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Twins Minor League Report (7/2): A Nice Reminder

You may wonder why big leaguer Max Kepler is on the photo of the minor league report. We find it important to recognize the accomplishments of the Twins minor leaguers, and we’ll do that in the report below. However, Kepler’s two home run, seven RBI game is a good reminder that the big-picture dreams and goals for all of the minor leaguers is to get where Max Kepler - who started the 2015 season in Ft. Myers, you may remember - is today; in the big leagues, having success, maybe even getting interviewed by Marney Gellner.
Image courtesy of Betsy Bissen (photo of Max Kepler with Marney Gellner)
With that, let’s jump into Saturday’s Twins Minor League Report. It was another full day of games.


RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 6, Syracuse 3
Box Score

Pat Dean put together a quality start and the Red Wings powered their way to a win. The left-hander gave up three runs on eight hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out two. Sean Burnett struck out two in his scoreless inning. Trevor May worked for the second day in a row, as planned, and worked a shutout frame. He walked one and struck out two. Marcus Walden struck out one in a perfect ninth.

Byung Ho Park made his AAA debut and did well, getting on base four times in the game. He went 2-3 with a walk and was also hit by a pitch. Kennys Vargas was 2-4 with a walk and his 13th home run. Adam Brett Walker went 2-5. Jorge Polanco added his sixth homer of the year.


CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
Chattanooga 7, Pensacola 3
Box Score

Aaron Slegers has been solid much of the year for the Lookouts, but he had a season-high in strikeouts on Saturday. The lanky right-hander went seven innings. He was charged with three runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out ten. Zack Jones and Trevor HIldenberger each worked perfect innings and recorded two strikeouts each.

Engelb Vielma went 2-4 with a walk and his second triple. Stuart Turner went 2-4 with his 11th double. Travis Harrison was also 2-4. Mitch Garver added his 14th double.


MIRACLE MATTERS
Ft. Myers 10, Jupiter 1
Box Score

Randy LeBlanc got a ton of offensive support, but he was really good in picking up his second FSL win. The right-hander from Tulane went the first seven innings. He gave up just one run on five hits. He didn’t issue a walk and struck out two. Nick Anderson walked one in a scoreless inning. Mike Theofanopoulos walked one and struck one out in a scoreless ninth.

Nick Gordon led the big Miracle offensive attack. He went 3-5 with his fifth triple. Trey Vavra was 2-4 with his 11th double. TJ White went 2-5. LaMonte Wade and Joe Maloney were both 2-4. Edgar Corcino hit his fifth home run. AJ Murray notched his first Florida State League homer.


KERNELS NUGGETS
Cedar Rapids 3, Beloit 2
Box Score

Lachlan Wells was back on the mound for his second Kernels start. The lefty from Australia completed five innings. He gave up two runs on three hits. He walked three and struck out five. Michael Cederoth came on and threw two scoreless innings. He gave up one hit, walked two and struck out two. Sam Gibbons gave up a hit, but he struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning. Anthony McIver walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning for his fourth Kernels save.

Not much offense for the Kernels on this night. Daniel Kihle went 2-3. Zander Wiel added his 16th double. Down 2-1 in the top of the 8th, Kihle led off with a single which was followed by an Austin Diemer single. Following a wild pitch, Sean Miller brought home the game-tying run with a sacrifice fly. The go-ahead run scored on a wild pitch.


E-TWINS E-NOTES
Elizabethton 5, Bluefield 8
Box Score

Another day, another Jaylin Davis home run for the E-Twins. In the team’s 10th game, Davis went 2-5 and notched his seventh home run of the young season. Amaurys Minier followed with his second homer. He was also 2-5. Later, Shane Carrier hit his first professional homer. He went 2-4. Trey Cabbage made his Elizabethton debut, playing third base. He went 1-4 with a double. Alex Kirilloff has now hit in all four games he’s played. He doubled in this game, his first.

The two University of California pitchers, Mason and Schik, both struggled in this, their second time out. Ryan Mason gave up six runs (five earned) on seven hits over four innings. He didn’t walk anyone, but he did hit one batter. He struck out two. Alex Schik went the next 2.2 innings. He gave up two runs on three hits. He walked and hit a batter, and he struck out five. Johan Quezada struck out two over the final 2.1 innings.


GCL Twins Takes
GCL Twins 2, GCL Red Sox 6
Box Score

Huascar Ynoa made his second start. The right-hander was charged with three runs (two earned) on five hits in four innings. He walked one and struck out five. With two runners on in the fifth inning Zach Strecker came on and gave up the inherited runners plus three more runs (two earned). He got just one out and gave up a hit and two walks. Onas Farfan got the team out of the fifth inning and worked two more scoreless innings. In his 2.2 innings, he gave up one hit walked one and struck out two. Patrick McGuff gave up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.

Aaron Whitefield continued his hot start. He was 2-4 with his first double. Jorge Andrade went 1-3 with a walk, a double and a stolen base. Luis Martinez went 1-3 with a walk Juan Gamez was 1-2 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt.


TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY

Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Aaron Slegers, Chattanooga Lookouts
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Nick Gordon, Ft. Myers Mirace


SUNDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS

Rochester @ Syracuse (6:05 CST) - RHP Jose Berrios
Chattanooga @ Pensacola (6:30 CST) - RHP Kohl Stewart
Jupiter @ Ft. Myers (5:05 CST) - LHP Tyler Jay
Cedar Rapids @ Beloit (7:00 CST) – RHP Dereck Rodriguez
Bluefield @ Elizabethton (5:00 CST) - RHP Sean Poppen
GCL Twins - No Game Scheduled.
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Saturday's games.

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Kepler started in Fort Myers last year??! What an awesome year and a half for him. He really looks to have figured some things out.
Also good to see Lamonte Wade back in action.

 

 We find it important to recognize the accomplishments of the Twins minor leaguers...

 

 

Wander Javier was pulled in the 1st inning of his first game back from injury on Friday. Do you have any information on his health status? It would be a shame if this turns out to be a completely lost season for him- if true, this will probably put his timetable to full season MiLB ball back.... maybe not until 2019?

Slegers has pretty quietly put together a strong showing in AA. Some of the early struggles of Stewart and Gonsalves have shown that AA is an adjustment for pitchers (especially coming out of the pitcher-friendly FSL). Good to see Slegers putting together a solid season thus far.

 

Also, the E-town roster seems to be fairly full with bats with some potential and it appears that guys are competing for playing time. Guys like Lewin Diaz and Roberto Gonzalez have not played a whole lot. I know its still early, but I'm wondering if we might see a quicker promotion or two to allow guys more playing time. At the very least, it will be interesting to see how playing time is juggled going forward.

Our GM says May is a long term starter.

We are going to need an incredible run to get to 60 wins this year.

He is down in AAA working consecutive days out of the pen.

Got it.
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Kepler started in Fort Myers last year??! What an awesome year and a half for him. He really looks to have figured some things out.
Also good to see Lamonte Wade back in action.

 

It's a little misleading... Kepler was hurt in the middle of spring training and began the season with about a week or ten days in Ft. Myers before they moved him to Chattanooga. 

 

Wander Javier was pulled in the 1st inning of his first game back from injury on Friday. Do you have any information on his health status? It would be a shame if this turns out to be a completely lost season for him- if true, this will probably put his timetable to full season MiLB ball back.... maybe not until 2019?

 

I'm trying to find out. Because there is no "lower" level for him to rehab, I thought maybe there was some plan for him in terms of playing time coming back. But now he hasn't played for two days in a row, so I'm not sure. 

 

Then again, he was spending all of 2016 in the DSL either way, and he'll (most likely) come to Instructs this fall and to Extended Spring next year, so I don't think it hurts his timeline. It just hurt his experience and at bats and game action, and that is too bad.

 

I'm trying to find out. Because there is no "lower" level for him to rehab, I thought maybe there was some plan for him in terms of playing time coming back. But now he hasn't played for two days in a row, so I'm not sure. 

 

Then again, he was spending all of 2016 in the DSL either way, and he'll (most likely) come to Instructs this fall and to Extended Spring next year, so I don't think it hurts his timeline. It just hurt his experience and at bats and game action, and that is too bad.

 

Thanks, Seth. So you're quite confident that Javier won't have to repeat DSL in 2017 even if this injury situation isn't resolved quickly and satisfactorily?

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puckstopper1
Jul 03 2016 10:45 AM

Right now the position player in the minors I'm watching the most is Gordon.Appears to be doing fine in Fort Myers.Any chance he gets bumped up to AA in the near future?

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operation mindcrime
Jul 03 2016 11:45 AM
Was Jaylin Davis born on Krypton?

 

Thanks, Seth. So you're quite confident that Javier won't have to repeat DSL in 2017 even if this injury situation isn't resolved quickly and satisfactorily?

 

That would shock me completely.


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