Scouting Notes on Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

A lot of attention is going to be paid to Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (I’m not even going to link to BRef, it never goes to the right guy) this spring, and understandably so; he’s the shiny new toy, shrouded in mystery. I wanted to quickly run through what we saw in his first spring appearance on Saturday from a video scouting perspective. Is scouting based off of the television ideal? Hell no, I’d much rather see the mechanics in person and I’m not going to put grades on anything until I can do just that. But it’s the way I did things for two years at Baseball Info Solutions and it’s not hard to identify basic things like pitch types, velocity and command from the TV if you know what you’re doing. Continue reading…