Joey Gonzalez

Height: 5-11 Weight: 174
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: Miami, Florida
Resides: Miami, Florida
High School: Killian (Miami, Florida)
College: Stetson University (DeLand, Florida – “Hatters”)
Draft: 28th – HOU – 2018
DOB: 1/10/97 Opening Night Age: 24
Classification: LS-1

Career Highlights: Third season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 3/10/21…career 8-4 record with five saves and a 3.04 ERA in 43 games, all of them in relief…20 career games finished…80.0 career innings pitched, allowing 67 hits, 29 walks, and eight home runs…81 career strikeouts…has held left-handed batters to a .188 average as a professional (117 AB), and has held right-handers to a .242 average (186 AB)…has held the opposition to a .225 average with runners in scoring position as a professional (80 AB)…drafted by the Houston Astros in the 28th round in 2018…played three seasons of college baseball at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida from 2016-18…combined 12-5 with six saves and a 3.47 ERA for the Hatters in 57 collegiate games, 43 of them in relief…struck out 147 batters in 145.1 collegiate innings…8-3 with a 2.07 ERA in 78.1 innings as a junior in 2018, and earned All-Atlantic Sun Conference honours…majored in Finance…2.07 ERA ranked 15th among NCAA Division-I pitchers in 2018 (minimum 70.0 innings)…played at Killian High School in Miami, Florida…full name is Joseph Christian Gonzalez

Fayetteville (Carolina/A+/Houston): 1-1 with one save and a 5.11 ERA for the Woodpeckers in 13 games, all of them in relief…finished four games…24.2 innings pitched, allowing 23 hits, 10 walks, and eight home runs…struck out 56…pitched more than 1.0 inning in nine of 13 relief appearances…pitched 3.0 scoreless relief innings with three strikeouts on 4/13 at Myrtle Beach…worked 3.0 relief innings, allowing one earned run and striking out four on 4/16 at Carolina…pitched 3.1 relief innings, allowing one earned run and striking out four on 7/20 at Potomac…picked up relief win on 7/27 vs. Carolina, striking out one over 3.0 scoreless innings…helped Woodpeckers reach the Carolina League Championship Series

Quad Cities (Midwest/A/Houston): 3-1 with one save and a 2.52 ERA for the River Bandits in 15 games, all of them in relief…finished nine games…35.2 innings pitched, allowing 31 hits, 15 walks, and four home runs…struck out 31…did not allow an earned run in nine of 15 relief appearances…pitched more than 1.0 inning in 13 of 15 relief appearances…struck out two over 2.2 shutout relief innings on 5/13 at Cedar Rapids…pitched 4.0 relief innings, allowing one unearned run and striking out one while picking up the save on 5/18 at Peoria…picked up relief win on 6/9 vs. Kane County, striking out five over 3.0 shutout innings…struck out four over 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 6/27 vs. Burlington…pitched 2.1 scoreless relief innings and picked up the win on 6/30 at Clinton…struck out three over 2.2 scoreless relief innings on 8/31 vs. Wisconsin…helped River Bandits reach the Midwest League playoffs

Tri-City (New York-Penn/A-/Houston): Made two relief appearances for the ValleyCats…4.0 innings pitched, allowing zero runs, zero hits, and zero walks…struck out three…pitched 3.0 shutout relief innings and struck out two on 9/3 at Vermont…helped ValleyCats win New York-Penn League championship…picked up relief win on 9/8 vs. Hudson Valley in Game One of the New York-Penn League Championship Series, striking out two in 1.2 scoreless innings

Astros (Gulf Coast/R/Houston): 4-2 with three saves and a 1.72 ERA in 13 games for the Astros’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, all of them in relief…finished seven games…15.2 innings pitched, allowing 13 hits, four walks, and zero home runs…struck out 22…pitched more than 1.0 inning in six of 13 relief appearances…did not allow an earned run in 11 of 13 relief appearances…made professional debut on 6/22 at the Nationals’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, allowing two earned runs in 1.2 relief innings while taking the loss…picked up first career win on 6/27 vs. the Nationals’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, striking out three in 1.0 shutout relief inning…picked up relief win on 7/14 at the Cardinals’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, pitching 1.2 scoreless relief innings with four strikeouts…earned first career save on 7/23 vs. the Mets’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, striking out one in 0.2 scoreless innings…picked up relief win on 8/2 vs. the Mets’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, striking out two in 1.2 shutout relief innings

Rick Forney on Joey Gonzalez: I’m excited about the addition of Joey. I think he has a chance to be special in the American Association. He has a nice, four-pitch mix and threw well with the Astros’ organization.