January 12, 2009

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2009: #37 Bobby Lanigan

2009 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #37 | Bobby Lanigan

Position | Pitcher

Bats/Throws | Right/Right

| May 5, 1987 (Staten Island, New York)

School | Adelphi University

Height | 6'4''

| 220 lbs.

2008 Ranking
| Not Ranked

The Twins drafted Bobby Lanigan in the 3rd round of the 2008 draft. He was the 3rd college pitcher taken by the Twins, and like the others he has a very bright future ahead of him. Lanigan attended little known private school Adelphi University in Long Island. After setting records there, the Twins felt Lanigan was worth a high pick, and it looks like it may pay off. He has a smooth delivery and has great command. He throws in the low 90's with his fastball, but his slider is his bread-and-butter. Many scouts feel Lanigan's mechanics are good enough to put him on a fast-track to the majors. We'll see how he fairs in a full-season league like the Midwest League. The only thing that could be blocking him from advancing is a lockjam of starters in Ft. Myers.

2008 Statistics
Level      W      L      ERA      IP      K      BB      WHIP      FIP
R          6      5     2.78    74.1     65       9      1.12     2.81

2009 Outlook

I expect Lanigan to be in Beloit with the Snappers for most (if not all) of the 2009 season. When drafted, teams knew he has a good chance of making it to the majors quickly, so perhaps he could make his way up to Ft. Myers if all goes well.

Pitching Repertoire
  • Fastball
  • Slider
  • Change-up

Estimated Time of Arrival