Tony Gonsolin

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Anthony D. Gonsolin

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tony Gonsolin made quite a name for himself when he broke into the majors. With the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2019, he appeared in 11 games (of which 6 were starts) and posted a 4-2 record with a 2.93 ERA and a WHIP of 1.025. He looked even better in 2020, with a 2-2 record in 9 games, an ERA of 2.31 and a WHIP of 0.836. Both his ERA and WHIP in 2020 were close to those of the team's star pitcher, Clayton Kershaw.

Tony was born in Vacaville, CA and went to Saint Mary's College of California. He was drafted in the 9th round of the 2016 Amateur Draft and pitched in the minors from 2016-2019. He blossomed in 2018, with an ERA of 2.60 compiled during a season split between A+ and AA ball. In 2019, he spent part of the season with the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers, putting up an ERA of 4.35 in a run-heavy environment - the team's overall ERA was 5.83.

On July 30, 2019, he did something quite rare in this day and age, which was to record a four-inning save for the Dodgers against the Colorado Rockies. He came in the 6th inning in relief of Julio Urias and Casey Sadler and did not allow a hit until the 9th inning, when the Rockies scored a meaningless run. It was only his second appearance as a major leaguer, after he had made his major league debut with a spot start on June 26th, giving up 6 runs in 4 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Matt Sieger: "Former Vacaville High baseball star Tony Gonsolin a step away from the big leagues: Top Dodger prospect is pitching for Triple-A Oklahoma City", The Vacaville Reporter, May 16, 2019. [1]

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