Twins Spotlight: Episode 14 (Tyler Wells)
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins DailyTyler Wells has been a guest on several of my podcasts in the past, always willing to talk about his journey or baseball in general. Today, we will chat with him about being selected in the Rule 5 draft, get updated on his rehab from Tommy John surgery and much more.
Wells was the Twins 15th round pick in 2016 out of Cal State-San Bernadino. He immediately began pitching well. In 2018, he was the Twins Daily Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year when he went 10-6 with a 2.49 ERA between Ft. Myers and Chattanooga. In 119 1/3 innings, he walked just 31 and struck out 121 batters.
Unfortunately in the spring of 2019, he felt the pop that no pitcher wants to hear. A few months later, he underwent Tommy John surgery and rehabbed through that season and into the 2020 season. On Thursday, the Baltimore Orioles made him a Rule 5 draft pick so he will now head to Orioles spring training hoping to make their big-league roster.
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More on Tyler Wells :
- Twins 2018 Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year (Sept 2018)
- Episode 5: Get to Know RHP Tyler Wells, OF Jaylin Davis (Oct 2020)
- Follow Tyler on Twitter at @tylerw13.
- Follow Tyler on Instagram at @twells_34.
Episode 1: Tom Hackimer
Episode 2: Matt Canterino
Episode 3: Aaron Whitefield
Episode 4: Spencer Steer
Episode 5: Travis Blankenhorn
Episode 6: Cody Laweryson
Episode 7: Matt Wallner
Episode 8: Brent Rooker
Episode 9: Bailey Ober
Episode 10: Talkin' Torii (with Jacque Jones, Royce Lewis, Niko Guardado)
Episode 11: Top 60 Twins Players in 60 Seasons in Minnesota
Episode 12: Charlie Mack
Episode 13: Edwar Colina
Episode 14: Tyler Wells