Gonsalves has posted a 0.42 ERA and 19:14 K:BB across 21.2 innings over his last four starts with Triple-A Rochester.
Aaron Slegers received the call to the big leagues Thursday when the Twins required a new fifth starter, and Gonsalves might be next in line to join Minnesota the next time an opening in the rotation pops up. Though he maintains a solid 3.86 ERA at Rochester for the season, Gonsalves' 6.0 BB/9 and lack of any true plus offerings cast some doubt on his ability to find success once he moves up to the majors.
Gonsalves was named the International League pitcher of the week Monday, Brandon Warne of The Athletic Minnesota reports.
Gonsalves won the award after two stellar starts for Triple-A Rochester. In 14.1 innings, he allowed just one run on four hits and a pair of walks, striking out 14 batters. If he keeps up his strong performances, the 23-year-old could push for a big-league debut later this season.
Gonsalves was promoted to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Brandon Warne of The Athletic Minnesota reports.
Gonsalves opened the season for Double-A Chattanooga despite finishing last season with Rochester. He dominated over his first four starts for Chattanooga this season and now has a 2.48 ERA at that level over 182 career innings. That bodes well for him faring better at Triple-A this time around, after he recorded a 5.56 ERA in a brief stay at that level last year. If his strong start continues with Rochester, he could push for a spot in the Twins' rotation later this season.
Gonsalves threw 5.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts and three walks to earn a win in his first start Saturday for Double-A Chattanooga.
It was a surprise that Gonsalves began the season at Double-A after dominating the level last year, so he may move up to Triple-A quickly. He is on the 40-man roster and turns 24 in July, so it would not be surprising if he made his big-league debut at some point this season.
Gonsalves is opening the year at Double-A Chattanooga, MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo reports.
This comes as a bit of a surprise, as Gonsalves dominated at Double-A last year and reached Triple-A late in the season. He struggled for the first time at the highest level of the minors, so perhaps there are things the Twins want him to work on against less advanced hitters before sending him back to Triple-A Rochester. He is on the 40-man roster and turns 24 in July, so it would not be surprising if he made his big-league debut at some point this season.
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|2014||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||2||3||3.19||8||8||0||0||0||36.2||31||17||13||1||2||11||44|
|2015||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||6||1||1.15||9||9||0||0||0||55.0||29||8||7||2||4||15||77|
|2015||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||7||2||2.61||15||15||1||0||0||79.1||66||26||23||2||1||38||55|
|2016||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||5||4||2.33||11||11||1||0||0||65.2||43||19||17||2||0||20||66|
|2017||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||1||2||5.56||5||4||0||0||0||22.2||27||14||14||4||0||8||22|