2011 - FRESHMAN YEAR
Played in 34 games, entering as a defensive replacement, as a pinch hitter and as a pinch runner and starting three games ... Was 6-for-35 (.171) with nine runs scored and two RBI ... Was 2-for-8 (.250) as a pinch hitter ... Laid down a pinch hit bunt single in the seventh on Sunday against Alabama (5/15), coming around to score ... Started in center field at Samford (5/10) ... Drew a walk to load the bases in the two-run 11th-inning against Georgia on Friday (5/6) ... Entered for the injured Bobby Andrews on Saturday against Ole Miss (4/22) and responded by going 1-for-3 at the plate with a RBI and a run scored ... Also had two putouts and the first outfield assist of his career ... Played in all three games against #9 Arkansas, starting in left on Friday (3/18) ... Earned his first start on Sunday against #7 Arizona State (3/13) and responded with two hits, a run and a RBI ... Single in the sixth ignited a two-run rally that temporarily gave Auburn the lead, 5-4 ... Also walked and scored in the four-run eighth as Auburn rallied to win 10-8 ... Went 2-for-3 in the Bethune-Cookman series (3/1-2) ... Reached on a fielders choice and scored in the eighth inning of the 6-0 win over UAB (2/20).
Played for James Anderson at Freedom ... 27th round draft pick (#833) of Boston in the 2010 MLB Draft ... Hit .425 with six doubles as a senior, scoring 34 runs and driving in 15 RBI ... Also drew 24 walks and had 11 stolen bases ... Hit .410 for his career, a school record, and scored 125 runs while stealing 50 bases ... Also drove in 58 RBI ... 2009 First Team All-Metro Conference and 2008 All-Metro Conference Honorable Mention ... Holds the Freedom HS single-season record for runs scored (38 in 2009) and stolen bases (27 in 2009) .... Led Freedom to the 2008 Metro Conference Championship ... Participated in the 2009 National Showcase and the 2007 National Underclass Showcase.
Jay Jordan Gonzalez ... Born on Dec. 11, 1991 ... Son of Yvette and George Gonzalez ... Has two siblings, Nelson (21) and Alexus (16) ... Majoring in sociology.