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Stephen Gonsalves

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Stephen Gonsalves
Name: Stephen William Gonsalves
Born: Jul 8, 1994 in San Diego, CA
High School: Cathedral Catholic HS, San Diego
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 4th round (110th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2013 (signed for $700,000)
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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