Jose Berrios

Position: RHP
Born: 5/27/1994
Height: 6'0
Weight: 185
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the supplemental first round (#32 overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIN)

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 2-0 with a 1.06 ERA in three starts at Rochester (Triple-A), allowing eight hits in 17 innings and striking out 20 while walking eight, limiting opposing batters to a .143 average.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Rochester April 26 along with the recall of SS Jorge Polanco from Rochester, when RHP Kyle Gibson and RHP Ervin Santana both went on the DL.
MLB Debut Date: 4/27/2016

Debut Details
April 27, in a 6-5 loss to the Indians. The starting pitcher, he took the loss, allowing five runs, all earned, on six hits over four-plus innings, walking two and striking out five. He also hit a batter, Mike Napoli. Berrios surrendered a single to the first batter he faced on the night, Carlos Santana, but he was left stranded as Jason Kipnis struck out swinging and both Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley grounded out. In the third inning, though, Tyler Naquin drew a leadoff walk and Santana singled again, with both coming home on a two-run double by Lindor. After retiring the side in order in the fourth inning, Berrios ran into trouble in the fifth, giving up a single to Naquin, walking Santana and then giving up an RBI double to Kipnis. Fernando Abad came on in relief but allowed both of his runners inherited from Berrios to score on a ground out and sacrifice fly, respectively.

Player Notes
The Twins’ top pitching prospect reached the big leagues exactly one month shy of his 22nd birthday. He combined to go 14-5 with a 2.87 between Chattanooga (Double-A) and Rochester in 2015, when he led all minor league pitchers with 175 strikeouts in 166 innings, Berrios holds the distinction of being the highest-drafted pitcher ever to be taken out of Puerto Rico. The World Team starter in the Futures Game for two years running.

2080 Notes
Ranked a lofty No. 18 in 2080 Baseball’s Preseason Top 125 Prospect Ranking List, C.J. Wittmann had this to say about him: “A stocky but loose athletic right-handed starter with a four-pitch mix that are all potentially better than average, Berrios is a one of the more consistent, low-risk arms in the minors.” You can read more from the report here..