Jim was a first round draft pick of the Houston Astros, the 40th player taken overall in the 1991 Major League Draft. He went on to play 14 seasons in professional baseball with the San Diego Padres, Montreal Expos, and New York Mets organizations. Gonzalez GARY DIAZ players such as Mike Piazza, David Ortiz, Miguel Tejada, and Tony Gwynn and has been instructed by catchers such as Gary Carter and Dave Engle. Jimmy also spent 4 seasons of winter ball in the Dominican Republic, capturing 2 Caribbean Series Titles. Jimmy is a graduate of the Major League Scout School and is currently an Associate Scout for the Boston Red Sox.