Name: Erik Gonzalez
Current team: High-A Carolina Mudcats
Facts & Info: Gonzalez was signed by the Indians as an undrafted free agent in August 2008 out of the Dominican Republic. He was added to the Indians 40-man roster in November. He played winter ball in the offseason for Leones del Escogido and in 45 games hit .325 with 1 HR, 20 RBI and .795 OPS. He had a 3-47 walk to strikeout ratio.
The Offense: Gonzalez is an athletic and toolsy player who has made strides since the start of last season. He consistently put his work in the past few years though the results never showed, but things finally clicked for him last season and he jumped onto the scene as a legit middle infield prospect for the Indians. He has some power and life in his bat and has really started to put it all together at the plate. He added a little bit of a leg kick last season which helped him out with his timing and his ...