Padres Acquire Gonzalez from Nationals

The San Diego Padres today announced they have acquired infielder Alberto Gonzalez from the Washington Nationals in exchange for right-handed pitcher Erik Davis and cash considerations. In addition, the club has placed outfielder Mike Baxter on the 60-day disabled list.
March 28, 2011

Gonzalez Could Be Utility Man of the Future

Although his batting statistics are not very impressive, shortstop Alberto Gonzalez compensates for his offensive shortcomings with tremendous defensive ability. He has the physical tools necessary for an ideal defense-first infielder: above average range, soft hands and a cannon arm. With his superior glove work, Gonzalez could end up being an important part of the Yankees' bench.
June 6, 2007

Tool Time: Top Ten Defensive Infielders

Who are the infield prospects who have the defensive abilities to play in the big leagues right now? analyzes the top defensive infielders in the Yankees' farm system, ranking the top ten.
February 27, 2007

Ross Ohlendorf: The Exit Interview

Ross Ohlendorf is a talented young pitcher who is officially no longer in the Diamondbacks organization. At we believe any player worth Randy Johnson is worth one last conversation, so Tuesday we checked in with the player we had ranked as #13 in the D'Backs organization before he shuffles off to Yankees Spring Training in Tampa.
January 10, 2007

Top 50 Diamondbacks Profile: Alberto Gonzalez

The Diamondbacks have a plethora of riches at shortstop, and his name is Stephen Drew, so when the Yankees asked for Alberto Gonzalez in the Randy Johnson deal, it was an easy decision. All this week FutureBacks will break down exactly what we gave up to get Randy back, beginning with the young shortstop.
January 4, 2007

Positional Grades: Shortstop

After Stephen Drew hit .316 in just over 200 minor league at bats, many people are ready to anoint him as the NL batting champion either next year or in 2008.  It doesn't usually work that way.  While excitement over Drew is both understandable and justified, it must be said that he will have his share of struggles over the next couple of years.
October 24, 2006