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Dodgers Sign RHP Bradley Gonzales to Minor League Deal

Gonzales is very intriguing.

The Dodgers have reportedly agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Bradley Gonzales, according to Robert Murray, previously of The Athletic. The young right-hander attended Dallas Baptist University and was an apprentice at Driveline Baseball.

The impact of new hire Rob Hill continues to be felt throughout the organization as the Dodgers are beginning to implement new ideas with their pitchers. They have always emphasized analytics — the right type of baseball to follow — and will reap the benefits in 2020.

Hill was an excellent addition to the developmental staff this off-season and if he can get a hold of pitchers like Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen, he could revitalize their careers. Alex Wood and Jansen have already worked side-by-side with Rob Hill.

Going back to Bradley Gonzales, Dallas Baptist is known as one of the premier colleges for forward-thinking baseball. They have implemented numerous initiatives to make the most of their student-athletes and it has paid dividends. Being a product of DBU, it makes total sense that Gonzales is also a trainee at Driveline Baseball.

This could prove to be a high-upside signing despite being just a minor league deal. It is a good sign for the organization as many more signings like this will follow suit.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Why don’t the Dodgers just sign Rob Hill Dan? He saves everyone’s careers, can he pitch himself? Or does he just change their spin rates and arm angles?

    • Wait, what? The only angle on this guy is that he’s connected to driveline? And that’s enough to write a story? How about a few lines about where else he’s pitched, what are his stats, what level of the minors is he at, at least tell us what he says for breakfast!

  2. The signing of an unknown, both in name and talent level, pitcher is news? Dang, things must be slow in Dodger land.

  3. My apologies to the FO! I was waiting for the promised “impact” player or significant roster change insinuated by DR and here it is…a guy who hasn’t played in the big leagues. At least this signing didn’t impact the owner’s budget.

  4. Another off season…and no big signings….But just think…If the Dodgers had not been cheated out of not 1 but 2 World series titles, we all would not be sipping the Kool-Aid of having to have an impact player….The Dodgers are doing it the Dodger way….GROW YOUR OWN…AND KEEP THEM….not sigh someone elses….I mean we all thought Ma-chat-oooo despite his issues was the man to sign over
    Harper’s Ferry….Gee how many Dodgers outperformed him….just look at what we got down on the farm….

  5. This was of such minor interest that even MLB Rumors didn’t cover it. The FO is really working in stealth mode.

  6. Bradley throws 98…has a wicked slider, curve and blows away anyone he faces…Dodgers aren’t dumb…this kid is the next best kept secret. I’ve been watching him since age 11, along with Scouts and pro pitchers since he was 13. Dont bash what you dont know. This is great news for the Dodgers especially since they can catapult him to the next level. On top of that he is clutch all the way. Shines in the toughest situations.

  7. I was downtown L.A. yesterday, passed by a park. Saw this kid skipping rocks across the pond. Had to be 98 mph. There were 2 Dodger scouts signing him and a ESPN reporter ready to cover a ” top 1000 ” Dodger prospects story.

  8. After driving by the park, I SSW this kid skipping rocks. Had to be 98 mph. 2 Dodgers in the top 1000 scouts and ESPN was there a story!! Had him in the top 1000 prospects!

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