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Article: A (Twins) Territory Divided

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:26 AM
A pair of very non-scientific twitter surveys taken this week confirmed what the Twins Daily forums have demonstrated for some time: Twin...
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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:25 AM
After 90+ games, the Twins have a winning record. I don't think they're yet playoff contenders, but they're letting young players play an...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/19): Enlow Debuts,...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:25 AM
The Twins took a series from the New York Yankees for the first time in forever.There were some rumors - that seem to have been shot down...
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Article on Kintzler on "The Ringer"

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:19 AM
Vanimal posted this elsewhere, but I thought it was thread worthy. Kintzler is a fast riser in my personal Twins pantheon, and this artic...
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MiLB.com Farm System Grades. The Twins' is Graded...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:11 AM
Article here.     The Twins system is graded "B" overall.The writeup starts with the following, smirk-inducing sentence:  ...
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Breakout candidates for 2012

In 2011, Brian Dozier, Chris Herrmann and a few others had impressive seasons and jumped up prospect ranking lists. Who will do that in 2012?

Here are a couple of names that I think you should watch:

1.) Matt Hauser - the RHP from the University of San Diego throws hard. In 2011, he spent time in Beloit and Ft. Myers and ended the season with one appearance in New Britain. He throws 95 pretty consistently, with two other pitches. He could be the Twins next closer.
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2.) Josh Hendricks - The burly Australian 1B showed potential in the GCL in 2011, but when he moves up to Elizabethton in 2012, he could put up some big numbers.

3.) Luis Nunez - The little lefty from the Dominican Republic throws some serious gas and should be the closer in Elizabethton in 2012.

4.) Matt Bashore - The former supplemental 1st round pick from Indiana pitched two innings for the Twins Elizabethton team combined in 2009 and 2010. He returned in 2011 in a limited role. By Instructional League, he was again touching 93 mph with his fastball. Hopefully he is recovered from shoulder and then elbow (Tommy John) surgery and can advance his career.

5.) Lance Ray - If you look at his 2011 batting average in Beloit, it doesn't speak to how hard he hit the ball. Ray has a smooth, left-handed swing. He hits for power to all fields. He can play both corner outfield positions and first base. He should advance to Ft. Myers and put up some big numbers.

who are some candidates in the Twins farm system to jump up prospect rankings in 2012? Discuss.


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