January 21, 2010

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2010: #29 Tom Stuifbergen

2010 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #29 | Tom Stuifbergen

Position | Pitcher

Bats/Throws | Right/Right

Born
| September 26, 1988 (Breda, Netherlands)

School
| Not Available

Height
| 6'3''

Weight
| 200 lbs.

2009 Ranking | Not Ranked




Breakdown
Holland-native Tom Stuifbergen signed with the Twins as an undrafted free agent on August 16, 2006. He signed thanks in large part to the recommendation of ex-Twins farmhand Alexander Smit's father. After pitching well in a limited role in 2007, Stuifbergen missed all of the 2008 season after undergoing shoulder surgery. He turned heads at the World Baseball Classic last season, pitching four shutout innings against the Dominican Republic en route to advancing to the second round. He reported to the Appalachian Rookie League in June and was one of the only bright spots in the Elizabethton Twins rotation. He doesn't throw hard, but he has outstanding control and can induce a lot of ground balls.

2009 Statistics
          Level      W      L      ERA      IP      K      BB      WHIP     FIP
          R (ELZ)    5      2     3.28    79.2     69       6      1.07    2.35
A+ 0 0 10.12 2.2 3 1 2.25 2.07

2010 Outlook

Stuifbergen has shown that he has what it takes to be successful in rookie ball, now it's time to see what he can do in Single-A. Hopefully he can remain healthy all year and continue to progress.

Pitching Repertoire
  • Fastball (2 & 4 seam) (87-91)
  • Curveball
  • Change-up
Video


Estimated Time of Arrival
2013

2 comments:

Skeels said...

87-91?? make that 89-94.....

Randy orton said...

Interesting information I haven’t been through such information in a long time.