Aaron Slegers Named Twins Minor League Player of the Week
Jun 19, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; Indiana Hoosiers pitcher Aaron Slegers (31) during their College World Series game against the Oregon State Beavers at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Dave Weaver-USA Today Sports
Add another name to keep an eye on in the Minnesota Twins farm system. Starting pitcher, Aaron Slegers was named the Twins Minor League Player of the Week.
Pitching for Class-A advanced Fort Meyers, Slegers pitched a complete game shutout on May 24. Slegers gave up three hits and recorded nine strikeouts. It was the third complete game Slegers has pitched during his minor league career. It was his first complete game shutout and the nine strikeouts is a career-high.
On the season, Slegers is 3-2 with a 2.59 earned run average for the Miracle. Teams are hitting just .207 off him. He hasn’t given up an earned run in his last two starts. He’s on the mound today for the Miracle and he’ll look to keep the scoreless streak going. He’s pitched seven or more innings in three of his last five outings.
The six foot ten right hander was drafted by the Twins in the fifth round in 2013. The former Indiana Hoosier is a ground ball pitcher, with a fastball that sits in the low 90s.
Slegers is not currently ranked among the Twins top 30 prospects on MLB.com. But, his progression down in Fort Meyers will be something to keep tabs on. The Twins have a number of intriguing pitching prospects, you can add Slegers to that list.