He doesn't throw that hard. 88-92. His best pitch is a very good changeup and a still-improving curveball. I was glad he went back to start the season at AA just to kind of verify what he did last year out of the bullpen, and so far, so good.
Guerra - Just how hard does this guy throw? He's been downright nasty so far in AA.
DeVries is too old to be considered a prospect at this point, but that doesn't mean he isn't or couldn't be a good pitcher. He dominated last year in the bullpen in AA and quickly moved up to Rochester and pitched well in all kinds of roles, short-relief, long-relief, spot starts. His big league role would be long reliever. I'd like to see him get a cup of coffee. Doesn't possess great stuff, relies on control.
DeVries - He's been starting at Rochester, but has been a reliever in the past.
This is his last option year. Next year, he has to make the Twins roster or be put on waivers.
I don't think it's too crazy to think they could call up Guerra straight from AA. He's been on the 40 man roster for at least 2 years, right? So would next year be his last option year?
Me. He was pretty solid last year, and he was very good in the Arizona Fall League. He's a veteran type now, so he's become a better pitcher. He's never really walked guys. it's encouraging to see the K's remain at 1 per inning. last year was the first time he had done that in the upper levels.
Did anyone else see DeVries having this good of a start in AAA? I didn't. 15/4 in 15 IP.
He's been eligible for the Rule 5 draft the last two years. If the Twins do not add him to the 40 man roster following the season, he came become a six-year minor league free agent. That is likely.
Maybe DeVries needs a full year at AAA before he gets added to the 40 man, but I think he's got some potential in the long relief/spot start role.
Of the 3, Manship has the best stuff, for sure. Guerra's got a long way to go before he's ready.
I like both of those guys a lot (and Manship),