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Stephen Gonsalves

Stephen Gonsalves

P | B/T: L/L | 6' 5" 220 | Age: 25
Draft: 2013 (Rd: 4, #110, Minnesota Twins) - Cathedral Catholic HS
San Diego, CA USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 2 2 6.57 7 4 0 24.2 16 2.03
1 Season 2 2 6.57 7 4 0 24.2 16 2.03
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 7 2-2 6.57 24.2 16 2.03
1 Season 7 2-2 6.57 24.2 16 2.03

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 MIN AL 122 2 2 6.57 7 4 0 24.2 28 22 18 2 22 16 2.03
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 50 | Slider: 40 | Changeup: 60 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

The Twins went above slot to sign Gonsalves, their fourth-round pick in the 2013 Draft, away from the University of San Diego, and he proved to be a prototypical pitchability lefty while making a steady climb through Minnesota's system. But when Gonsalves finally reached the Major Leagues in August 2018, he really struggled to find the strike zone. His command in the Minors regressed a bit as well, though he still finished second in the organization in ERA. An elbow injury kept Gonsalves from making any progress in 2019, limiting him to just 13 total innings. After the season, the Mets claimed Gonsalves off waivers after Minnesota had designated him for assignment.

Outside of an inflated walk rate in the Minors, Gonsalves wasn't hittable and posted low ERAs in both Double-A and Triple-A when healthy, using his typical feel for pitching and deception to allow his largely average stuff to play up. His fastball will sit in the low 90s, though he can reach back for more on occasion, and he throws it with good life. His sinking changeup is his best pitch, a plus offering that he keeps down in the zone. He mixes in his average curveball effectively.

Gonsalves worked with pitching coach Wes Johnson, focusing on the mechanics with his lower half, to better streamline his delivery, though his progress on that front wasn't obvious in 2019 due to his limited time on the mound. Provided he can stay healthy, the 6-foot-5 southpaw could take on multiple roles for the Mets as an innings-eater.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 510 83 4 4.8 89.5 14.7 .317 .475 .369 .407 .407 38.6 13.1 18.0
ALL 510 83 4 4.8 89.5 14.7 .317 .475 .369 .407 .407 38.6 13.1 18.0
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/04/2019 New York Mets claimed LHP Stephen Gonsalves off waivers from Minnesota Twins.
08/26/2019 LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to Pensacola Blue Wahoos from Rochester Red Wings.
08/10/2019 Rochester Red Wings sent LHP Stephen Gonsalves on a rehab assignment to GCL Twins.
05/25/2019 Rochester Red Wings placed LHP Stephen Gonsalves on the 7-day injured list.
05/21/2019 Rochester Red Wings activated LHP Stephen Gonsalves from the 7-day injured list.
04/01/2019 Rochester Red Wings placed LHP Stephen Gonsalves on the 7-day injured list.
03/12/2019 Minnesota Twins optioned LHP Stephen Gonsalves to Rochester Red Wings.
08/20/2018 Minnesota Twins recalled Stephen Gonsalves from Rochester Red Wings.
04/27/2018 LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to Rochester Red Wings from Chattanooga Lookouts.
04/02/2018 LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Rochester Red Wings.
03/13/2018 Minnesota Twins optioned LHP Stephen Gonsalves to Rochester Red Wings.
11/20/2017 Minnesota Twins selected the contract of Stephen Gonsalves from Rochester Red Wings.
08/07/2017 LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to Rochester Red Wings from Chattanooga Lookouts.
05/20/2017 Chattanooga Lookouts activated LHP Stephen Gonsalves from the 7-day disabled list.
04/06/2017 Chattanooga Lookouts placed LHP Stephen Gonsalves on the 7-day disabled list.
01/06/2017 Minnesota Twins invited non-roster LHP Stephen Gonsalves to spring training.
10/08/2016 LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to Surprise Saguaros.
10/05/2016 LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to Surprise Saguaros.
06/22/2016 LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Fort Myers Miracle.
06/04/2015 LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Cedar Rapids Kernels.
07/25/2014 LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from Elizabethton Twins.
08/04/2013 LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to Elizabethton Twins from GCL Twins.
06/21/2013 Stephen Gonsalves assigned to GCL Twins.
06/19/2013 Minnesota Twins signed LHP Stephen Gonsalves.