Tony Gonsolin Talking 2020 at Dodgers Spring Training
Gonsolin took some time away from his bullpens and workouts to offer his insights and perspectives on the upcoming 2020 season. The Dodgers right-handed pitcher has been in camp for quite a while now, he's been staying in the area to take advantage of the Camelback Ranch facilities. Gonsolin looks to build on the 2019 season in which he made his major league debut, recorded his first big league victory and gained valuable experience with Los Angeles.
Last year the "Cat Man" made a big impression on the front office with his effectiveness and production in the minors. Gonsolin posted 50 strikeouts in just 41.1 Innings pitched in the hitter-friendly, Pacific Coast League. His record was not indicative of his performance as he went two wins against four losses. He was so impressive that he earned his way into a very crowded Dodgers pitching staff. The St. Mary's product had the opposite won-loss record at the big league level where he went 4-2. Gonsolin even posted a save for the Dodgers in 2019. I asked him if he was available for a bullpen role for the 2020 season, which he agreed that he was indeed open to that option.
In looking forward to the 2020 season, Gonsolin says that he just wants "to stay healthy, consistent and to take care of the things that he can control." A good game plan, especially because the Dodgers have acquired even more pitching for this season in David Price and Brusdar Graterol.