Tonight, I will be continuing my prospect list with prospect #9 as I keep counting it down until finally picking the top prospect in the Twins organization.
9. Kevin Mulvey RHP 24 (5/26/1985)
2008 teams: Rochester Red Wings
- Kevin Mulvey was a 2nd round pick by the New York Mets in the 2006 draft out of Villanova University. Mulvey came over to the Twins before the 2008 season in a trade with the Mets that also included Carlos Gomez, Deolis Guerra, and Philip Humber in exchange for Johan Santana. Mulvey started his career in 20o6 with AA Binghamton of the Eastern League where in 3 starts he went 0-1 with a 1.35 era. In 2007 Kevin spent the year, except 1 start at New Orleans, at AA Binghamton. In 26 starts Mulvey went 11-10 with a 3.32 era. In 151.2 innings Mulvey walked only 43 and struck out 110 for a whip of 1.24. After the 2007 season Mulvey was traded to the Twins and was assigned to AAA Rochester for the 2008 season. In 27 starts at Rochester Kevin went 7-9 with a very respectable 3.77 era. In 148 innings Kevin walked only 48 batters and struck out 121 for a whip of 1.35. Kevin started the 2009 season with the Red Wings and in 13 starts he is 3-4 with a 3.91 era. In 76 innings Mulvey has walked 30 and struck out 62 on the year. The walks this year are more than you would like, but the era is good and the strikeouts are also good. Kevin Mulvey is one of the top pitching prospects in the Twins organization. He has a good low 90's fastball, with a good curveball and a good changeup. With most organizations he would be starting, but with the Twins having good pitchers at the big league level they can let Kevin work on being more consistant at the AAA level. Mulvey is good enough to be at the bigs right now, but sometimes he can be a little bit wild and he needs to work on throwing more strikes to limit his pitch count. I don't see Mulvey as a ace type, but a good middle of the rotation type of pitcher who reminds me alot of a young Kevin Tapani who will go out there and do his job and at the end of the year will have 10-15 wins along with an era in the mid 3's. I really think that he is ready for the big leagues and probably be added to the 40 man roster after the season if not sooner. I think Kevin Mulvey will make his debut with the Twins sometime next season and be very good for years to come as a member of the Minnesota Twins.
- 2009: Spend season starting for Rochester this season
- Projection: I project Kevin Mulvey to be a middle of the rotation type and be a major league starter for 10-15 years.