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Gonsalves, Stephen

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Gonsalves, Stephen

Team: Rochester Red Wings
Pos: SP
Bats: L
Throws: L
DoB: 1994-07-08
2016: AA, A+
2015: A+, A
Acquired: Draft
Acquisition Details: 2013 3rd Rd
Bonus: $700,000
Agent: John Boggs
Hometown: San Diego, CA
2016 Stohs Prospect Handbook Profile: When drafted, some believed he could be a second round, or even a first round pick. At 6-5 and about 200 pounds, Gonsalves has the look of a potential big league pitcher. Gonsalves has flawless mechanics. The southpaw generally has had good control. He has a fastball that sits in the upper-80s and low-90s. There is belief that he will be able to add a bit more velocity. He has a good changeup. His breaking ball improved over the course of the season though it is still what most say needs to be improved. He has been working in the offseason on a slider which could be a huge pitch for him. The past couple of offseasons, he has worked with the likes of James Shields and Stephen Strasburg and gathered knowledge from them. Gonsalves is a very confident young man who works hard and has the potential to be a good Major League starting pitcher.
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