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Lewis Thorpe

21-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

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Thorpe was one of the Twins' top pitching prospects prior to needing Tommy John surgery in March of 2015. He hasn't pitched since, as he missed all of 2016 due to mono. His health remains a mystery an...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  4/1/2017
LEAGUE: A    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 160   DOB: 11/23/1995
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Agreed to sign with the Twins in July of 2012.

December 16, 2016  –  Lewis Thorpe News

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Thorpe (elbow) likely won't ramp things up until spring training, Baseball America's Michael Lananna reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2013 17 R GUL 12 8 0 44.0 32 10 2 64 6 4 1 0 0 0 2.05 0.86
2014 18 A CED 16 16 0 71.2 62 28 7 80 36 3 2 0 0 0 3.52 1.38

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2013 17 R GUL 12 8 44.0 13.09 1.23 10.67 0.41 77.8% 2.05 1.43 .333
2014 18 A CED 16 16 71.2 10.11 4.55 2.22 0.88 76.9% 3.52 3.96 .313

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Lewis Thorpe: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thorpe (elbow) has begun a throwing program after missing a month with mono, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Thorpe has a torn UCL and needs Tommy John surgery, the Star Tribune's LaVelle Neal reports.

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Thorpe, who is returning from a sprained UCL, came out of his most recent appearance with elbow pain, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Thorpe, coming off a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his left (throwing) elbow, didn't pitch in winter ball and the Twins are hopeful an offseason of rest will correct the issue, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. “Right now we’re expecting him to break (camp)," said Brad Steil, Twins director of minor league operations. "Depending on the throwing program and the point we get him back on the mound, we are hoping he'll break with the club."

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Thorpe has been diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Thorpe, 18, has a 4.74 ERA and 44:20 K:BB ratio through 43.2 innings for Low-A Cedar Rapids.

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2016

Thorpe is considered to have one of the highest ceilings among pitchers in the Twins' farm system, but the Australian will be working his way back from Tommy John surgery in 2016. Thorpe suffered a sprained ulnar collateral ligament at the end of the 2014 season. He tried to rehab the injury only to have a setback in spring training that required surgery. When he last pitched in 2014, Thorpe posted a 3.52 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with a 80:36 K:BB ratio in 71.2 innings at Low-A Cedar Rapids at just 18 years old. This year will be considered a success if he can get back to that form by the end of the season.

2015

The electric Australian is considered to have one of the highest ceilings among pitchers in the Twins' farm system, but he's at least several years away from making an impact at the big league level. In 71.2 innings at Low-A Cedar Rapids, Thorpe posted a 3.52 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with a 80:36 K:BB ratio, which is quite impressive for an 18-year-old taking his first crack at full-season ball. His season ended early in September due to a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow, so he'll need to show he's healthy next spring. A strong season at High-A could put him on the fast track to the majors.

2014

Thorpe has emerged as a top pitching prospect for the Twins after an impressive season for Minnesota's team in the Gulf Coast Rookie league. He had a dominating 64:6 K:BB ratio in 44 innings with a 2.05 ERA, all at age 18. He made just eight starts (four relief appearances), so we'll need to see how he holds up with a larger workload. But his first full professional season could signal great things to come.