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Nick Gonzales slated to go 5th in the MLB Draft

Nick Gonzales (NM State)

A deal to still hold the MLB Draft is in place but there are plenty of questions. Signing bonuses might be a lot lower than in years past, the draft can be limited to five rounds and a concrete date for the actual draft is still up in the air.

Baseball America Top 300 Draft Picks
No. 5: Nick Gonzales, New Mexico State SS (Cienega)
No. 20: Austin Wells, Arizona C

Baseball America Top 10 First Basemen
No. 10 Tristan Peterson, New Mexico State (Canyon del Oro)


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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