Although Arkansas 3B Zach Cox had slipped, the Twins were all over the Ohio State right-hander from the start. A 6’2″ 195 or so he has decent size, but he is more of a command guy than anything else. Sadly he throws with his right hand and not his left, but we can’t have everything. He only throws in the high 80s-low 90s, so he can’t really afford to lose any more velocity, but his curveball is one of the better secondary pitches in the draft.
Wimmers has a really high floor. Unless his fastball collapses he will be a big league starter, but probably no more than a number three starter. Still, the Twins have had success with Wimmers type pitchers before, and I bet they will do it again.
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