Minnesota Twins: Ranking the Future Impacts of MiLB Signings
By Otto Johnson
Minnesota Twins Minor League Free Agent Signing No. 3: Danny Coulombe
- Talent: 2
- Playing Time: 5
- Past History: 4
- Overall Grade: 3.67
Arguably one of the pitchers with the best past history on this list, Danny Coulombe was drafted mainly as a reliever by the Los Angeles Dodgers all the way in the 25th round of the 2012 draft. He signed as a minor-league free agent in 2019 with the Twins and serves as the first re-signed player on this list.
Coulombe has always shown the potential to be a solid reliever, but never anything more, lacking the talent or plus pitches to truly dominate as a pitcher. His best season in the major leagues weren’t even that excellent.
He does have some advantages though. Coulombe was a member of the Minnesota Twins’ organization since 2019, so he does have a little bit of familiarity here. He also pitched in two games in 2020, striking out three as a call-up last year.
In addition, he also has put together one of the better stretches of any of the players on this list, as his time in Oakland from 2015-2017 was extremely solid. He wasn’t as good in 2018, and then lost the season due to injury, but he seems to still have something in him. His familiarity and opportunity gives him a good chance to have an impact in Minnesota.