• Full name José Orlando Berríos
  • Born 05/27/1994 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Papa Juan XXIII
  • Debut 04/27/2016
  • Drafted in the C-A round (32nd overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2012 (signed for $1,550,000).
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    In the history of the draft, only two pitchers from Puerto Rico have been drafted in the top two rounds--Jorge Lopez, who went in the second round to the Brewers last year and Luis Atilano, a Braves supplemental first-round pick from 2003. This year, there may be two more on that list and Berrios will likely be the first off the board. Berrios worked with a conditioning coach this fall and spring and added 20-25 pounds to his frame since the summer and now has a muscular, athletic 6-foot-1, 180-pound physique. The added muscle has allowed him to smooth things out and has boosted his fastball velocity. His fastball now sits in the 93-95 mph range and some scouts have seen him touch 98. He throws his fastball down in the zone, mixes in a sharp, 80-81 mph slider and shows the makings of a solid changeup with fading action. Berrios is getting buzz as high as the back of the first round, and it's unlikely he'll wind up honoring his commitment to Miami Dade JC.

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  • Rated Best Pitching Prospect in the Florida State League in 2014
  • Rated Best Breaking Pitch in the Florida State League in 2014
  • Rated Best Changeup in the Florida State League in 2014

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Career Transactions

  • Puerto Rico activated RHP José Berríos.

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