GONZALEZ, ELIAN

Position: Shortstop

DOB: April 15, 2000

Height: 6’2″ / Weight: 175

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Free Agent (May 18, 2017)

Profile: Signed by the Brewers out of the Dominican Republic in May of 2017, Gonzalez was assigned to the Dominican Summer League and began his pro career there, playing for both the DSL Brewers and Milwaukee’s co-op team which they shared with the Indians.  A versatile infielder who played all four spots on the dirt in his first season, Gonzalez fits best up the middle and has both the range and arm to handle shortstop.

2017:  Gonzalez was assigned to the DSL Brewers after signing, but saw action in just two games for them before joining Milwaukee’s co-op team in late June.  In 28 games there, he hit .257 with a double, a triple and a home run, playing first base, second base, shortstop and third base.