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Twins' David Festa: Promoted to Triple-A
Festa was promoted to Triple-A Rochester on Monday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Festa had a 4.39 ERA at Double-A Wichita but had a strong 11.7 K/BB and 3.11 FIP. He's one of Minnesota's top pitching prospects, so a strong final few starts at Triple-A could put him on the cusp of competing for a big-league job next spring.... See More ... See Less
Twins' David Festa: Unlucky at Double-A
Festa has a 5.15 ERA, 3.99 FIP, 1.44 WHIP and 84 strikeouts in 62.2 innings for Double-A Wichita.
The 6-foot-6 righty has been very unlucky this year, as he has a 61.6 percent strand rate and a .360 BABIP against. Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs reports that Festa has routinely touched 98 mph with his fastball this season while also showcasing an upper-80s slider and a potentially above-average changeup, and he gets good extension from his long, athletic frame to complement a deceptive short-arm delivery. He could be an option in the big-league rotation sometime next summer.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-6, 187 lbs
|Bats/Throws: R, R