Delaney Putting Himself On The Map

The Twins may have found another key bullpen guy in Beloit's Robert Delaney, as the right-handed closer was recently named Twins Minor League Player of the Week. Delaney notched four saves last week, and has an incredible 0.72 ERA in 17 games this season. He also leads the Midwest League, and the organization with 14 saves.

Robert Delaney has been a force for the Beloit Snappers this season, and he was recently rewarded, by being named Twins Minor League Player of the Week. The young right-hander, who has been used as the Snappers closer in 2007, has literally been unhittable this season. In 17 games, Delaney has nailed down 14 saves, and has an incredible 0.72 earned run average.

In his last 13 games, Delaney has earned the save, and has yet to blow a save this season. Opponents are hitting only .141 against him this season, and he has allowed an earned run in only two of his 17 appearances.

He has yet to allow more than one earned run in an outing.

In his 24 innings of work, Delaney has struck out 28 batters, while walking only four. In the later innings, meaning the eighth and ninth, Delaney has a perfect 0.00 earned run average, and batters are hitting .077 and .091 respectively. Batters who lead off an inning are hitting only .053 against him.

Last season, Delaney split time between the Gulf Coast League Twins and the Fort Myers Miracle, though his numbers were nothing like they are this season. He had a 4.64 ERA in 17 appearances for the GCL Twins, before being promoted to Fort Myers. In three FSL outings, Delaney had an earned run average over 5.00.

He had two saves last season.

To receive Player of the Week honors, Delaney appeared in four games for the Snappers, going a combined 4.1 innings of relief, and notched four saves.


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