Position | Pitcher
Bats/Throws | Left/Left
Born | April 6, 1988 (Tipp City, Ohio)
School | Indiana University
Height | 6'2''
Weight | 200 lbs.
2009 Ranking | Not Ranked
The Twins drafted Matt Bashore in the supplemental round of the 2009 draft. Prior to being drafted, Bashore threw a career high 95 innings at Indiana University, he then threw just two innings with the Twins after inking a $751,550 signing bonus. The Twins acquired the 46th overall pick for losing Dennys Reyes in free agency. Out of the four pitchers the Twins drafted in the first three rounds, Bashore was the lone southpaw. The Twins scouted Bashore in the 2008 Cape Cod League and some drew early comparisons to Glen Perkins. Bashore is a projectable pitcher. His repertoire is equipped with a good fastball that reached 95 mph last Spring (but generally sits in the low 90's), a hard slider, a good change-up and improving curveball.
Level W L ERA IP K BB WHIP FIPR (ELZ) 0 0 0.00 2.0 2 0 1.50 1.20
Bashore will probably begin the 2010 season in the Beloit Snappers rotation. If all goes well, expect a mid-season promotion to Fort Myers.
- Fastball (89-92)
Estimated Time of Arrival