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Stephen Gonsalves | Starting Pitcher | #59

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 4 (0) / MIN
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Stephen Gonsalves earned his second win of the season Thursday, allowing two runs over 3 1/3 innings against the Tigers.
Gonsalves wasn't in peak form, walking four and giving up three hits after relieving opener Gabriel Moya, but he didn't have to be on a night when the Twins provided nine runs of support. The win, his second in as many appearances, improved his record to 2-2 with a 6.57 ERA and 2.03 WHIP in 24 2/3 innings of work this year. It was an underwhelming debut for the 24-year-old, but his best days are still likely ahead of him in the Twins' rotation. Sep 28 - 12:08 AM

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Stephen Gonsalves was chased after giving up five runs in just 2 1/3 innings Friday against the Royals.

Gonsalves held the Royals scoreless for the first two innings before things unraveled for him in the third. He gave up a two-run double to Alex Gordon and a go-ahead single to Jorge Bonifacio before being pulled. Alan Busenitz then allowed a three-run homer to Salvador Perez. The Twins actually came back to win the game, but it was another shaky outing for the 24-year-old. He holds an 11.68 ERA through his first four starts in the majors. He's still an attractive long-term asset, but most fantasy owners can do better right now.
Sep 8 - 1:22 AM

Stephen Gonsalves was roughed up for six runs (three earned) in 3 2/3 innings but was able to avoid a loss against the Rangers on Friday.

He surrendered a two-run double to Jurickson Profar and a three-run tater to Nomar Mazara in the sub-par outing. He failed to strike out any batters, walked four and yielded six knocks. Luckily for him the Twins erupted for eight runs in the fifth inning to take him off the hook for a loss. He has given up 14 runs (11 earned) in his first 10 major league innings. It is not the ideal way to start a career but he does have talent and a good track record of success in the minor leagues and could very well end up being a good starting pitcher eventually.
Sep 1 - 1:08 AM

Stephen Gonsalves surrendered four runs on seven hits through five innings and was charged with a loss to the Athletics on Saturday.

Jonathan Lucroy was his nemesis in this one. The Athletics' catcher poked an RBI single in the second inning, then blasted a three run bomb in the fourth to ruin Gonsalves' day. The rookie hurler issued four walks and burned 90 pitches to get through five frames. He has now given up eight runs in his first 6 1/3 major league innings since making his debut earlier in the week.
Aug 25 - 11:38 PM

Stephen Gonsalves lasted just 1 1/3 innings in his major-league debut, giving up four runs on six hits in a loss to the White Sox on Monday.

Gonsalves struggled mightily in his major-league debut, failing to escape a bases-loaded jam in the second inning. The 24-year-old southpaw got the nod in place of an injured Ervin Santana. He struck out three batters and also issued a pair of walks. He isn’t a hard thrower, as evidenced by his 91-mph average fastball velocity in this contest, but he’s spent nearly three full seasons flummoxing hitters in the upper minors with his deceptive four-pitch repertoire. He posted a 2.76 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 95/55 K/BB ratio in 19 appearances (18 starts) at Triple-A Rochester prior to his call-up. The lack of a prodigious strikeout rate and spotty control limit his immediate fantasy upside, but he will have an opportunity to prove he belongs in the Twins’ long-term rotation plans with his performance over the final six weeks. Gonsalves is lined up to face the Athletics at home on Saturday.
Aug 20 - 11:46 PM

Twins recalled LHP Stephen Gonsalves from Triple-A Rochester.

Gonsalves will replace Ervin Santana (finger) in the Twins' rotation and make his major league debut Monday against the White Sox. The 24-year-old left-hander has posted an impressive 2.76 ERA with a 120/65 K/BB ratio over 120 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season. His control has been an issue this year, but he's still worth a flier in deeper fantasy formats.
Aug 20 - 11:48 AM

The Twins will recall Stephen Gonsalves from Triple-A Rochester to make his major league debut Monday against the White Sox.

Gonsalves is taking Ervin Santana's (finger) spot in the Twins' rotation and should get an opportunity to remain there for the rest of the season. The left-hander boasts a 2.76 ERA and 120/65 K/BB ratio over 120 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season. Gonsalves is more of a high-floor than high-ceiling guy, but he's consistently missed bats in the minors and is a worthy pickup in deeper fantasy leagues.
Aug 19 - 11:44 AM

Twins LHP prospect Stephen Gonsalves struck out five hitters over five shutout innings on Thursday for Triple-A Rochester.

Gonsalves didn't have his usual impressive control on Thursday - the four walks give him 13 on the season -- but he continues to impress, and his ERA on the season is down to 2.12. While not overpowering, he commands the heck out of his fastball, and his change is one of the best in the minors right now. It would be an upset if Gonsalves didn't make a start or two for the Twins in 2018.
May 25 - 2:00 PM

Twins LHP prospect Stephen Gonsalves allowed no runs over four innings while striking out five on Thursday in his start for Double-A Chattanooga.

Gonsalves has yet to allow a run in his 9 1/3 innings this year, which is good. He's also walked six hitters in his two appearances, which is bad. Still, the 23-year-old left-hander has shown impressive stuff, including a plus fastball and swing-and-miss change. He also has shown above-average command, so the walk issues shouldn't concern just yet. Gonsalves should be starting for the Twins before the end of 2018, and he has fantasy value because he can miss bats.
Apr 13 - 1:04 PM

Stephen Gonsalves allowed one run in 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Twins' 4-2 victory over the Astros.

It was the first official outing of the spring for Gonsalves, who threw two scoreless innings against the University of Minnesota last Thursday. The 23-year-old has just a month of Triple-A experience under his belt, so it's doubtful he'll win a spot in the Twins' rotation this spring. He could be one of the first starters the team calls up, though.
Feb 28 - 5:11 PM

Stephen Gonsalves worked two scoreless innings Thursday as the Twins edged the University of Minnesota 2-1.

The Twins won on a walkoff wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth. Gonsalves allowed one hit, walked none and struck out one. One of the club's top prospects, he's expected to lead the Triple-A rotation this year after debuting for Rochester last August. He could see the majors come June or July.
Feb 22 - 9:56 PM

Twins purchased the contract of LHP Stephen Gonsalves from Triple-A Rochester.

Gonsalves, 23, held a 3.27 ERA and 118/31 K/BB ratio over 110 innings between Double- and Triple-A this past season. The left-hander is arguably the club's top pitching prospect.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 05:42:00 PM

Twins prospect Stephen Gonsalves gave up six runs in just three innings of work on Sunday for Triple-A Rochester.

Gonsalves gave up eight hits, walked three, and struck out one. He also gave up three homers. It's a small sample size, but in his three starts since the promotion, he has given up 16 hits in 16 innings, and the ERA sits at 5.08. That's mostly due to this last outing, but it's still a bummer considering how good he was at Double-A Chattanooga. The upside is undeniable, but you probably won't see it in Minnesota until 2018.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 01:40:00 PM

Twins prospect Stephen Gonsalves struck out nine hitters in five innings of work for Double-A Chattanooga.

Gonsalves did give up three runs, but only one of them was earned and he walked no one. He now posts a very healthy strikeout-to-walk ratio of 74/12. He probably won't miss bats like this at the highest level, but with two plus pitches and two other usable offerings, he should at least initiate plenty of weak contact with a fair share of strikeouts as well.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 01:08:00 PM

Twins prospect Steven Gonsalves gave up one run in seven innings of work for Double-A Chattanooga on Wednesday.

Gonsalves gave up five hits in the outing, walked only one and struck out five. It's becoming abundantly clear that Gonsalves is too good to be facing Double-A hitting right now, with no stat more telling than 10 walks and 56 strikeouts in his time there. Minnesota won't rush him, but it'd be nice to see just how advanced the stuff is with a call to the International League. Selfishly, let's hope that happens before the end of the summer.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 01:33:00 PM

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Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
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6Stephen Gonsalves
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R1Trevor Hildenberger
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor May
5Matt Magill
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8Oliver Drake
9Alan Busenitz
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11Tyler Duffey
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