Ft. Myers (High A Florida St. League) pitcher Jose Berrios is the Twins Minor League Player of the Week. The right-handed pitcher made two starts for the Miracle, going 1-0, 1.20 (15.0 IP, 2 ER) with nine hits allowed, no walks and 22 strikeouts. In 11 starts for the Miracle this season, he has gone 5-2, 2.24 (64.1 IP, 16 ER) with 17 walks and 74 strikeouts. The 20-year-old was drafted by the Twins in the first round (32nd overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Papa Juar, Puerto Rico. Berrios was the first pick in the supplemental round, a selection Minnesota was awarded after they lost Michael Cuddyer via free agency to the Rockies.
In just his third season of pro ball Berrios has put up some nice career stats. In 41 games Berrios has thrown 198 and 2/3 innings while giving up just 177 hits and striking out 223 batters for an outstanding 2.99 ERA, a WHIP of 1.19 and a record of 15-9. You just sense that Berrios is on the fast track to Minnesota and will be moving up to New Britain soon.
This is the third week in a row that a Ft. Myers Miracle player has won the Twins minor league player of the week honors. The Miracle are 36-25 at this point in the season and in first place in the Southern Division of the Florida State League.