College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 82 with Florida State junior shortstop Justin Gonzalez. The Miami, Florida native attended Christopher Columbus High School where he was a three year letter winner. He picked up Under Armour All-American honors in 2007 and a second team Preseason All-American infielder by Louisville Slugger in 2008. He was drafted in the 46th round by the Houston Astros in the 2009 MLB Draft but decided to continue his career at Florida State.
As a freshman in 2010, he made 46 appearances including 21 starts while batting .287 with 21 RBI as he help lead the Seminoles to the 2010 College World Series.
In 2011, he became the everyday starter at shortstop starting all 65 games while hitting .264 (61-for-231) with 13 doubles, eight home runs, 40 RBI and 50 runs scored. He was solid in the field posting a fielding percentage of .955 at shortstop committing just 12 errors in 266 fielding opportunities.
Gonzalez continued to be the everyday starter for the Noles at short in 2012 playing in 61 games with 60 starts. He finished the year with a .256 average, second on the team with nine homers, and driving in 42 runs.
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