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Birth Date7-8-1994
Height6' 5"
Weight213 lbs
Age22 years, 2 months, 18 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2012
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2014
2015
0.52016
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA
2013 ELZ Rk 3 3 14.0 1 1 0 10 4 21 0 .251 90 6.4 2.6 0.0 13.5 47% .333 .192 1.00 1.29 1.29 0 0.00
2013 TWI Rk 5 2 14.3 1 0 0 8 7 18 0 .243 95 5.0 4.4 0.0 11.3 55% .258 .190 1.05 2.41 0.63 0 0.00
2014 CDR A 8 8 36.7 2 3 0 31 11 44 1 .259 98 7.6 2.7 0.2 10.8 35% .326 .232 1.15 2.50 3.19 0 0.00
2014 ELZ Rk 6 6 29.0 2 0 0 23 10 26 1 .000 7.1 3.1 0.3 8.1 0% .289 .000 1.14 3.36 2.79 0 0.00
2015 CDR A 9 9 55.0 6 1 0 29 15 77 2 .247 103 4.7 2.5 0.3 12.6 41% .243 .169 0.80 2.11 1.15 0 0.00
2015 FTM A+ 15 15 79.3 7 2 0 66 38 55 2 .254 98 7.5 4.3 0.2 6.2 39% .270 .241 1.31 3.58 2.61 0 0.00
2016 FTM A+ 11 11 65.7 5 4 0 43 20 66 2 .250 95 5.9 2.7 0.3 9.0 49% .248 .203 0.96 2.55 2.33 0 0.00
2016 CHT AA 13 13 74.3 8 1 0 43 37 89 1 .267 101 5.2 4.5 0.1 10.8 38% .255 .206 1.08 2.76 1.82 0 0.00

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BP Articles

Stephen Gonsalves is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 29, 2016BP Prospect Staff2016-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 29-31Christopher Crawford2016-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 12thChristopher Crawford2016-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: June 23, 2016BP Prospect Staff2016-06-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTDGX Transactions: Throwing the Kitchen SinkGeorge Bissell2016-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: FSL All-StarsThomas Desmidt2016-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: FSL All-StarsSteve Givarz2016-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 3-5Christopher Crawford2016-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 9thChristopher Crawford2016-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 19thChristopher Crawford2016-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Florida State LeagueSteve Givarz2016-04-12
2016 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-03-08
2016 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 18thJeff Moore2015-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 30thJeff Moore2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Trade Game: Justin UptonBP Staff2015-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: July 20, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-07-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Dynasty League Risers: PitchersJ.J. Jansons2015-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 8, 2015Jeff Moore2015-06-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: Midwest League HittersGreg Wellemeyer2015-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessSome Projection Left: Draft Needs: American LeagueChristopher Crawford2015-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 1, 2015Mauricio Rubio2015-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 26, 2015Brendan Gawlowski2015-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 23, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-24
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Midwest LeagueChristopher Crawford2015-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: AL CentralDavid Rawnsley2015-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: AL CentralPatrick Ebert2015-01-27
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-01-09
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsChris Mellen2015-01-09
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's Top 100 Draft Prospects: The Top Talent for the 2013 Rule 4 DraftAllan Simpson2013-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessScouting the Draft: High School Left-Handed Pitchers Nick J. Faleris2012-11-01


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see as the floor/ceiling for Stephen Gonsalves. The numbers seem to just keep getting better.
(RDBL2014 from Concord, CA)
I think he can be a third starter, and I think the floor is backend guy. He was a guy I liked in high school that slipped for various reasons, and some of those reasons had nothing to do with pitching. I think both the fastball and change end up plus, and there are two other usable pitches here. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Chris. Was hoping to get your thoughts on some Low Minor Pitchers off to strong starts: Stephen Gonsalves & Mitch Keller? Should there strong start adjust our perspectives on them or too early?
(Jerry from Earth)
Both are people you should be paying attention to, in particular Keller. He showed filthy stuff as a prep in Iowa, and flashes of brilliance (and a lot of not so brilliant) as a pro. It really seems to be coming together, and it gives the Pirates ANOTHER potential stud in their rotation. They're getting good at this. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Completely different players, but what do you see as the likely outcome/ceiling for Trey Mancini and Stephen Gonsalves?
(Jeremy from NYC)
I appreciate the attempt here to abjure what is likely a fantasy baseball question, because, yes, they are close to as different a prospect couplet as you could pen. Gonsalves feels pretty close to "peak Twins pitcher" as a prospect, but I am not a big fan of that type of profile. Sure, he could turn into a strikethrowing 4 if the curve gets a bit better, but he's a long way away and feels more like a generic swingman type. Mancini is closer to the majors, and, you know, a first baseman, but he also probably has a role 5 type OFP. It is easier to wring major league value out of the 6'5 lefty arm than the first baseman though if both don't quite get there. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Karaman. Any chance you can shed some light on Michael Kopech, Triston McKenzie & Stephen Gonsalves. Or are these pitching prospects not worth the time.
(David from Atlantis)
Yep. Kopech's got the nastiest front to his arsenal:

Kopech: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28502
McKenzie: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28224
Gonsalves didn't make our Twins list (that system is deeeep), but he's a guy that could emerge quickly if he can develop a breaking ball. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Crawford. Any chance you can hit us with some knowledge on Michael Kopech, Triston McKenzie & Michael Gonsalves. Or was it stupid to even bother you with.
(David from Atlantis)
It's only stupid to bother me if I haven't eaten and/or am sleepy. I'm only one of the two right now so that's okay.

Kopech is fun; plus-plus fastball, plus slider, feel for missing bats. If the change can be more than a third pitch/he can throw enough strikes, he could be a No. 2. Nonzero chance he ends up in the bullpen, however.

McKenzie is almost entirely projection, but projection is fun. A chance for three above-average pitches, learning to repeat the delivery. I just don't know if he'll be durable enough to pitch in a rotation.

I assume you mean Stephen Gonsalves here, and he's also fun. Gets downhill with the fastball, plus change. Just needs to show more consistency with the breaking ball and he's a mid-rotation guy, too. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the word on Stephen Gonsalves? Seems to be having a breakout year...ceiling of a 2nd or 3rd starter?
(Mike from Detroit)
Haven't seen him, haven't asked around about him. That does appear to be his ceiling though. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-05-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you know about Stephen Gonsalves? Stuff to match the numbers?
(SG from Phila)
He is just outside their top 10 for me. I think he could be a little something but not what the numbers indicate. Kind of like a Ben Lively situation last year. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think has the bigger upside between Casey Meisner and Stephen Gonsalves?
(RDBL2014 from Concord, CA)
I think Meisner has more upside but I would still rather have Gonsalves. Meisner's done good work on his command early and if he can get his body under control he's going to jump up lists. That said I think Gonsalves has shown a lot in his own right so far in 2015 and he has three pitches that can be major league quality. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Stephen Gonsalves...prospect or suspect? Why?
(myonkosk from Norfolk)
Our internal discussions were pretty interesting along those lines! I haven't seen him, so not a whole lot to add, but plenty of people seem to think he's turned a corner/figured something out. (Al Skorupa)
2013-07-12 19:30:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Nick. Do you think Stephen Gonsalves will be a nice steal pick for Twins?
(Byron from Taiwan)
I think he got more money than his profile deserved, so I wouldn't label his signing a steal. That said, he's an arm that looked like a potential Day 1 talent during the summer scouting circuit, so even with the uneven spring it's nice to bring in the talent as a 4th rounder. I will say that, at least with respect to the evaluators I spoke with about Gonsalves, he's a highly divisive profile. More my money, I would have let him go to school. But the Twins weren't alone in thinking he was work some jingle -- especially in this class. (Nick Faleris on Draft Signing Day)


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