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Matt Gonzalez

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Baseball' started by FredJacket, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. FredJacket

    FredJacket Helluva Engineer

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    This dude is 6 hits shy of 300 career hits. I would LOVE to see him reach it. That means I would LOVE to see him leading off the rest of our games...maximize his opportunity to get to 300.

    Shoot holes in that idea. Would it in any way negatively impact our offense or chances to win?
     
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  2. up state jacket

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    Leading off and being in the 3 or 4 hole doesn't differ too much in the number of at bats a player gets. I'm for anything that might get the team jump started. Justice has done a good job setting up the table this year. Bats have to be alive for us to have a chance.
     
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  3. GTNavyNuke

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    Gonzo has been a bright spot for the last four years. I remember when he broke (tic) onto the scene as "Speedy Gonzalez" with his steals. (He is in the 81st percentile for speed of course.) Hopefully he'll get his 11th steal this year and break his previous record. He'll be missed next year. Look at how his hitting performance has improved over the years ....... http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/profile.asp?P=matt-gonzalez
     
  4. awbuzz

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    Matt is a very good player. Hoping he gets at least 6 more hits before his college career is over.

    Have meet and talked with Matt several times over the years. Hoping he gets drafted by a team that will get him in the Major's the soonest.
     
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  5. FredJacket

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    Sitting at 297 now. Matt made great progress toward 300 with 3 hits yesterday, including a BLAST of a HR. This is fun to see. I hope he gets there. GO Gonzo! and GO Jackets!!
     
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  6. FredJacket

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    Advanced to play another game. Gonzo with 299 career hits. This is fun. 5 hits in last 2 games. Keep rolling Gonzo.
     
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  7. GTNavyNuke

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    299 going into tomorrow. Go Gonzo!!!!!
     
  8. OldJacketFan

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    300 hits in 4 years, 75 per year at a time when the team plays 65-70 games. Just a tremendous accomplishment given how the bats themselves have been tamed! I'll be watching to see him get#300!
     
  9. awbuzz

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    Hope he gets at least one hit tomorrow.

    Hopefully we're winning two tomorrow to make those odds better to get at least one.
     
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  10. awbuzz

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    ... Ending career with say 320 would even be sweeter because we'd most likely be going to Omaha :)
     
  11. FredJacket

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    Hell YEAH!! 300 hits for GONZO!!
     
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  12. Captain killem

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    Congrats Gonzo you earned it
     
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  13. GT22

    GT22 Jolly Good Fellow

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    That dude is flat out raking! I expect a hit every time he comes up. Hoping for a miracle that we can put some big innings together against the gators. Would love for Matt and the jackets to make a series!
     
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  14. awbuzz

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    Big time congratulations to Matt!!!
     
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  15. SwarmArmy

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    Gonzo goes to the Braves in the 6th round!
     
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  16. GTNavyNuke

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    Go GONZO!!!! Nice he is staying in Atlanta where he is known / appreciated.
     
  17. awbuzz

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    His dad thinks he'll initially be assigned to Danville VA.
     
  18. awbuzz

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    As a senior and to still go in the 6th round is pretty darn good!!!
     
  19. GTNavyNuke

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    No kidding. Slot amount of $306,600. Good pickup from when he was drafted in 11th round out of HS (2012) Plus his life has been a lot better than fighting in the puppy mill minor leagues.
     
  20. awbuzz

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    Unfortunately because he's a senior the amount will 98%+ be well below that amount.
     
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