• Full name Stephen William Gonsalves
  • Born 07/08/1994 in San Diego, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 218 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Cathedral Catholic
  • Debut 08/20/2018
  • Drafted in the 4th round (110th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2013 (signed for $700,000).
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    After going undefeated in his first three prep seasons and pitching well on the showcase circuit, Gonsalves entered the spring as a potential first-round pick. But his stock has fallen, as scouts have been disappointed with his inconsistent velocity and command this spring, not to mention a two-week suspension in April. Lean and athletic at 6-foot-5, 205 pounds, Gonsalves stands out most for his projection. He touches 91-92 mph with his fastball but sits more comfortably in the 86-89 range, and he needs to do a better job commanding the inner half. He employed an old-school, up-tempo delivery with an arm swing above his head last summer, but he scrapped it for a more conventional delivery this spring to improve his tempo and balance. His spike curveball is below-average, and his lack of feel for the pitch leads some scouts to believe it will never be much better. He also throws split-finger with some fade, but scouts would like to see him develop a straight change. Gonsalves is intriguing because of his body, athleticism and projection, but the San Diego commit has a long way to go.

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  • Rated Best Changeup in the Minnesota Twins in 2019
  • Rated Best Changeup in the Minnesota Twins in 2018

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Career Transactions

  • LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to ACL Dodgers from Oklahoma City Baseball Club.
  • LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to Iowa Cubs from South Bend Cubs.
  • LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to Iowa Cubs from South Bend Cubs.
  • LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to South Bend Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.
  • LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to South Bend Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.
  • Tennessee Smokies sent LHP Stephen Gonsalves on a rehab assignment to South Bend Cubs.
  • Tennessee Smokies sent LHP Stephen Gonsalves on a rehab assignment to South Bend Cubs.
  • Tennessee Smokies sent LHP Stephen Gonsalves on a rehab assignment to Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
  • Tennessee Smokies sent LHP Stephen Gonsalves on a rehab assignment to Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
  • Tennessee Smokies sent LHP Stephen Gonsalves on a rehab assignment to ACL Cubs.
  • Tennessee Smokies sent LHP Stephen Gonsalves on a rehab assignment to ACL Cubs.
  • LHP Stephen Gonsalves assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Iowa Cubs.
  • Tennessee Smokies placed LHP Stephen Gonsalves on the 60-day injured list.

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