Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bullpen candidate profile: David Bromberg

David Bromberg was
a 32nd-round pick,
but he's shot up
the ladder.
Pitcher: David Bromberg
Throws: Right
Age: 23
Roster status: 40-man roster, all three options left
Chance to make team: Nil

I hadn't planned on doing a profile on David Bromberg, because I see no reason to believe the Twins would consider him (or Kyle Gibson) for bullpen jobs. They are, and should be, on the starter track -- developed for the rotation, not relief work.

But Seth Stohs last week produced this detailed analysis of Bromberg, which I thought worthy of calling to your attention, and Stohs believes he's a bullpen option for later in 2011.

Bromberg may indeed be on the Matt Guerrier path, but, as Stohs says, the Twins are wise to let him pitch his way off the starter track before shunting him off to the 'pen.

This from LaVelle Neal on Saturday:

Watched David Bromberg throw. He's 6-foot-5 and it seems like his arms and legs are going everywhere when he throws. The key for him is to make sure the ball doesn't go everywhere, as he once threw 16 wild pitches in a minor league season (he has cut down in recent years).
He hit Danny Rams with a pitch. But he also busted Tsuyoshi Nishioka's bat with a pitch too. The Twins like the way he competes. Wouldn't be surprised if he debuts sometime this season.    

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