Ft. Myers (High A – Florida St. League) pitcher Matt Tomshaw is the Twins Minor League Player of the Week. The 6’2″ left-handed Tomshaw made one start (at Clearwater), tossing 8 shutout innings with three hits allowed, two walks and three strikeouts and earned the win. Tomshaw, born in Kingston, New York has gone 4-1, 1.88 ERA (38.1 IP, 8 ER) with six walks and 21 strikeouts in eight games (5 starts) for the Miracle this season, winning each of his last four starts. The 25-year-old was drafted by the Twins in the 42nd round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Jacksonville University.
Tomshaw has been used both as a starter and a reliver since he started play in the Twins minor league system in 2011. In 295+ career minor league innings pitched he has a 17-11 record with 197 KO’s and a 3.23 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP but todate Tomshaw has not advanced past High-A Ft. Myers