The Book on Jose Berrios
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Jose Berrios / RHP, MIN
School: Papa Jaun XXIII HS (PR)
18 | 2/24/2016
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (5/25/2016): #29
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #19
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #17
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2016: #28
Baseball Prospectus: #17
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
Drafted as a teenager from Puerto Rico to open 2012's compensation round, Jose Orlando (J-O) Berrios is a smallish righthander with good arm strength that springs a compact but strong frame. His short delivery suggests mechanical soundness, even if it's a bit jerky, with a fastball that can pop at 96mph and a breaking ball that looks like a real plus offering. A top-flight phenom in a system good at maximizing pitcher value, there are few more certain things in the iffy business of pitching prospects: those last four starts he made at AAA in 2015 (32 strikeouts, 4 walks) made every last scout sit up and take notice.
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News and Notes
4/25/2016 by KDaddy
According to the Star Tribune, the Twins will call up top pitching prospect Jose Berrios to take the place of the disabled Ervin Santana. Berrios should make his major league debut on Wednesday against the Indians. That's a good matchup, and should set him up for a more challenging start against the Astros next week. Whether he sticks in the rotation any longer than that will depend on the results he puts up.