Minnesota Twins Possible Pitching Coach Options

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 17: Pitching coach Carl Willis
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 17: Pitching coach Carl Willis /
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PORT ST LUCIE, FL – FEBRUARY 27: Jose Rosado /

Jose Rosado

Twins fans may know Rosado best as the pitcher who gave up Paul Molitor‘s 3,000th hit. Rosado had a brief major league career cut down by injury, making two All-Star games in his five seasons with the Royals before he tore his rotator cuff and never could fully recover.

Rosado has been working as a pitching coach in the Yankees system since 2012, spending the last three seasons with the Yankees’ AA Trenton club. He was also the pitching coach with the Puerto Rico team in the World Baseball Classic this past spring. He’s one of the rising stars in the game as far as pitching coaches go. The Twins did get their current hitting coach, James Rowson from the Yankees organization as a fast-rising option as well, so going back to that well wouldn’t be out of the question, especially with the team’s connections in Puerto Rico.

Tim Leveque

Leveque has been in the video evaluation and coaching of pitching with the St. Louis Cardinals since 2006. He has served as their minor league pitching coordinator since just ahead of the 2014 season. He’s considered to be a fast rising future pitching coach with an eye toward use of video evaluation and mechanical evaluation of pitchers.

Dan Meyer

Meyer was part of the Atlanta Braves organization before he was traded to the Oakland Athletics as part of the Tim Hudson deal. He pitched until 2013, when he did not make the Baltimore Orioles out of spring training and chose to retire.

Meyer has been coaching with the Braves since 2015, working originally as the minor league pitching rehab coordinator before spending the last two seasons with the Rome Braves, the low-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, working with their premier pitching prospects the last two seasons and receiving huge praise. He’s another with a big future as a pitching coach that could be one of those guys the Twins get before he’s on anyone else’s radar for a major league job.

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