Bats: Right • Throws: Left
6-2, 200lb (188cm, 90kg)
Draft: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round of the 1996 MLB June Amateur Draft from Faith Christian Academy HS (Pasadena, TX) and the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 30th round of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft from San Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX).
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season
Agents: Scott Boras
Full Name: Michael Vela Gonzalez