Projecting The Twins 5th Starter
May 1, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey (37) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Over the last two seasons, Pelfrey has been nothing short of a train wreck. He has posted 5.19 and 7.99 ERA the last two years and has only pitched in 34 games for the Twins over that time span. Obviously injuries have played a big part in the derailment of Pelfrey’s tenure with the Twins. Coming off yet another injury marred season in 2014, it is likely best to rely on Pelfrey out of the bullpen as an innings eater. He projects as someone who should be able to adequately handle that role, and has the benefit of having previous starting experience. Like May, I don’t see any way Pelfrey figures into the Twins starting rotation in 2015.