The senior sign out of San Diego rocketed up the ladder in 2011, pitching at three levels, saving 12 games and striking out 10.7 per nine innings along the way. He has a deep repertoire for a reliever, with a fastball, slider, splitter and changeup. Command is an issue, but if he can throw more strikes, he could be in a big league bullpen in short order. - Twins 2012 Prospect Watch -
Pitcher, Fort Myers Miracle, Class A Gulf Coast League
Drafted in the 7th round (225th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2010 (signed for $45,000)
Height: 6-2 Weight: 195
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born March 30, 1988 in Newport Beach, California, (Age 24), son of Sandra and Peter Hauser
2006 graduate of Corona Del Mar High School in Newport Beach (Sea Kings)
2007-2008: Orange Coast College (Pirates) in Costa Mesa, California
Made 42 appearances, pitching 113 1/3 innings, going 12-4 with a 3.26 ERA and 59 K's.
Trivia: Twins outfielder Marty Cordova also attended OCC
2009-2010: San Diego University (Toreros) [video]
Pitched in 23 games as a junior, (3 starts) posting a 5-2 record with a 4.82 ERA with 40 K's and 13 walks in 52 1/3 innings. Pitched exclusively as a reliever in senior season making 26 relief appearances and going 4-3 with 8 saves in 41 2/3 innings with a 3.67 ERA, 37 K's and 9 BB's.
2010: Assigned to Elizabethton in the Appalachian Rookie League, where he pitched 8 games in relief, surrendering only 1 earned run and registering 3 saves with 13 K's and 2 walks in 9 innings. Promoted to Beloit in the Midwest League (A) where he pitched another 4 games in relief without surrendering a run, picking up a win and a save while striking out 4 and walking 1.
2011: Began the season with the Beloit, pitching in 17 games. He compiled a 3-0 record with 5 saves and a 1.40 ERA for the Snappers, striking out 27 batters and walking 13 in 19 1/3 innings. Promoted to the Fort Myers Miracle in the High A Florida State League in mid-season where he pitched in 24 more games with a 2.16 ERA, 7 saves and struck out 44 while walking 16 in 41 2/3 innings. He was promoted to AA New Britain in the Eastern League at season's end, pitching 2 2/3 innings in his lone game, while striking out 4. Combined, Hauser went 5-6 with 12 saves and a 1.98 ERA across three levels, pitching 63 2/3 innings in 42 games, allowing only 53 hits while striking out 75 and walking 29.