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Postby jamastaballa » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:39 pm

Devries has been KILLING it for single-A Fort Myers in the Twins organization. Like a 1.29 ERA over the past 10 starts. Anyone have any real info on the kid?
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Re: Cole Devries

Postby kab21 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:20 pm

As a Twins fan he isn't someone that I get real excited about. 88-90 mph fastball with a nice curve doesn't scream stud prospect, but he's getting good results right now. I'm guessing he's got a shot as a back of the rotation starter in a couple of years.

From a mid-July Star Tribune Lavelle Neal column

Former Gophers righthander Cole DeVries is on a big run for Class A Fort Myers.

DeVries, 23, pitched a complete-game victory Wednesday, improving to 7-6 with a 2.45 ERA for the Miracle. But his best work has come since May 11. He is 5-2 with a 0.61 ERA during that period, with 43 strikeouts and 13 walks.

"He competes and battles and has done a nice job despite not getting a lot of run support," said Jim Rantz, Twins director of minor leagues.

DeVries, from Eden Prairie, wasn't in the rotation the first week of the season because Francisco Liriano was with Fort Myers to finish his preparation for the regular season. Once Liriano was called up, DeVries became the least-heralded member of a starting rotation that included righthanders Jeff Manship and Deolis Guerra and lefthander Tyler Robertson.

But DeVries slowly made a name for himself by keeping his walks down and using his 12-6 curveball effectively. He hits 88 to 90 miles per hour on his fastball and also uses a changeup.

"He's definitely a prospect," Rantz said.
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