Steven Kyle Waldrop (pronounced WALL-drup)...2004 graduate of Farragut (TN) High School...went 14-0, 0.20 (91.0 ip, 2 er) with
seven walks and 118 strikeouts in 14 starts for Farragut High School2011Was a Spring Training invite...reassigned to minor league camp, March 30...started the season with Triple-A Rochester...Made 56 appearances for the Red Wings, going 5-5, 3.87 (79.0 ip, 34 er) with three saves...led club in appearances and ranked second
in the International League...Had hiscontractselected byMinnesota, September 5...made hisMajorLeague debut, allowing tworunson three hitsin 1.2 innings, September
5 vs. Chicago (AL) (second game of a doubleheader)...recorded his first career strikeout, fanning Brent Lillibridge...Earned his first Major League win, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning with one hit allowed, September 25 at Cleveland...Held opponents to a .233 batting average (10-for-43) with the Twins.2010Was a Spring Training invite, going 0-0 with an 0.87 ERA in 10 games...spent the season with Triple-A Rochester, making 59 relief appearances...Recorded a save in his second appearance, April 11 at Pawtucket...Recorded his first win, pitching 2.1 hitless innings of relief, with a season-high four strikeouts, May 27 at Durham...Did not allow an earned run in 16 consecutive appearances (21.0 ip), May 26-July 6...had a 0.98 ERA through games of July 6...Went 3-2, 2.04 (57.1 ip, 13 er) with two saves in 39 games Pre-All-Star break and 2-1, 3.56 (30.1 ip, 12 er) in 20 games Post-All-Star break...Pitched for the Peoria Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League, going 1-0, 16.05 (12.1 ip, 22 er), allowing 24 hits in 10 relief appearances.2009Began season at Single-A Ft. Myers...earned his first win, April 27 at Palm Beach, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings of relief...picked up a 3.0-inning save, May 30 at Brevard County...did not allow an earned run in his final eight appearances (14.0 IP)...did not allow a home run in 20 appearances for the Miracle...promoted to Double-A New Britain, June 22...did not allow a home run until August 5...did not allow an earned run in 22 of his 31 appearances and did not allow more than one earned run in any of those appearances...left-handers batted .212 (24-for-113) at New Britain...promoted to Triple-A Rochester, September 11.2008Missed the entire season with a right shoulder strain.2007Began season at Single-A Ft. Myers...won three consecutive starts, April 16-27...went 2-0, 0.73 (12.1 ip, 1 er) and 12 strikeouts as the
Florida Sate League Pitcher of the Week, April 16-22...struck out nine batters, May 12 at Brevard County (7.0 ip)...went 4-2, 2.86 (44.0 ip, 14 er)
with 41 strikeouts in eight starts during his first stint with the Miracle...transferred to New Britain, May 17...two consecutive scoreless outings,
June 21 vs. New Hampshire and June 27 at New Hampshire (6.0 and 5.0 innings respectively)...transferred to Ft. Myers, July 20...went 3-3, 3.88
(48.2 ip, 21 er) in eight starts during his second stint with the Miracle.2006Began season at Single-A Beloit...tossed a complete game shutout, May 15 vs. Kane County, earning the win...went 3-0, 1.54 (41.0 ip, 7
er) in six starts, May 27-June 26...transferred to Ft. Myers, July 13...went 3-0 in his first three decisions, spanning five starts with the Miracle...
tossed a 7.0-inning complete game, allowing one run on six hits, August 14 at Jupiter...was ninth in the organization in ERA.2005Spent entire season at Single-A Beloit...tossed a complete game shutout, April 13 at Kane County, earning his first win with Beloit...
three-game win-streak, June 14-July 5...tossed his second complete game, August 13 at Lancaster, but lost, allowing two runs on four hits...
ranked the 10th-best prospect and best changeup in the Twins system by Baseball America, entering the 2006 season.2004Began his professional career with the GCL Twins...did not allow more than one earned run in any of his seven starts...transferred to
Rookie-Elizabethton, August 6...ranked fourth-best prospect in the GCL and third-best in the Appalachian League by Baseball America...ranked
the sixth-best prospect in the Twins organization by Baseball America, entering the 2005 season.