Minnesota Twins: Taking a look at prospect Felix Jorge

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 07: Felix Jorge
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 07: Felix Jorge /

Welcome to the first edition of Puckett’s Pond’s new feature “A Trip to the Farm”. In this space we will take a look at the less talked about prospects in the Minnesota Twins system.

Starting things off is a starting pitcher who is ranked 17th in the Twins Top-30 prospects. The Minnesota Twins need pitching and that need will never cease. Felix Jorge has the potential to help fill out the back of the rotation in the very near future.

Jorge was able to get his feet wet in the Major Leagues during the 2017 season with the Twins. However, that is not something he should be bragging about. Jorge has a ton of potential and needs to show that the ’17 season was just a bump in the road.

Pitching prospects are almost impossible to project unless they are truly elite. Jorge has the look of a solid pitcher in the future for the Minnesota Twins and that future could begin as early as 2018. However, elite is not the word anybody will use while describing his abilities.

Jorge has the potential to be a quality Major League pitcher and as I’ve stated, the Twins need pitching. However, to expect anything more than league average production from him would not be wise for Minnesota.

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What Jorge brings to the table

He throws a good fastball, with some sink, and will induce his share of ground balls. However, he is smaller in stature and one has to wonder whether his body can hold up over the course of a full season.

Jorge is only 24 years old and can still add to his 6’2″ 170 lbs frame and Minnesota should be pushing him to do so. However, Jorge has pitched 458 1/3 innings over the last three seasons, so durability doesn’t seem to be an issue.

In his first taste of big league action during the 2017 season, Jorge was far from impressive. He logged only 7 2/3 innings for the Minnesota Twins in ’17, but he allowed nine earned runs and had a 10.57 ERA across two starts.

However, Jorge definitely has a future in Major League Baseball and Minnesota will continue to give him opportunities. Jorge is one of many promising prospects knocking on the door to the Major Leagues. The future is bright in the Twin Cities and Jorge will play a role.

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