Full Name: Gordon Dean Gronkowski Jr.
Birthplace: Buffalo, NY
Resides: Buffalo, NY
College: Jacksonville University
Position: 1st Base
Born: June 26, 1983 in Buffalo, New York, United States
College: Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL)
Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 49th round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft from Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL)
Traded from Lake Erie to the Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League prior to the season…Hit .291 with nine doubles, two home runs and 12 RBIs in 30 games with Worcester…Traded to the Gateway Grizzlies on 7/13/10 for a player to be named later…Hit .319 with 16 home runs and 50 RBIs in 46 games for the Grizzlies…Sent back to Worcester following the season to complete the transaction…Traded from Worcester to Lake Erie for RHP J.J. Pacella on 11/19/10.
Spent the season with the Lake Erie Crushers…Hit .305 with 19 home runs and 79 RBIs, which ranked fourth in the league, in 88 games…Helped lead the Crushers to the Frontier League Championship.
Began the year with Cedar Rapids, Midwest League affiliate of the Angels…Hit .219 in 56 games before suffering an injury in late June…Signed with the Miners in August…Appeared in one game, and had one at-bat before being ruled ineligible for being in an MLB organization, though not on an active roster, past the allowed date by Frontier League transaction deadline rules.
Returned for his second season with the Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League…Ranked fourth in the league with a .344 average and fifth in on-base percentage (.415)…Hit eight home runs and drove in 50 runs in 66 games.
Made his pro debut with the Angels affiliate in Orem, Utah where he hit .282 with three RBIs in 13 games.
Drafted out of Jacksonville University by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 49th round in 2006…Played four years at Jacksonville…Named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball…The oldest of the 5 Gronkowski Brothers.