While injuries have unfortunately become a major storyline for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Spring Training, the club has also received positive contributions from a number of up-and-coming prospects.
Two of them being pitching farmhands Tony Gonsolin and Dustin May, who have thrived with their opportunities in front of the big league coaching staff thus far. Both were highly regarded among multiple prospect rankings this year and are considered two of the top rising pitching products in all of baseball.
Given their impressive work ethics and success in Cactus League play, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said it wouldn’t be a stretch to expect Gonsolin or May to contribute at the Major League level this season, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com:
Roberts said he wouldn’t be surprised if young pitchers Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin helped the Dodgers on the big league level at some point this year.
In four spring appearances (two starts) thus far, Gonsolin has tossed nine scoreless innings with eight strikeouts while posting a minuscule 0.89 WHIP. He earned the Dodgers’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year honors in 2018 and has already caught the eye of Roberts.
May has thrived as well, similarly posting a 0.00 ERA in six innings of work to date, accumulating five strikeouts while compiling a superb 0.83 WHIP.
The right-hander was sought after in trade discussions with the Miami Marlins regarding catcher J.T. Realmuto, but the Dodgers were adamant they would not move May in any scenario.