Alex Gonzales is a former MLB player from Venezuela. He started playing baseball when he was 5 years old, and he has followed in his parents footsteps as they both played professional baseball and softball. He first represented his country as a player until he was signed at the age of 16 by the Miami Marlins. This would be the beginning of his MLB career where he would play professionally for 16 years with 7 different MLB teams, beginning in 1998 where he was called up to the big leagues. Some highlights of his career were making the all star team his rookie year, and being a part of the Marlin’s team to defeat the Yankees in the World Series in 2003. He retired in 2014 and began his efforts to become a baseball coach at the professional level.
Gonzales is excited about this year at the CLPB and he says that for him, this opportunity “is an honor”. He is excited to be working with and coaching college age players. During the year, he currently is coaching a high school team and he explained that he wants to learn how to coach college age players so that he can eventually coach at the next level. He is grateful for the opportunity to coach at the CLPB with some great guys.
Just like the rest of the world, Gonzales has had to find some new ways to pass the time throughout this quarantine. He and his family have passed the time by cooking a lot, swimming in the pool and spending a lot of time with family. He has enjoyed watching a lot of sports, and he also has been watching the Last Dance documentary. It was an honor to hear from Alex Gonzales and he will be a great addition to the great group of coaches that we have here at the Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches.