January 15, 2009

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2009: #34 Cole Devries

2009 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #34 | Cole Devries

Position | Pitcher

Bats/Throws | Right/Right

| February 12, 1985 (Eden Prairie, Minnesota)

School | University of Minnesota

Height | 6'2''

| 185 lbs.

2008 Ranking
| 42

The Twins signed Minnesota-native Cole Devries as a non-drafted free agent prior to the 2007 season. He attended the University of Minnesota and posted a 7-3 record with a 2.42 ERA in his final season. He played all of 2007 in the Midwest League with the Beloit Snappers and had a pretty strong campaign going 9-5 with a 3.41 ERA in 27 games for the Snappers. Last season, his WHIP, K's, and walks were nearly identical to that of 2007. He gave up 17 home runs in 2007 but gave up just 8 in 2008. He also had no wild pitches which is pretty outstanding considering he pitched over 135 innings. Devries has great control and although many don't believe he has the "stuff" to make it to the majors (which is why he wasn't drafted), it's hard to argue with the success he has had these last two years. I really like Devries and I think he'll be able to help the Twins in some capacity within the next year or two.

2008 Statistics
Level      W      L      ERA      IP      K      BB      WHIP      FIP
A+        10      9     2.93   135.1    105      38      1.30     3.35

2009 Outlook

Devries showed that the Florida State League was no match for him last season, so he should spend most of the season in New Britain come 2009.

Pitching Repertoire
  • Fastball
  • Curveball
  • Change-up

Estimated Time of Arrival