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Pirates farm report for May 17, 2022: Nick Gonzales doubles twice, homers for Curve

INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 18-16) blanked Toledo (Tigers), 7-0, as five pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout. RHP Osvaldo Bido (3.76) worked a scoreless first. RHP Cody Bolton (1-1, 3.86) followed with four scoreless, allowing one hit and fanning six. LHP Cam Vieaux (1.53) and RHP Yerry De Los Santos (1.98) pitched one scoreless inning and RHP Hunter Stratton (3.71) threw two. DH Cal Mitchell (.3-2) went 2 for 4 with three RBIs. C Carter Bins was 2 for 4 and drove in a pair. 1B Mason Martin (.256) went 2 for 3 with a walk, a double and two runs scored. 2B Ji-hwan Bae (.278) went 2 for 4. Oneil Cruz (.185) went 1 for 5 with a run scored and played shortstop and left field.
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Oneil Cruz, Nick Gonzales still south of Mendoza Line

The minor league season is now more than a month old, and several of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top prospects are still struggling at the minor leagues’ two highest levels – Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. But one highly regarded asset has been promoted in the past few...
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Pirates' Nick Gonzales: Looks good in spring action

Gonzales went 5-for-11 with a pair of doubles, a steal and a 1:2 BB:K during the Pirates' spring-training slate. Fresh off dominating performances in High-A (.303/.385/.565) and the Arizona Fall League (.380/.483/.549), Gonzales just keeps hitting everywhere he goes. His next test will come in Double-A, where he'll open the 2022 campaign, and if his spring performance is any indicator, he won't be intimidated by the increased level of competition. If the Pirates were more competitive, Gonzales would have a shot at coming up this year -- and if Diego Castillo doesn't work out, he still might -- but it's more likely that he'll be in position to push for an Opening Day roster spot next season.
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MLB Pipeline Ranks Pirates Prospect Nick Gonzales No. 1 2B In Minors

MLB Pipeline ranked Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 first round pick Nick Gonzales the No. 1 second baseman in the minor leagues, the highest position ranking of any Pirates prospect. Henry Davis, the No. 1 overall pick last summer and the club’s top prospect per MLB Pipeline, was ranked the No. 4 catcher and Oneil Cruz the No. 9 shortstop.
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Pirates' Nick Gonzales takes MLB ranking as top 2B in minors in stride

Nick Gonzales admits he was “definitely nervous” about participating in his first spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates last year, given the expectations attached to being their 2020 first-round pick. Now, he is wearing a new label. MLB Pipeline ranked Gonzales the No. 1 second baseman in the...
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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Nick Gonzales is Underrated

Pittsburgh Pirates infield prospect Nick Gonzales isn’t where he reasonably should be among top 100 prospect rankings. So far, there have been a few top 100 prospect lists released for the start of 2022. Baseball America released theirs just over a week ago, and Keith Law of The Athletic released his a few days ago. Many have pointed out that Quinn Priester is being seriously undervalued. Baseball America had him at no. 88, and Law placed him at no. 57. But one name that sticks out to me as being under-ranked is top second base prospect, and arguably the Pittsburgh Pirates best prospect, Nick Gonzales.
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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Potential 2022 Debut for Nick Gonzales

Nick Gonzales is arguably the Pittsburgh Pirates best prospect, but could we see the second baseman make his major league debut next season?. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Nick Gonzales with the 7th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. Gonzales had a phenomenal resume coming out of New Mexico State. He had 37 home runs and 39 doubles in 596 plate appearances, 10 more walks than strikeouts, an on-base percentage over .500, and an OPS of 1.249. He also did great at the Cape Cod League in 2019.
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Nick Gonzales, Ji-hwan Bae chosen for AFL Fall Stars Game

A pair of Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League prospects were named Wednesday to play in Saturday’s Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game. Infielders Nick Gonzales, the Pirates’ No. 1 pick in the 2020 amateur draft, and Ji-hwan Bae, an international signee who was originally with the Atlanta Braves, both were selected to play for the West Division team.
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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Nick Gonzales is the Best 2B Prospect

Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 first round pick Nick Gonzales is arguably the franchise’s best prospect. But is he the best prospect at his position?. Nick Gonzales is arguably the best prospect in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system. The second baseman had a strong 2021 season posting a 150 wRC+, .405 wOBA, and .950 OPS. The Pirates picked Gonzales with the 7th overall pick in 2020. He was the best pure hitter, having been highly praised for his strong contact-hitting ability and plate discipline, but also displaying plus power.
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Making the Case for Nick Gonzales Jumping to Triple-A

Pittsburgh Pirates top infield prospect Nick Gonzales had an outstanding season at High-A Greensboro, but could he skip Double-A and jump directly into Triple-A? Among the Pittsburgh Pirates sea of top prospects, Nick Gonzales stands out as one of their best. He’s arguably better than Henry Davis, their 1/1 pick this year, and top pitching prospect Quinn Priester.
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Nick Gonzales, Roansy Contreras highlight Pirates' Arizona Fall League participants

Seven of the Pirates’ top prospects will represent the franchise in the Arizona Fall League starting later this month, Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday. That group includes Nick Gonzales, Roansy Contreras, Michael Burrows, Carmen Mlodzinski, Ji-Hwan Bae, Miguel Yajure and Canaan Smith-Njigba. All will suit up for the Peoria...
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Former Aggie Nick Gonzales named to MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Year

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Nick Gonzales is having quite the season in his first full year of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) and the recognition continues to roll in for the former New Mexico State Aggie. Gonzales was named to the MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Year on Tuesday. In...
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Finally healthy, Nick Gonzales reflects on his monster August

When Nick Gonzales returned from a five-week absence in late June, something didn’t feel quite right. The Pirates 2020 first-round pick suffered a fracture to the volar plate on his right pinky, and he never felt comfortable with his top hand. A right-handed hitter, Gonzales said his pinky feeling not...
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