With no game today, I figure I should write about the pitching prospects in the Twins’ organizations. We’ll take a look at both starters and relievers, and at the AAA, AA, A+, and A levels.

Keep in mind that the AAA guys are people who have good chances at being called up when the Twins expand their roster.

I’ll start at AAA:

Scott Baker: 4-3, 2.83 ERA, 63.2 IP, 59 H, 20 BB, 53 K, 0.84 K/9, 9 games/9 games started

I’ve always liked Scott, and with a little more help I believe he can be a solid starter. His real name is Timothy Scott Baker.
J.D. Durbin: 4-3, 2.33 ERA, 89 IP, 67 H, 50 BB, 81 K, 0.91 K/9, 16G/16GS

He’s a fireballer, and in my opinion would be a reliever if called up. He’s beein in the Twins’ organization since he was 18, but isn’t a major leaguer yet. Also voted with the best breaking ball in AAA, by Baseball America magazine.

Beau Kemp: 7-2, 1.95 ERA, 74 IP, 73 H, 24 BB, 27K, 0.365 K/9, 41G/0GS

A great record and ERA for a reliever, he gives up too many hits and doesn’t strike out enough guys. The downside is that he’s 25 and not in the bigs yet.
Ricky Barrett: 5-1, 3.42 ERA, 47.1 IP, 31 H, 26 BB, 49 K, 1.04 K/9, 27G/0GS

A good record and decent ERA, along with averaging more than 1 K per inning. The downside is that he’s 25 and still in the minors.


Glen Perkins: 2-10, 4.05 ERA, 100 IP, 96 H, 39 BB, 106 K, 1.06 K/9, 20G/20GS

Once he gets some wins he will probably be called up.

Errol Simonitsch: 7-12, 4.22 ERA, 123.2 IP, 146 H, 32 BB, 78 K, 0.633 K/9, 22G/22GS

Needs to get his WHIP closer to 1.20 (at 1.44 now) and get his ERA below 4 to have a shot at getting called up. The downside is that he’s 24 and still in AA.
Adam Harben: 3-7, 3.89 ERA, 106.1 IP, 99 H, 59 BB, 56 K, 0.53 K/9, 26G/19GS

Needs to walk less than he strikes out and he should be good. The downside is that he’s 23 and not in AAA yet.
Kevin Slowey (A+ and AA): 8-5, 2.10 ERA, 148.2 IP, 102 H, 21 BB, 151 K, 1.02 K/9, 23G/23GS

He’s my favorite out of the group. His WHIP is very good (.87), because he doesn’t walk many batters.


Anthony Swarzak: 8-6, 3.41 ERA, 126.2 IP, 118 H, 51 BB, 118 K, 0.935 K/9, 23G/23GS

He’s got the most W, IP, BB, CG (2), SHO (1), and K than anyone else on the Miracle.

Jose Mijares: 1-5, 4.38 ERA, 49.1 IP, 45 H, 25 BB, 61 K, 1.24 K/9, 21G/4GS

I put him on here because of his strikeouts. He fans a lot of batters, although his ERA and walks can be improved.

Kyle Waldrop (A and A+): 8-3, 3.34 ERA, 135.1 IP, 132 H, 24 BB, 76 K, 0.56 K/9, 22G/21GS

He does not walk a lot of batters, and in Fort Myers this year his ERA is an outstanding 2.84.


Eduardo Morlan: 4-5, 2.66 ERA, 91.1 IP, 67 H, 35 BB, 108 K, 1.18 K/9, 25G/15GS

A great ERA and a good WHIP to go along with more than 1 strikeout per inning.

Alexander Smit: 6-1, 3.20 ERA, 84.1 IP, 63 H, 37 BB, 109 K, 1.30 K/9, 30G/9GS

Another favorite of mine. Boasts the best K/9 ratio on the team, and it’s even better than Garza’s minor league ratio.

Yohan Pino: 11-2, 2.28 ERA, 75 IP, 58 H, 17 BB, 85 K, 1.13 K/9, 39G/4GS

A great record, a great ERA, a perfect 1.00 WHIP, a good K/9 ratio.