John Curtiss (baseball)

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John Curtiss
Minnesota Twins – No. 27
Born: (1993-04-05) April 5, 1993 (age 25)
Dallas, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 25, 2017, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
(through September 13, 2018)
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 8.31
Strikeouts 15

John Pickens Curtiss (born April 5, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Curtiss attended Carroll Senior High School in Southlake, Texas. He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 30th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. He did not sign with the Rockies and attended the University of Texas at Austin and played college baseball for the Texas Longhorns. Curtiss was then drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the sixth round of the 2014 MLB Draft.[1]

Curtiss made his professional debut with the Elizabethton Twins. He played 2015 with the Gulf Coast Twins and Cedar Rapids Kernels and 2016 with Cedar Rapids and Fort Myers Miracle. After the 2016 season, he played in the Arizona Fall League.[2] Curtiss started 2017 with the Chattanooga Lookouts and was promoted to the Rochester Red Wings.[3][4] He was called up to the major leagues for the first time on August 23, 2017.[5]


  1. ^ "Longhorns closer John Curtiss signs with Twins". July 1, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  2. ^ Berardino, Mike (August 31, 2016). "Minnesota Twins send Nick Gordon, five others to Arizona Fall League". Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "Twins' relief prospect John Curtiss emerging in talented Chattanooga bullpen – 1500 ESPN Twin Cities". June 1, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Lookouts John Curtiss Named Southern League Relief Pitcher of the Month For May". June 1, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  5. ^ Steve Adams (August 22, 2017). "Twins Designate Tim Melville, Will Select Contract Of John Curtiss". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved August 27, 2017.

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