Baseball has always been my daily retreat since i was a kid. The baseball diamond has been a place that I can be away from problems and just learn to love and respect the game of baseball. Since I was able to walk I always loved to watch Derek Jeter, my idol, who taught me to be a gentlemen of the game and that hardwork beats talent when talent fails to work hard.
My name is Daniel Gonzalez and I am a 2019 infielder attending Lancaster Catholic High School. I am currently the varsity starting third basemen at just 15 years old; as the youngest player on my team I try to learn the game even more than I already know by asking juniors and seniors how I can become a successful varsity just as they are. I am always asking and listening in on how I can up my game to the next level.
This past summer I was invited to an invite only showcase with the PBR at Seton Hill University. Also, I was chosen to represent the 16u Ohio Valley Region at 14 years old and play in Cary, North Carolina for the USA baseball team. I also played for my travel team known as the Keystone State Bombers for 16u. As the youngest on my team I lead my teammates in batting average ( .388), hits (21) and slugging percentage (.627).
I am the player I am today because of my biggest inspiration, my father. My Dad has always pushed me to do my best and succeed even when everyone around you is doubting your success. Our dream since i was a kid was to play baseball at the highest level possible and receive an earned degree. My dad has always taught me that hustle never takes a day off, and in order to be successful in this sport you must respect the game and remain humble.
My dream and desire is to attend a good school where I can extend my academic and baseball career and learn things about myself that i did not know before. My goal is to not only play, but to succeed at the highest college level of baseball and earn a bachelor's degree.