The Minnesota Twins just announced that they would be promoting professional pitcher Jose Berrios to the Majors, which has America asking who he is. He’s been highly praised as a professional pitcher since he was first drafted by the Twins from Puerto Rico in 2012, but he’s only played in the minor leagues since then, and his identity remains somewhat of a mystery.
It’s true that Minnesota is currently tied for the worst record in the American League at 6-14, but Berrios has managed to stand out above that. With him in the starting rotation, the Twins are looking at an above average production for their rotation.
Ted Schwerzler, spokesperson for the Twins, reported on Twitter that Jose would be scheduled to start Wednesday’s home game for the Minnesota Twins. He’ll be up against the Cleveland Indians and will be taking the place of Kyle Gibson, who has been performing below average since the start of the season.
So, just who is Jose Berrios? He was drafted onto the Twins’ team during the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft. At the time, he was just barely 18-years-old and living in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He went to Papa Juan High School there and acted as their star baseball pitcher, attracting attention from recruiters all over the world.