The Minnesota Twins Focus on Pitching
By Brennen Rupp
The first two rounds of the 2015 first-year player draft is complete. The Minnesota Twins selected left-handed pitcher, Tyler Jay with the sixth overall pick and right-handed pitcher, Kyle Cody with their second round pick.
Jay, out of the University of Illinois was ranked as the number nine prospect by MLB.com. This season he made 30 appearances, going 5-2 with an impressive 1.08 earned run average. He made only two starts during his three year career at Illinois, both starts coming this season.
Will Jay start? Or will he come out of the bullpen? Twins scouting director, Deron Johnson on Jay.
"“He’s got a power arm. I’m sure there are questions if this kid can start or not, but we definitely believe he’s got a legitimate chance to start. He’s got a good slider, a plus-fastball.”"
The Twins second-round pick, Kyle Cody is out of the University of Kentucky. Cody was ranked as the number 40 overall prospect by MLB.com.
Cody is a giant of a man, standing at 6-7 and weighing 245 pounds. He can light up the radar gun with a fastball that tops out at 97.
The Twins added more power arms to their farm system last night. They already had an impressive stash of young arms. The rich definitely got richer last night.
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