Twins prospect shines in Florida State League

Twins prospect shines in Florida State League

Since being taken with the 32nd overall pick by the Twins in the 2012 Draft, right-hander Jose Berrios has had some stellar performances. Most, if not all, of them pale in comparison with what he did on the mound on Sunday.

The Twins' No. 5 prospect, ranked No. 77 on the overall Top 100 list, was flat out dealing in the Florida State League. The native of Puerto Rico went seven shutout innings, allowing just one hit on no walks while striking out 13. With doubleheader games in the Minor Leagues only going seven, Berrios gets credit for his first complete-game shutout, a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Yankees in Florida State League play.

Berrios didn't allow the lone hit until there was one out in the fifth, when he gave up a double to Matt Snyder. He did strike out the side in that inning and finished off the game by doing that again, with an exclamation point of whiffing Snyder to end the game.

In his second full season, Berrios appears to be enjoying life in the FSL. His 2.24 ERA is good for ninth in the Class A Advanced circuit. His 65 strikeouts, in 56 1/3 innings, is good for second in the league.