Scouting report: Stephen Gonsalves

by Kevin_Gallo | Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Pitcher name: Stephen Gonsalves

HT: 6’5

WT: 190lbs

Pos: LHP

Hometown: San Marco, CA

Draft Status: HS Senior at Cathedral Catholic

T/B:  L\L

Physical:   Gonsalves has long loose limps and a long torso.  He has sloped shoulders and an athletic frame.  Physical he is one of the most athletic pitchers in the upcoming draft and he also has plenty of room to add weight and muscle.

Mechanics:  Gonsalves throws from a low ¾ arm slot and a medium leg kick.  He has an old style arm swing to start is motion and breaks his hands at the chest level.  He has a long stride to the plate but doesn’t use his back leg to its full potential.

Fastball:  Gonsalves’ fastball sits between 87 to 92mph with tailing action.  He has good downward plane on his fastball.  He has good arm speed and arm action.  Once he again some weight, muscle and starts pushing off a little better, he will gain velocity and be able to maintain it.

Secondary Pitches:  Gonsalves show a good feel for a curveball and throws it between 73 to 75mph.  It has an 11 to 5 break but can be inconsistent.  It has good rotation and at times shows a sharp downward break.

Changeup:  He has a good feel for the pitch but I have only seen him in the bullpen.  It is a work in progress.

Summary:  I had a chance to see 3 times this summer and was impressed by his athleticism and pure raw ability.  He has some very good talent and has the raw tools to become a top of the rotation pitcher.  How far he goes is completely up to him and his work ethic.

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  1. Kevin says:

    It seems to me that a constant in this draft so far for the younger SP is that they don’t use their lower halfs.Stewart has the same issue I understand.

    The ? I ask is this a common issue amongst HS SP nowadays? Or was it some coincidence that a couple guys with that issue happened to be really good SP in the same draft?

  2. Kevin Gallo says:

    Its not uncommon. Most HS pitchers have lower half problems. Getting both halves to work together is sometimes problem.

  3. Kevin says:

    Yea I figured that.It just seems like 1 of those things that experience and as reps go on they’ll understand and utilize better.

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