The Minnesota Twins have a bevy of talented young arms in their farm system. Guys like, Alex Meyer, Kohl Stewart and Trevor May are all talented. All three players will make an impact on the Twins starting rotation in the near future. Twin fans will get another look at May on Monday, as he’s scheduled to start the Twins home opener against the Kansas City Royals.
Twin fans are sitting on the edge of their seats waiting patiently for Meyer to get the call up to the big league club. However, it’s the Puerto Rican flamer thrower, Jose Berrios that they should be most excited about. Berrios is a confident pitcher on the mound and has a fastball that hits 96 mpg. He has a curveball that will buckle your knees.
You might remember Berrios from the 2014 Futures Game. Berrios was the starting pitcher for Team World in the game at Target Field. He pitched a scoreless first inning and struck out one batter in his inning of work.
Berrios made his first start for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts last night. Berrios worked 6.1 innings giving up one run and striking out 11 batters. He had a shutout going until giving up a solo homer in the sixth inning. With outings like that, Berrios won’t be wearing a Lookouts uniform much longer.
Instead, he could be wearing a Twins uniform by the end of the season. While May and Meyer will get to the big leagues first, it will be Berrios that could be the future ace for the Twins. The 20 year old from Puerto Rico has all the tools to be the Twins ace for years to come.
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