A look at Aaron Slegers Spot Start for the Minnesota Twins

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 17: Aaron Slegers
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 17: Aaron Slegers /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 17: Aaron Slegers
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 17: Aaron Slegers /

The Minnesota Twins recalled towering righty Aaron Slegers yesterday and he put up great numbers. How did he look?

The Minnesota Twins brought up Aaron Slegers to make his major league debut in the second half of the double header on Thursday.


Aaron Allan Slegers was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 5th round of the 2013 draft out of Indiana University.

Born September 4th of 1992, Slegers is the son of a Minnesota native, as his mother is from Hinckley and went to Hamline University in St. Paul.

In his draft season, Slegers was sent to Elizabethton, and after a full season of pitching in college, he threw out of the bullpen in the Appalachian League, posting very good numbers, with a 0.47 ERA and 0.95 WHIP over 9 games and 19 innings, posting a 2/18 BB/K ratio.

Slegers opened the 2014 season with Cedar Rapids, and while his numbers weren’t amazing, the Twins bumped him up to Fort Myers, and his numbers were solid there. He finished combined with 23 starts, 132 innings, a 4.36 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 24/102 BB/K ratio.

Slegers opened 2015 with high-A Fort Myers and worked to AA Chattanooga in the second half of the season, combining for 25 starts, 156 innings, a 3.35 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and a 33/104 BB/K ratio.

In 2016, Slegers spent the full season at AA Chattanooga, making 25 starts, with 145 1/3 innings, posting a 3.41 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 46/104 BB/K ratio.

This season in AAA, Slegers has been the best pitcher in Rochester’s rotation all season. He leads the International League in wins with 13, making 21 starts, throwing 130 1/3 innings, with a 3.18 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and a 27/97 BB/K ratio.

Next: Slegers Scouting Report