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Stephen Gonsalves | Starting Pitcher | #67

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 4 (0) / MIN
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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

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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

Twins prospect Steven Gonsalves struck out ten hitters in seven innings for Double-A Chattanooga on Thursday.

Gonsalves allowed five hits and three runs on the afternoon, while walking just one along with the aforementioned ten strikeouts. In a system that features plenty of talented arms, Gonsalves has developed into the best pitching prospect in the system, largely thanks to his low 90s fastball and plus change. There's very little work left to be done here, and there's at least a chance he could be up with Minnesota by the end of 2017.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 01:08:00 PM

Twins prospect Stephen Gonsalves struck out eight hitters in six innings for Double-A Chattanooga on Wednesday.

Gonsalves gave up just three hits in those six innings, allowing two runs and walking one. He looks fully healthy after returning from a shoulder injury, striking out 18 hitters in his 17 innings back. With a low 90s fastball and a swing-and-miss change, Gonsalves has impressive stuff, and if he's healthy, he has a chance to pitch in Minnesota by the end of 2017.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 01:23:00 PM

Twins pitching prospect Stephen Gonsalves (shoulder) has yet to resume a throwing program.

Gonsalves is nursing some soreness in the back of his left shoulder and the Twins figure to take things cautiously with their top pitching prospect. The lefty held a 2.06 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 155/57 K/BB ratio over 140 innings between High- and Double-A last season.
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 04:55:00 PM

Stephen Gonsalves is experiencing mild posterior weakness in his left shoulder and will not play for Team USA on Wednesday.

Team USA will be taking on Gonsalves' own Twins on Wednesday night, but he will not be a participating member of the contest. The 22-year-old southpaw posted a strong 2.06 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 155/57 K/BB ratio over 140 innings while splitting time between High-A and Double-A last season. This shoulder issue is one that bears watching. A similar injury shut Gonsalves down for over three weeks during Arizona Fall League play this past autumn.
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 05:47:00 PM

Twins LHP prospect Stephen Gonsalves fanned 11 hitters over six shutout frames Tuesday in a win for Double-A Chattanooga.

The 11 strikeouts were a season-high. Gosalves endured his worst start of the year earlier this month in a loss to Pensacola (3 2/3 IP, 6 H, 6 ER) but he's been brilliant over his last two outings, throwing all zeros with 16 strikeouts in 12 innings of work. The 22-year-old was called up to Chattanooga last month after pitching to an elite 2.33 ERA in 11 starts for High-A Fort Myers.
Source: MILB.com
Wed, Jul 13, 2016 10:47:00 AM

Twins LHP prospect Stephen Gonsalves spun six shutout frames Tuesday in a win for High-A Fort Myers.

He held Jupiter to two hits as the Miracle rolled to a 9-1 victory. Gonsalves has been thoroughly unstoppable this year, allowing just one run over his last 24 innings. Opponents have hit just .141 against him with 24 strikeouts in 85 at-bats. The 21-year-old ranks eighth in the Florida State League in WHIP (0.72) and 10th in ERA (1.44).
Source: MILB.com
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 02:29:00 PM

Twins LHP prospect Stephen Gonsalves allowed just two hits and one run over seven strong innings Tuesday for High-A Fort Myers.

He finished with eight strikeouts and one walk. The 21-year-old has thrown a quality start in each of his three appearances this year. Opponents have hit .156 with 18 strikeouts in 64 at-bats over that span. The left-hander also owns an impressive 1.85 G/F. If Tuesday was any indiction, Gonsalves doesn't have much to prove in High-A. He's ready for the next step, which would be a promotion to Double-A Chattanooga.
Source: MILB.com
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 03:16:00 PM

Twins prospect LHP Stephen Gonsalves has been promoted to High-A Fort Myers from Low-A Cedar Rapids.

Gonsalves is moving up to the Florida State League after posting a 1.15 ERA and 0.80 WHIP with a Midwest League-leading 77 strikeouts in 55 innings (nine starts). The 20-year left-hander was especially dominant in his final three starts for Cedar Rapids, going 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 30 strikeouts over 19 innings. Meanwhile, opposing hitters are batting just .154/.232/.207 with six extra-base hits this season in 209 plate appearances against Gonsalves.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Twins pitching prospect Stephen Gonsalves set a new career-high with 12 strikeouts Tuesday in a win for Low-A Cedar Rapids.

Eight of his first nine outs came on strikeouts including the first four hitters he faced. The 20-year-old left-hander leads the Midwest League with 66 Ks this season. He's also second in WHIP (0.79) and third in ERA (1.31). Gonsalves seems to have outgrown Cedar Rapids. The next step for him would be a promotion to High-A Fort Myers in the Florida State League.
Source: MILB.com
Wed, May 27, 2015 01:15:00 PM

Twins prospect Stephen Gonsalvez has been a strikeout machine this year at Low-A Cedar Rapids.

Gonsalves has amassed 30 strikeouts to just two walks this season. His 0.90 ERA and .159 opponent batting average are equally remarkable. Simply put, Gonsalves is ready to move to the next level. Expect the 20-year-old right-hander to receive his promotion sooner rather than later.
Source: MILB.com
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 04:39:00 PM

Twins prospect LHP Stephen Gonsalves struck out 10 batters over five innings on Monday for Low-A Cedar Rapids, allowing two runs on two hits.

Gonsalves was promoted to full-season ball in late July after posting a 2.79 ERA with 26 strikeouts over 29 innings with Rookie-level Elizabethton. The 20-year-old has been even more dominate at the higher level, as Monday’s outing lowered his ERA and WHIP to 1.91 and 0.94, respectively, to go along with a 38-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 33 innings (7 GS). Gonsalves, a fourth-round draft pick in 2013, has been moved slowly to begin his career, but the 6'5" left-hander's overall numbers are impressive: 90 1/3 IP, 1.89 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 10.3 K/9.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 03:26:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jordan Pacheco
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Kyle Gibson
4Adalberto Mejia
5Aaron Slegers
6Stephen Gonsalves
7Zack Littell
8Trevor May
9Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor Hildenberger
5Ryan Pressly
6Zach Duke
7Tyler Duffey
8Alan Busenitz
9Gabriel Moya
10JT Chargois
11Tyler Kinley
12John Curtiss