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Physics Guy
03-20-2013, 02:01 PM
ESPN started posting their top 500 players for 2013 today, starting with 401-500.

MLB -- BBTN 500: Ranking the top 500 Major League Baseball players of 2013 (Nos. 401-500) - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9043879/ranking-top-500-major-league-baseball-players-2013-nos-401-500)

Plouffe is 429 and Diamond is 434. The question is, how many other Twins make the list? My guess is 4.

Mr. Brooks
03-20-2013, 02:02 PM
Mauer, Doumit, Morneau, Willingham, Perkins.
So, I'll say 5 more.

mike wants wins
03-20-2013, 02:04 PM
Mauer and Morneau and Willingham are locks.....that leaves Perkins and Worley as possibilities I would think. No one else is even a candidate, are they? And man, that's not a very deep roster.....

mike wants wins
03-20-2013, 02:05 PM
Fangraphs ranks doumit as the worst DH in the AL, so I doubt he's in ahead of Plouffe and Diamond, but I guess it is possible......

Physics Guy
03-20-2013, 02:05 PM
I think you are probably right. I didn't have Doumit at first and it could even reach 6 if Worley makes it.

Badsmerf
03-20-2013, 02:06 PM
I could see Burton maaaybe making the list.

Mr. Brooks
03-20-2013, 02:06 PM
Considering there are only going to be 750 active roster players in MLB, that means you barely even need to be below average at your position to make this list.
I would think that Doumit would qualify as below average to average at his position.

Mr. Brooks
03-20-2013, 02:07 PM
I think you are probably right. I didn't have Doumit at first and it could even reach 6 if Worley makes it.

Yeah, I didnt think of Worley on my list, he should make it.

Halsey Hall
03-20-2013, 02:08 PM
It's hard to believe Plouffe is on the list. I'll guess 3 more make it.

Mr. Brooks
03-20-2013, 02:14 PM
Fangraphs ranks doumit as the worst DH in the AL, so I doubt he's in ahead of Plouffe and Diamond, but I guess it is possible......

Yeah, if he only DH'd and never caught, I dont think he'd be anywhere near this list. But, considering he catches fairly often, I would think that would be enough to get him into the top 75% of the MLB.
With 3/4 of the players making this list (unless they are ranking prospects in here too?), I would think anyone who DOESNT make the list would have to be limited to middle relievers, back end starters, and fringe position players. I dont see Doumit as being a fringe player. He's not an all star, he's not great, but he definitely belongs in the league.

Twins Twerp
03-20-2013, 02:41 PM
Does Punto make the top 100? 50?

glanzer
03-20-2013, 03:55 PM
Each team should average 16-17 players on this list. Doesn't seem the Twins will get half that. But I guess we're making up for it by dominating the prospect lists.

Physics Guy
03-21-2013, 04:47 PM
Worley 337, Doumitt 373.

ericchri
03-22-2013, 03:42 PM
Perkins 272

Physics Guy
03-23-2013, 03:55 PM
Morneau 172

fairweather
03-23-2013, 04:07 PM
If Mauer is in the top hundred I'll discount the whole list.

Physics Guy
03-24-2013, 01:00 AM
If Mauer is in the top hundred I'll discount the whole list.

He was #39 last year, so discount away.

Thrylos
03-24-2013, 07:08 AM
is this fantasy stuff?

bcntwinsfan
03-24-2013, 09:08 AM
If Mauer is in the top hundred I'll discount the whole list.

Right on brother. I have a three time batting champion, good defensive catcher(great at framing) at 512. I should hook you up with my ex, she forgets anything of merit done after an hour.

bcntwinsfan
03-24-2013, 09:27 AM
Those fools at baseball reference.com have him at 38 WAR. And he's already 29.Ha! Worst signing ever. I think the Twins should trade him straight up for A-Rod. They should fire Terry Ryan and put David Kahn in there. Or a three way trade, getting Carl Crawford bundled in. I get dizzy just thinking about betting the under of the vegas line of 60 with that lineup.

Brock Beauchamp
03-24-2013, 09:36 AM
If Mauer is in the top hundred I'll discount the whole list.

Me too. Catchers with a .400 OBP can be picked up anywhere.

bcntwinsfan
03-24-2013, 09:47 AM
Me too. Catchers with a .400 OBP can be picked up anywhere.

Obviously, Buster Posey would be an improvement. I'm sure Sabean would accept a Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe package for him Catchers like that are a dime a dozen. Plus, we all know Terry has pictures of Brian's Josh Johnson in a glory hole at the Alamo Square public restroom. So many MVP catchers, so little time. That is not a quote.

Physics Guy
03-24-2013, 11:15 AM
Willingham 140, that just leaves Mauer somewhere in the top 100.

Physics Guy
03-27-2013, 12:02 AM
Mauer 33