January 18, 2010

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2010: #33 Matt Bashore

2010 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #33 | Matt Bashore

Position | Pitcher

Bats/Throws | Left/Left

| April 6, 1988 (Tipp City, Ohio)

School | Indiana University

Height | 6'2''

| 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.

2009 Statistics
         Level      W      L      ERA      IP      K      BB      WHIP      FIP
         R (ELZ)    0      0     0.00     2.0      2       0      1.50     1.20

2010 Outlook

Bashore will probably begin the 2010 season in the Beloit Snappers rotation. If all goes well, expect a mid-season promotion to Fort Myers.

Pitching Repertoire
  • Fastball (89-92)
  • Slider
  • Curveball
  • Change-up

Estimated Time of Arrival


Anonymous said...

The proper name is Indiana University, not "University of Indiana."

Josh Johnson said...

Fixed. Thanks!

C.Howard said...

Bashore is going to continue to excel. He has the ambition to attain perfection, it‘s in his blood. His older brother was a great pitcher for the Air Force Falcons and Assistant Manager, He is now a phenomenal Fighter Pilot and a scratch golfer. Bashore’s younger sister is a dominating player on her women’s golf team. Bashore is never going to stop improving his game. I can’t wait to watch him pitch in the MLB.