Wilkelman Gonzalez Salem Red Sox Pitcher

Age: 19
Born: March 25, 2002
Birthplace: Maracay, VZ
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (July 2018)
ETA: 2025

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Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Wilder Lobo & Rolando Pino
Signing Bonus: $250,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
Pro Debut: June 1, 2019 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract

  Scouting Report & Links      
  Physical Description: Average frame. Sturdy lower half, but has remaining projection in his upper body. Looks heavier than listed weight of 167 pounds.

Mechanics: High three-quarters arm slot. Very rotational delivery. High leg kick, stiff arm action. Does not use a wind-up.

Fastball: 92-95 mph. Live arm. Fastball has shown bat-missing ability even in the zone. Pitch shows all types of movement: life, tail, cut and sink. Variety of movement is a result of him being very raw and still learning how to pitch. Command and control are major works in progress. Has flashed the ability to locate on rare occasions, but is very wild at present.

Breaking Ball: Has shown some ability to spin, but inconsistent. Needs a lot of refinement, but it is encouraging that the pitch already will show flashes.
  Changeup: Clear third pitch, work in progress with a ways to go developmentally.

Career Notes: Opening Day starter for the DSL Red Sox 1 in 2019. Participated in Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020.

Summation: Good arm strength with a lot of development remaining. Fastball and breaking ball show some potential. Still learning how to pitch, but is not as raw as some comparable arms age-wise in the system. Could be one to surprise in 2021 if things click because the raw ingredients are there.

Note: This page will be updated with a scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2019 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 0 3 3.30 14 14 0 46.1 34 22 17 3 3 24 44 1.25 8.50 4.66
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 18 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 19     stats                            
  2021 Salem Red Sox LAE A Bos 19     stats                            
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