Jeremy Cummings has been having success lately, and the Twins think he could make a huge splash for their organization in 2007. By picking up Cummings last month, the Twins assured themselves an established Triple-A pitcher, and also a guy who could be plugged into their rotation at some point next season. At 29 years old, Cummings cannot be considered a “prospect” anymore, but he certainly could pay huge dividends for the Twins next season.
Cummings, who pitched a no-hitter against his new Rochester team during the 2006 season, has never appeared in a Major League game. He broke into the Minors after being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 21st round of the 1999 draft, and has since gone on to post a 60-45 lifetime record. In the last four years, Cummings has spent some time in Triple-A ball, so he seems primed to make his Major League debut in 2007.
Last season, Cummings started 25 games for the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, which included his no-hitter. He set a career-high in innings, working 138.1 frames, and his eight wins matched his career high. In his last 39 Triple-A appearances, Cummings has posted a 15-7 record, and has an earned run average under 4.00. He will definitely be in the rotation to start the year in Rochester.