Stephen Gonsalves

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Stephen Gonsalves
Minnesota Twins – No. 59
Pitcher
Born: (1994-07-08) July 8, 1994 (age 25)
San Diego, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 20, 2018, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
(through September 27, 2018)
Win–loss record2–2
Earned run average6.57
Strikeouts16
Teams

Stephen William Gonsalves (born July 8, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Gonsalves attended Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, California.[1] He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] He was expected to be selected earlier in the draft, but was suspended from his senior season for nearly a month.[3] Gonsalves signed with the Twins and made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Twins. He was later promoted to the Elizabethton Twins.[4] He posted a combined 2–1 win–loss record with a 0.95 earned run average (ERA) in eight games between both clubs. In 2014, he pitched for Elizabeton and the Cedar Rapids Kernels where he went 4–3 with a 3.02 ERA in 14 games between both teams. He spent 2015 with Cedar Rapids and the Fort Myers Miracle, where he pitched to a combined 13–3 record with a 2.01 ERA in 24 games.

Pitching for the High-A Fort Myers Miracle and Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts in 2016, Gonsalves was named the Twins Minor league Pitcher of the Year in 2016 after posting a 13–5 record, 2.06 ERA, and 155 strikeouts over his 140 innings in 24 starts.[5] After the season he played in the Arizona Fall League but only appeared in 4 games due to a shoulder strain.[6]

The same injury caused him to miss the start of the 2017 season. He returned to pitch for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts and the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings where he went 9–5 with a 3.27 ERA in 20 games.[7] The Twins added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[8] Gonsalves began the 2018 season with Rochester and made his major league debut on August 20, 2018.[9] He lasted for 1.1 innings gave up 6 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, he also had 3 strikeouts, and ended that game with a ERA of 27.00. He finished the season winning 2 games and losing 2. He played in 7 games and had a ERA of 6.57. [10]

Gonsalves was slated to begin the 2019 season pitching for Triple-A Rochester but was placed on the injured list with an arm injury before the season began.[11][12] After one start, he was returned to the injured list on May 25, 2019.[13] Gonsalves began a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on August 10, 2019.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southpaw pitcher has lightning in his arm". U-T San Diego. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  2. ^ "Minnesota Twins draft pitcher Stephen Gonsalves in fourth round". TwinCities.com. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "Minnesota Twins: Draft pick Stephen Gonsalves explains his suspension". TwinCities.com. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  4. ^ John Maffei. "Gonsalves earns promotion in Twins organization". U-T San Diego. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "Twins: Stephen Gonsalves, Zack Granite win minor-league awards". October 12, 2016.
  6. ^ "Minnesota Twins: Stephen Gonsalves returns from shoulder strain". November 5, 2016.
  7. ^ "Stephen Gonsalves Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  8. ^ November 21, 2017 - 12:48 AM (November 21, 2017). "Zack Littell, Stephen Gonsalves, Lewis Thorpe added to Twins' 40-man roster | Star Tribune". M.startribune.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  9. ^ Miller, Phil (December 20, 2015). "Ervin Santana back on disabled list; Gonsalves will debut Monday". StarTribune.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  10. ^ |url=http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/gamelog/_/id/33758/stephen-gonsalves |title= Stephen Gonsalves stats;
  11. ^ "Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Sent to Triple-A". CBSSports.com. RotoWire. March 12, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  12. ^ "Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Battling elbow strain". CBSSports.com. RotoWire. April 1, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  13. ^ "Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Shut down with elbow injury". CBSSports.com. RotoWire. May 25, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  14. ^ "Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Begins rehab assignment". CBSSports.com. RotoWire. August 10, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.

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