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Seth Stohs
05-07-2012, 01:08 PM
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Top Gun
05-07-2012, 01:21 PM
Twins outfield prospect Joe Benson has been demoted from Triple-A Rochester to Double-A New Britain.

Benson was batting just .179/.269/.316 with two home runs and 27 strikeouts through his first 28 games this season at the Triple-A level. He climbed all the way to the majors last year but seems doubtful to do it in 2012.

Source: Dustin Morse on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/Twins_morsecode/status/199512123255169026)

Mr. Ed
05-07-2012, 01:37 PM
Fort Myers has 30 hits and 25 runs in the past 2 days.

Won today (monday) 12-3. Anderson Hidalgo a Grand Slam and 6 RBIs in the game.

mike wants wins
05-07-2012, 01:51 PM
Good stuff, as always, Seth. Thanks....thinking about what might be seems more fun than thinking about what is right now...even where what might be is scary.

05-07-2012, 02:00 PM
Good: I think that one of the most pleasant (for me) and totally under the radar surprises so far is Dan Turpen (of Kevin Slowey trade infamy) who is having a career season at New Britain: 16 IP 15 H 0 BB 18 K, and is part of their ring around the rosie closer situation.

Bad: Mark Dolenc. Threepeating New Britain at age 27 he is hitting below the Butera line: .147/.171/.147 Unfortunately I do not see much of a future for him, given the OF depth of the organization. I suspect that as soon as the first promotions happen, he will be cut.

Other: Deolis Guerra's BAA is . 152 and Anthony Slama's .163, but their BABIPs are .238 and .320 respectively; however Guerra allowed only 2 BB in 19.1 IP and Slama 10 in 14.1 IP, so if I'd have to pick one for future success it would be very difficult.

05-07-2012, 03:50 PM
All I can say is that if a player is hungry enough to be a major league player, that should be motivation to shine in the minors. If a player has but ocne chance to make the majors, this (and maybe next) would be the time because of default or a little sunshine moment.

05-07-2012, 03:55 PM
Turpen has 0 walks and 18k's