Twins agree to terms with first rounder Alex Wimmers

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Kelsie Smith of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Twins have agreed to terms with first-round pick Alex Wimmers.  His signing bonus, Smith adds, is worth $1.33 million.

Wimmers, a 6-foot-2 right-hander, was selected 21st overall in June’s first-year player draft after winning back-to-back Big Ten Pitcher of the Year awards at Ohio State.  He posted a 9-0 record this past season with a spectacular 1.60 ERA, and he struck out 273 batters over 215.2 total innings as a Buckeye. 

With a solid low-90s fastball and quality off-speed stuff, Wimmers was considered one of the more MLB-ready talents in the 2010 draft.  He’s a strike-thrower first, and that sure fits the mold of a Twins pitcher.  Look for him to move quickly through the club’s farm system.