Chart: Twins' in-house candidates for 2014 rotation

  • Updated: September 24, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Despite Kyle Gibson’s 6.53 ERA in 10 starts this year, he’ll be a rotation contender in 2014.

Who’ll start in 2014?

Here are the top in-house candidates to fill the Twins’ 2014 starting rotation:

Kevin Correia: The “ace” of a bad staff, he ate innings and was consistently effective, if rarely spectacular, all year.

Mike Pelfrey: Free agent says he’d like to return, but his ups-and-downs might make it difficult for Twins to offer two- or three-year deal.

Kyle Gibson: Twins trust his stuff will become less hittable with experience; he’ll get every chance to make team again.

Samuel Deduno: Shoulder should be fine; Twins hoping his plus velocity will be, too. Was team’s best pitcher until injury.

Andrew Albers: It’s difficult for big-league teams to trust a pitcher with a mid-80s fastball, but he’ll be given more chances.

Liam Hendriks: Still only 24, but for all his success in the minors, he’s had more bad outings than good in the majors.

Brian Duensing: Converted to full-time reliever this year, now might return to his starting-rotation roots.

Cole De Vries: Looked like he’d make team in spring, but ill-timed injury might have cost him dearly; he’ll turn 29 before camp.

Vance Worley: Awful AL debut season hasn’t deterred Terry Ryan, who insists Worley can win again.

Pedro Hernandez: Some effective starts give hope, but his overall numbers (6.05 ERA) make him a long shot.

P.J. Walters: He’ll turn 29 before next season, so if he’s invited back, he’ll likely be emergency option.

Scott Diamond: His 2012 effectiveness, mysteriously gone in 2013, should earn him another chance in spring.

Anthony Swarzak: Quietly had a brilliant year in bullpen, but that success, and his past failures in rotation, are hurdles.

Pat Dean: Lefthander was only so-so at Class AA New Britain, but better at Rochester; he’s no strikeout pitcher, though.

D.J. Baxendale: 2012 draftee moving quickly through system, though had setbacks at New Britain; might get a look.

Alex Meyer/Trevor May: They’re ticketed for Class AAA next year, but strong showings in Arizona Fall League might accelerate Twins’ plan.

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