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August 11, 2013

Thoma column: Twins have a conundrum with pitching

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The high attrition rate among young pitchers is a discouraging reality. It takes a lot of pitching prospects to come up with even one competent major league starter.

One can still dream on Gibson, Alex Meyer, J.O. Berrios, Kyle Stewart and Trevor May, five arms on various levels in the Twins system of some expectation — but the odds say the Twins will do well if one of that quintet proves to be a reliable rotation anchor.

Pitch-22. (You might remember: 22 was Brad Radke's number.)

Edward Thoma (344-6377; ethoma@mankatofreepress.com) maintains his Baseball Outsider blog at fpbaseballoutsider.blogspot.com. Follow him on Twitter @bboutsider.

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