Article: Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month - April
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Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:37 AM
Would love to see the Twins cut bait on teh old RP in the majors, move these guys up, and rotate them in and out of Rochester/MN to keep teh RP fresh, and have 12 pitchers in MN, not 13 or 14......this is a very nice list. Add in Tonkin as a young guy, and some SP in the minors that should be RP, and they should be able to rely more on their minors for RP.
Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:11 PM
Talking about Pino, have you seen what he did in Rochester today? CG shutout, 3 H, 0 BB, 4 SO, 93 pitches, 70 for strikes. Wow!
What are we missing here? Pino must be the poster boy for AAAA greatness. His numbers at AAA have greatly improved the last 2 seasons, but this year especially, he's currently bolstered by an unsustainble BABIP around .200 and a ridiculous strand rate at 99%. Three shutouts in 9 years of minor league ball and already 2 this year. Nice article on today's game, plus given credit as a mentor for Meyer and his new change-up:
There have been five shutouts thrown in the International League this season, and despite only having three starts on the year, Rochester right-hander Yohan Pino now has two of them.