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Seth Stohs
12-09-2012, 09:22 PM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?r=1241-12-Questions-With-Adam-Walker

mike wants wins
12-09-2012, 10:02 PM
Very cool. Always nice of athletes to be this available.

Monkeypaws
12-09-2012, 10:13 PM
Very cool. Always nice of athletes to be this available.

Agreed - like this kid based on his answers.

glunn
12-09-2012, 10:19 PM
Great interview. I look forward to watching Adam move up through the system. He seems like an intelligent young man who has a high ceiling, not just as a baseball player.

lightfoot789
12-10-2012, 12:12 AM
Very good athlete with crazy power. Definitely has that game changing potential (Power).
GO E'TOWN - That was an amazing championship game too
Great article - You have to love a kid who has Sandlot as his favorite baseball movie.

Seth Stohs
12-10-2012, 08:24 AM
Yup, he did a very nice job on answering the questions... He has huge power potential, and that's exciting!

TopGunn#22
12-10-2012, 08:34 AM
That his favorite baseball movie is "The Sandlot" says a lot about this young man. The Twins picked a winner here.

Shane Wahl
12-10-2012, 09:51 AM
Nice interview. Beloit is going to have a loaded OF with Kepler-Buxton-Walker. Wow.

TwinsFanInPhilly
12-10-2012, 10:01 AM
Nice interview. Beloit is going to have a loaded OF with Kepler-Buxton-Walker. Wow.

I know its just a slip on your part, but Cedar Rapids is going to have a loaded OF

Seth Stohs
12-10-2012, 10:03 AM
We'll all get there soon, I think. I'm constantly catching myself too. Loved Beloit. Will take an adjustment and some games to make it more "normal."

mnfanforlife
12-10-2012, 10:06 AM
Nice interview. Beloit is going to have a loaded OF with Kepler-Buxton-Walker. Wow.

Yeah, insane athleticism in Iowa this summer. I am hoping to drive down to see the Georgia Peach (http://twinsdaily.com/blogs/mnfanforlife/2142-twin-cities-georgia-peach.html). Maybe I will see the German Peach (http://twinsdaily.com/blogs/mnfanforlife/2121-underrated-max-kepler.html) too? All three guys have a shot to play in Minnesota by 2015, IMO.

DAM DC Twins Fans
12-10-2012, 12:40 PM
I love these prospect interviews and the players who post here. Thanks seth and adam--hope we see more.

Seth Stohs
12-10-2012, 12:49 PM
I love these prospect interviews and the players who post here. Thanks seth and adam--hope we see more.

Check back later this week! Thank you!! I enjoy them too!

nicksaviking
12-10-2012, 01:24 PM
Awesome way to get to know our guys.

His answer to the quesion about what he learned in E'town was interesting. He said he learned a lot defensively but there was not a lot of learning offensively. Is that intentional? I can't imagine they make players wait until full season ball to begin working on the offensive improvements.

lightfoot789
12-10-2012, 03:22 PM
Sometimes, offense is about slight adjustments and not major adjustments. Slight movement of the hands or slight adjustment to your balance so that you see the ball better. That only comes with repetition and can be done anywhere. Defense is more about situations and how you see the game in front of you on every pitch. The right throws to make and the right fielding alignment based on base runners and outs. I can understand Fall ball being about learning the game better for these prospects.

clutterheart
12-10-2012, 03:24 PM
Good luck next year. It's a fun read. Hope to see him in CR next year.

Seth Stohs
12-10-2012, 05:06 PM
That first partial season is about a lot more than baseball for many of these kids. It's about being away, having a job, getting paid, and so much more. Not to mention, they are learning new positions, or using a wood bat for the first time, etc.

For hitters, any good hitting coach will not try to do anything to a hitter. The player was drafted because he was a pretty good hitter, so you let them come in and be themselves. They can't make cookie-cutter hitters, so there should never be one right way. Also, as Adam wrote, a hitter needs to be able to make some of those adjustments on his own. That said, after a couple of months, the hitting coach will see things and they'll work on things. Jeff Reed has been the hitting coach in E-Town for 11 seasons and had a very solid big league career. He is very good.