30. Rob Delaney, Pitcher Delaney, 25, signed with the Twins in 2006 for a mere $500 after not being selected in the draft. In four years in the system, he has certainly earned that much and more. Delaney emerged as one of the Twins' top relief pitching prospects after terrific years in 2007 and 2008. Delaney tore up both levels of A ball and Double-A before experiencing his first real troubles in Triple-A in 2009. After 2007 and 2008, when he posted a 1.03 ERA and 1.23 ERA, respectively, Delaney was not quite as lights out in 2009. While he started off the year well with a 2.00 ERA in Double-A, the promotion to Triple-A did not agree with Delaney, as he struggled down the stretch to a 4.53 ERA. Delaney projects as a reliable middle reliever who will pou ...
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