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Article: The Artist Currently Known as Taylor Rogers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:50 AM
Let’s get this out of the way from the beginning; Taylor Rogers is good. Despite parting with one of the best relievers in baseball in Ry...
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Fun With Numbers 2019

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:51 AM
I feel out of place starting this thread...
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What to do with Arraez?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:05 AM
My goodness, what a pleasant surprise this kid has been. With his minor league numbers, I figured he could do well in the bigs, but going...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Game Thread Intro Signup!

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Hurray! The Twins are in first place. We have had a game thread for each game so far, but some of them have started near game time. After...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/22): Kernels Combin...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 09:58 PM
The name of the game on the farm today was pitching. At Rochester it was a shutout, for Fort Myers it was Bryan Sammons looking great onc...
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Twins Minor League Report (5/22): Kernels Combine for No-No, Rochester Blanks Wings

The name of the game on the farm today was pitching. At Rochester it was a shutout, for Fort Myers it was Bryan Sammons looking great once again, and with Cedar Rapids it was a combined no-hitter. The bump was filled with outstanding performances today. Read about them below.

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MIN 8, LAA 3: Bats Break Loose Late

Rookie Luis Arraez broke the ice Tuesday night against the Angels. The Twins were being no-hit through four innings, but Arraez hit a leadoff single in the fifth. The Twins broke through for three runs in the sixth then four more in the seventh. Arraez also hit his first major league home run and made an excellent defensive play to end this game.

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Twins' Offense Having a Barrel of Fun

Minnesota’s offense has been one of the best in the American League. It’s been looking more like the club has few weaknesses from top to bottom in their line-up. They have also been able to produce at a high level with players like Nelson Cruz, Mitch Garver, and Miguel Sano spending time on the injured list.

So how has Minnesota’s offense emerged this season? It’s all about barreling up the ball.

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Twins Daily 2019 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 21-30

It’s time for Part 3 of the Twins Daily Top 50 Draft Prospects list, featuring players we have ranked 21st through 30th. In this edition we will be going over a number of prep pitchers with varying backgrounds, along with a run of solid college hitters who could fall in the same range where the Twins took Trevor Larnach a year ago.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/21): Gonsalves Returns

There were only three games on Tuesday as the Pensacola Blue Wahoos had the day off and another contest was rained out. In Fort Myers, the game that was suspended due to rain yesterday was finished, in addition to a regularly scheduled bill. In the games that were played, a top pitching prospect in Triple-A made his first start of the 2019 season, while a slugger in the Florida State League continued a scorching hot stretch with another home run (though technically he hit it yesterday).

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The Artist Currently Known as Taylor Rogers

Let’s get this out of the way from the beginning; Taylor Rogers is good. Despite parting with one of the best relievers in baseball in Ryan Pressly, the Minnesota Twins have groomed another in the 28-year-old from Colorado. His sparkling numbers tell you he’s good and tuning into any given game would confirm that. What you don’t know is that he’s better than you thought.

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Episode 4: Get To Know LHP Devin Smeltzer

The Twins acquired LHP Devin Smeltzer from the Dodgers last July, with Luke Raley and Logan Forsythe, in exchange for Brian Dozier. The trade looks good at this point. Luke Raley has been raking in Rochester. Smeltzer returned to his role as a starter and has been lights in in five Double-A games and now three games for the Red Wings. He also has a great story to tell and a great cause that he is trying to help.

In this 23 minute podcast, you can Get to Know Devin Smeltzer.

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MIN 3, LAA 1: Pitching Great, Sano Homers Late

Jake Odorizzi had a scoreless outing for the fourth time in his last five starts, Miguel Sano hit a go-ahead home run in the top of the eighth inning and the Twins won the first game of their series against the Angles. Come check out what else happened Monday evening.

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Twins Daily Community Report 5/12-5/18

Time is short, but there are a number of small developments in Twins Daily’s community as stories, interaction and new visitors all seem to be trending in positive directions. Let’s jump in.

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Good lord: there were 30 stories last week on Twins Daily. I love you all.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/20): Kernels Cruise

The Red Wings had the day off and announced that one of the Twins top pitching prospects will be making his first start of the season on Tuesday. The Blue Wahoos got another solid start and some key hits. A Miracle slugger continued to blast baseballs, though rain suspended their game in the fourth inning. Cedar Rapids had a well-played game with some strong pitching after getting an early lead.

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New Baseballs Impacting Triple-A Numbers

Major League Baseball is using a juiced baseball. At least that is the belief of a lot people watching the game. Even scouts have complained about the difficulties in evaluating talent between the minor leagues and the big leagues. Triple-A teams started using the same baseball as the big leagues this year and it has certainly impacted the game.

How do Rochester’s numbers stack up with the switch to the new baseball?

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Let’s Talk About Byron Buxton’s Swing

There’s something amazing about Byron Buxton at the plate this season.

Data confirms your suspicions that Buxton is indeed hitting the ball harder, further and higher on a consistent basis than ever before. By hitting the ball harder, further and higher than ever before, he is the proud owner of a juicy .275/.335/.514 line while striking out in a career-low 23 percent of plate appearances through 43 games. In terms of OPS, he’s the third-best hitter among center fielders behind only Mike Trout and George Springer.

This is a new-look Buxton even if you aren’t sure what exactly looks new.

When Buxton was using the leg kick, you could see the leg kick. When he stopped using the leg kick, you could clearly see he was no longer using the leg kick. It was an obvious distinction. However, there are possibly no more significant changes that Buxton has made to his swing than the changes he made for 2019.

Allow me to explain.