#99 Jayson Gonzalez

IF

Height 6'2"
Weight 205 LBS
Position IF
Class Sophomore
Hometown Covina, Calif.
High School Bishop Amat

Coach Corbin Quote: “Jayson is coming off a freshman year where he saw a good amount of playing time. He was a consistent third base option, and showed positive signs of being a complete player. He spent his summer in the NECBL which allowed him opportunity to grow his game. He is a big, strong, athletic young man who has made strides in his personal fitness level.  With more game experience, Jayson has the ability to be a very dangerous hitter in our league. He is well liked by his teammates and has a high care level for our program.”

As a Sophomore (2019)

  • Made 25 appearances and 13 starts, with all coming at third base
  • Team-high .357 average among reserves with 50-plus at-bats
  • Totaled 25 bases in 25 games while posting a .471 on-base percentage with 11 walks
  • Registered seven multi-hit games and logged a hit in nine of his last 14 games
  • Batted .303 (10-for-33) with runners aboard and .333 (2-for-6) with the bases loaded
  • Collected seven hits and five RBIs in his first six games (Feb. 16-26)
  • Drew a walk in six-straight games (Feb. 17-March 5) and in nine of 11 (Feb. 17-March 12)
  • Reached base in all three games on opening weekend including two hits vs. Virginia

As a Freshman (2018)

  • 39 starts in 44 appearances, batting .225 with 28 RBIs and 21 runs
  • Batted .300 with 16 RBIs and three home runs over his first 19 games
  • SEC Freshman of the Week after hitting .364 with five RBIs in three games on the West Coast (March 12)
  • Recorded all three of Vandy’s RBIs with a solo home run at Long Beach State (March 7)
  • Only Commodore to produce multiple four-hit games, coming against UMass-Lowell (Feb. 24) and Austin Peay (Feb. 27)
  • Registered seven multi-RBI games highlighted by five RBIs and two home runs as part of a 4-for-5 performance against UMass-Lowell (Feb. 24)
  • Recorded a hit in 13 of his first 19 appearances
  • Started 38 games at third base and one game (May 6) at shortstop
  • Hit .325 in the month of February, producing 11 RBIs in 10 games
  • Batted .281 (18-for-64) with 18 RBIs across 21 home games

The Gonzalez File

  • Lettered four years at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, Calif.
  • 2017 All-American, All-State, All-San Gabriel Valley, and All-League selection
  • 2016 & 2017 Del Rey League MVP
  • 2016 & 2017 team captain
  • 2016 All-American, All-State, first team All-San Gabriel Valley, and first team All-Del Rey League selection
  • 2015 First-team All-San Gabriel Valley and first-team All-Del Rey League
  • Led Bishop Amat High School to 2015 California State Championship and Southern Section CIF
  • Native of Arcadia, Calif.
  • Son of Wallace Jr. and Adela Gonzalez
  • Father Wallace played baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization
  • Brother to Wallace III, who played for the Houston Astros organization, and Lexi Gonzalez, who played softball at Cal-State Fullerton and for the Puerto Rican National Team
  • Human & Organizational Development major