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SouthDakotaTwinsFan
04-26-2013, 01:01 PM
I selected Danny Ortiz because he is from Caguas, Puerto Rico and I have been to Caguas. Beautiful place, but lots of poverty. I adopted him last year but neglected to post about him so I vow to be better this year.
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Daniel Ortiz (LF) was selected by the Twins in the 4th round of the 2008 First year player draft. He spent 2009 with the Gulf Coast Twins, missed 2009 following knee surgery, spent 2010 with Elizebethton, was in Beloit for all of the 2011 and 22 games of 2012. Spent the rest of 2012 at Fort Meyers and is at New Britain this year.

So far this year, Daniel is batting .286 with a .333 OBP, slugging .519, and has an OPS of .853. In 77 at bats, he has 7 doubles, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 6 walks and 22 strikeouts.

Here is a video of him throwing out a runner last week
Video Highlights & Clips - MiLB | Rock Cats Ortiz throws out runner at the plate - Video | MiLB.com Multimedia | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball (http://www.milb.com/multimedia/vpp.jsp?content_id=26342267)

2wins87
04-26-2013, 01:40 PM
His first week or so was ridiculous this year, batting over .400 with well over half of his hits going for extra bases.

He really dropped off the prospect map after the surgery. It took him a while to get back into form and he passed through the rule-5 last year.

His walk and strikeout numbers are troubling, but he's only 23 which is about a year below average for the Eastern League, and with a few more hot streaks he could be one of the more intriguing under-the-radar prospects in the organization.

SouthDakotaTwinsFan
05-22-2013, 03:11 PM
Daniel Ortiz continues to impress at AA. He has held down the five spot in the order, playing every outfield spot. On the season, he is batting .292 with 5 home runs, 26 RBI, and an OPS of .819. He has hit 14 doubles, 11 walks, and 40 strikeouts on the season, an on base percentage of .337, and slugging .482. He's batting .270 over his last ten games. I hope Danny continues to play well. As noted above, he's a bit behind schedule but could establish himself. Unfortunately, the Twins OF situation is flush.

greengoblinrulz
05-31-2013, 01:30 PM
Ortiz has been a tough one to judge IMO.
After that killer April in Beloit in 2011, he was on the fast track. 4 Horrendous months followed & he was an afterthought.
He was solid in 2012 at both A ball levels but unspectacular.
He's been really solid for 2 months but after that 2011 debacle, its hard to not want to see more consistency.

SouthDakotaTwinsFan
07-05-2013, 09:33 AM
Ortiz continues to be steady for the Rock Cats. He is batting .275, 22 doubles, 7 HR, and 42 RBI. .313 OBP, .437 SLG, .750 OPS. The 65 K, 16 BB is probably concerning. Markedly better against right handed pitching. Tied for 3rd in the Eastern League for doubles, 12th in RBI. In the top tier of the league for SLG and OPS. It will be interesting to see how the rest of his year goes and if he gets a chance at AAA

Smcginnity
07-05-2013, 10:03 AM
How old is Ortiz? I'm curious if he is still a "young" prospect.

2wins87
07-05-2013, 03:04 PM
He's just over 23 and 1/2, the average for the Eastern League is 24.4. I'm not sure if I'd call him a young prospect for the league. He's certainly not old.

SouthDakotaTwinsFan
08-15-2013, 04:30 PM
Danny Ortiz is wrapping up a decent year at AA. He has batting .261 with 11 HR, 55 RBI, and 22 doubles. .300 OBP, .414 SLG, and .714 OPS. July was not good to him and August has not bee much better.

diehardtwinsfan
08-17-2013, 03:30 PM
I remember being pretty excited about him a couple of years ago when he and Arcia were destroying Beloit. He was completely different when Arcia moved up... I'd say at this point, he's not much of a prospect. He gets off to some hot starts but seems to have trouble as the league adjusts. Maybe he can fix all that, but I'd imagine he's going to stay in AA next year.