Nicholas Anthony Gorneault (gore-NO) ... Attended Cathedral High School (Springfield, Mass.), where he started in baseball and basketball ... Set school records of 10 homers, 43 RBIs and .480 average as a senior ... Selected first-team All-Western Massachusetts in 1997 ... Attended University of Massachusetts ... Member of the Western Massachusetts Championship basketball team ... Played collegiate baseball at UMass ... Originally signed by Angels' scout Jon Bunnell.2006Gorneault spent his second full season in Triple-A Salt Lake, though he was on the disabled list for several weeks in the middle of the year. He batted .283 with 15 home runs and 78 RBIs, yet all three numbers were down from his 2005 campaign. The outfielder has spent six seasons in the Minor Leagues, all in the Angels organization, but he has yet to appear in a Major League game.2005Enjoyed finest professional season in first full triple-A campaign with Salt Lake...Led PCL with 108 RBI, was tops on the
Stingers with 26 home runs and 26 doubles (tied with C Jeff Mathis), ranked second in the league with 106 runs scored
and finished third in triples (11) and extra base hits (63, tied)...Named PCL Player of Week, Aug. 29-Sept. 4 (.419, 13/31,
12 R, 4 HR, 14 RBI)...Put together 12 games with at least three RBI on season, including four 4-RBI games and two 5-RBI
efforts...Tallied two multi-HR games...Played with La Romana of Dominican Winter League.2004With Arkansas, ranked among Texas League leaders in runs scored (91, 1st), home runs (21, T3rd) and extra-base
hits (53, 3rd) and also led the Travelers in total bases (238), doubles (28, tied) and RBI (81)...Honors included: Texas
League Post-Season All-Star Team, Texas League Player of Week (April 19-25) and Texas League All-Star Game Selection...
Played in six games with triple-A Salt Lake and posted six hits with one HR and 5 RBI.2003Ranked fifth among batting average league leaders (.321) and drove in a team-leading 72 RBI in 97 games with
Rancho Cucamonga..Also ranked fourth in the league doubles (36) and third in slugging percentage (.540) and, in the
minor league rankings, tied for fourth in doubles (42 overall in 2003), sixth in extra-base hits (64) and 12th in total bases
(260)...Named Angels' Organization Player of the Month for May, California League Player of the Week (July 21-27) and
as a California League All-Star Game Selection...Promoted to double-A Arkansas Aug. 1 and homered in first game with
Travs...In 29 games, batted .345 (38/110) with 2 HRs and 19 RBI...Hit safely in 23 of 29 games with Arkansas...Named
Texas League Player of the Week, Aug. 4-10.2002Led Cedar Rapids with a .289 batting average...Was hitting .196 at end of April before hitting .303 (91/300)
for rest of season.2001Opened professional career with rookie level Provo who posted 52-25 mark and reach the Pioneer League
Championship...Hit .315 (53/168) with 6 HRs and 30 RBI.