José Berríos Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/27/1994 (26)
José Berríos Season Stats
Last 10 Games
José Berríos News
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios earned his second win of the season in Thursday's 10-2 defeat of the Mariners. Berrios pitched 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out eight batters with three walks. The 26-year-old right-hander had an easy first but got himself into and out of trouble in the third and the sixth innings, minimizing the damage. Berrios' strikeout stuff has been as advertised through two starts- as he owns an impressive 20:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio to start the season. He'll look to keep missing bats in his next start on April 14 against Boston.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios was masterful in his first start of the 2021 season in a 2-0 win over the Brewers. Berrios had a no-hitter through six innings with no walks and 12 strikeouts, matching his career-high. The 26-year-old induced 18 swinging strikes- the fifth-highest total of his career- with nine of them coming on his nasty curveball, which was in rare form Saturday night. Berrios will look to build upon this excellent effort in his next start on April 8, the Twins' home opener against the Mariners. Seattle's lineup posted the eighth-highest strikeout rate in the majors last year- and the Giants' starters registered 13 punchouts in the first two games of the 2021 season against them- so Berrios is well-positioned for another good outing.
Minnesota Twins starter Jose Berrios threw six no-hit innings with 12 strikeouts on Saturday night but the bullpen allowed their first hit to the Milwaukee Brewers in the eighth inning. After the starter departed, Taylor Rogers threw a no-hit inning and struck out the side. Tyler Duffey took over in the eighth inning and struck out the first batter he faced in Jackie Bradley Jr. He then walked Lorenzo Cain and allowed a first-pitch single to Omar Narvaez to erase the no-no. Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes also had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning before he lost it to a solo home run by Byron Buxton.
Every year Jose Berrios is drafted with the expectation of being an SP2, at the very least. Some people ignore the stats and draft him based on name and team (offensively potent Twins). The truth is Berrios had a 4.39 SIERA with a 15% K-BB rate, influenced by an increase in walks (9.6%). He also had a league-average Swinging Strike rate (11.6%). On the positive side, Berrios' strikeout (25%) and Left on Base (77%) rates as well as pitch effectiveness mirror a successful 2018 season. He utilized his curveball to amass strikeouts (38.9%), compared to 27.8% in 2019. Unfortunately, while he increased his four-seam fastball velocity (94.3 mph), the strikeout rate (19%) with the pitch dropped nearly 10% from the year prior. For him to attain the SP2 expectation in 2021, Berrios will have to maintain his velocity and curveball dominance while improving the fastball effectiveness and decreasing the walks. So, please don't rush out assuming the positives portend an assurance of SP2 return. Berrios should only be a choice at an ADP of 90 if your roster can manage his risk. Otherwise, there are other pitchers in that area that might provide more value, depending on roster construction, including Framber Valdez and Kyle Hendricks.