Outfield prospect Anthony Gose is rising fast within the Blue Jays system. Acquired last July from Houston for Brett Wallace, almost immediately after he was sent to the Astros by the Phillies as part of a package for pitcher Roy Oswalt, the 6-foot-1-inch 190-pounder is regularly ranked as a top 5 prospect within the Toronto organization.
Originally acquired by the Phillies in the 2nd round of the 2008 amateur draft, Gose quickly developed a reputation as a speedster, when in 2009 he led all of pro baseball in stolen bases, swiping 76 as the lead-off hitter for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League.
Gose is having a bit of an up and down 2011 campaign with the Double A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Fresh off a strong month of May (.296 avg, 4 HR, 18 RBI, 14 SB in 31 games), the California native has hit a bit of a slump during the month of June (.135 avg, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 7 SB in 10 games).
As was reported on Monday, Gose has been suspended for 3-days after he made contact with the opposing catcher during a disagreement at home plate in a recent game.
Prior to the incident last week, I caught up with Anthony and asked him questions directly from you, the fans. Check out the media player below to hear Anthony speaking about his speed, his progress, his future and plenty more.
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