Ludovicus "Loek" Jacobus Maria Van Mil...First name is pronounced "Luke"...Was originally signed by Twins' scout Howard Norsetter as a non-drafted free agent, July 7, 2005...Attended
Erasmus High School in the Netherlands...Represented his country in the 2007 Baseball World Cup and was selected to the Dutch National Team for the
2008 Olympics, but could not play due to injury...At 7'1", Van Mil is the tallest player in professional baseball.2010Began fifth professional season in Twins organization with Fort Myers where he pitched in just three games
before being promoted to New Britain...Appeared in 23 games for the Rock Cats, posting a 1-2 record with one
save and a 6.37 ERA (29.2 IP - 21 ER)...On Sept. 1, was announced as the player to be named later in the August
27th trade that sent LHP Brian Fuentes to Minnesota...Was placed on Angels' 402009Began season on the disabled list (April 9) and was reinstated, May 26...did not allow a run in his first six appearances (12.0 ip) and just one run in nine of his first 10 appearances (18.0 ip) for an ERA of 0.50...saved his first game, July 10 vs. Sarasota...saved three straight games for the Miracle, July 29-August 2...appeared in 25 games before being promoted to Double-A New Britain, August 13...won his first game for the
Rock Cats, August 23 vs. Reading, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning of relief...picked up his only save with New Britain in his next appearance, August 24 vs. Reading...held left-handers to a batting average of .212 (14-for-66) while right-handers batted .265 (22-for-83) combined.2008Spent entire season at Single-A Beloit...picked up a save in his second appearance, April 9 at Peoria...picked up another save, April 26 at Wisconsin, striking out five batters (season-high) in 2.0 innings...posted a 1.76 ERA (15.1 ip, 3 er) in eight games in May...posted a 1.50 ERA (12.0 ip, 2 er) with a 1-0 record and one save in eight June games...second five strikeout game, May 8 vs. Burlington...selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game...held lefties to a batting average of .197 (13-for-66) while righties batted .237 (23-for-97).2007Spent entire season at Rookie-Level Elizabethton...was the winner in his first two games, June 20 at Kingsport (2.1 scoreless innings) and June 26 at Princeton (2.0 scoreless innings)...struck out six batters in 3.0 innings of relief, July 16 at Danville...did not allow a home run all season...lefties batted .125 (3-for-24) while righties hit .190 (11-for-58)...ranked 14th-best prospect in the Appalachian League by Baseball America.2006Spent the entire season with the GCL Twins...made his first professional appearance, June 21 at GCL Reds, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit in 4.2 innings...pitched in 10 games, making eight starts...was 0-1, 12.00 (3.0 ip, 4 er) as a reliever and 1-1, 2.66 (40.2 ip, 12 er) as a starter...posted an ERA of 1.59 (17.0 ip, 3 er) in three August starts.