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Cole De Vries: A closer look

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE
  • Star Tribune
  • May 24, 2012 - 11:55 PM

COLE DE VRIES: A CLOSER LOOK

Age: 27

Local ties: Alum of Eden Prairie High School and the University of Minnesota.

Overlooked: Although he led the Gophers in strikeouts (72) and ERA (2.42) as a junior in 2006, DeVries was not drafted before signing with the Twins in August of that year.

Looking bad: Was a combined 1-8 with a 5.79 ERA in 2010 splitting time between Class AA New Britain and AAA Rochester.

Rebound: A year ago he was 4-2 with a 3.40 ERA in 45 appearances for the same two teams.

Scouting report: Control is key; he averaged only 2.6 walks per nine innings over 178 minor league games. Average fastball, curve is important pitch.

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