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Twins agree to terms with first rounder Alex Wimmers

Aug 6, 2010, 7:50 PM EDT

The Twins have reached agreement with their first round pick from this year's draft, Ohio State right-hander Alex Wimmers.

Kelsie Smith of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Twins have agreed to terms with first-round pick Alex Wimmers.  His signing bonus, Smith adds, is worth $1.33 million.

Wimmers, a 6-foot-2 right-hander, was selected 21st overall in June’s first-year player draft after winning back-to-back Big Ten Pitcher of the Year awards at Ohio State.  He posted a 9-0 record this past season with a spectacular 1.60 ERA, and he struck out 273 batters over 215.2 total innings as a Buckeye. 

With a solid low-90s fastball and quality off-speed stuff, Wimmers was considered one of the more MLB-ready talents in the 2010 draft.  He’s a strike-thrower first, and that sure fits the mold of a Twins pitcher.  Look for him to move quickly through the club’s farm system.

  1. John_Michael - Aug 7, 2010 at 8:22 AM

    Can I be the first to call him AWimm?
    When he’s listed next to his position on the roster card, he’d be AWimm P. But at 6’2”, unless he has a Lincecum build, I doubt that would be fitting.
    I have the first MSM headline for him after a tough, grueling defeat: Wimmers Comes Up Just One Letter Short of Being a Winner
    Ok…who spiked my coffee?

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