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63 Andrew Albers SP
Height/Weight: 6-1/180 | Birthdate: 10/6/1985 | Birthplace: Tulsa, OK | Bats/Throws: R/L | Team: Minnesota | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 451.00
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Andrew Albers' transfer to Korean team becomes official


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) The agent for Andrew Albers, Blake Corosky, confirmed his client finalized a deal with Hanwha of the Korea Professional Baseball league, according to the Pioneer Press. The deal guarantees the former Twins pitcher $700,000 plus a $100,000 signing bonus.

Andrew Albers expected to head to Korea soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2014) Twins pitcher Andrew Albers is expected to have his deal completed with the Hanwha Eagles soon. 

The two sides have been negotiating a deal, and there's a chance it will be completed this weekend. Albers was expected to compete for the fifth starter job during spring training, but opted to head to Korea. 


Andrew Albers has tentative deal to pitch in Korea


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) The agent for pitcher Andrew Albers, Blake Corosky, said his client has a tentative deal in place to sign with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Professional Baseball league, according to the Pioneer Press. However, the Twins must negotiate a buyout with the Eagles.

Andrew Albers suffers third straight loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2013) Twins pitcher Andrew Albers finished the season on a low note as he suffered his third consecutive loss Thursday night against the Indians. He allowed four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and two walks while striking out two over 5 2/3 innings pitched.

Albers allowed three-plus runs in six of his final eight starts. He finished his 2013 campaign 2-5 with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 60 innings pitched since joining the rotation in August.

Andrew Albers takes second straight loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2013) Twins pitcher Andrew Albers was pinned with his second straight loss Friday after giving up eight runs (three earned) on eight hits and one walk with two strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings as the A's rolled, 11-0.

Albers was victimized by four Twins errors, including two by third baseman Eduardo Escobar. Albers goes into Thursday's final start of the season against the Indians with a 2-4 record, 3.98 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 23:5 K:BB ratio.


Andrew Albers pegged with third loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) Twins pitcher Andrew Albers (2-3) had his outing interrupted by a rain delay, as he took the loss Saturday night against the Rays. The left-hander surrendered four runs on six hits and one walk while striking out one over four innings of a 7-0 defeat.

Abers has allowed four runs or more in four of his last six starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Friday at Oakland.

Andrew Albers pitches seven scoreless innings in no-decision


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2013) Twins pitcher Andrew Albers didn't factor into the decision Sunday despite pitching seven scoreless innings as the Twins fell to the Blue Jays, 2-0. Albers gave up just four hits while walking none and striking out five.

Albers turned in a tremendous rebound after being pulled in the second inning of his last start. He brings a 2-2 record, 3.35 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 20:3 K:BB ratio into Friday's scheduled start against the Rays.


Andrew Albers lucky to take no-decision


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) Twins starter Andrew Albers was happy to settle for a no-decision Monday in a start at Houston. Albers could last only 1 2/3 innings on the day and was lucky that Minnesota managed to come back and tie the score late in the game.

Albers threw 46 pitches before getting removed just two outs into the second inning. He surrendered five earned runs on nine base hits and no walks over his time on the mound. He didn't allow a homer and struck out two batters. His ERA is at 3.96 on the year.

Albers was making just his sixth career start and easily had his worst outing to date. He had not gone fewer than 5 2/3 innings in any other start for Minnesota. The 27-year-old has been sharp in the rotation until Monday and should remain there for another outing. That next start is scheduled to come Sunday against Toronto.

Andrew Albers quality in defeat


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Twins starting pitcher Andrew Albers recorded a quality start Wednesday night at home against Kansas City. Unfortunately, his offense couldn't score against opposing starter Danny Duffy.

Albers suffered the tough-luck defeat as he dropped his record to 2-2 on the year. He gave up three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and no walks over seven strong innings. He threw 99 pitches and struck out two. All three runs he allowed came on home runs.

The 27-year-old was making just his fifth start for Minnesota. He's been solid and he rebounded nicely after back-to-back less-than-stellar outings. Albers makes his next start for the Twins on Monday to begin a series in Houston.

Andrew Albers takes no-decision against Tigers


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2013) Twins starting pitcher Andrew Albers took a no-decision in Thursday's matinee against Detroit.

Albers threw 5 2/3 innings and allowed five runs on nine hits and a walk. He struck out four. His ERA sits at 3.00, but he has now allowed five runs in consecutive starts after opening his career with 17 shutout innings.


White Sox finally get to Andrew Albers


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2013) Twins starting pitcher Andrew Albers finally stumbled Saturday against the White Sox, as he allowed runs for the first time in his career in an 8-5 loss.

Albers, who entered the game with 17 1/3 scoreless innings to open his major-league career, was unable to extend that streak. He was tagged for one run in the first inning. Though he pitched seven innings, Albers was not nearly as sharp this time out, allowing five runs on eight hits and a walk. He struck out just three hitters.

Albers is now 2-1 with a 1.85 ERA through three starts. He has allowed 14 hits and two walks in 24 1/3 innings, while striking out just seven hitters. He will make his next start Thursday against the Tigers. 


Andrew Albers worth a deep league gamble


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/15/2013) Twins pitcher Andrew Albers had a long, winding path to the majors -- Tommy John surgery in 2009, a second elbow surgery to clean out scar tissue, and a stint in the CanAm league -- but, at 27 years old, he has emerged as a nice late-season surprise for the Twins, with 17 1/3 shutout innings over his first two starts. 

Albers doesn't throw hard and he won't strike out a ton of batters (his minor league K/9 was 7.7), but he has excellent control (a 1.15 WHIP over 395 2/3 minor league innings) and that should keep his ERA low. This isn't to say that there won't be bumps in the road -- he's a rookie who never had a top prospect tag attached to him -- but Albers has been a nice surprise with a body of work that backs up his recent success. 

Owned in 18 percent of leagues, Albers has a ceiling similar to that of Justin Turner's, although Turner probably has the edge in ERA and WHIP. With a month and a half left in the season, Albers is worth a deep league gamble for a team in need of a Fantasy boost. 


Andrew Albers does it again


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2013) After a dominating performance in his major league debut, Twins starter Andrew Albers took the mound for his second career start Monday at home against Cleveland. He was every bit as good.

Albers went the distance for the first time in his career. He needed just 102 pitches to go nine innings to move to 2-0 after just two starts. Albers gave up just two hits and no walks in his first career complete-game shutout.

The 27-year-old has allowed just six hits over his first 17 1/3 career innings. Albers certainly looks like he'll remain in the rotation going forward and will make his next scheduled start Saturday against the White Sox.


Andrew Albers nothing special


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/7/2013) Andrew Albers' debut Wednesday certainly turned heads -- not every day does a pitcher come up from the minors to throw 8 1/3 innings of four-hit ball -- but considering he's the fifth choice to fill the fifth spot in a rotation full of fifth starters, I'm not holding out hope for much Fantasy production.

Seriously, the Twins tried out Vance Worley, Pedro Hernandez, Liam Hendriks and Scott Diamond before finally resorting to Albers, and though most of those four offered occasional glimpses of potential, none could sustain anything that would pass as success in the majors.

As a pitch-to-contact control artist, Albers is cut from the same cloth. Control isn't just a matter of limiting walks, though. It's placing the ball perfectly on each and every pitch. That's the only way that sort of pitcher can survive in today's game.

Seems like an impossible standard for a 27-year-old just breaking into the big leagues, especially one whose minor-league numbers were no better than decent. I'm leaving Albers for AL-only leagues.


Andrew Albers dominant in major league debut


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2013) Twins pitcher Andrew Albers took the mound for his major league debut Tuesday night in Kansas City. The 27-year-old was dominant in a win over the Royals and opposing starter James Shields.

With Shields struggling, Albers showed him how it was done as he is 1-0 for his career. Albers pitched into the ninth inning as he went 8 1/3 shutout innings and allowed just four base hits. He walked just one batter in his final inning and struck out two on the performance over 109 outstanding pitches.

Albers, who will be 28 in October, was 11-5 with a 2.86 ERA over 22 starts for Triple-A Rochester. With his first career start under his belt, Albers should certainly have earned at least another one from his performance. Currently, manager Ron Gardenhire has Albers penciled in to face the White Sox in Chicago on Sunday.

Andrew Albers set to make debut


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2013) Twins starter Andrew Albers is set to make his major-league debut Tuesday against the Royals.

With the start, Albers becomes the third player from independent ball to play for the Twins this season, according to FoxSports.com. Albers would join Chris Colabello and Caleb Thielbar as players who the Twins signed out of an independent league. 

Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said he hopes the team continues to scout independent leagues, saying the players are more driven to succeed. "Each one of them, it's a tribute to their dedication and perseverance. They didn't give up when they didn't have an opportunity with an organization. They kept on," Antony said.

Albers had a 2.86 ERA in 22 starts at Triple-A Rochester. 


Andrew Albers joining Twins rotation


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2013) The Minnesota Twins filled a 25-man roster and rotation spot vacated by Scott Diamond's demotion to the minors with Triple-A Rochester starter Andrew Albers, MLB.com reports. 

Albers, who will be 28 in October, was 11-5 with a 2.86 ERA over 22 starts for Rochester. He is expected to make his major league debut Tuesday at Kansas City.