Dodgers: 3 Options to replace David Price in the rotation

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Tony Gonsolin

The first option for the Dodgers to replace Price will be one of their talented young arms. Dodgers fans got a chance to see Tony Gonslin last season on the main roster, as he had a positive impact when he was called up.

Last season, Gonsolin made 11 appearances, with six of them being starts. He was able to total an impressive 2.93 ERA in 40 innings with 37 strikeouts and a WHIP just slightly above one. While the sample size in the majors wasn’t huge, Gonsolin did show some of the potential that we saw in the minors.

In 2018, Gonsolin was great in the Dodgers’ farm system between A+/AA. That year, he was able to total a 10-2 record, 2.66 ERA, and 155 strikeouts in just 128 innings. The ability of Gonsolin to strikeout batters makes him a very appealing prospect for the Dodgers.

With some experience in the bullpen last season, the Dodgers might think about Gonsolin being in that role next season. However, he has shown in the minors that he can be a very good starting pitcher.

Gonsolin didn’t go particularly deep in any of his starts last season in the majors, as the team might be thinking about him being more of an option as a starter next season.