03-04-2013, 10:13 PM #1
Reusse: BJ Hermsen profile
Patrick Reusse profiles BJ Hermsen. He steers clear of the disappointing strikeout numbers and focuses on the results, his size and his future:
The Twins expected the lanky, 6-foot-5 Hermsen to fill out his frame and build on the 90-plus fastball that they saw from an 18-year-old righthander. He's now a solid 235-240 pounds, but the fastball has been sitting at 88 to 90 mph.
"I think it might be the workload when you go from high school to the pros,'' Hermsen said. "There's quite a difference in innings. I do know now that if you're not blowing hitters away, it makes you a 'pitcher.' You can worry too much about the radar gun.''
Iowa pitching legend helped Hermsen's rise | StarTribune.com