Pat Dean, of the Minnesota Twins, has not allowed an earned run in three of this last four starts.  The one time he did though, he allowed 7 runs to cross home plate.  Since July 1, he owns a 2.71 ERA, winning five of his 10 starts, striking out 43 and walking 14 over 69.2 IP.  At 26 years old, Dean projects to be more of a bullpen guy/spot starter.
 
Mike Pelfrey is the only Twins starter with an ERA below 4.60 since the All-Star game. Phil Hughes is ready to return from a back injury in the coming week.

Minnesota is currently one game under .500, and sit in 2nd place of the AL Central, but trail the Kansas City Royals by 13.5 games.  The Wildcard is their only opportunity to make the playoffs, and they are 3 games behind the Los Angeles Angels.  They will have to jump over the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers to catch LA.  The Tampa Bay Rays are also 3 game behind the Angels.

RosterResource.com AAA Pitching Rankings




NAMETEAMMLBGGSWLIPHRERHRBBSOERAWHIPPoints
Pat DeanROCMIN24241010157.015355511033922.921.18409.0
Toru MurataCOLCLE2322134136.212451451339812.961.19397.9
Randy WolfBUFTOR232392139.213944404401062.581.28381.4
Taylor RogersROCMIN2423910152.016270657411043.851.34381.0
Erik JohnsonCHACHW2221108124.29838335411292.381.11379.9
Ty BlachSACSF24241110147.216779691424874.211.29378.9
Carlos PimentelIOWCHC2423115127.0104544212611062.981.30375.0
Adrian SampsonTACSEA2525911147.2168807210331114.391.36367.9
Jerad EickhoffRRTEX2120115123.1112555413361123.941.20358.2
John LambOMAKC2020102111.19440337361172.671.17347.7
Barry ZitoNASOAK232287137.012166531060903.481.32346.0
Chris JonesNORBAL271986130.013952411127862.841.28342.0
Matt BuschmannNORBAL2323810134.2123626113471094.081.26341.9
Scott DiamondDURTB2421105126.115259501320733.561.36338.7
Chris VolstadINDPIT232196129.01335448240773.351.34338.5
Zach PetrickMEMSTL252575141.2151726712261004.261.25335.4
Dan StrailyFREHOU1919106110.2121484412171073.581.25329.9
Kyle DaviesSWBNYY232287129.11325349734773.411.28327.7
Thad WeberTOLDET2424610141.115173671835934.271.32321.7
Dylan FloroDURTB2522912132.216078741021815.021.36320.9
Jason LaneELPSD242498145.018699902440605.591.56320.0
Adam ConleyNEWMIA191893107.0853430440812.521.17314.5
Wilfredo BoscanINDPIT222093108.11084737344733.071.40305.7
Brady RodgersFREHOU202096113.113260571325864.531.39302.2
Nick GreenwoodMEMSTL2919115115.214071661121545.141.39301.4
Brian JohnsonPAWBOS18189696.0743427632902.531.10300.0
Darin GorskiLVNYM242388119.113074691459985.201.58298.2
Brad MillsNASOAK2323511133.112969641149914.321.34297.7
Michael RothCOLCLE241987120.013664602038724.501.45296.0
Daniel McCutchenELPSD291986113.111352481223723.811.20294.2
Michael BowdenROCMIN28139398.0863128525712.571.13293.5
Kyle DrabekCHACHW202077113.0994841739703.271.22290.0
Forrest SnowTACSEA261788106.010048462035853.911.27288.5
Scott CopelandBUFTOR171694100.1883229531542.601.19288.2
Jon GrayALBCOL212066114.112961559411104.331.49288.2
Clayton BlackburnSACSF201783102.01104337630813.261.37287.5
Justin NicolinoNEWMIA202077115.013451451129633.521.42286.5
Zach LeeOKCLAD16169594.0822927519672.591.07284.5
Aaron BrooksNASOAK191865111.212448461021953.711.30283.9
Henry OwensPAWBOS212138122.18447437561033.161.14282.7
Joe WielandOKCLAD201995101.21255852623834.601.46281.9
Matt BowmanLVNYM2424714125.116585741345715.311.68281.7
Ross WolfRRTEX2614117106.01406963326445.351.57281.0
John LannanALBCOL232268132.21859481936755.491.67280.9
Zach NealNASOAK181778111.21205647815693.791.21279.9
Tim MelvilleTOLDET232359128.211880711365834.971.42276.9
Steven MatzLVNYM15147490.1692522631942.191.11275.2
Eddie GamboaNORBAL231789103.1805149479714.271.54272.7
Tyler LyonsMEMSTL15158589.210133321212903.211.26271.4
Adam WilkSLCLAA2422510127.117195791435905.581.62270.2


Stats via MILB.com

Top AAA Hitters


Pitchers
Win - 10 pts
Innings Pitched - 2 pts
Earned Runs Allowed - (1pt)
Strike Outs - .5pt