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Luiz Gohara
Luiz Gohara #53
Gohara relies on 4 pitches. Four Seamer (54%), Slider (40.4%), Changeup (3%), Sinker (2.6%),

HT
6' 3"
WT
265
AGE
22
POS
P
BAT
L
THROW
L
BORN
Jul 31, 1996 
FROM
Tupa, Brazil 
DEBUT
Sep 6, 2017  
DRAFTED
 
ACTIVE
YES

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 0 1 5.95 9 1 1 19.2 18 1.22
2 Seasons 1 4 5.33 14 6 1 49.0 49 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 9 0-1 5.95 19.2 18 1.22
2 Seasons 14 1-4 5.33 49.0 49 1.31

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2017 ATL NL 1 3 4.91 5 5 0 29.1 32 17 16 2 8 31 1.36
2018 ATL NL 0 1 5.95 9 1 1 19.2 16 13 13 3 8 18 1.22
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 50 | Overall: 55

During his time with the Mariners after signing out of Brazil for $800,000 in 2012, Gohara had shown glimpses of his tremendous potential, with about as electric raw stuff as any left-handed prospect in the game, albeit without consistency. After he started to put it together more in 2016, capping it off with a strong Arizona Fall League stint, the Braves acquired him in January and watched Gohara pitch across three levels of the Minors and up to the big leagues in 2017. Gohara began the year on the 10-day disabled list with a left ankle injury and struggled to find consistency in Triple-A and the big leagues in 2018.

Gohara was one of the hardest-throwing -- if not the hardest-throwing -- lefties in baseball in 2017. He flirted with triple digits regularly while consistently sitting 96-98 mph, though his velocity waned a bit at times in 2018. He continued to improve his slider, giving him a second plus pitch he can use to elicit swings and misses. His changeup has also improved, though he tends to throw it too hard and is still developing. Gohara will never be a pinpoint command pitcher, but his control has gotten better as he has both physically and emotionally matured.

He'll have to always keep an eye on his conditioning, but he is definitely going to be a bigger-bodied pitcher, like a David Wells type in that regard. He had improved to the point where a long-term future as a starter seemed imminent, though he'll have to get back in a groove to harness his tremendous stuff.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2017 432 84 6 7.1 88.7 14.7 .227 .404 .340 .296 .369 41.7 25.2 6.5
2018 302 56 4 7.1 89.6 19.9 .226 .437 .311 .317 .366 42.9 22.0 9.8
ALL 734 140 10 7.1 89.1 16.7 .226 .417 .328 .304 .368 42.1 23.9 7.8
MLB 31264 6.1 87.4 10.9 .246 .399 .317 .313 .362 34.1 21.4 8.2

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/31/2018 Atlanta Braves activated LHP Luiz Gohara from the 60-day disabled list.
09/14/2018 Atlanta Braves recalled LHP Luiz Gohara from Gwinnett Stripers.
09/14/2018 Atlanta Braves placed LHP Luiz Gohara on the 60-day disabled list. Left shoulder soreness.
08/28/2018 Gwinnett Stripers placed LHP Luiz Gohara on the 7-day disabled list.
07/12/2018 Atlanta Braves optioned LHP Luiz Gohara to Gwinnett Stripers.
07/04/2018 Atlanta Braves recalled Luiz Gohara from Gwinnett Stripers.
06/17/2018 Atlanta Braves optioned LHP Luiz Gohara to Gwinnett Stripers.
06/03/2018 Luiz Gohara roster status changed by Atlanta Braves.
06/01/2018 Atlanta Braves placed LHP Luiz Gohara on the restricted list.
05/25/2018 Atlanta Braves placed LHP Luiz Gohara on the bereavement list.
05/08/2018 Atlanta Braves recalled LHP Luiz Gohara from Gwinnett Stripers.
04/28/2018 Atlanta Braves optioned LHP Luiz Gohara to Gwinnett Stripers.
04/27/2018 Luiz Gohara roster status changed by Atlanta Braves.
04/21/2018 Atlanta Braves sent LHP Luiz Gohara on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Stripers.
04/17/2018 Atlanta Braves sent LHP Luiz Gohara on a rehab assignment to Mississippi Braves.
03/29/2018 Atlanta Braves placed LHP Luiz Gohara on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2018. left ankle sprain.
09/05/2017 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of LHP Luiz Gohara from Gwinnett Braves.
07/28/2017 LHP Luiz Gohara assigned to Gwinnett Braves from Mississippi Braves.
05/30/2017 Mississippi Braves activated LHP Luiz Gohara from the 7-day disabled list.
05/17/2017 Mississippi Braves placed LHP Luiz Gohara on the 7-day disabled list.
05/10/2017 LHP Luiz Gohara assigned to Mississippi Braves from Florida Fire Frogs.
04/04/2017 LHP Luiz Gohara assigned to Florida Fire Frogs from Rome Braves.
01/11/2017 Atlanta Braves traded CF Mallex Smith and RHP Shae Simmons to Seattle Mariners for LHP Luiz Gohara and LHP Thomas Burrows.
01/11/2017 LHP Luiz Gohara assigned to Rome Braves.
08/21/2016 Clinton LumberKings activated LHP Luiz Gohara from the 7-day disabled list.
08/10/2016 Clinton LumberKings placed LHP Luiz Gohara on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 8, 2016.
06/30/2016 LHP Luiz Gohara assigned to Clinton LumberKings from Everett AquaSox.
07/14/2015 LHP Luiz Gohara assigned to Everett AquaSox from Clinton LumberKings.
07/12/2015 LHP Luiz Gohara assigned to Clinton LumberKings from Everett AquaSox.
05/28/2015 LHP Luiz Gohara assigned to Clinton LumberKings from Everett AquaSox.
07/01/2014 LHP Luiz Gohara assigned to Everett AquaSox from AZL Mariners.
06/16/2014 LHP Luiz Gohara assigned to AZL Mariners from Pulaski Mariners.
05/07/2013 LHP Luiz Gohara assigned to Pulaski Mariners from VSL Mariners.
01/17/2013 Luiz Gohara assigned to VSL Mariners.
08/14/2012 Seattle Mariners signed LHP Luiz Gohara.