Feb 24, 2014; Lake Buena Vistas, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher J.R. Graham (72) poses for a picture at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
After being selected by the Twins in the Rule 5 Draft from the Atlanta Braves organization, Graham also has set himself into the Top 20 Twins prospects according to MLB.com
Once a flame throwing pitcher, Graham has watched his career be somewhat derailed by injury. With the ability to push the radar gun and blow the ball past hitters, the Twins could definitely find use for the hard throwing right-hander. Graham owns a 3.37 minor league ERA and it will be put to the test for the Twins this season.
Unless the Twins want to offer Graham back to the Braves, he will need to be on the 25 man roster for the duration of the 2015 season. Look for Graham to make himself worthy of the selection, and find himself right in the middle of the competition.