Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:31 AM
He was a 14th round draft pick in 2006. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks, but went to Notre Dame instead. He missed his entire freshman year due to reconstructive elbow surgery.
Up until last year, he was exclusively a starter in the minors. His overall ERA in the minors is 3.49, and he has a 3+:1 K:BB ratio. However, his career strikeout rate is just 7.3.
After advancing steadily through the minors, Manship debuted with the Twins in 2009, working both as a starter and a reliever. He's bounced back and forth between Rochester and the majors since, but was sidelined a good chunk of last season with oblique and elbow issues. (The elbow issue was resolved when an bone spur was removed.)
Manship is working as a reliever in Rochester. He was very impressive in spring training with the Twins, and is off to an even better start with the Red Wings. So far, in 11 innings, he's struck out 10, walked 4, and given up 10 hits, none of which were home runs. All told that's resulted in a 0.82 ERA in early action.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:50 AM
Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:43 AM
Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:16 AM
~You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant~
Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:15 PM
Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:27 PM
Manship is out of options for next year and I would have thought the Twins would want to give him a good chance as a starter. Manship has done a lot better as a starter than a reliever as greengoblinrulz stated. Why? I'm thinking that he needs to pitch more often to be effective. And when he was a reliever with the Twins they hardly ever put him in on a regular basis. I think the Twins really messed up when they decided that Manship was going to be their next Matt Gurrier.
If you look at Jeff just as a starter with the Twins, he did very well in 2009 getting a very important win near the end of the season. He was pulled up and down in 2010 mainly as a reliever and never got much of a chance. He was hurt most of 2011, but when he was healthy was part of the no-hitter at Rochester that included 2 other pitchers. Then 2012, he again has gone up and down only as a reliever. His AAA numbers as a starter has been excellent this year. If he had started out the year as a starter in Rochester I'm betting he would be starting with the Twins right now.
To say I'm disappointed is an understatement. I just don't think the Twins ever gave Manship a fair shake as a starter with the big club. I think the Twins missed out on this one.