|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||0||Right||Elbow||Surgery||Tommy John Surgery||2012-08-02||-|
Alex Wimmers is referenced in the following articles.
|Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 8, 2013||Clint Chisam||2013-06-08|
|Overthinking It: Have the Twins Learned to Love the Strikeout?||Ben Lindbergh||2013-01-15|
|Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects||Jason Parks||2012-11-15|
|The Platoon Advantage: Remain Calm, All is Well in Minnesota||Michael Bates||2012-08-01|
|Future Shock: Twins Top 11 Prospects||Kevin Goldstein||2011-11-03|
|Future Shock: The Wimmers Mystery||Kevin Goldstein||2011-04-13|
|Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 11||Kevin Goldstein||2011-04-12|
|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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