This year has been unprecedented across MLB in terms of the number of rookies getting a shot. Teams have used 364 players that have qualified as rookies in 2020, a pace that would shatter last year’s mark if not for the shortened season. The Dodgers are certainly familiar with bringing up young talent during the season.
ESPN ranked out the rookies who have made the biggest impact on their team in 2020 earlier this week. Among the names are young superstars like Kyle Luis, Luis Robert, and Sixto Sanchez. But one LA player also cracked the top 5 for pitchers, and he truly has been one of the most clutch guys on the team down the stretch.
The Dodgers have utilized Tony Gonsolin mostly in a starting rotation capacity. Across 7 appearances this year, Gonsolin has made 6 starts. He did not give up more than 1 earned run in any of those 6 starts, though his relief appearance was tough. More from ESPN on the rookie:
Lanky redhead Dustin May, with his stiff-legged delivery and his filthy sinker, have gotten more attention, but the less-heralded Gonsolin, who at times has had to battle for his roster spot, has been the more effective of the two Dodgers rookie…