Date of Birth: 12/25/1982
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 175 lbs
Resides: Fajardo, PR
Highest Level: MLB
Gotay begins his second season with the Ducks and 17th season in professional baseball. He has four seasons of Major League experience, spending two seasons with the Kansas City Royals (2004-05), one with the New York Mets (2007) and one with the Atlanta Braves (2008). In 316 games, he compiled a .255 batting average with 12 home runs, 77 RBI, 84 runs, 38 doubles and five triples. The Puerto Rico native posted big league career-highs in batting average (.295) and games played (98) during his 2007 campaign with the Mets while totaling four homers, 24 RBI and 25 runs.
The 34-year-old returns to Long Island after playing in 107 games with the Flock in 2017. He accrued a .275 batting average, seven home runs, 63 RBI, 41 runs 18 doubles and a team-leading 56 walks. He then collected two RBI and scored twice in eight postseason games for Long Island. Previously, the infielder was named an MiLB.com Organization All-Star with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013 and earned Mid-Season All-Star selections in 2013 with Springfield (AA, Cardinals) and 2014 with Louisville (AAA, Reds). He also earned Post-Season All-Star honors in 2004 with Wichita (AA, Royals) and 2013 with Springfield. The former Futures Game selection (2004) was originally drafted by the Royals in the 31st round of the 2000 amateur draft.