MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have selected Ohio State
right-hander Alex Wimmers with their first-round draft pick, No. 21
Wimmers went 9-0 with a 1.60 ERA for the Buckeyes in 2010.
Scouts say he does not have overpowering stuff, but he does have
great control. That makes him an ideal fit for the Twins, who
stress limiting walks and throwing strikes throughout their
Wimmers had 86 strikeouts and only 23 walks in 73 innings
pitched this season as a junior. He did not allow a home run and
held opposing hitters to a .218 batting average.
Wimmers is a native of Cincinnati.
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