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The Book on Alex WimmersMIN

Prospect Info and Scouting Report

Alex Wimmers / RHP, MIN
Born 11/1/1988
Cincinnati, OH, USA
School: Ohio State
Height 6-2
Weight 195
Bats/Throws R/R
800 | 4/15/2013


Total professional at-bats: .

A well-rounded righthander from Ohio State drafted the Twins in the first round of 2010, Alex Wimmers was that rare example of a college pitcher who already showed control of three pitches, including a genuine plus changeup, before ever setting foot on a professional mound. A big-game pitcher who excelled under pressure in college, Wimmers showed consistent shutdown ability whenever the Buckeyes needed it, but he seemed more than a little wild at high-A Fort Myers last year, though he did calm down later in the year after a little off-field work on his approach to the craft, and looked close to his old self by the end of the season. His uncanny ability to outsmart hitters rather than blow them away with his stuff has always been his primary asset, so it should be no real surprise that his effectiveness hinges on the sharpness of his mental game, and that's never been as true as 2013, when he'll be working his way back from late-season TJ surgery. He will need patience and wile in order to rediscover and/or reinvent his delivery as a result. If the enigma of his ability/performance dichotomy can be untangled, he'll be an asset, though, no matter whether he comes as part of the rotation or the bullpen.


Pitching Stats 0.00000
2013 24 Rk Gulf Twins MIN 0 1 6 6 15.0 25 15 18 5 2.000 10.8 3.0 3.60
2012 23 AA Eastern New Britain MIN 0 0 1 1 4.1 6 2 3 2 1.846 6.2 4.2 1.50
2012 23 Rk Gulf Twins MIN 0 1 1 1 0.2 4 3 0 1 7.500 0.0 13.5 0.00
2011 22 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN 2 3 12 4 40.2 28 22 39 22 1.230 8.6 4.9 1.77
2011 22 Rk Gulf Twins MIN 0 0 1 0 1.0 0 0 1 1 1.000 9.0 9.0 1.00
2010 21 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN 2 0 4 4 15.2 6 1 23 5 0.702 13.2 2.9 4.60

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