J.O. Berrios Gets His Shot at Target Field


The Minnesota Twins organization just got a great bit of news this afternoon.  Coming on the heels of yet another outstanding performance, Fort Myers Miracle phenom, Jose Berrios, will be pitching at his potential home park of the future, Target Field, in the Future’s All Star Games.

Thanks to a report by Mike Beradino of the Pioneer Press, the 20-year-old out of Puerto Rico has been selected to throw in the Futures All Star Game on July 13 at Target Field.

More from Minnesota Twins News

Berrios will be pitching for the World team in the Futures Game, which is the annual classic showcasing the best of both USA and World born prospects throughout the minor leagues.

For the Miracle, Jose Berrios has compiled a 2.05 ERA and a record of 8-2.  Over 83.1 innings pitched, Berrios has struck out 98 batters while walking only 21.  He is definitely known as a punch out pitcher and has shown that he has a vast control of the Florida State League.

The Twins selected Berrios in 2012 with the 32nd overall pick.  He has quickly, albeit somewhat quietly, climbed the Twins ladder of top prospects.  Berrios has yet to pitch above High-A ball, but projects to get a promotion to Double-A New Britain by season’s end if he continues his current trend.

Major League Baseball will announce the rest of the Futures Game rosters today at 2pm CST and the event can be viewed live here.  Although Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano won’t be making an appearance, Twins minor leaguers Trevor May and Kennys Vargas are strong candidates for the opportunity to join Berrios.