Minnesota Twins Minor League Free Agent Signing No. 1: Derek Law
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- Past History: 4
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The No. 1 spot on this list goes to a pitcher who I have written about before, and one that I think the Twins will really like in 2021. Derek Law is a former ninth round pick of the San Francisco Giants, and the player who had the single best season of any on this list.
Law’s 2016 season with the San Francisco Giants was a dominant one, where the league saw him break into the league, pitching in 61 games to the tune of a 2.13 ERA and a 2.53 FIP. He also showed the ability to get strikeouts too, earning 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
After that season, his ERA ballooned, but his strikeout numbers stayed relatively the same before improving to 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings in 2019. He’s got an excellent slider, a pitch that’s arguably better than any other offering that these other pitchers have.
This sticks out a lot, as it’s exactly how Matt Wisler had a successful season for the Twins just last year. No player has a clearer path to making an impact for the Minnesota Twins in 2021 than Derek Law, and I think he’ll make a splash for a team in need of more relief help.