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stringer bell
09-16-2013, 05:09 PM
With Hicks dispatched to the minors and not recalled, Arcia scuffling mightily on his last recall, and the only real "success" being Andrew Albers, who gets the nod as the Twins ROY?

Rick Blaine
09-16-2013, 05:14 PM
if Arcia puts in a decent last two weeks, he could still be in the running for the AL ROY.

YourHouseIsMyHouse
09-16-2013, 05:15 PM
I think we should almost leave it vacant with how things have turned out. The best candidate is Josmil Pinto, but he'll be a rookie next year too and has been limited to under 50 PAs. Yet still he's nearly our WAR leader (.1 behind the much more played Arcia) and is the only rookie who has positive WAA. Albers has been pretty good and I wouldn't mind if he got it either.

ThePuck
09-16-2013, 05:16 PM
Thielbar or Pressly

snepp
09-16-2013, 05:19 PM
It'll take more than a couple of decent weeks to get Arcia anywhere close to Myers.

stringer bell
09-16-2013, 05:31 PM
I knew I forgot somebody. Thielbar! He has done very well in his half-season. I suspect there is some smoke and mirrors there, but maybe he gets the award. I'll echo Snepp. Myers is the AL MVP, hands down.

Rick Blaine
09-16-2013, 05:44 PM
It'll take more than a couple of decent weeks to get Arcia anywhere close to Myers.

another 10 home runs and 25-30 rbi's should be enough to give him a shot:)
that would be decent!

iastfan112
09-16-2013, 05:46 PM
I'd weakly favor Thielbar at this point as well, wouldn't be that hard for someone to snag it from with a strong last couple weeks though or if he faltered. Maybe I'll change my mind but even if Pinto hits well the remainder of the season I have a philosophical problem giving a Sept callup rookie of the year.

snepp
09-16-2013, 05:47 PM
another 10 home runs and 25-30 rbi's should be enough to give him a shot:)
that would be decent!

Sold!

USAFChief
09-17-2013, 08:02 AM
A pretty unimpressive lot to choose from, given the incredible farm system that has the Twins poised on the cusp of world dominance by 2015 at the latest.

Rick Niedermann
09-17-2013, 08:45 AM
Ryan Pressley would get my vote. Pretty good numbers All year long.

Winston Smith
09-17-2013, 09:10 AM
A great problem to have all these outstanding rookies to pick from. The futrue is bright, indeed.

nicksaviking
09-17-2013, 09:28 AM
Bobby Cuellar, the bullpen is the only thing that isn't a mess. Nice work Rook.

USAFChief
09-17-2013, 11:36 AM
Bobby Cuellar, the bullpen is the only thing that isn't a mess. Nice work Rook.
I was going to post the same thing.

LaBombo
09-17-2013, 11:48 AM
Brian Dozier.

Yes, there was a player on the team named Brian Dozier last year. But the one named Brian Dozier this year is so much better than last year's that he is a completely different player.

Hey, if MLB can give Ichiro the RoY at age 28 after 10 years as a pro, the Twins can name Dozier their rookie of the year.

Barring that, I'm with the 'skip it' comment. Naming a RoY from this crop is like sending Coomer to the All Star Game because everyone's gotta have a guy there.

howieramone
09-17-2013, 02:24 PM
A pretty unimpressive lot to choose from, given the incredible farm system that has the Twins poised on the cusp of world dominance by 2015 at the latest.Chief, first the Central and then the world. Much can happen in 19 months.:)

YourHouseIsMyHouse
09-17-2013, 03:47 PM
Brian Dozier.

Yes, there was a player on the team named Brian Dozier last year. But the one named Brian Dozier this year is so much better than last year's that he is a completely different player.

Hey, if MLB can give Ichiro the RoY at age 28 after 10 years as a pro, the Twins can name Dozier their rookie of the year.

Barring that, I'm with the 'skip it' comment. Naming a RoY from this crop is like sending Coomer to the All Star Game because everyone's gotta have a guy there.

I wouldn't be surprised if Hicks is next year's Dozier.

LaBombo
09-17-2013, 04:09 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Hicks is next year's Dozier.
Even a league-average Aaron Hicks 2014 would be cell-for-cell do over of AH2013. Let's hope so. Switch hitting is hard.

benchwarmerjim
09-17-2013, 04:22 PM
Thielbar or Pressly

agreed.
I says a lot about the sad state of the starters, but Pressly has 73.1 innings pitched. That is good for 6th on the team, and 2nd most from the bullpen (miles behind Swarzak's 92.2)

grubah
09-17-2013, 04:25 PM
Albers? No way, 2 great starts to begin his career does not make him a RoY candidate. It's Thielbar or Arcia. As much as I would like to say Arcia because I think he has great potential, based purely on performance (which RoY should be) you have to give it to Thielbar.

Seth Stohs
09-17-2013, 05:04 PM
I'd weakly favor Thielbar at this point as well, wouldn't be that hard for someone to snag it from with a strong last couple weeks though or if he faltered. Maybe I'll change my mind but even if Pinto hits well the remainder of the season I have a philosophical problem giving a Sept callup rookie of the year.

Absolutely agree... Let's see how Pinto does the second time around and where his #s are after 300-400 plate appearances.

Physics Guy
09-17-2013, 05:34 PM
Thielbar only because he pitched in more crucial situations, at least to my recollection. Pressly gave them more innings, but often in a mop-up role. According to BR, Thielbar faced many more batters in "late and close" situations than Pressly (50PA vs 39 PA), especially considering Pressly's higher number of innings.

Oldgoat_MN
09-17-2013, 10:28 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Hicks is next year's Dozier.

Personally I'd be shocked. And thrilled.