The hard-throwing college starter finished with a 10.25 ERA in 26 innings in the majors, ranking as one of the worst No. 2 picks in the history of the draft.
Whomever they choose, the Twins can’t possibly get less value from this No. 2 pick than they got picking there in 1996 and 2000.
DeVries’ big opportunity is more the result of others’ failure than his own success, but that doesn’t make finally reaching the majors any less satisfying.
Not all draft classes are created equal, and unfortunately, the Twins have stumbled into a bad year to have their first top-10 pick since 2001.
Twins notes: Sano is hitting .303 with 10 homers and 20 walks in 33 games at low Single-A.
The first shakeup was meant to produce immediate improvement, but the second one seems a bit more shaky.
As they’ve done far too many times with far too many injured players, the Twins kept Morneau on the active roster for a week despite being unavailable to play.
As bad as he’s been, since last year, the Twins actually did better when he started (.429) than anyone else (.368).
Scott Baker, Francisco Liriano, Glenn Perkins — all have “problems,” and the strikeout stats are rotten, too.
As the fourth outfielder role, Thomas is far better suited for a little-used bench gig than the 23-year-old Revere.
He may have pitched his final game for the Twins, given that they’ll surely decline his $9.25 million option for 2013.
If everything breaks right for the Twins, staying in contention is possible, but my guess is that they finish right around .500.
Right field could potentially be manned by Ben Revere, Trevor Plouffe, Chris Parmelee or Ryan Doumit.
Nishioka was a colossal failure, but I’m still surprised that the Twins demoted him so quickly with no obvious in-house infielder alternative.
MinnPost’s Twins reporter lost 153 pounds in 366 days, without stomach stapling or crazy diets, but he never stopped drinking beer.
It took 13 batting-practice throws for Joel Zumaya to show why he was available to the Twins for a non-guaranteed, incentive-laden deal.