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#1 John Bonnes

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

La Velle E Neal posted some ravings about 18-year-old Jose Berrios yesterday morning.

The guy looks like a clubhouse attendant when he walks around. But he has grown man stuff. His fastball is around 93 miles an hour, and it's not out the question that he finds another mph or two. And he has a good curveball and isn't afraid to throw a change.

``You can hear the ball buzzing as it comes in,'' catcher Ryan Doumit said between pitches.
Berrios and Kyle Gibson have been the most impressive through two days of b.p.


There are some other quotes about him too.

http://www.startribu.../192025501.html

#2 ThePuck

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

he should be impressing people...he is very impressive.

#3 nicksaviking

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

Good, let's see him go to Ft. Myers then. I wonder exactly just how impressive a HS pitcher would have to be to skip the Midwest league for the Twins.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:11 PM

In November, 2012, Baseball America predicted that in 2016, our ace would be Gibson and our #2 would be Berrios. We'll see how that works out.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

At this point in ST hitters aren't swinging "so they can get their timing down first." Or is it, so they don't embarass themselves>?

#6 ashburyjohn

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:32 PM

La Velle E Neal posted some ravings about 18-year-old Jose Berrios yesterday morning.


Raves != ravings. You had me wondering at first. :P

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

In November, 2012, Baseball America predicted that in 2016, our ace would be Gibson and our #2 would be Berrios. We'll see how that works out.


Number one starter in the Twins (and a lot of other teams) is not the same as an Ace, since Santana was traded...
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

Number one starter in the Twins (and a lot of other teams) is not the same as an Ace, since Santana was traded...


I never said it was...but fine, #1. I think the point was clear, all semantics aside.

#9 YourHouseIsMyHouse

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

So he's probably going to win a roster spot, right?

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

No negative comments....don't worry the thread is young!

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:18 PM

No negative comments....don't worry the thread is young!


Couldn't this comment itself be construed as a negative?


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#12 mike wants wins

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

Great news.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:43 PM

No negative comments....don't worry the thread is young!


When is his TJ surgery scheduled for?

#14 Thrylos

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

I cannot wait to see the kid next month in Fort Myers. One thing I am puzzled about is that 93 mph. After he was drafted I do remember the scouting reports saying that his fastball (four seamer) was 92-95. And reports from E-town were similar. Of course, it is Spring and he might not be pitching all out yet, but still surprised.
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#15 John Bonnes

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:07 PM

I'm a little relieved to hear the positive reviews. When I interviewed Terry Ryan for the Handbook, he downplayed Berrios a little, saying he didn't have a great instructional league, and I wondered if there had been some issues. This is reassuring.