SP,RP - FA
The Angels released starting pitcher Luiz Gohara.
Still just 23 years old, Gohara was a highly ranked prospect in recent seasons. However, shoulder problems have been an issue for him lately and the former Atlanta Brave signed with the Angels this off-season. Gohara likely won't sign with another organization until 2021.
Luiz Gohara, 22 years old, is determined to make a positive statement in 2019 after a perfect storm of personal hardships and injuries derailed a promising 2018 campaign.
He reported to camp 35-40 pounds lighter and with renewed focus determined to overcome the death of his father along with his mom's heart ailment to prove what others believe about his potential. The promising lefty has been compared to a young CC Sabathia and indeed has sleeper appeal. Obviously, he hopes to crack the rotation and he has the gifts to do that but he might also see some relief duties. Certainly worth keeping a close eye on.
Luiz Gohara has been optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Gohara needs to pitch on a regular basis and was not getting that opportunity in Atlanta. The Braves still consider him to be a starter and are very high on him, for good reason. But it's been a frustrating season thus far, starting with an ankle injury in spring training which derailed plans of his being in the starting rotation to begin the season. Worth a stash if you have space.
Luiz Gohara allowed two runs on four hits and four walks over four innings in the Braves' loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.
Gohara has electric stuff, but struggled a bit with his command. He will leave the Braves to join his sick mother in Brazil, and it is unclear if he will get another start soon with Mike Soroka on his way back.
Atlanta Braves pitching prospect Luiz Gohara is expected to join the big league team this week as a reliever.
This is bittersweet news. On the one hand, it’s great that Gohara is probably getting called up. However, it looks like it’ll be as a reliever to limit innings. Gohara was Baseball America’s 23rd ranked prospect entering the season, but until he gets a chance in the rotation fantasy players should sit tight.