The Minnesota Twins currently have one of the worst bullpens in the American League. They are ranked 23 overall with a 4.04 earned run average. They don’t have a guy that can come in and overpower the batter. They are dead last in strikeouts with 232, which is 30 less than the next team.
The Twins number 30 overall prospect, Cameron Booser has the tools to be a future power arm for the Twins bullpen. The southpaw can light up the radar gun. Booser has a fastball that tops out at 97 miles per hour and routinely sits around 95 miles per hour. He has recorded 64 strikeouts in 46 innings pitched.
The issue is he has command issues. He has issued 40 walks pitching for Class-A Cedar Rapids. In his last 10 appearances he has walked 14 batters and given up 11 earned runs. On the season he’s 1-2 with a 3.72 earned run average. Teams are hitting just .194 off him and if he can get his command under control he could move up the Twins farm system.
Booser signed with the Twins as a non-drafted free agent in 2013. He had Tommy John surgery when he was in high school, but has had no health issues since.
Booser’s recent struggles have delayed his climb within the Twins organization, but if can get his command under control he could rise fast and make his major league debut in 2016 or 2017.
More from Puckett's Pond
- Minnesota Twins: 2022 Year in Review for Twins Baseball
- Minnesota Twins: Making the Case for the Current 2023 Rotation
- Minnesota Twins: Does the MLB or the Twins have a Spending Problem?
- Minnesota Twins: 2 Possible Free Agent Reunions for 2023
- Minnesota Twins: Holiday Wish List for the rest of the Offseason