Dennis Alan Twombley
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 218 lb.
Dennis Twombley played five seasons in the minors then became a scout.
The Chicago White Sox took Twombley in the 4th round of the 1993 amateur draft out of high school, their second position player (after second-rounder Greg Norton). He opted for college, spending 1994 at Notre Dame and 1995-1996 at Pepperdine. He was then taken by the New York Yankees in the 40th round of the 1996 amateur draft. He split the summer between the Oneonta Yankees (4 for 19, 2B, HR, 4 BB) and the Tampa Yankees (.276/.382/.368 in 28 G). As an organizational catcher in 1997, he played for Oneonta (9 for 37, 2B, HR, 10 BB), the Greensboro Bats (7 for 36, HR, 3 BB) and Tampa (3 for 9).
Twombley backed up René Pinto Sr. with the 1998 Bats, hitting .188/.216/.376 with 7 homers in 133 at-bats. He fielded .997 but allowed 55 steals in 63 tries. In 1999, he hit .239/.337/.430 with 7 HR in 142 AB for Greensboro and .243/.349/.270 in 15 games for Tampa. He was the starting backstop for the 2001 Greenville Bluesmen, hitting .212/.301/.276. He had 16 passed balls and allowed 105 steals while throwing out 18 attempted stealers.
Overall, Dennis produced at a .223/.311/.338 clip in 250 minor league games, with 20 homers, 75 runs, 98 RBI and 88 walks. He struck out 215 times in 772 at-bats. He fielded .988 with 41 passed balls in 224 games and threw out 16% of attempted base thieves.
Sources include Quaker Baseball Academy