Brusdar Javier Graterol… resides in Calabozo, Venezuela… was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Twins on August 29, 2014 by scout Jose Leon.
Saw his first Major League action, posting a 1-1 record with a 4.66 ERA (5 ER/9.2 IP) in 10 relief appearances with the Twins ... Entered the season ranked third among Minnesota prospects according to Baseball America ... Had his contract selected on September 1 and made his big league debut the same day at Detroit… recorded first career strikeout, fanning Dawel Lugo, his first batter in the ninth inning... at 21.006-years-old, became 11th youngest Twins pitcher to ever make his debut, youngest since Rich Garces at 19.123-years-old in 1990 ... Earned first career win September 14 at Cleveland (Game 2), pitching 2.0 scoreless innings with no hits, no walks and three strikeouts in a Twins 9-5 victory ... Combined to go 7-0, 1.92 ERA (13 ER/61.0 IP) with 23 walks, 61 strikeouts, a .179 opponents' batting average and one save in 18 games (11 starts) between Triple-A Rochester, Double-A Pensacola and the GCL Twins on the season. ... Named Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Week May 5, posting a 0.52 ERA (1 ER/17.1 IP), with 21 strikeouts and a .121 opponent batting average in two starts ... Appeared solely out of the Blue Wahoos and Red Wings bullpens following his final start on August 1, posting a 2.89 ERA (10.1 IP, 3 ER) with a .152 opponents batting average in seven combined appearances...named a Mid-Season All-Star for Double-A Pensacola after going 5-0, 1.89 ERA (10 ER/47.2 IP), 46 strikeouts to just 19 walks and a .188 opponent batting average...missed nearly 10 weeks with a shoulder impingement from May 25-August 7.
Combined to go 8-4 with a 2.74 ERA (31 ER/102.0 IP) and 107 strikeouts in 19 games with Single-A Cedar Rapids and Advanced-A Fort Myers ... Named Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star after going 2-2, 2.48 ERA (36.1 IP/10 ER) with six walks and 42 strikeouts in seven starts before the All-Star break ... Spent two stints on the 7-day Injured List from May 8-14 with back spasms and May 30-June 6 with a right hand contusion.
Ranked the fifth-best prospect in the Twins system by Baseball America ... Returned from elbow surgery on August 26 and finished the season with a 4-1 record with a 2.70 ERA (12 ER/40.0 IP) and 45 strikeouts in 10 games (seven starts) with the GCL Twins and Rookie level Elizabethton.
Spent the entire season recovering from "Tommy John" surgery.
Made his professional debut on June 3 for the DSL Twins, tossing 3.0 innings while allowing five hits and striking out five batters...went 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA (3 ER/11.0 IP) but had his season cut short after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow on June 20.