From the Field: Todd Van Steensel, p, Minnesota Twins

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Todd Van Steensel was signed as international free agent by Phillies in 2008. He struggled, was injured, and released in 2010. The Twins then signed him for the 2011 season, but he was released at the seasons end. He played some ball overseas (in the Netherlands!), and the Twins resigned him in 2014.

Since then he has been a fine pitcher out of the pen for the Twins High-A and AA teams. So good, in face, that he has been a Florida State League all-star in both 2015 (13 saves, 1.228 WHIP in 66 IP) and 2016 (5 saves, 1.372 WHIP in 54.2 IP).

in 2016 he also got his first taste of AA, and did well. In 8 innings he stuck out 7, allowed 6 hits.

He is 25, so the clock it ticking. But he is a pen arm, and a team can always use those. He keeps pitching like he is I would not be surprised to see him get some time in the majors in late 2017.

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L ERA G GS SV IP H BB SO WHIP H9 BB9 SO9
2009 18 -2.4 Phillies GULF Rk PHI 2 1 5.83 12 5 0 29.1 38 8 29 1.568 11.7 2.5 8.9
2010 19 -6.2 Sydney AUBL Fgn 0 1 7.94 6 0 0 11.1 16 6 7 1.941 12.7 4.8 5.6
2011 20 -0.6 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN 5 2 5.68 13 10 0 57.0 60 17 58 1.351 9.5 2.7 9.2
2011 20 -5.5 Sydney AUBL Fgn 0 0 3.32 11 0 0 21.2 18 5 25 1.062 7.5 2.1 10.4
2012 21 -5.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs Fgn 2 3 3.25 21 0 0 27.2 26 11 35 1.337 8.5 3.6 11.4
2013 22 -3.4 Sydney AUBL Fgn 0 1 3.50 15 0 0 18.0 18 10 22 1.556 9.0 5.0 11.0
2014 23 0.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ MIN 1 0 1.39 39 0 9 58.1 38 24 71 1.063 5.9 3.7 11.0
2014 23 -2.2 Sydney AUBL Fgn 0 0 2.25 7 0 2 8.0 5 3 10 1.000 5.6 3.4 11.2
2015 24 1.1 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 2 4 2.32 46 0 13 66.0 53 32 81 1.288 7.2 4.4 11.0
2015 24 -1.5 Sydney AUBL Fgn 0 0 9.00 9 0 2 8.0 9 6 14 1.875 10.1 6.8 15.8
2016 25 1.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA MIN 5 2 3.30 44 0 5 62.2 54 29 57 1.324 7.8 4.2 8.2
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 15 9 3.42 154 15 27 273.1 243 110 296 1.291 8.0 3.6 9.7
Foreign (6 seasons) Foreign 2 5 4.28 69 0 4 94.2 92 41 113 1.405 8.7 3.9 10.7
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/1/2016.
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