March 10, 2010

Top 50 Twins Prospects 2010: #8 David Bromberg

2010 Top 50 Twins Prospects | #8 | David Bromberg

Position | Pitcher

Bats/Throws | Left/Right

Born | September 14, 1987 (Santa Monica, California)

| Santa Ana Community College

| 6'5''

| 241 lbs.

2009 Ranking | 26

The Twins took David Bromberg with their 32nd round selection in the 2005 draft. Bromberg signed with the Twins as a 'draft-and-follow', which allowed him to play a season with the "Dons" of Santa Ana CC. He went 3-2 with a 4.28 ERA before making the move into professional baseball.

Bromberg was assigned to the GCL Twins in 2006 where he won three games and posted an impressive 2.66 ERA in 10 starts. In 2007, Bromberg began the season in Extended Spring Training before joining the Elizabethton Twins in June. Through 13 games (11 starts), Bromberg was 9-0 with a 2.78 ERA. He also struck out 81 Appalachian League batters in 58 1/3 innings, helping lead the Twins to an Appy League Championship. In 2008, Bromberg moved up to the Midwest League. At first glance, Bromberg looked to have regressed. He was 9-10 with a 4.44 ERA. So saying that isn't completly untrue, but his 177 strikeouts lead all of Minor League Baseball, which certainly put more eyes on him. In 2009, Bromberg welcomed the added attention and truly made a name for himself. With the Ft. Myers Miracle, Bromberg was 13-4 with a 2.70 ERA in 27 games (26 starts). After the season, he was named the Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

At 6'5'' and 240+ lbs., Bromberg can certainly intimidate opposing hitters when he's on the mound. He has a good repertoire of pitches, headlined with a low-mid 90's fastball and a great slurve. He also has a good slider and an improving change-up as well. Some believe he could someday end up in the bullpen, but right now, he's proven to be a workhorse out of the bullpen (throwing 303 1/3 innings over the past two seasons).

2009 Statistics
          Level      W     L     ERA      IP     K    BB     WHIP     FIP
          A+        13     4    2.70   153.1   148    63     1.23    3.28

2010 Outlook

Bromberg will be in Double-A New Britain in 2010. He'll likely spend the entire year there.

Pitching Repertoire
  • Fastball (91-94)
  • Slider
  • Slurve
  • Change-up

Estimated Time of Arrival


Unknown said...

Just thought I'd throw this out there... the Twins don't consider it a slurve. They consider Bromberg's curveball to be one of the few true curveballs in their system. The Hammer :)

Josh Johnson said...

Thanks, Zach.

I was going by his word-of-mouth. He considers it a slurve. So if the Twins consider it a curve, can we compromise on clurve?