January 8, 2010

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2010: #43 Brad Tippett

2010 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #43 | Brad Tippett

Position | Pitcher

Bats/Throws | Right/Right

| February 11, 1988 (Sydney, Australia)

School | Narrabeen Sports Academy

Height | 6'2''

| 185 lbs.

2009 Ranking | Not Ranked

The Twins signed Brad Tippett as an undrafted free agent on January 4th, 2006. He pitched great in Rookie Ball and has continued his success through Single-A. Tippett doesn't light up the radar gun but has impeccable control. Tippett's strikeout numbers will probably drop a little as he moves through the Minor Leagues, but that will be acceptable as long as he keeps his BB/9 under wraps. He has worked as both a starter and reliever throughout his career but threw 146 innings in 2009, fifth most in the system, and should remain a starter in 2010. He may be able to advance more quickly as a reliever, much like Alex Burnett, but Fort Myers' rotation may be in need of starters with David Bromberg, Tyler Robertson and others likely moving up to Double-A New Britain.

2009 Statistics
          Level      W      L      ERA      IP      K      BB      WHIP      FIP
          A-         9      8     3.21   146.0    107      25      1.07     3.41

2010 Outlook

Tippett will be in Fort Myers where he will help anchor a Fort Myers Miracle rotation. I expect that he'll be there for the entire season.

Pitching Repertoire
  • Fastball (88-89)
  • Curveball
  • Change-up

Estimated Time of Arrival


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