Dodgers Spring Standouts! Tony Gonsolin, Jimmy Nelson, Cleavinger, Jansen, Gonzalez, & More

With the Dodgers more than halfway through spring training, we take a look at the pitchers impressing down in Arizona! We break down the standout springs of Tony Gonsolin, Jimmy Nelson, Garrett Cleavinger, Kenley Jansen, Victor Gonzalez and more!

Plus, will who will lock down a spot on the Dodgers starting rotation between Tony Gonsolin and Dustin May?

Check out part one of this spring training standouts series.


The Dodgers are in an enviable position when it comes to quality pitching depth. With that, however, some tough questions are coming up for Dave Roberts and company. The starting rotation has one spot for four hopefuls, and the bullpen seems mostly set with a so-far resurgent Jansen anchoring the 9th.

What does your Dodger pitching staff look like? Drop your list in the comments below!


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  1. Six-man rotation (Kershaw, Buehler, Bauer, Urias, May & Gonsolin) for at least 2021 as no one threw for more than 80 innings last year. You just can’t go from 80 or less to 200 in a year. Six starters keeps the limit at about 140-150 innings per starter.

    Price as the long-relief lefty and Santana as the long-relief righty, with Trienan, Gonzo, Cleavenger, Knebel, and Morrow in the pen. I’m not sold on Jansen’s “comeback” just yet. Graterol likely starts the season on the 10-day. Kelly is not close to being ready, and that could be a good thing.

    Maybe Khanle and Ferguson show up in September-October, so we’ll see. Only Roberts could screw tis up…

    1. You’re forgetting about Nelson. At this point, I would take Nelson over Santana or maybe even over Morrow until Morrow proves to be healthy.

      1. Yep, Morrow isn’t ready and Santana looks like a pitcher to eat some innings in a lopsided game only. He has always looked like a guy who is a tick or 2 away from a roster spot. Good for a fill-in call up for a couple weeks here and there but not much more at this point.

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