Coach Jerry Gonzalez

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Jerry Gonzalez
(813) 220-6506
www.ptibaseball.com
www.empireproleague.com

2016 Miami

Head Coach 12u AMERICAN

 

Jerry Gonzalez was born and raised in the beautiful baseball island of Puerto Rico. At the age of 10, Jerry was voted MVP of Puerto Rico for the 10 & under division. After moving to Tampa Bay, Jerry was awarded the Golden Hawk Award at Armwood High School. After graduation, Jerry was signed to a 2-year USCAA college at Florida College. He was a part of the 2004 USCAA National Championship team and All American Shortstop. Two years later he transferred to Saint Leo University where he broke several records including most cycles in a season before being drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2007. In his first season of pro ball, Jerry was among the top hitters in the league. He set a team record for hitting streak in the advanced rookie level with the LA Angels. After a long career with the Angels, Jerry signed and played for his hometown team (Mayaguez Indios) in the Puerto Rico Baseball Winter League in 2010. He then signed to play in the Pecos Professional Baseball league in 2013 where he finished one point shy of the batting title. 2014, his 7th season of professional baseball, he signed with the Vallejo Admirals of the Pacific Association of Professional ball clubs. In 2015 he signed with the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association. He retired in 2016 and became the youngest manager in the Minor League independent baseball by managing the New Hampshire Wild. He is now a partner, Vice President of Baseball and Director of Player Personnel for the Empire Pro League (empireproleague.com). He is also Co-Owner and Vice President of Pro Talent Baseball (PTI Baseball.com) training, mentoring, developing and showcasing young athletes all over the U.S.