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Zach Featherstone Still Needs A Role
Minnesota’s left-handed prospect, Zach Featherstone, is still trying to find his place at the sport. It seems he isn’t alone either. The team’s minor league team in the Gulf Coast League first flirted Featherstone as a left-handed hitter during the 2016 season.
After a less than stellar season at the plate, (hitting only .212 in 99 at-bats), the minor league team decided to give Featherstone a different role, pitching.
The Charlotte native boasted 2.93 ERA , showing that he may have a future in pitching. But can he put it together and complete his arsenal in the majors?
So far, his stints have been limited and we aren’t sure what Featherstone is truly made of. He went 0-2, but seemed to struggle with command walking 4.11 hitters per nine innings, while striking out an impressive 6.46.
One things for sure, Major League Baseball has a soft spot for productive left-handed pitchers. During the 12 games Featherstone pitched, he was able to finish a couple of games as a closer registering two saves. Could Featherstone be more a reliever? Currently, the Twins are set at closer, but again, having a left-handed relief pitcher is something many MLB teams strive for.
The Tallahasse Florida College product is still young and should see more action on the Diamond for the Twins organization. Still no confirmation on rather the 21 year old will get an invite for Spring Training for the Twins 2018 upcoming season. The one positive thing a scout can say about Featherstone is his versatility. Players like Brock Holt, who don’t excel highly at one position have earned roster spots because of their added dynamics.
With the Twins and Featherstone, the jury is still out. Only time will tell if the athletic and versatile young arm will see any time on the major league diamond.
Zach Featherstone is a 2014 OF/LHP with a 6-2 205 lb. frame from Charlotte, NC who attends Ardrey Kell HS.
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