Prospect Spotlight Series: Lewis Thorpe
In the first installment of this series, we took a look at right-handed pitcher Jhoan Duran and I shared some video of a brilliant start he made for Cedar Rapids. More recently, I took a look at Alex Kirilloff, an excellent hitter who is also a better athlete than he often gets credit for. Let's shine the spotlight on the Thorpedo.
Thorpe had a huge 2018 season. He was placed on the 40-man roster, made his Triple-A debut and was named the Jim Rantz Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Speaking of that Triple-A debut, let's take take a look back at that outing.
How about that for an arrival? Thorpe threw 71 of his 100 pitches for strikes, getting 22 swinging strikes. He struck out nine batters without issuing a single walk. Thorpe made three more appearances with Rochester prior to the end of the season and finished with a 3.32 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 10.8 K/9 in 21 2/3 innings with the Red Wings.
Thorpe is just one of more than 160 players featured in the Prospect Handbook.We had a ton of fun putting the book together and we’re really excited for people to read it. Recognizing these minor league players for their efforts and ability is a big motivating factor in the project, so we would love for you to pick up a copy.
Click here for more information on the 2019 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook
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