Tony Gonsolin

Tony Gonsolin

28-Year-Old PitcherSP
Los Angeles Dodgers
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Gonsolin was in contention for the NL Cy Young Award with a 16-1 record, 2.10 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 116:35 K:BB across 128.1 innings before he suffered a forearm strain in late August, and he only returned from the injured list during the final week of the regular season. The right-hander worked as a swingman for the Dodgers over the previous three years, but he was a pivotal rotation piece in 2022, especially given the pitching staff's other injury woes. The right-hander had a 23.9 percent strikeout rate and 7.0 percent walk rate, and opposing batters hit only .172 with a 0.76 HR/9. Gonsolin had a 3.70 xFIP and may have a tough time replicating the dominant campaign, though he'll continue to benefit from making half his starts and Dodgers Stadium and having a strong defense behind him. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a contract with the Dodgers in June of 2016.
Set to start Game 3
PLos Angeles Dodgers
October 12, 2022
Gonsolin will start Game 3 of the NLDS against the Padres on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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After a stellar 2022 campaign in which Gonsolin recorded a 2.14 ERA and 0.87 WHIP, he will make his first start of the postseason in San Diego. Gonsolin's last start against the Padres was a five-inning shutout performance on Aug. 5 in which he gave up just three hits and a walk while earning the win.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
80
Last 10 Games
74
Last 5 Games
68
How many pitches does Tony Gonsolin generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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121+
 
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41-50
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .179 491 118 41 80 20 4 8
Since 2020vs Right .189 416 110 35 71 15 0 13
2022vs Left .163 267 65 19 40 10 3 4
2022vs Right .184 231 54 16 39 9 0 7
2021vs Left .213 140 35 18 26 6 0 3
2021vs Right .185 99 30 16 15 4 0 5
2020vs Left .179 84 18 4 14 4 1 1
2020vs Right .207 86 26 3 17 2 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-33%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-38%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-30%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-24%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 1.97 0.91 118.2 12 2 0 9.0 2.7 0.9
Since 2020Away 2.92 1.05 114.0 10 2 0 8.8 3.2 0.7
2022Home 1.64 0.82 66.0 9 1 0 7.5 2.5 0.7
2022Away 2.66 0.93 64.1 7 0 0 9.0 2.4 0.8
2021Home 2.70 1.27 30.0 2 1 0 11.7 4.8 1.8
2021Away 3.86 1.44 25.2 2 0 0 9.1 6.3 0.7
2020Home 1.99 0.71 22.2 1 0 0 9.9 0.4 0.4
2020Away 2.63 0.96 24.0 1 2 0 7.9 2.3 0.4
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Stat Review
How does Tony Gonsolin compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.40
 
K/9
8.2
 
BB/9
2.4
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
93.2 mph
 
ERA
2.14
 
WHIP
0.87
 
BABIP
.215
 
GB/FB
1.31
 
Left On Base
83.2%
 
Exit Velocity
81.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.0%
 
Spin Rate
2138 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.5%
 
Swinging Strike
12.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
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2020
Gonsolin only pitched half of the season between two IL stints with an inflamed shoulder. He wasn't 100% healthy even when pitching as evidenced by his 14.2 BB% and his fastball losing 1.3 mph. The Dodgers didn't let him go deep into games. In 13 starts, he was only allowed to throw five or more innings four times. Additionally, he only faced six batters a third time through. He should be able to navigate a lineup a third time with an acceptable fastball and two great breaking pitches -- a slider (20.7 SwStr%) and splitter (19.1 SwStr%). The spin rates on his pitches took a major hit after the foreign substance ban enforcement, with his splitter losing over 500 rpm from 2020 to July of last year. Some or most of the decline could have been injury related. It's impossible to say.
Gonsolin missed the early portion of summer camp, so he opened the season continuing to throw at the alternate site. He was shuttled back and forth to the active roster most of August, making three scoreless starts. The righty was recalled for good in late August, making six more appearances (five starts). His 22.2 K-BB% was impressive, though a 3.80 xFIP and 3.68 SIERA indicate Gonsolin's 2.31 ERA was artificially low. A .250 BABIP and 4.0% HR/FB certainly helped. Gonsolin deploys a four-pitch mix, using a fastball averaging 95 mph about half the time and a show-me curveball. A slider against righties and a splitter against lefties fueled his 26.1 K%. Gonsolin's skills are commensurate with a top-50 starter. It's not a lock he will get the volume in the Dodgers' stacked rotation, but this is a fantasy-worthy arm. Try to find a spot for him on your staff.
Gonsolin debuted in late June and wound up spending most of the second half in the majors. In six starts and five relief appearances, he posted a 2.93 ERA, though his underlying numbers weren't particularly impressive, as he finished with a 22.7% strikeout rate and a 9.2% walk rate. With a fastball that's touched triple digits in the past (though it averaged only 93.5 mph last season) and a strikeout rate of 28.7% over his last three seasons in the minors, there's certainly room for growth for Gonsolin. Whether that growth occurs in the rotation or the bullpen remains to be seen. He threw four pitches at least 10% of the time in 2019, but only his split-finger was graded by scouts as a strong secondary weapon. The Dodgers develop pitchers well, but they also have a large number of good ones already, so Gonsolin's fantasy value this season will depend in large part on his role.
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Pitches two innings in return
PLos Angeles Dodgers
October 4, 2022
Gonsolin (forearm) tossed two innings against Colorado on Monday, allowing one run on three hits and no walks while striking out three batters in a no-decision.
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Officially activated ahead of start
PLos Angeles Dodgers
October 3, 2022
Gonsolin (forearm) was activated from the 15-day injured list Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Set to return Monday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Forearm
September 29, 2022
Gonsolin (forearm) is expected to return from the injured list to start Monday's game against the Rockies, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Breezes through short rehab start
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Forearm
September 29, 2022
Gonsolin (forearm) struck out two over two scoreless innings Tuesday in his rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City. He allowed one hit and no walks in the 27-pitch appearance.
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May need just one rehab outing
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Forearm
September 24, 2022
Gonsolin (forearm) will return to the majors after just one rehab start if his outing Tuesday for Triple-A Oklahoma City goes well, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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