Dodgers Top Prospects: Should they stay or should they go

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 26: Tony Gonsolin #46 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a first inning pitch against of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 26, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. It is Gonsolin's MLB debut. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 26: Tony Gonsolin #46 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a first inning pitch against of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 26, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. It is Gonsolin's MLB debut. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 11: Tony Gonsolin #84 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a first-inning pitch during a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch on March 11, 2019, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

As was said earlier in this piece, the Dodgers have a pair of prospects that domino effect of each other in the trade market and farm system. Tony Gonsolin and Dustin May have a lot of similarities and the Dodgers can afford to trade one and keep the other.

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But, for the sake of this article, one was picked to stay and the other was designated as the trade option and for the sake of argument, May stays, Gonsolin goes.

Gonsolin was drafted as a closer from St. Mary’s in the ninth round of the 2016 draft. He played as a two-way player there and led the team in average, steals and saves in his junior year and saves again in his senior year.

Gonsolin throws in the upper-90’s and touches triple digits regularly and backs that up with a splitter that grades as a 70 out of 80 according to MLB Pipeline. But, at 25-years-old compared to Dustin May who is just 21, the Dodgers should be less hesitant to deal the high spirit righty than they should be to send Dustin May away.

Gonsolin is a great arm and a great character who has already made his MLB debut but the Dodgers will need to build packages for top talent and this is a great guy to add to those deals.

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The team loves Gonsolin but so will others and if it’s between May and him, Gonsolin goes.

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