Way-Too-Early Predictions for 2016 AL Rookie of the Year

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3.  Jose Berrios, SP, Minnesota Twins

Berrios has done pretty much all there is to do in the minors. Since starting his career in 2012, he has shut down hitters at every level, utilizing his mid-90s fastball and sinking changeup to rack up strikeouts and fool hitters. In four years in the minors, the Puerto Rican has struck out 464 batters in 440.2 innings, a whopping 9.5 K/9. For comparison, that would be better than every AL starter this year besides Chris Sale, Chris Archer, Corey Kluber, and Carlos Carrasco. With the Twins having some questions in their rotation, it’s very likely the 21-year-old makes the Opening Day rotation.

3 Responses

  1. Ron Svetgoff

    no way on Joey Gallo, hits sub .200, strikeout rate 40%, and has a four and a half second long swing.


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