Twins Picks: Where Are They Now?

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2010: Alex Wimmers, Pitcher, Ohio State

With the 21st pick in the 2010 draft, Wimmers came to the Twins after a strong career out of the Big Ten with Ohio State. At 21 years old, both Wimmers and the Twins had the luxury of being able to use time in the minors to their advantage.

At this point, Wimmers is 26 years old, and has not yet played above Double-A New Britain. His career ERA across five professional seasons sits at a mediocre 4.13. His 3.7 BB/9 ratio also leaves something to be desired. The Twins have brought Wimmers along almost solely as a reliever, and in 31 games last season, he compiled a 3.96 ERA. In his corner, Wimmers posted an impressive 10.4 K/9 ratio a season ago.

If he is going to make an impact for the Twins, it will be through the bullpen. Unfortunately, Wimmers still needs to lower his ERA and walks if he wants serious consideration in the future. After only pitching in 13 games for New Britain last year, he will likely begin 2015 in the same place.