Dietrich Enns

Position: LHP
Born: 05/16/91
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Via trade from the Yankees on July 30, 2017, along with RHP Zack Littlel, for LHP Jaime Garcia (MIN). Originally drafted in the 19th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYY).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2-2 with a 2.10 ERA in nine games, eight of them starts, between the Gulf Coast League Yankees East (Rookie), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A) and Rochester (Triple-A/Twins) following his trade, striking out 51 and walking 12 in 51 1/3 innings and allowing 39 hits for a .206 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Rochester on August 10, when DH Kennys Vargas was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 08/10/17

Debut Details
August 10, in a 7-2 win against the Brewers. The starting pitcher, he got a no-decision, allowing two runs, one of them earned, on five hits in 2 1/3 innings pitched, walking one without striking out a batter. Of 53 pitches, 37 were for strikes. He also collected a single and committed a throwing error. In the first, Domingo Santana and Orlando Arcia both grounded out to shortstop before Ryan Braun singled to left but was stranded when Travis Shaw flew out to right to end the inning. In the second, Jesus Aguilar flew out to center and Manny Pina flew out to left before Keon Broxton hit a two-out solo home run to right-center field. Jonathan Villar then singled to center before Zach Davies flew out to right. In the third, Santana grounded out to third before Arcia reached on Enns' error, advancing to second on another single to left by Braun. Shaw then singled to left as well to load the bases with one out. After Enns walked Aguilar to force in Arcia, right-handed reliever Alan Busenitz came on for Enns and got Pina to ground into a 5-3 double play to end the threat and strand all of the runners.

Player Notes
Enns, originally drafted by the Yankees out of the University of Central Michigan, barely had time to fill out his "new team" paperwork with the Twins since being acquired in one of the myriad "deadline deal" trades before getting the call. The fact that he'd missed the first two months of the 2017 season due to a shoulder strain probably made it all the more surprising, but with the Twins in need of a starter to replace injured LHP Adalberto Mejia, and Enns being rested and on fire since his activation, it made sense. Injuries, including losing most of 2014 and 2015 to elbow trouble that necessitated Tommy John surgery, have kept him from being ranked on most top prospect lists despite excellent numbers when he does pitch, and he was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster last off-season. In 2015, during his interrupted campaign, he led all minor league pitchers with 50-plus innings with an 0.61 ERA in 13 games between the Yankees' Gulf Coast League (Rookie) and Tampa (High A). In 2016, his lone recent and true full season, he was 14-4 with a 1.73 ERA between Trenton (Double-A) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, striking out 124 and walking 56 in 135 innings, scattering 102 hits for a .215 BAA. Overall in his career, he's combined to go 27-15 with a 1.89 ERA in 111 games, 51 of them starts, striking out 401 and walking 148 in 395 2/3 innings, while allowing 283 hits for a .201 BAA.