Cole De Vries
|Cole De Vries|
De Vries with the Minnesota Twins.
February 12, 1985 |
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
|May 24, 2012 for the Minnesota Twins|
Last MLB appearance
|September 28, 2013 for the Minnesota Twins|
|Earned run average||5.08|
Cole William De Vries (born February 12, 1985) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. De Vries signed with the Twins as a non-drafted free agent out of the University of Minnesota on August 22, 2006. He played in Major League Baseball with the Minnesota Twins. He is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighs 180 pounds (82 kg).
De Vries spent the 2008 season with the Twins' advanced A affiliate, the Fort Myers Miracle. In the first half of the season, De Vries went 5–5 with a 3.11 earned run average and 47 strike outs over 13 appearances (12 starts) in Fort Myers' quest for the Florida State League first-half West Division title. De Vries pitched 6.2 innings of scoreless ball in the first playoff game against the second half division winners, the Dunedin Blue Jays to earn the 2–1 win for the Miracle in Dunedin.
In his first start of the 2009 season, De Vries led New Britain to their first victory, pitching 51⁄3 innings, and giving up only one earned run against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Eastern League Double A farm club of the Toronto Blue Jays. For the season, he went 7–14 with a 4.84 ERA in 26 starts. He made ten appearances for the Rock Cats in 2010, five starts and five relief appearances, before being promoted to Rochester. He was used exclusively out of the bullpen with the Red Wings, producing a 5.06 ERA and ten strike outs in five appearances before returning to New Britain.
De Vries was outrighted off the Twins roster on October 2, 2013. He retired after the season.
- Minnesota All-State High School Team (2003)
- Class 3A High School Player of the Year (2003)
- All-Big Ten (Second-Team) (2006)
- Midwest League All-Star (2007)
- Brodie Trophy 2007 Player of the Year (Co-winner with Alex Burnett)
- "Miracle Sweep Way to West Division Title". 2008-09-04.
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