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Mr. Ed
06-22-2012, 08:34 AM
Originally signed by the Twins in Feb, 2009, Candido Pimentel is in Elizabethton for the rookie season.
Listed at 5'11"/160, the switch-hitting Pimentel is at .357 after the first series of the season.

Pimentel played for the DSL Twins in 2009, hitting .293. Last 2 years,have had him in the GCL ,with a .265 avg in 2010(46 games) and in 2011, a .250 average in 45 GCL games.

3 rbi's already this season, half of 2011 total, with a triple among his first 5 hits.

Candido will turn 22 July 19, so this is a pretty big year for him. I wish him the best. Besides,how cool of a name is Candido?:cool:

Mr. Ed
06-25-2012, 09:33 AM
5 games in 2 steals, a .911 OPS.

Early season stats look good when you're off to a hot start.

Mr. Ed
07-13-2012, 05:46 AM
72 at bats thus far

.347 25 hits 1 double/2 triples/8RBI, scored 17 runs in 18 games
7bb/13 K, 6-7 Stolen bases
.405 OBP, coming off a 3 hit game July 12th

diehardtwinsfan
07-13-2012, 08:57 AM
given his age, I'd put his stats with a grain of salt... older guys that dominate Elizabethon tend to flame out in Beloit.

luckylager
08-24-2012, 07:41 AM
2012 Appalachian League Player of the Year!

Mr. Ed
08-24-2012, 08:26 AM
http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120823&content_id=37214284&vkey=news_l120&fext=.jsp&sid=l120

Congrats to Candido for Appy POY

Led the league in hits/3rd in batting/4th OBP and Runs scored, tied 4th in SBs

Kepler also named to all-Appy League

benhertz
08-24-2012, 08:36 AM
This is Pimentel's first year playing second base. He played outfield in previous seasons.

Through 52 games in 2012:
24 - 2B
20 - OF (15 - LF, 5 - RF)
7 - DH

Shane Wahl
08-24-2012, 09:26 AM
This is Pimentel's first year playing second base. He played outfield in previous seasons.

Through 52 games in 2012:
24 - 2B
20 - OF (15 - LF, 5 - RF)
7 - DH

Yeah, it matters that he stay at 2B and progress fast. I don't like to nay-say, but I am surprised that he won the award. Is there really no more productive hitter in that league!? Hyper-valuation of batting average or something?

Mr. Ed
08-24-2012, 09:44 AM
This is Pimentel's first year playing second base. He played outfield in previous seasons.

Through 52 games in 2012:
24 - 2B
20 - OF (15 - LF, 5 - RF)
7 - DH

Yeah, it matters that he stay at 2B and progress fast. I don't like to nay-say, but I am surprised that he won the award. Is there really no more productive hitter in that league!? Hyper-valuation of batting average or something?

Romy J would have contended for POY if he'd not missed time. The league leader in hitting had 4 HRs and 28 rbi,compared to 1/21 for Pimentel, and only stole 3 bags vs Pimentel's 16

Adam Walker's 14 HRs leads the league. The sluggers are not putting up outstanding AVG and are below 1.000 OPS

Jimenez played in 37 games so far with outstanding #'s but has missed too many games, else he'd be right there.

rickyhawaii
08-24-2012, 08:25 PM
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/appy-league-review-minnesota-twins-prospects/ Mike Newman gives a mention of him, not that optimistic about his 2nd base skills. also describes him as a slap hitter. interestingly would like to convert him to a pitcher.. Kepler or Bubba Starling should have won the award.. not that it matters though.

greengoblinrulz
08-24-2012, 08:47 PM
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/appy-league-review-minnesota-twins-prospects/ Mike Newman gives a mention of him, not that optimistic about his 2nd base skills. also describes him as a slap hitter. interestingly would like to convert him to a pitcher.. Kepler or Bubba Starling should have won the award.. not that it matters though.

Its not best prospect tho.
Also surprised that he won, but at age 22 we will see how he does next year in Low A where he will compete for middle infield playing time with higher prospect Jorge Polanco & Niko Goodrum.