The Gonzaga lefty took a big step forward this summer with his play on Team USA.
Marco Gonzales, a native of Fort Collins, has become one of the most coveted baseball prospects in the country since enrolling at Gonzaga in 2011.
Now, after a dominating turn playing for Team USA this summer, MLB.com has him ranked as the No. 21 prospect in the country:
Gonzales' best pitch is his changeup, which is an easily plus pitch. He'll throw his fastball up into the low 90s and has excellent command of it, while using a slider as his primary breaking ball. He’s a very good athlete who has hit well in college, but it’s his left arm that could have him drafted in the first round in June.
As a sophomore in 2012, the 6'1 185 left-hander went 8-2 with a 1.55 ERA while hitting .325.
His hometown Rockies, meanwhile, with the No. 3 overall pick in next year's draft, could be eyeing Stanford star RHP Mark Appel, who returned to college after failing to come to terms with the Pirates last season.