THIS YEAR: Will vie for the starting job at third base... Has a good bat, and can hit for average and power.
2012 (sophomore): Appeared in 30 games, staring nine times for Azusa Pacific... Recorded a .208 batting average, and drew 10 walks to finish with a .354 on-base-percentage... Registered five RBIs and two doubles in 53 at-bats... Performed well in the clutch, batting .333 with runners on and two outs... Went 4-for-12 as a pinch hitter (.333).
HIGH SCHOOL: Played two varsity seasons of baseball for head coach Pat Tellers at Sonora High School in La Habra, Calif. ... Captained the squad as a junior and senior... Helped the Raiders to a 20-7 record as a senior, earning the team's batting title (.388, two doubles and 24 RBIs) and defensive player of the year honors... Led La Habra to a 24-3 clip as a junior, and was named the team's defensive player of the year... Earned All-Freeway League honors in 2008 and 2009 as a first baseman.
PERSONAL: Born May 6, 1991 to Robert and Donna Gonzales in La Habra, Calif. ... Father, Robert, owns the Hitting Zone indoor hitting facility... Mother, Donna, is a manager for United Health finance department... Majoring in applied health... Plans to pursue a professional baseball career or attend physician's assistant school after graduating... Enjoys fishing and working out.