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Continued: Twins farm report: Ranking the top 10 minor league prospects

His first pro season consisted of a 1.35 ERA over 20 innings. But his excellent stuff helped him strike out 24 while walking only four. This year’s No. 4 overall pick will see his career begin in earnest in 2014, when his mid-90s fastball and his hard slider will be on display for a full season.

6. Trevor May

23, RHP, Class AA New Britain

At times, May was unhittable. Other times, he walked the park. Command is a big reason why he hasn’t moved up to the majors yet. He has the stuff to be a midrotation pitcher but hasn’t put it all together. The Twins need May to come through after trading for him from Philadelphia last offseason.

7. Jose Berrios

19, RHP, Class A Cedar Rapids

Berrios pitched in the World Baseball Classic for Puerto Rico. With the Kernels, he was 4-3 with a 3.17 ERA before the All-Star break but posted a 4.72 ERA after the break, suggesting that he hit a wall. Still, his fastball reaches the mid-90s and he throws a good changeup.

8. Jorge Polanco

20, SS, Class A Cedar Rapids

He was signed as an international free agent the same year as Sano and Max Kepler. After a couple of tough years at the plate, Polanco has posted back-to-back .300 seasons. The Twins are going to give him a good look at shortstop during the upcoming instructional league.

9. Mason Melotakis

22, LHP, Class A Cedar Rapids

As a reliever, Melotakis can fire fastballs at 96 mph, but the Twins wanted to see him as a starter in 2013. It was a tough transition at first, but Melotakis improved once he got a feel for his curveball. The Twins will decide this offseason whether they will leave him as a starter.

10. Michael Tonkin

23, RHP, Class A Rochester

He made two very brief stints with the Twins this year, showing off his 96-mph fastball and a slider that can finish off hitters. He was 14-for-15 in save opportunities for Rochester after earning a promotion from New Britain. He looms as a significant addition to a Twins bullpen that could use more power.

 

La Velle E. Neal • lneal@startribune.com

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