Luis Gonzalez (minors11)
Luis Humberto Gonzalez
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 2", Weight 170 lb.
- Born January 17, 1992 in Mao, Valverde D.R.
Luis Gonzalez pitched in AAA in three seasons but never made the majors. He was also on the Dominican national team.
Gonzalez was signed by scout Koby Pérez.  He was 3-3 with a 4.14 ERA for the DSL Phillies but walked 36 in 37 innings. In 2011, he came to the US and had a 3-2, 5.74 record for the GCL Phillies, cutting his walks to 24 in 42 1/3 IP. He continued to improve his control in 2012, going 0-3 with a save and a 4.62 ERA for the Williamsport Crosscutters and cutting his walk rate to under one per two innings.
Let go, he was signed by the Baltimore Orioles. He was 2-1 with a save and a 1.35 ERA for the 2013 DSL Orioles 1, striking out 23 in 13 1/3 IP. In '14, he was 6-4 with a 4.83 ERA for the Delmarva Shorebirds, walking 29 in 76 1/3 IP. He fell to 6-11, 6.88 for the 2015 Frederick Keys. He tied Eddie Gamboa and John Means for third in the O's chain in losses while allowing the most hits, runs and earned runs. He tied Jakob Junis and Teddy Stankiewicz for 4th in the Carolina League in losses and allowed the most hits, runs and earned runs.
Making his Dominican Winter League debut, he was 1-0 and allowed four runs in twelve innings for the Estrellas Orientales. He was 1-2 with two saves and a 3.13 ERA for the 2016 Keys, striking out 43 in 31 2/3 IP. He was 6-2 with 5 saves and 2.47 ERA for the 2017 Keys, striking out 75 in 62 IP. He was excellent in the Arizona Fall League (2-0, Sv, 1 UER, 0 ER in 9 2/3 IP for the Salt River Rafters). In 2018, he pitched for the Bowie Baysox (2-1, 7 Sv, 2.17 in 28 G) and Norfolk Tides (0-2, 2 Sv, 5.04). He struck out 85 in 70 2/3 IP. He tied Steven Klimek for 6th in the O's chain with 42 games pitched and tied Nick Vespi for fourth in saves. That winter, he was 0-2 with 9 runs (8 earned) in 7 innings for the Estrellas.
The southpaw split 2019 between Bowie (2-1, 4.19 in 15 G) and Norfolk (1-4, 2 Sv, 8.69 in 23 G), fanning 66 in 48 1/3 IP. He was 2-0 with a save and a 2.45 ERA in 20 games for the 2019-2020 Estrellas with 42 K in 38 1/3 IP. In 2020, he had a 4.78 ERA in 28 games for the Chunichi Dragons and also spent six games in the Japanese minors. He was 2-0 with one run in five innings for the 2020-2021 Estrellas. He then made the Dominican team for the 2021 Americas Olympic Qualifier. He had a rough time in two outings. Against Team USA, he relieved Emilio Vargas with one out and one on in the 6th with a 5-4 lead. He hit Eddy Alvarez then walked Mark Kolozsvary. Jhan Maríñez relieved and led both runners in, handing Gonzalez the loss. The next day, he took over for Darío Álvarez with a 9-2 lead against Nicaragua in the 7th. He walked Ofilio Castro and yielded a double to Ismael Munguia, then gave way to Maríñez, who let one inherited run in. He had the Games' worst ERA (a couple other hurlers allowed one run without retiring anyone, but not three runs). 
Gonzalez was signed by the San Francisco Giants. He was 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in 20 games for the '21 Sacramento River Cats, though he did strike out 33 in 25 2/3 IP. He was 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA for the 2021-2022 Estrellas. He signed to play in Italy in 2022.
- ↑ 2019 Orioles Media Guide, pg. 163
- ↑ Americas Olympic Qualifier
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