Anthony D. Gonsolin…attended St. Mary’s University, where he earned All-WCC First Team honors in 2016 as an outfielder/pitcher...he hit .307 with seven homers and 26 RBI while going 3-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 18 games on the mound…Prior to St. Mar y’s, he starred for Vacaville High School…He was named to the All-Monticello Empire League team and was named an Optimist Sacramento Area All-Star and garnered MVP honors for the South squad in the all-star game…originally selected by the Dodgers in the 9th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Saint Mary’s University.
Finished fourth in Rookie of the Year voting, named Baseball America’s MLB Rookie of the Year and selected to the publication’s All-Rookie team after going 2-2 with a 2.31 ERA in nine games (eight starts) over three stints with the Dodgers...Among NL pitchers with 40.0 or more innings, ranked seventh in ERA, fifth in opponents’ batting average (.193), second in WHIP (0.84) and sixth in opponents’ OPS (.518)…led MLB rookies in ERA and WHIP... Allowed just two homers in 46.2 innings, ranking fourth in homers allowed per 9.0 innings (0.39)...Posted the first double-digit strikeout game of his career on Sept. 20 at Colorado, fanning 10 Rockies hitters in 5.0 frames but taking the loss in the Dodgers’ 6-3 defeat... Appeared in four Postseason games (three starts) during the Dodgers’ run to a World Championship, going 0-2 with an 8.68 ERA (9 ER/9.1 IP)…started the club’s World Series clinching Game 6, allowing one run on three hits in a 1.2-inning no-decision.
Finished his first big league season with a 4-2 record and a 2.93 ERA (13 ER/40.0 IP) with a save in 11 games (six starts) across four stints with Los Angeles ... In six starts, including his Major League debut, he went 2-2 with a 2.89 ERA (9 ER/28.0 IP), striking out 24 batters against 10 walks while posting a 1.07 WHIP ... Made five relief appearances, putting up a 2-0 record with a save and a 3.00 ERA (4 ER/12.0 IP), limiting opponents to a .143 average while registering a 0.92 WHIP… four of his five relief appearances were of 2.0 innings or more, including a 4.0 inning save at Colorado on July 30...allowed only four earned runs in 20.0 innings during the month of August, posting a 1.80 ERA while striking out 16 batters...started the season with Oklahoma City, where he went 2-4 with a 4.35 ERA (20 ER/41.1 IP) in 13 starts, punching out 50 against 21 walks.
Split the season between Advanced -A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa, going 10-2 with a 2.60 ERA (37 ER/128 IP) in 26 starts…he struck out 155 batters against 42 walks, while holding opponents to a .219 batting average ... Set career-highs in wins, ERA, starts, innings pitched, strikeouts, batting average against and WHIP (1.14) ... Started the season with Rancho Cucamonga, going 4-2 with 2.69 ERA (25 ER/ 83.2IP) before being promoted to Double-A Tulsa on July 14...finished the season with Tulsa, earning a 6-0 record with a 2.44 ERA in nine starts for the Drillers…won his first four starts with the Drillers and held his opponents to a .203 batting average with 1.08 WHIP...was named MiLB.com Organizational All-Star and California League Mid-Season All-Star.
Spent most of the season with Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga, where he went 7-5 with a 3.92 ERA (27 ER/62.0 IP), striking out 73 batters against 18 walks while posting a 1.27 WHIP...appeared in three games for Single-A Great Lakes, posting a 0-1 record and a 3.38 ERA (3 ER/8.0 IP) with 12 strikeouts.
In his first professional season, he went 1-2 with a 3.77 ERA (13 ER/31.0 IP) in 19 games between Single-A Great Lakes and Rookie-level Ogden.