Yohan Pino


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Otro más en la lista de Aaron Gleeman entre los mejores prospectos de Minnesota: Pino está en el lugar #23

Despite little fan fare and a fastball that doesn't crack 90 miles per hour, Yohan Pino has consistently put up excellent numbers since being signed out of Venezuela in 2004. After a strong showing in the rookie-level Appalachian League in 2005, Pino made his full-season debut in 2006 and went 14-2 with a 1.91 ERA, 99-to-20 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and .198 opponent's batting average in 94 innings at low Single-A before going 6-0 with a 1.67 ERA in the Venezuelan winter league.

He continued to compile ridiculous numbers after moving up to high Single-A last season, posting a 1.73 ERA, 64-to-17 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and .192 opponent's batting average in 67.2 innings to earn a midseason promotion to Double-A. He struggled there for the first time as a pro, but even with a 5.13 ERA managed a fantastic 40-to-9 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 47.1 innings, showing that he was anything but overmatched.

Pino's raw stuff has never matched his on-field results and the Twins have been naturally skeptical of his success, repeatedly shifting him back and forth between the rotation and bullpen. He now has a 2.86 ERA, 267-to-59 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and just 15 homers allowed in 276.2 career innings, and at some point performance should take precedence over velocity. He won't be handed any opportunities, but Pino will be tough to ignore if he can put together a strong showing at Double-A in 2008.


otro mas que se dice lo mismo, pino tiene tremenda carrera en ligas menores, el nativo de san joaquin de turmero estado aragua Venezuela, tiene una mezcla de varios picheos envidiable, y aunque pino en venezuela con los tigres es utilizado en bullpen estamos seguros de que el hombre esta ready para ser abridor tambien y cuidado pues y este año sube con el equipo grande de os twins. aqui pino es super querido con su numero 42 en la camiseta de aragua