As for his season so far, Gonzalez hasn't really impressed himself. "It's been alright. It's been a little up and down, bit I'm still young and I'm still learning," said Gonzalez. It's that youth that has been a double-edged sword for Gonzalez. While he is young and has a long career ahead of him, the trappings and immaturity of youth have hindered him at times. "My composure, definitely," said Gonzalez when asked about what the Phillies have wanted him to focus on improving. At least he's mature enough to know that it's a problem and he's dealt with himself well to do what he can to develop the composure that a successful pitcher needs.
The Phillies have high hopes for Gonzalez and it's not out of the question that he'll be in the majors by September of 2007, if not before. Perhaps Scott Mathieson is a good comparison for how Gonzalez' career will play out, since the two pitchers are at very similar points in their careers.