Frank Gonzales

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Francisco Arturo Gonzales

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Biographical Information[edit]

A Colorado native, Frank Gonzales played college ball at Colorado State University. The Detroit Tigers drafted him in the 16th round of the 1989 Amateur Draft and he played in their minor league system from 1989-1995 before spending the 1996 season playing in the Chinese Professional Baseball League. He returned to the United States in 1997 and played in both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox systems before finishing the season with the independent Elmira Pioneers. He returned to Elmira in 1998 and finished his playing career with the Somerset Patriots in 1999. While pitching in affiliated ball, Gonzales reached AAA on multiple occasions but was never able to take the final step to the major leagues. Overall, he had a minor league record of 52-41 with an ERA of 3.91 while appearing in 239 games.

After his playing career, Gonzales was involved with the club baseball team at Colorado State University from 1999-2005. He was head coach at Fort Collins High School from 2010-2012. He also served as the head coach of the 2011 Saskatoon Yellow Jackets, a collegiate summer league team. Moving to the pro ranks, Gonzales was the pitching coach of the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2013 and 2014. He was named manager of the Boise Hawks in 2015 and managed the Grand Junction Rockies in 2016-2017. Gonzalez was "Supervisor of Development" for the Lancaster JetHawks in 2018-2019. He was scheduled to be pitching coach of the Hartford Yard Goats in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19, then did coach Hartford in 2021. Gonzales moved up to AAA in 2022 as pitching coach for the Albuquerque Isotopes.

Gonzales' son, Marco Gonzales, pitched in the major leagues.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2015 Boise Hawks Northwest League 30-46 8th Colorado Rockies
2016 Grand Junction Rockies Pioneer League 36-39 6th Colorado Rockies
2017 Grand Junction Rockies Pioneer League 38-38 3rd (t) Colorado Rockies

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