hours ago, joelala said:

Nick Gonzalez is the safest and best pick assuming Martin is taken first 

Some folks feel that way. 

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I’ve seen four Arizona State games so far this year and Spencer Torkelson has looked great, as usual. I still prefer Austin Martin as a prospect right now because of the overall profile, but Tork is the best bat in the draft. He’s being intentionally walked a lot, largely because some of the Sun Devil bats behind him have been slow out of the gate. This plagued Andrew Vaughn a bit last year but didn’t impact his stock.

I’ll get at least five looks at New Mexico State middle infielder Nick Gonzalez this spring, and had my first on Tuesday against ASU. He was beaten by upper-80s fastballs at the top of the zone, which is something I’ll be looking for throughout my next several looks. The raw bat speed, the ferocity in Gonzales’ hands, is second only to Tork among the college bats in this year’s class, but you’ve got to get on top of fastballs at the top of the zone in today’s game.

Defensively, Gonzales booted two routine plays in on the grass but also made a couple very nice plays to his backhand side. The consistency of his hands is what will drive where teams think he can play in the field.



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Nick Gonzales hit 3 HR today.  12 for the year.  (That's 2 weeks into the season he has 12 HR!)   Granted, he's been feasting on lousy pitching and short fences, but the numbers are sure going to be crazy this year....


Cole Wilcox was terrific for Georgia and is a solid 1st round pitching prospect in his own right....

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Pitching was the theme of the night last night.

Asa Lacy dominated NM State and Nick Gonzales.   He pitched 7 IP 0 ER 3 hits 13 Ks.   In the game, Nick Gonzales was 0-3 with 2 Ks.

Emerson Hancock dominated 7 IP 0 ER 12 Ks.

Kumar Rocker did not have a good night.  Only 3 IP, lots of walks and runs.   Austin Martin took an 0-3.


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