July 30, 2014
From Prune Packers to pro ball (JANIE McCAULEY, 7/29/14, AP)
In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted.Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in a collegiate summer league. His manager was Joey Gomes, the brother of big leaguer Jonny Gomes.Now, the Twins are about to give him $250,000."It's a great story," Twins West Coast scouting supervisor Sean Johnson said Tuesday. "This kid came out of nowhere."
Posted by Orrin Judd at July 30, 2014 6:56 PM