Former Saint Mary’s baseball pitcher/outfielder Anthony Gonsolin was promoted last week from his short-season rookie team, the Ogden (Utah) Raptors, to the full-season Single-A Great Lakes Loons. Gonsolin is playing in the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system.
Gonsolin was promoted on Friday, Aug. 5, and made his first appearance at his new elevated level a night later. In his first week at full-season single-A he’s already made two appearances, throwing four innings and striking out two. Gonsolin was dominating rookie ball before being promoted. In 10 appearances with Ogden he posted a 2.60 ERA with 15 strikeouts against just five walks.
Gonsolin is the third Gael from the 2016 draft class to be promoted this summer. Corbin Burnes and Nate Nolan were also promoted in July. Gonsolin went from playing in the same league — the Pioneer League — as former teammate and fellow draftee Anthony Villa, to currently playing in the same league — the Midwest League — as Burnes. Gonsolin missed facing Villa’s Great Falls Voyagers by mere days. Gonsolin’s Loons and Burnes’ Wisconsin Timber Rattlers will not face each other for the rest of the season.