Gabriel Jose Moya Barrios...Instagram: @gjmoya_58
Made Twins Opening Day roster, the first of his career...Began the season appearing in five games for the Twins, allowing six runs on six hits in 5.0 innings pitched before being optioned to Triple-A Rochester April 22 (Phil Hughes reinstated from disabled list)...Appeared in 20 games for the Red Wings from April 25-June 30, posting a 1.64 ERA (33.0 IP, 6 ER) with nine walks and 38 strikeouts...Recalled from Rochester July 3 to appear in one game for Minnesota on July 3 at Milwaukee, pitching 2.0 perfect innings; optioned back July 4...Appeared in six more games for the Wings and was recalled by Minnesota for final time July 28, finishing the season with the Twins...Recorded first career win August 3 vs. Kansas City, allowing two runs on four hits in 1.2 innings pitched...Was Twins Opening Pitcher September 2 at Texas, the Twins' first time experimenting with an Opener and Primary Pitcher; allowed two runs on one hit in 1.0 inning pitched...Was the Opening Starter six times, going 0-1, 3.86 ERA (7.0 IP, 3 ER) with three walks and four strikeouts...Went 3-0, 3.24 ERA (16.2 IP, 6 ER) in 15 home games and 0-1, 5.95 ERA (19.2 IP, 13 ER) in 20 road games...Combined to go 4-2, 3.19 ERA (79.0 IP, 28 ER) with 25 walks and 81 strikeouts in 61 games between Minnesota and Rochester.
Began the season with Double-A Jackson (Arizona) ... Rated as the 25th-best prospect in the Arizona system by MLB.com prior to the season ... Went 17-for-17 in save opportunities with the Generals...did not allow an earned run in last 24 appearances with the Generals (30.1 IP, 1 unearned run) ... Named Southern League Midseason All-Star after posting a record of 4-1, 1.15 ERA (31.1 IP, 4 ER) with 12 walks, 50 strikeouts and a .135 opponent batting average ... Named the Southern League Relief Pitcher of the Month for June after pitching 13.0 scoreless innings in 10 appearances, allowing five hits and two walks with 17 strikeouts and a .119 opponent batting average ... Acquired by Minnesota in exchange for catcher John Ryan Murphy on July 27 and reported to Double-A Chattanooga ... Appeared in 13 games for the Lookouts, going 7-for-7 in saves while posting a 0.61 ERA (14.2 IP, 1 ER) with three walks, 19 strikeouts and a .157 opponent batting average ... Named Southern League Postseason All-Star ... Contract selected by Minnesota September 12 ... Made major league debut September 12 vs. San Diego, pitching 1.0 scoreless inning...recorded first strikeout, fanning Jabari Blash ... Earned first career save October 1 vs. Detroit, pitching 1.2 perfect innings ... Earned a MiLBY Award, which recognizes Top Relief Pitcher in Minor League Baseball, shared with Yankees' Raynel Espinal.
Began the season with Single-A Visalia (Arizona) and made one appearance before being transferred to Single-A Kane County...made 12 appearances with the Cougars, allowing a run in just two of the 12...transferred to Visalia May 22 and finished the season with the Rawhide making 40 appearances...finished the season going 4-for-5 in save opportunities over his final eight appearances.
Spent second full season with Single-A Missoula making 25 appearances, all in relief...pitched for Aguilas del Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League following the season, appearing in 24 games.
Spent the entire season with Single-A Missoula...began the season as a starter before making three relief appearances in his final five outings...12 starts on the season are the only starts of his career.
Spent his entire second season with the DSL Diamondbacks as the team's closer...converted six saves in nine opportunities...played in two games for Aguilas del Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Began professional career with the DSL Diamondbacks.