June 7, 2010 – With the 21st pick in the 2010 MLB free agent draft the Minnesota Twins selected Ohio State right handed pitcher Alex Wimmers. Wimmers is 6’2” and weighs in at 195. Wimmers fastball is about 88-91 and he has a very good curve and a change-up. None of his pitches are overwhelming but he mixes the three pitches effectively with very good control and the scouting reports say that he throws strikes so that should help him fit in with the Twins very well. Some scouts project Wimmers to be a 3 or 4 starter. For a short video on Wimmers please click here.
UPDATE: August 6 – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed their first round pick from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, right-handed pitcher Alex Wimmers. The 6-foot-2 junior receives a $1.332 million signing bonus (matching MLB’s recommended bonus) and will report to Single-A Ft. Myers (Florida State League) on Sunday, August 8.