Nick Gonzales selected No. 7 by Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected New Mexico State 2B Nick Gonzales with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.
Gonzales was announced as a shortstop, though most scouts think he'll wind up at second base. The bat is going to play either way. Gonzales hit a ridiculous .448 with a .610 OBP and 12 homers in 16 games before the college season was shut down. A career .399 hitter, it's fair to wonder how much of Gonzales' offensive success was due to his comfortable hitting environment at New Mexico State. The good news is he also impressed in the pitching-dominant Cape Cod League in 2019. A common comparison for Gonzales is Brewers second baseman Keston Hiura.