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Article: MIN 10, ARI 3: Buxton Inside-the-Parker Highligh...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:37 AM
Byron Buxton hit an inside-the-park home run and the Twins clubbed five more homers over the fence in a late-inning barrage of offense ag...
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Fangraphs: Updated Top 10 Prospect List

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:44 PM
Fangaphs posted their updated Top 10 Prospect lists for teams in the AL Central. There's a new #1 on the list! 
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/18): Grand Slams, S...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:25 PM
Twins affiliates were undefeated on Friday night, putting another exclamation point on an incredible display of power throughout the orga...
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Byron Buxton

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Currently leads the team in B-Ref WAR and is fourth in Fangraphs WAR behind Sano, Dozier, and Rosario.    We don't need to turn...
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Article: Game Thread: Twins v Diamondbacks, 8/18 @ 7:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:13 PM
And… we move onto the Diamondbacks, starting a 3-game series at Target Field tonight. This is some tough pitching back to back. The India...
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Twins Minor League Report (8/8): Gran(d)ite Slam, Sammons Scoreless

There was a ton of action in the system on Tuesday night as all of the affiliates were in play. The big hit of the night was delivered by an outfielder just getting back into AAA form after a month-long stint with the big league club and a 2017 top 10 round draft pick also was fantastic in his first start as a pro. Another team’s lineup pounded out hit after hit in game two of a double-header but there were also a few clunkers that provided little to talk about for the lineups of their teams.

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Three-Bagger: Red Wings Edition

Coming into play on Tuesday, August 8th, the Rochester Red Wings have a record of 65-50. That puts them 8 ½ games back of International League North Division leading Scranton-Wilkes-Barre. They’re in third place, two games behind the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for second place in the division, and more important, in the wild card race.

That’s why it’s understandable that the organization made the move to bring up lefty starter Stephen Gonsalves and righty reliever Luke Bard. The hope could be that the two will help bolster the Red Wings pitching staff and help them get into the playoffs. Well, that, along with some good experience in a playoff chase at a new level of development.

Gonsalves will make his first AAA start on Thursday against Norfolk. When he and Bard make their Red Wings debuts, they will be the 37th and 38th pitchers to throw for the team this season, already a franchise record.

With that, I thought I’d bring out a Triple-A version of Nick Nelson’s Three-Bagger series. Below you’ll find three players at Rochester of particular interest.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/7): Melville Masterful Again

Good thing that the Twins won on Monday night against the Brewers because their five affiliates that played all lost. That isn’t to say there weren’t some solid performances. And, as we know, winning isn’t the most important thing in the minor leagues. Player development is. But, learning how to win and being part of that atmosphere can be an important part of development. This year, the combined record of the Twins affiliates ranks second in baseball to the Yankees organization. There are a lot of really good things going on in the Twins minor leagues.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/6): Carrier Carries Kernels

Most of the Twins minor league games were done by 5:00 central time on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately for this article's author, that's about when Elizabethton started their game.

The author of today's article is Stevie Larson. For now, he'll be serving as a backup for Twins Minor League Reports. So, be sure to welcome Stevie to the fold.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/5): Saturday In The (Minor League) Parks

Saturday had a little bit of everything. A big win. A big loss. A close loss. Some big home runs by power-hitting prospects, including a grand slam. Some big errors. Good pitching, and some really bad pitching. Such is life in the minor leagues. You see the good, and you see the bad. The Kernels made a fun stop on their way to Wisconsin.

In case you missed any of them you can read the Twins Daily July minor league hitter and pitchers of the month here:

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Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher Of The Month - July 2017

The last two days, we’ve handed out our July Twins Minor League Hitter and Starting Pitcher of the Month Awards. Today, we’ll take a look at the top relievers in the Twins system in July. It was extremely difficult to come up with the top six because there were so many good candidates. However, we did it, and our honorable mention list is huge too, so let’s get started.

If you missed any of the previous July awards, click the following links:

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Twins Minor League Report (8/4): Beeker the Streaker

Clark Beeker threw 8.2 shutout innings for Cedar Rapids tonight, extending his scoreless streak to 25.2 innings. It was in an epic pitcher’s duel, which the Kernels unfortunately lost 2-0 in 10 innings.

Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Friday.

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Twins Minor League Starting Pitcher Of The Month - July 2017

Yesterday, Jonathan Rodriguez was named our Twins Minor League Hitter of the Month. Today, we’ll turn to the pitching, starting with the starters. There were some strong performances at every level, from the rookie leagues to AAA. One starting pitcher gave up one run in the entire month. Another won all of his starts. There are players new to the organization and players who are new to professional baseball. There are 20 year olds and 27 year olds and everything in between. You’ll want to keep reading to find out more.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/3): Felix Jorge Rules, Glen Perkins Pitches Clean Inning In Rehab

The big league team continues to disappoint, and while the first half of the season was pretty fun, the Twins are now just a pair of games ahead of the Tigers and have won just twice in their last 10 games. The stretch run could be pretty brutal, but that means we should see plenty of September call-ups. In the minors, we had some strong performances from Felix Jorge, a rehabbing Glen Perkins, and a big day at the plate from J.B. Shuck.

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Twins Minor League Hitter Of The Month - July 2017

August is upon us. That means that we are now entering (basically) the final month of the minor league season. Most of the minor league season is complete on Labor Day with playoffs starting soon after. The Dog Days are here, but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t a lot of solid hitting performances in the system in July. As you’ve noticed, ,the Elizabethton Twins have been a very hot offense. A couple of Red Wings had strong months are are making their cases to be called up. With the short-season teams having a full month, there are a lot more candidates, so grab some coffee and enjoy.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/2): Palka Power, Enlow Excels, Romero Rocks

It was a relatively quiet day in the Twins minor league system on Wednesday. The Ft. Myers Miracle and Elizabethton Twins each had a rare day off. However, the other four affiliates played. There were two lopsided games, and two close games. A few players new to the organization pitched in the GCL, while one of the top prospects pitched well for the GCL as well. It was Fernando Romero night, and so much more.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/1): More Extra Innings, Littell Makes Twins Debut

If you were hoping the Chattanooga Lookouts didn’t play extra innings again on Tuesday night, boy do I have news for you! But they weren’t the only affiliate that had to go to extra frames on the evening, and a third one threatened to do so before walking it off in the ninth.

One of the Twins new prospects, courtesy of the Yankees for Jaime Garcia, also made his organizational debut with Chattanooga. I also couldn’t pick between two hitters of the day, so I gave it to them both.