Twins Roster & Staff

Tommy Watkins #40

PERSONAL: Thomas Gray Watkins Jr...1998 graduate of Riverdale (FL) High School. 

COACHING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2019 marks his 10th season coaching/ managing at some capacity in the Twins organization, first at the major league level...also assists Baldelli in outfield instruction...managed Single-A Cedar Rapids in 2017 to a record of 75-65 and a second place finish; lost in the semifinals to Quad Cities. 

PLAYING CAREER: Had contract selected August 8, 2007 by Minnesota after spending 10 years in the Twins minor league system...made major league debut as pinch-hitter, August 10, 2007 at Los Angeles-AL...singled off Jarrod Washburn for first career hit, August 15, 2007 at Seattle...disabled for remainder of that season with lower abdominal muscle strain suffered August 23 and never returned to the major leagues...selected by Minnesota in the 38th round of the 1998 First-Year Player Draft; signed by scout Brad Weitzel.