OSCAR LUIS GONZÁLEZARRINDELL...Started playing baseball at age 5...Favorite music genres are reggaeton and Dominican Trap...Hobbies are listening to music, spending time with family and going to the beach.
Re-signed as MiLB FA (11/7/2021) and was a non-roster invitee to Major League camp, opening the year at AAA Columbus…Batted .282 (49-174) with nine HR & 33 RBI in 41 games before being promoted to Cleveland on May 26, spending the rest of the year with the Guards...At the time of his selection, he was T-sixth in the Int’l League in hits and T-seventh in RBI...Made his MLB debut on May 26 at Detroit, collecting his first hit in his first at-bat off Derek Hill…Hit first HR on June 19 at LA Dodgers (Andrew Heaney)...His 25 hits over his first 15 ML games was a club record…Only club rookie to hit in 14 of first 15 career Gs: Prev. record: Maris (1957, 13 of first 14)...On 10-day IL, 6/30-8/1(R intercostal strain) which included a rehab at AA Akron in late July...Was T-second in AL in hits (44) from 9/1-end of year w/Carlos Correa behind Bo Bichette (54)...Hit .348 (16-for-46) the last 11 games of the season (2 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI) and batted .316 (31-for-98) last 23 games of the season (11 RBI, 4 HR)…Positional w/CLE: 36GS RF; 5GS DH AAA; 82GS RF 7GS DH...Career-high 5RBI, 9/9 @MIN…28 of 43 RBI came sixth inn. or later…First career two-HR game, 9/9 @MIN; second on 9/24 @ TEX …Reached in 28 of last 31 games …Was seventh in AL in rookie HR (11) and RBI (43) and was 12th in the entire AL in second half average (.301)...Collected game-winning or go-ahead RBI in three of the club’s four Postseason wins…Walk-off vs. TB in the 15th inning of Game 2 of the ALWC vs. Tampa Bay (off Corey Kluber) was second in club PS history (Tony Pena 1995); second rookie to club walk-off and second-longest game-ending HR (15th IP, HOU Chris Burke in 2005 NLDS vs. ATL, 18IP)…Only Gonzalez & David Ortiz (2004) enjoyed three go-ahead hits in the ninth inning or later in the same postseason… Two walk-off hits most in club history, other coming in Game 3 of the ALDS vs. New York (two-run single in the ninth)…Was T-fourth among all Postseason batters in go-ahead RBI.
Enjoyed a breakout campaign in his seventh professional season, batting .293 (140-for-478) between AA Akron and AAA Columbus (.329/.542/.871)...Led the organization in hits (140), homers (31), RBI (83), OPS (.871), extra-base hits (56) and total bases (259)...His 31 homers were tied for seventh in all of Minor League Baseball and his 259 total bases were tied for sixth... After beginning the season at AA Akron, was promoted to AAA Columbus on July 5...At the time of his promotion, he was leading the Double-A Northeast League in total bases (113) and slugging pct. (.601), second in hits (62) and average (.330) and third in HR, RBI and OPS (.968)...Hit safely in 18 straight games, June 12-July 2, batting .380 (27-for-71) with 8 2B, 4 HR, 15 RBI over that span...Hit .362 (34-for-94) in June with 9 2B, 5HR, 20 RBI in 24 games (1.011 OPS)... Hit in 14 straight games with Columbus, August 13-27, batting .424 (25-for-59) with 4 2B, 5 HR, 8 RBI over the span...Batted .333 (35-for-105) with 6 2B, 7 HR, 14 RBI in August for the Clippers... At 23 years of age, was playing 3.4 years under the AAA league average of 26.4....10 of his 31 homers came off LHP in just 89 at-bats...Had 2 HR, Sept. 29 vs. Louisville, 5 RBI on June 11 at Altoona (w/AKR) and had a pair of 4-hit games... Appeared in 22 games for Estrellas in the Dominican winter league following the season (16-for-77, .208, 2 2B, 2HR, 5 RBI).