Tony Gonsolin

Tony Gonsolin

29-Year-Old PitcherSP
Los Angeles Dodgers
60-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 2/1/2025
2024 Fantasy Outlook
After a magical 2022 season that put him in Cy Young contention for much of the campaign, Gonsolin struggled to get on track last year. An ankle sprain resulted in the right-hander beginning the season on the IL, though he pitched well upon his return, compiling a 1.93 ERA (albeit with a 4.24 FIP) through his first nine starts. Things fell apart for Gonsolin after mid-June, however, and it was eventually revealed that he pitched through an elbow issue for over a month. Not long thereafter, Gonsolin hit the injured list again with right forearm inflammation, and he subsequently underwent Tommy John surgery. The procedure will likely keep the hurler out of action for most (if not all) of 2024, and it remains to be seen what the future holds for him as a Dodger, as the team not only has multiple young arms looking to settle into the rotation but also traded for (and extended) Tyler Glasnow in the offseason and will have Shohei Ohtani leading the staff in in 2025. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
#580
ADP
$Signed a two-year, $6.65 million contract with the Dodgers in January of 2023.
Placed on 60-day IL
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Elbow
February 9, 2024
The Dodgers placed Gonsolin (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Friday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
ANALYSIS
The move frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Clayton Kershaw (shoulder). Kershaw, of course, will soon go on the 60-day IL himself, creating another spot. Gonsolin will miss the 2024 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
83
Last 10 Games
83
Last 5 Games
93
How many pitches does Tony Gonsolin generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-9%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .189 613 144 59 103 25 3 14
Since 2021vs Right .207 559 122 50 103 19 0 24
2023vs Left .210 206 44 22 37 9 0 7
2023vs Right .239 229 38 18 49 6 0 12
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
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-3%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-24%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-38%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-30%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 3.32 1.08 154.1 17 5 0 8.3 3.2 1.4
Since 2021Away 3.41 1.11 134.2 11 2 0 8.3 3.6 0.9
2023Home 5.55 1.27 58.1 6 3 0 7.4 3.2 2.0
2023Away 4.23 1.16 44.2 2 2 0 6.9 3.8 1.2
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
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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
2.05
 
K/9
7.2
 
BB/9
3.5
 
HR/9
1.7
 
Fastball
92.5 mph
 
ERA
4.98
 
WHIP
1.22
 
BABIP
.243
 
GB/FB
0.93
 
Left On Base
65.4%
 
Exit Velocity
82.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.5%
 
Spin Rate
2109 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.8%
 
Swinging Strike
10.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Set for Tommy John surgery
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Elbow
August 28, 2023
Gonsolin (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Shifts to 60-day IL
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Forearm
August 27, 2023
The Dodgers transferred Gonsolin (forearm) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Sunday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
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Could require surgery
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Forearm
August 27, 2023
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Gonsolin (forearm) might require surgery, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Likely done for season
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Elbow
August 19, 2023
The Dodgers placed Gonsolin on the 15-day injured list Saturday with right forearm inflammation, Matthew Moreno of DodgerBlue.com reports.
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Trip to injured list expected
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Elbow
August 19, 2023
Gonsolin has been pitching through an elbow issue but will likely require a trip to the injured list, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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