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Cesar Gonzalez – Threw 11 complete games, 4 shutouts and struck out 243 in Spain the past two seasons

Cesar Gonzalez is a durable Venezuelan (visa free in Schengen zone) starting pitcher who has thrown 207.2 innings in the Spanish Division de Honor the past two seasons, striking out 243 while throwing 11 complete games including 4 shutouts. At the end of the 2017 Spanish season he was picked up by the Wroclaw Barons of Poland to finish off the season in the Polish first division. In his first game he threw a no-hitter and in the Polish Cup he led the Barons to their first ever Championship in 27 years and was named the tournament MVP.

Cesar signed his first professional contract with the San Diego Padres in 2013 at the age of 21. He found a lot of success the first half of his first season as their closer in the Dominican Summer League until he had to undergo appendicitis surgery. This put an early stop to his pro career as he was released in 2014 while struggling to regain his old form.

Cesar continued to work hard and signed a contract with the Tigres de Aragua to play one year in the Liga Paralela de Béisbol, which is considered as the minor leagues to the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. He had an incredible year, finishing with the second best ERA on his team. This lead to a call from San Inazio de Bilbao of Spain and the rest is history.  

Cesar has aggressive pitching mechanics with a fastball velocity ranging from 89 to 92 mph (still to be verified by IBC staff), complimented by a curveball, slider, changeup, and sinker.

Over the past two seasons he has gained experience as the pitching coach for both  Spanish teams he played for and is open to a role as player-coach.

Due to recent changes to the import rules in the Spanish Division de Honor not allowing any foreign players to compete, Cesar is now looking for new opportunities in Europe.

Any club looking for an experienced, durable pitcher who can help their club reach new levels is encouraged to contact Cesar with any expressions of interest.


DEMOGRAPHICS

Date of birth: 1991-12-18

Birthplace / Current Residence: Maracay, Venezuela

Passports held: Venezuela (Can travel visa free in Schengen zone)

Height and weight: 6´0 ft / 185 pounds

Bats / Throws: Right/Right

Primary position(s): Starting pitcher

Secondary position(s): Relief pitcher / Closer, Right Field


PERSONAL

Education: Unidad Educativa Tecnica, Instituto Diocesano Pablo VI

Hobbies and Interests: Gym, functional training, running, and any sports

Post baseball career plans: Start his own baseball academy

Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world

Recent injuries or illnesses: None


BASEBALL BACKGROUND

Professional Experience

2017: Wroclaw Barons (Poland)

2017: Club Deportivo Pamplona (Spain)

2016: Aguilas del Zulia, Liga Paralela Venezuela ((Venezuelan Minor Leagues)

2016: San Inazio de Bilbao (Spain)

2015: Tigres De Aragua, Liga Paralela Venezuela (Venezuelan Minor Leagues)

2013, 2015: San Diego Padres, Dominican Summer League (Frk)

2012: Cubs, Liga Paralela Venezuela (Venezuelan Minor Leagues)

 

Accolades

2017: Champion Pitcher, Polish Cup

2017: MVP 2017, Polish Cup  

2017: 2nd most strikeouts, Spanish Division de Honor League (137)

2016: 3rd most strikeouts, Spanish Division de Honor League (106)

 

Coaching Experience

2016: Pitching Coach, San Inazio de Bilbao Liga norte

2017: Pitching Coach, Pamplona


STATISTICS

PITCHING STATS
Year Team ERA W-L GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2017 Pamplona 4.15 5-9 14 7 1/0 0 108.1 116 62 50 35 137
2016 San Inazio 2.36 6-7 14 4 3/1 0 99.1 73 34 26 38 106
2014 SD Padres 13.24 0-3 0 0 0 0 17 18 31 25 29 13
2013 SD Padres 5.12 2-2 0 0 0 5 19.1 16 21 11 73 21

REFERENCES

Mateuz Biernaki – General Manager, Wroclaw Barons Poland. Email: biuro@baseballwroclaw.pl

Txetxo San Martin – General Manager, Club Deportivo Pamplona. Email: jjpotxo@yahoo.es


SIGNING PREFERENCES

Financial arrangement: Round-trip airfare, accommodations, monthly salary

Living arrangement preferences: Open to all options

Summer playing preferences: Anywhere

Winter playing preferences: Anywhere


CONTACT

Email: chinox_05@hotmail.com

Phone/Whatsapp: +58 (424) 358-6671

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cesarg05


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