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Lewis Thorpe

Lewis Thorpe

P | B/T: R/L | 6' 1" 218 | Age: 24
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 3 2 6.18 12 2 0 27.2 31 1.73
1 Season 3 2 6.18 12 2 0 27.2 31 1.73
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 12 3-2 6.18 27.2 31 1.73
1 Season 12 3-2 6.18 27.2 31 1.73

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 MIN AL 124 3 2 6.18 12 2 0 27.2 38 19 19 3 10 31 1.73
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 55 | Slider: 45 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 50

There were high hopes for Thorpe when he signed as a 16-year-old out of Australia back in 2012 for $500,000. He got off to a great start at the lower levels of Minnesota's system then started running into elbow troubles, getting shut down in 2014 and needing Tommy John surgery that cost him the 2015 season. He missed 2016 as well when he contracted mono during rehab, finally returning and shaking off the rust the following year. He topped 100 innings in a season for the first time in his career in 2018, reaching Triple-A, pitching in the Futures Game and leading the organization in strikeouts in the process.

While he may no longer be the high-ceilinged potential frontline starter the Twins hoped he might be, there is a little more certainty that he can be a big league starter now that he's put in a full, healthy season. He has a solid four-pitch mix and can fill the strike zone with all of them using a clean delivery. He commands his low-90s fastball well and he can reach back for more velocity when he needs to. He didn't have a good feel for either breaking ball at the start of 2018, but then got on a roll, with his curve really taking a step forward. His curve pairs nicely with his fastball to create a good two-pitch, north-south profile, and he mixes in his sinking changeup effectively as well.

Those who have been with the organization since Thorpe's signing breathed a huge sigh of relief after his successful 2018 season. He might be more of a mid-to-back of the rotation starter now, but he's finally just about ready to impact the big league staff.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 492 83 5 6.0 89.0 16.3 .277 .444 .384 .328 .406 34.9 25.0 8.1
ALL 492 83 5 6.0 89.0 16.3 .277 .444 .384 .328 .406 34.9 25.0 8.1
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/08/2019 Minnesota Twins activated LHP Lewis Thorpe.
10/04/2019 Minnesota Twins reassigned LHP Lewis Thorpe to the minor leagues.
09/01/2019 Minnesota Twins recalled LHP Lewis Thorpe from Rochester Red Wings.
08/26/2019 Minnesota Twins optioned LHP Lewis Thorpe to Rochester Red Wings.
08/16/2019 Minnesota Twins recalled Lewis Thorpe from Rochester Red Wings.
08/03/2019 Minnesota Twins optioned LHP Lewis Thorpe to Rochester Red Wings.
07/22/2019 Minnesota Twins recalled Lewis Thorpe from Rochester Red Wings.
07/01/2019 Minnesota Twins optioned LHP Lewis Thorpe to Rochester Red Wings.
06/28/2019 Minnesota Twins recalled Lewis Thorpe from Rochester Red Wings.
03/08/2019 Minnesota Twins optioned LHP Lewis Thorpe to Rochester Red Wings.
10/02/2018 Minnesota Twins recalled Lewis Thorpe from Rochester Red Wings.
08/15/2018 LHP Lewis Thorpe assigned to Rochester Red Wings from Chattanooga Lookouts.
07/16/2018 Chattanooga Lookouts activated LHP Lewis Thorpe from the temporarily inactive list.
07/14/2018 Chattanooga Lookouts placed LHP Lewis Thorpe on the temporarily inactive list.
03/07/2018 Minnesota Twins optioned LHP Lewis Thorpe to Chattanooga Lookouts.
11/20/2017 Minnesota Twins selected the contract of Lewis Thorpe from Fort Myers Miracle.
08/21/2017 LHP Lewis Thorpe assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Chattanooga Lookouts.
08/18/2017 LHP Lewis Thorpe assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Fort Myers Miracle.
05/18/2017 LHP Lewis Thorpe assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Cedar Rapids Kernels.
04/05/2017 Cedar Rapids Kernels placed LHP Lewis Thorpe on the 7-day disabled list.
09/13/2016 Cedar Rapids Kernels activated LHP Lewis Thorpe from the 7-day disabled list.
04/07/2016 Cedar Rapids Kernels placed LHP Lewis Thorpe on the 7-day disabled list. left elbow UCL repair
09/24/2015 Cedar Rapids Kernels activated LHP Lewis Thorpe from the 7-day disabled list.
04/06/2015 Cedar Rapids Kernels placed LHP Lewis Thorpe on the 7-day disabled list.
09/17/2014 Cedar Rapids Kernels activated LHP Lewis Thorpe from the 7-day disabled list.
09/06/2014 Cedar Rapids Kernels placed LHP Lewis Thorpe on the 7-day disabled list.
06/03/2014 LHP Lewis Thorpe assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from GCL Twins.
06/21/2013 LHP Lewis Thorpe assigned to GCL Twins.
07/12/2012 Minnesota Twins signed free agent LHP Lewis Thorpe to a minor league contract.