The AppleSox are proud to announce the selection of a former player. This year’s MLB first year player draft has already seen 1 former AppleSox player selected and there could be more. Marco Gonzales (Gonzaga) who played for the AppleSox in 2010 was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals with the 19th overall selection. This is the highest ever pick for an AppleSox player with the previous high being Clay Mortensen (Gonzaga) who was selected 36th overall by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2007. It is highly likely that Gonzales will sign with the Cardinals, and will probably secure himself a lucrative signing bonus in the process. Gonzales will probably start playing for the Cardinals system with either a rookie ball or low A team, before beginning his climb to the big league club.
During his time in Wenatchee Gonzales played a critical role pitching for the AppleSox during the 2010 championship season. Gonzales was highly regarded by his teammates wherever he played. Several of his former teammates are with the AppleSox this season including Assistant Coach Eric Lane, Joey Harris and Brock Slavin.