DPL/ April 25, 2012
Felix Feliz -Padres Latin America Scout
Former DPL All-Star Manuel Gonzalez signs with the San Diego Padres for $65,000. Manuel is 6’4” 210lb from San Cristobal Dominican Republic the same area the magnificent Padres complex is located. Padres Latin American scout Felix Feliz acquired another notable pitcher from the region “Ubaldo Jimenez” while working for the Colorado Rockies. Feliz has been running the Padres Dominican operation for several years and has signed other DPL prospects the likes of, Edwin Moreno-OF, Duanel Jones-3B, Roberto Ramirez-RHP and most recently Franmil Reyes-OF.
Gonzalez was identified as he threw 88mph at the ripe young age of 14 years old. During the 2011 DPL All-Star Game he threw 1-Inn 1-H 2-SO 1-BB 1-R. Presently Gonzalez has a heavy FB ranging from 90-92 (93) combined with a solid curveball and Changeup.
Congratulations to Manuel Gonzalez, Felix Feliz and the San Diego Padres.