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Alex Wimmers PTwins

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
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Birth Date11-1-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight212 lbs
Age27 years, 7 months, 27 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2012
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2010 FTM A+ 4 4 15.7 6 5 23 0 .253 93 3.4 2.9 0.0 13.2 44% .200 .144 0.70 1.46 0.57
2011 FTM A+ 12 4 40.7 28 22 39 5 .248 93 6.2 4.9 1.1 8.6 33% .219 .234 1.23 4.84 4.20
2011 TWI Rk 1 0 1.0 0 1 1 0 .248 85 0.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 50% .000 .141 1.00 4.42 0.00
2012 NBR AA 1 1 4.3 6 2 3 1 .259 100 12.5 4.2 2.1 6.2 56% .333 .349 1.85 6.20 4.15
2012 TWI Rk 1 1 0.7 4 1 0 0 .240 99 54.0 13.5 0.0 0.0 40% .800 .575 7.50 7.93 40.50
2013 TWI Rk 6 6 15.0 25 5 18 1 .251 103 15.0 3.0 0.6 10.8 28% .462 .331 2.00 3.33 7.20
2014 FTM A+ 18 7 62.3 71 25 70 2 .250 100 10.3 3.6 0.3 10.1 46% .379 .276 1.54 2.91 4.04
2014 NBR AA 13 1 21.7 19 6 27 3 .263 103 7.9 2.5 1.2 11.2 21% .302 .235 1.15 3.49 3.74
2015 CHT AA 30 18 115.3 117 43 100 7 .272 100 9.1 3.4 0.5 7.8 39% .325 .270 1.39 3.50 4.53
2016 CHT AA 6 0 7.0 10 1 6 0 .276 12.9 1.3 0.0 7.7 30% .435 .291 1.57 1.98 6.43
2016 ROC AAA 21 0 29.3 24 10 24 2 .255 7.4 3.1 0.6 7.4 51% .265 .226 1.16 3.64 4.30

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-10-25 2013-10-25 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Radial Nerve Decompression 2013-10-25 -
2012-04-10 2012-09-05 Minors 148 135 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-08-02 -
2011-04-12 2011-07-17 Minors 96 87 General Medical Respiratory Flu -

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BP Articles

Alex Wimmers is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 12thMark Anderson2016-05-13
2016 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-03-08
2016 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-03-08
The 2010 Redraft: Is There Life Beyond Bryce?Baseball Prospectus2014-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 14Jeff Moore2014-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Have the Twins Learned to Love the Strikeout?Ben Lindbergh2013-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Minnesota Twins Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Remain Calm, All is Well in MinnesotaMichael Bates2012-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Twins Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-11-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Wimmers MysteryKevin Goldstein2011-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 11Kevin Goldstein2011-04-12


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any starting pitchers you can recall whose body, delivery, athleticism, etc. all allowed you to project especially strong (or weak) command and then the player ended up surprising (without an injury as explanation)? In other words, how likely is it for a scout to guess really, really wrong with a command profile?
(jadelman from Syracuse, NY)
Command is one of the most difficult things to project in a pitcher and one of the most difficult things for a pitcher to master. Guys can lose it for a lot of reasons beyond physical attributes. Take a guy like Alex Wimmers as an example. I think every scout in the world gave him positive command projections coming out of college, and look what happened. Who knows that happens sometimes... (Mark Anderson)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Steve Blass disease was never well understood, but can you say a few words about some guys who have had non-fatal bouts with it and how they managed to recover? Shooter Hunt and Alex Wimmers, both in the MIN org in the recent past, fall into this category.
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
Well, it depends on the conditions surrounding the disease. Danny Hultzen completely lost it last year, throwing as many pitches to the backstop as those that hit leather. As a lefty with an extremely closed stride, there are aspects of his delivery that failed to support his natural signature, so his issues were rooted in mechanics and there was a pretty straightforward fix for his problems. Sometimes the problem is tied to a lack of functional strength or poor balance, and sometimes it's mental. Give me the guys with mechanical issues in order to put them in a physical position to succeed.

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