Jul 13, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; World pitcherJose Berrios
throws a pitch in the first inning during the All Star Futures Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
36. Jose Berrios
It’s interesting to see the vastly differing opinions on the Twins biggest riser of a season ago. Pitching in Fort Myers to start the year, and ending in Triple-A Rochester at the end of it, Jose Berrios had an incredible 2014. ZiPS projected Berrios as nothing more than a J.D. Durbin clone earlier this offseason, while other prospect lists continue to glow about his potential.
Berrios works with a very fluid motion and makes pitching look easy. While his pitches lack life and movement to some extent, he will be looking to develop the ability to do more than simply throw by hitters. With lofty goals set out for himself in 2015, Berrios is a hard person to bet against. Look for the Twins young hurler to get a shot sometime in 2015.