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Birth Date11-23-1995
Height6' 1"
Weight218 lbs
Age23 years, 11 months, 29 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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2019 MIN MLB 12 2 27.7 3 2 0 38 10 31 3 101 12.4 3.3 1.0 10.1 35% .438 1.73 3.50 6.18 103 5.36 110.0 0.0

Statistics for All Levels

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2013 TWI Rk GCL 12 8 44.0 4 1 0 32 6 64 2 100 6.5 1.2 0.4 13.1 0% .319 0.86 1.68 2.05 67 1.13 24.6
2014 CDR A MID 16 16 71.7 3 2 0 62 36 80 7 99 7.8 4.5 0.9 10.0 0% .297 1.37 4.23 3.52 101 4.14 87.5
2017 FTM A+ FSL 16 15 77.0 3 4 0 62 31 84 3 101 7.2 3.6 0.4 9.8 39% .304 1.21 2.92 2.69 91 4.02 85.5
2017 CHT AA SOU 1 1 6.0 1 0 0 5 2 7 2 96 7.5 3.0 3.0 10.5 19% .214 1.17 6.11 6.00 107 4.12 87.6
2018 CHT AA SOU 22 21 108.0 8 4 0 105 30 131 13 105 8.8 2.5 1.1 10.9 38% .327 1.25 3.36 3.58 88 4.14 87.6
2018 ROC AAA INT 4 4 21.7 0 3 0 20 6 26 3 95 8.3 2.5 1.2 10.8 45% .321 1.20 3.56 3.32 89 3.94 83.3
2019 MIN MLB AL 12 2 27.7 3 2 0 38 10 31 3 101 12.4 3.3 1.0 10.1 35% .438 1.73 3.50 6.18 103 5.36 110.0
2019 ROC AAA INT 20 19 96.3 5 4 0 91 25 119 13 100 8.5 2.3 1.2 11.1 43% .318 1.20 3.72 4.58 84 3.53 72.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2019 478 0.5126 0.4707 0.7156 0.6204 0.3133 0.7829 0.5753 0.2844

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-01 - Minors - - Left Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -


Year Team Salary
2019 MIN $
2018 MIN $


Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/17.
  • Signed by Minnesota as an amateur free agent from Australia 7/12/12. $0.5M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 0 0 0 0 0 14.3 10 5 16 1 .251 1.01 2.42 2.72 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 9.2 7 3 11 1 .265 1.08 2.76 3.09 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 5.7 4 2 7 1 .275 1.14 3.00 3.37 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 2.8 2 1 3 0 .283 1.19 3.22 3.61 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 .291 1.23 3.42 3.83 0.0 0.0
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2019-08-16 12:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these guys look like they could be more than #5s? Peter Lambert, Bryan Abreu, Jose Suarez, Adbert Alzolay, Lewis Thorpe, Logan Webb (GB%!), Joe Palumbo?
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
I like Lambert, but it's a brutal profile for Coors. Palumbo is the obvious one there to me. Alzolay has upside well past a number 5, but significant reliever risk. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)When looking for lotto-ticket upside, whom of the following would you say is *least* likely to deliver that return: Will Craig, Yadier Alvarez, Akil Badoo, Lewis Thorpe, Josh Green, Gilberto Celestino or Steve Jennings?
(traindoggah from Maine)
What an interesting hodge podge. Alvarez has been a mess for long enough we are at the point where his 75th percentile outcome might not even be a major leaguer, yet you could still argue he has more upside than like Will Craig. Nevertheless, I'd still probably be okay cutting him out of that group. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see any of these guys standing out from the rest as 3/4 starters: Canning, Gallen, Duplantier, Logan Allen, Jose Suarez, Plesac, Lambert, Alzolay, Kikuchi, Lewis Thorpe? Any you don't think will make it as at least back-end starters?
(The Colonel from Pasadena, CA)
Of those guys I like Canning and Gallen the most. I'm less of a believer in Plesac and maybe Thorpe and Suarez. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)Lewis Thorpe is pegged by most as a swingman. How does a guy like that dominate with k's like he does?
(Randy from SummerSlam '90)
It's pretty baffling. Even our prospect guys don't necessarily understand how he gets all those punch outs without a true "out pitch". The last guy I remember like that was Tony Cingrani, which might kinda/sorta be an ok comp?

Btw, I had to go look up Randy's SummerSlam 90 opponent, and saw it was another classic Macho Man/Dusty Rhodes outing. (Mark Barry)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance Lewis Thorpe gets a little stuff bump and he's more than just a 4? I still can't ignore the k rate either. I'm more excited than I should be.
(Angel Boy from Oakland)
I am a Reformed Thorpe Believer. I think his best role is probably in the bullpen. If he does stay in the rotation I don't see him being a particularly meaningful fantasy contributor. I wish I had better news :( - BC (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2018-07-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)Lewis Thorpe is striking errrrrrrrrrrrrrrybody in the Southern League out right now. Why does he not get more attention?
(Jimmy from Brainerd)
Probably because he just set a career high in innings pitched? I'd say we've liked him before, but those rankings literally predate my starting here and we are coming up on three years (good god). He'll be a 101 guy if he stays healthy I'd bet. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-05-25 12:15:00 (link to chat)Lewis Thorpe a number 3?
(Kurt from Grissom WiFi)
I don't think I'm ready to go there, no. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-05-22 23:00:00 (link to chat)Lewis Thorpe pitched on Friday! Did you hear anything about how he looked?
(This Guy from Seattle)
I was excited about him pre-injury, yeah, saw that. All I heard was he threw all four pitches, and the results certainly had to feel good. He's a guy I'll be keeping an eye on this year, no doubt. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Describe the degree of obscurity…….Amir Garrett, does he have "special" anywhere in his prospectus? If he is just a guy, do you think Lewis Thorpe is "guy" better than him?
(Victor from Dumfries)
At one point, I thought he was going to be a solid mid-rotation starter. Now, probably nothing more than a reliever. Basketball hurt his development quite a bit. I like Thorpe substantially more. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Did Lewis Thorpe make a significant jump/improvement this year?
(Drew from Rockford, IL)
I'm not sure I'd call it significant, but he definitely took a step forward developmentally this year and showed to be a bit ahead of previous expectations in terms of placement. He shows good feel for the craft at an early age. It's going to be about continuing to build arm strength, repetition, and seeing how the physical development plays out in the next couple of seasons. His place within the Twins top 10 will be secure. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2015-02-16 11:00:00 (link to chat)Lewis Thorpe - what type of ceiling do you think he will have? Is his fastball and peripherals enough to be a #2?
(meswan from TX)
I've never seen Thorpe. The prospect team pegged his ceiling as a plausible no. 2 starter here: (R.J. Anderson)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for doing this chat. Which prospects toward the end of the Top 101 or not listed at all in the Top 101 have the highest ceilings or have the opportunity to rocket up the prospect charts?
(Jack from NYC)
Lewis Thorpe can take a pretty good jump if he continues to show that the uptick in his stuff is real, and can be held over a full workload during the season. The upside can push into the number 2 starter territory. Its early in the development, and we're in the dead of early February, but he's a candidate to have a breakout season for sure. (Top 101 Chat)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for chatting with us, Jordan, Lewis Thorpe: what do you hear about his stuff? Did it take a step backwards this season?
(Ted from Williamsburg)
I don't think the stuff took a step backward. He's got aptitude and even though the command needs to take a couple steps forward, he has pretty big time upside.

Okay, a couple more questions and I'm going to get going. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, Jordan. Thanks for answering our questions. Lewis Thorpe, what is his ceiling and how likely is he to reach it?
(CyMature from Cooperstown Retirement Home)
His ceiling is that of a #2/#3 starter. The velocity is easy and the arm is loose. He's got good feel for secondaries, but the command is still a long ways away. He's still ridiculously young, but has all of the ingredients to be a successful big league starter. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Where would Lewis Thorpe go if he were draft eligible?
(Ian from OK)
Tough to answer since we have pro track record to look at. Seems like a first round fit. (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Lewis Thorpe just got promoted to Low-A. What are your thoughts here? Is this too aggressive of a move?
(ahs430 from Anaheim, CA)
He was in extended spring training until just now. No, it isn't "too aggressive". This is the Twins we are talking about. (Ron Shah)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Paul, Daniel Winkler and Ben Lively have carried over last years success into this year with incredible early season performances. Are these guys for real and in a dynasty league would you add one or both in place of, Mauricio Cabrera, Jose Martinez or Lewis Thorpe?
(Rup from DC)
I'd prefer them to the three others. I don't know that either is a star, but both are raising their stock (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Could you give 3 prospects right now that you think will make it to top 100 prospects lists by this time next year? Players making big jumps?
(Luis from Nowhere near Brooklyn)
Michael Feliz, J.P. Crawford, and Lewis Thorpe, to name a few. Just guessing. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your long term thoughts on a couple short season arms, Jefry Rodriguez and Lewis Thorpe. Anything to get really excited about?
(tjco1006 from Baseball Nirvana)
I think people should be very excited about Thorpe. When he signed out of Australia, I had some really intriguing reports, but there were some steps required for him to approach those projections. He's made those steps and then some, with the velocity ticking up better than initially projected. Twins fans should be really excited about his potential.

I'm really intrigued by Rodriguez as well. I saw him once last year and there's a lot to dream on. He's going to take more time and move a lot slower than someone like Thorpe, in my opinion, but the payoff could be substantial. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you seen Alex Reyez yet? if so, what are your initial impressions. Also, all these guys are far away but what do you know about Lewis Thorpe and Devin Williams?
(Brian from Mass)
Haven't seen Reyes yet, though everything I keep hearing from scouts is extremely impressive. Touched on Thorpe in a prior answer, and let's just say I really like him. Williams is probably the most raw of the trio, but he has the physical characteristics I like and there's plenty to like if he can add strength and begin to gain some feel. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Hello, good sir! Would you be so kind as to rank the following high upside arms? Jose Martinez, Adalberto Mejia, Lewis Thorpe, Alberto Tirado.
(Gravybill from New York, NY)
My order of preference: Tirado, Martinez, Mejia, Thorpe but all have pluses and minuses. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)in a deep dynasty any pitching prospects with high ceilings and arent close to the majors? need some names for late
(tno1986 from nyc)
Lewis Thorpe, Alexander Reyes, Jose Martinez, Alberto Tirado. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lewis Thorpe. How are scouts raving about him already when he is so far away? Also, with him being so young and from Australia, has he even faced any competition to predict his ceiling?
(Silverback38 from VA)
Scouts can rave at any time if they've seen him in person. Predicting his ETA is a bit futile (believe me, I've tried) because he's so far away, but talent is talent. Even if it's seen in a bullpen next to a kangaroo, you can still see it and rave away. He hasn't faced a ton of high level competition, but he did play in the Australian Winter League this off-season about much older competition. That's something. He'll get off the complex and hit short-season ball this year. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank Adalberto Mejia, Nick Kingham, Lewis Thorpe, and Vincent Velazquez?
(Victor from Dumfries)
- Kingham, Mejia, Thorpe and Velazquez. I like Kingham's profile. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who will be the future ace arms of the twins organization?
(Beaux from La)
It depends on which definition of ace you're using. If we're employing the scouting definition (i.e. one of the best dozen or so starters in baseball) then Kohl Stewart has the most realistic chance of reaching that upside. If we're just talking Guy Who Starts on Opening Day then Alex Meyer (a probable no. 2 or 3 on the scouting scale) is a good bet in the short term. Terry Ryan upgraded his rotation this winter, but it's still mostly no. 4 types.

Lewis Thorpe also deserves a mention, though he was born in 1995 and that makes me uncomfortable. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Vegas over/under number of number 2 or better starters from this group: Lewis Thorpe, Julio Urias, Hunter Harvey, Edwin Diaz, Alex Reyes, Jesse Hahn, Steven Matz, Adalberto Mejia.
(huggirl from Joisey)
From that group, one pitcher will develop into a number two starter (or better). I was tempted to say 0. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you prefer out of two young foreign arms in Julio Urias and Lewis Thorpe? Both quick movers or more so the first than the second?
(Big Tex from San Antoine)
Urias. Even more advanced. (Jason Parks)

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