January 24, 2009

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2009: #25 Brian Duensing

2009 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #25 | Brian Duensing

Position | Pitcher

Bats/Left | Left/Left

| February 22, 1983 (Omaha, Nebraska)

| University of Nebraska

| 5'11''

| 210 lbs.

2008 Ranking
| 11

Brian Duensing was selected by the Twins in the 3rd round of the 2005 draft. Despite a down 2008 season, he has posted good numbers in each of his stops in the Twins system. He has good control and is known as a great competitor. He has good pitching mechanics and really has nothing left to prove in the minor leagues. The Twins added him to the 40-man roster which means that there's a good chance that we will see him in Minnesota at some point this next season. Unfortunately for Duensing, he doesn't seem to fit in long-term with this ball club unless it is in a bullpen role. If Craig Breslow struggles, the Twins may pull the plug on him and turn to Duensing as a left-handed reliever in the bullpen.

2008 Statistics
Level      W     L     ERA     IP     K     BB     WHIP     FIP
AAA        5    11    4.28   138.2   77     34     1.33    4.43

2009 Outlook

If there is an injury, Duensing will likely be the first option for the Twins out of AAA Rochester. Although they have Kevin Mulvey & Anthony Swarzak also close to the majors, Duensing has put in the time and effort and I believe the Twins will reward him this season.

Pitching Repertoire
  • Fastball (2 & 4-seam)
  • Curveball
  • Change-up
  • Slider
Not Available

Estimated Time of Arrival