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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL WELCOME TO THE SHOW: JOSE BERRIOS SP MINNESOTA TWINS

On the heels of Aaron Blair and Blake Snell getting early promotions to the big leagues over the last week, the Minnesota Twins joined the party on Tuesday when it was learned they would call up top pitching prospect Jose Berrios to make his first MLB start Saturday.  At only 21-years-old, the very young but also very powerful Berrios is ranked number 16 in Baseball America's top 100 Prospect List on the strength of a fastball that touches the upper 90's and has led to a very high number of strikeouts while he was coming up the minor league ladder.  Just this season at Triple-A, Berrios dominated in his three starts to the tune of a 1.06 ERA and a very impressive 10.59 K/9 IP rate.  Yes the 4.24 BB/9 rate was a bit high but that number is a bit of an anomaly as Berrios was at a much more impressive 2.38 and 1.67 at Double-A and Triple-A in 2015 in a much larger sample size of outings.  As we said earlier, Berrios is your classic power arm who can rack up K's from the jump as he journeys into the major leagues and he should be added in all formats where available.  He has a good chance of sticking in the Minnesota rotation considering how bad this group collectively has been thus far this season. 

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