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Lefty prospect Gonzalez off to strong start with Shorebirds
Lefty prospect Gonzalez off to strong start with Shorebirds

Like the Orioles' top high school picks before him, Brian Gonzalez earned aggressive placement into the full-season South Atlantic League with the Delmarva Shorebirds. Unlike predecessors Hunter Harvey and Dylan Bundy, who also followed that path in their first full seasons out of high school, Gonzalez doesn't possess the kind of overpowering fastball that lets them dominate that level. He seems to like it that way. "I wasn't a guy that would throw 95, 96 [mph] like all these other guys, so when you throw that hard, you can miss a couple times and get away with it," Gonzalez said. "When I'm out there, I can't miss that much. I throw low 90s...

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