Scott Michael Diamond...2004 graduate of Centennial CVI in Guelph, Ontario...attended SUNY-Binghamton where he played three seasons, going 5-3, 3.45 (62.2 IP, 24 ER) with 42 strikeouts, 16 walks and four complete games in 12 starts in his senior season (2007)...named 2005 All-Conference selection and named to All-Rookie team...second in school's history in starts (37) and complete games (10)...earned degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Binghamton in 2009.
Started the season on disabled list recovering from a scope on his left elbow to remove a bone chip in December... Made one rehab start for Single-A Ft. Myers and was reinstated from 15-day disabled list April 13... Went 3-2, 3.03 ERA (29.2 IP, 10 ER) with just three walks allowed in first five starts April 13-May 7... Posted a 6.66 ERA (24.1 IP, 18 ER) with 14 walks in five starts July 7-August 1 and was optioned to Triple-A Rochester August 1... Pitched complete game shutout August 11 at Norwich, allowing five hits and no walks, earning the win for the Red Wings... Went 4-0, 2.41 ERA (41.0 IP, 11 ER) and held opponents to a .217 average (33-for-152) in six starts for the Red Wings; also made a playoff start September 7 at Pawtucket, tossing 7.0 shutout innings with no walks and eight strikeouts, earning the win... Recalled September 6... Struck out one batter-or-less in seven consecutive starts July 7-September 18, the longest stretch for any pitcher since Baltimore's Dave Schmidt also went seven in 1989.
Began season with Triple-A Rochester and did not allow a run in first 14.0 innings over three
starts April 6-16. ... Named Twins minor league Player of the Week April 27, earning one win while allowing two runs
in 7.0 innings with four strikeouts and no walks in one start. ... Went 4-0, 1.07 (25.1 IP, 3 ER) in first four starts for Red Wings and 4-1, 2.60 (34.2 IP, 10 ER) in
six starts before being recalled by Twins May 7. ... Earned the win in first start for Twins May 8 vs. Los Angeles-AL with 7.0 shutout innings and
four hits allowed. ... Recorded first major league hit May 18 at Milwaukee, a single off Marco Estrada. ... Began major league season with 14.0 consecutive scoreless innings and won first three starts
May 8-23. ... Pitched 8.0 innings in consecutive starts, earning the win in both, June 24 at Cincinnati and June 30 (Game 1) vs. Kansas City. ... His seven wins at All-Star break were tied for third most for rookies in American League and fourth most in baseball...his 2.62 ERA was the
lowest among all rookie pitchers at the break (minimum of 75.0 IP) and his .700 winning percentage was also the highest. ... His 2.62 ERA before the All-Star break was second lowest in Twins history among rookies, behind Francisco
Liriano (2.16 in 2006). ... Tossed first career complete game shutout, allowing three hits and issuing no walks, July 27 vs.
Cleveland; it was the only shutout for Twins pitchers in 2012 and first for a Twins rookie since Joe Mays
(July 17, 1999 at Chicago-NL)...one of two rookies to throw a shutout in baseball in 2012, Houston's
Lucas Harrell the other. ... Earned 10th victory, allowing three runs (2 earned) on seven hits August 6 at Cleveland...became
first Twins rookie with double-digit wins since Glen Perkins (12) and Nick Blackburn (11) in 2008. ... Sustained first career ejection, throwing near the head of Josh Hamilton, August 23 at Texas...
was issued a six-game suspension, which he served August 29-September 4. ... Earned 12th win September 23 at Detroit, tying him with Jesse Crain (2005), Francisco Liriano
(2006), Glen Perkins (2008), Mark Redman (2000) and Kevin Tapani (1990) for third on Twins
all-time rookie wins list...finished seventh on Twins all-time rookie list in innings pitched
(173.0), and eighth in starts (27). ... Ranked third among MLB rookies in ERA (3.54), fourth in winning percentage (.571), tied for
fifth in wins (12) and eighth in starts (27) and innings pitched (173.0)...walked fewest batters
(31) among rookies with a minimum of 150.0 innings pitched.
Began the season with Triple-A Rochester...made his first start, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits in 5.0 innings and did not
factor into the decision, April 10 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Earned his first win, allowing two runs on two hits in 6.0 innings with one walk and three strikeouts, April 27 vs. Buffalo...Had his contract selected by Minnesota, July 18 as the Twins placed Francisco Liriano on the 15-day disabled list...was 4-8, 4.70 (92.0 ip,
48 er) in 17 starts for the Red Wings as the time of his call-up...Made his Major League debut in the second game of a double-header, July 18 vs. Cleveland...did not factor into the decision as he allowed
four runs (three earned) on seven hits in 6.1 innings pitched with two walks, one strikeout and one home run allowed...Optioned to Triple-A, July 21 when Kevin Slowey was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list...Went 0-6, 8.13 (31.0 ip, 28 er) in six starts for the Red Wings, July 24-August 20...recalled by Minnesota, August 26...Earned his first Major League victory, allowing three runs on three hits in 6.0 innings with three walks and five strikeouts, August 31 at
Chicago (AL)...His 123.0 innings pitched and 23 starts for Rochester were the third-most on the club...his 14 losses were tied with teammate Eric Hacker
for the most in the International League...He finished third in the Twins organization in innings pitched with 162.0...Pitched in the Arizona Fall League for the Mesa Solar Sox, making his first appearance in the AFL.
Began the season with Double-A Mississippi...won his first game in his sixth start, May 8, pitching 8.0 scoreless innings with three hits
allowed, no walks and a career-high of 11 strikeouts...Recorded his second win on May 18 vs. West Tenn, allowing one run on five hits in 8.0 innings with 10 strikeouts...Struck out 43 batters in 39.2 innings in May...went 1-1, 2.97 (30.1 ip, 10 er) in five June starts...Transferred to Triple-A Gwinnett, July 13...allowed six earned runs in 3.0 innings in his first start, July 16 at Buffalo, but allowed eight
earned runs in 49.1 innings in his next eight starts, July 21-August 30, for an ERA of 1.46...Tossed a complete game shutout, allowing two hits with one walk and eight strikeouts, August 30 vs. Norfolk.
Spent the entire season with Double-A Mississippi...led the M-Braves and ranked sixth among Braves minor league pitchers with 111
strikeouts...ranked seventh among Braves minor starting pitchers in ERA (3.50) and was 10th in innings pitched (134.1)...selected to the South
League All-Star team...pre-season, played for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, making one appearance vs. Italy, allowing one run on
three hits in 3.0 innings pitched with one walk and one strikeout.
Began the season with Single-A Rome...named the Braves Pitcher of the Month in April, after going 2-0 with a 2.60 ERA in five starts...
transferred to Single-A Myrtle Beach, May 20...named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week, April 27 after winning both of his starts April
21 and 26...his 12 wins were tied for first in the Carolina League...named Pelicans Pitcher of the Month for June, going 4-1, with a 3.19 ERA...
named Myrtle Beach Pitcher of the Year...led the Braves organization and ranked tied for fifth among all minor league pitchers with 15 wins...was
second in the organization with 152.2 innings pitched and fifth with 123 strikeouts...ranked the 26th-best prospect in the Braves organization
by Baseball America, following the season.