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  Carlos Gonzalez, Jr.

Carlos Gonzalez, Jr.

Player Profile


Granada Hills, Calif.

High School:
John F. Kennedy HS

Last College:
Pierce College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195






Carlos Gonzalez, Jr. was drafted in the 21st round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft with the 655th overall pick by the Cincinnati Reds ... in his first season at Northridge, the juniorfinished the season with a 1-4 record and a 5.36 ERA in 17 appearances (10 starts) and struck out 35 in 45.1 innings of work ...came on in relief and struck out five hitters in 4.0 innings of work to earn the win vs. Seattle University (2/19 Gm. 2) ... made his first start of the season in a game that was suspended due to rain vs. Valparaiso (2/25) ... made his second start of the season in the series finale vs. Valparaiso (2/28) and struckout five batters in 4.0 innings ... pitched 2.1 innings as the starter in the win at Lamar (3/6) ... threw 3.0 innings and struck out two batters at LMU (3/26) ... threw 1.2 scoreless innings at Bakersfield (4/9) ... started the game and pitched 3.0 innings, striking out four in a no-decision at UCSB (4/26) ... had his longest outing of the year with 6.0 innings and five strikeouts against UC Riverside (5/15) ... pitched 6.0 innings for the second time this season and struck out two at Long Beach State (5/22) ... pitched 5.0 innings and struck out four against Cal State Fullerton (5/28).


Carlos Gonzalez, Jr. pitched on Coach Bushart's squad that went 25-13 in 2010 ... named to the First Team All Conference following the 2010 campaign ... received an Associate's Degree in Social and Behavioral Science from Pierce College in 2010.


Gonzalez lettered and captained the Golden Cougars as both a pitcher and third baseman under head coach Manny Alvarado, where his team won the 2006 CIF City Championship ... during his time at JFK, Gonzalez racked up First Team All-League (Valley Mission League), Valley Mission League Player of the Year, First Team All-City, First Team All-Area and team MVP honors between 2004-08.


Born on June 12, 1990 in Mission Hills, Calif. ... parents are Nelly and Carlos Gonzalez ... has two brothers, Matthew (16) and Christian (14) ... lists among his favorites the New York Yankees, Miami Heat forward LeBron James, actors Will Smith and Scarlett Johansson, television show "Jersey Shore" and movie "The Hangover" ... lists his greatest sports moment as winning the 2006 CIF City Championship in high school ... must put on his lucky underwear before every game and refuses to step on the foul lines ... lists the best athlete he's played against as Mike Stanton and the most famous person he has met as Matt Kemp ... no one knows how much he hates the Los Angeles Lakers ... if a movie were made about his life, Morgan Freeman would be the star ... lists his parents as his greatest heroes.