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Article: Constructing Pitching Staff Will Become a Number...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:42 AM
The Twins have addressed their two biggest needs on the position-player side, adding C.J. Cron at first base and Jonathan Schoop at secon...
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Buxton: "Pissed" at Twins for No Call-Up Decision...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:41 AM
According to the Star Tribune, Byron Buxton is displeased with the Twins after not being called up in September of 2018. According to Byr...
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Non-Twins Off-season news, tidbits and transactions

Other Baseball Today, 06:52 AM
We had a thread for items around the baseball world that were worth sharing but not worth a thread of their own. Now that the 2018 season...
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Article: Rochester Red Wings' Long and Storied Histor...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:53 AM
Below is an excerpt from the recently-released 2019 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook. Nate Rowan is the Media Relations Director of the...
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Article: Gleeman & the Geek, Ep 403: Meat Tornado

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:21 AM
Aaron and John talk about Nelson Cruz and Edwin Encarnacion rumors, the Twins' remaining bullpen and rotation options, Byron Buxton's fir...
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Minor Leagues


Now Available! 2019 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook

UPDATE- The 2019 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook is now available!

Paperback versions of the 161 page book will cost $17.99 this year.

Electronic version will be available for $12.99. It is a PDF that will be available to download immediately.

For more information on the handbook,, please read below.


I think even the Twins’ harshest critics would have to admit that the Twins minor league system is stronger and deeper than it was just two years ago, or even just last year.

Very soon, the 2019 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook will be available. Check back to Twins Daily later this week to find out how you can purchase the book. Below, find out more about what you will be able to find in the 2019 edition.


Rochester Red Wings' Long and Storied History (Excerpt)

Below is an excerpt from the recently-released 2019 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook. Nate Rowan is the Media Relations Director of the Rochester Red Wings. The Minnesota native was kind enough to write up a history of the Rochester Red Wings. It’s really a remarkable history when you think about it, and when you read the full article. It is full of incredible stories, each one a little crazier than the previous.

Below, I’ll share a few snips from the article. If you would like to read the article in its entirety (along with articles from the other Twins affiliates, full articles on the Twins Daily Minor League Award winners, over 160 Twins minor league player profiles, prospect rankings and much more, you have a couple of purchase options. If you want the paperbook copy of the book, it is $17.99. The electronic, PDF version is available for immediate download for $12.99. (Be sure to go to Lulu.com to see if there are any promo codes to provide a better price.)


Award Winners on Award Winners (Prospect Handbook Excerpts)

In coming days, you will see much more information about the 2019 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook. Tom Froemming, Cody Christie and I have been putting far too many hours in over the last couple of months to put together a quality product that can recognize the efforts of so many talented young Twins prospects. Below, you will see some excerpts from the soon-to-be-released Twins Prospect Handbook.

Each year, we write feature articles on the three Twins Daily minor league full-season award winners. I had the chance to have phone interviews with the three winners recently. One question that I asked each of them was their thoughts on each other.


Get To Know: Pensacola Blue Wahoos (and PR Director Daniel Venn)

The Twins’ Double A affiliate had been in Chattanooga for four years, but on October 1st of this year, the Twins announced a new Player Development Agreement with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

Recently, Twins Daily reached out to the Blue Wahoo’s new media relations director, Daniel Venn. The Minnesota native grew up a Twins fans and has worked in the industry for several years. We appreciate him taking time to answer our questions and help us Get To Know the Twins newest affiliate.


AFL Report - Week 6: Rafters Play for AFL Championship

Minnesota Twins prospects finished their AFL regular season with the Salt River Rafters in the best way they could, by helping their team win the East Division and a spot in the circuit’s championship game.


Get To Know: Twins Outfield Prospect Tyler Webb

Tyler Webb grew up in Prosper, Texas, where he was a star on the football field in high school. He was also a star baseball player in high school, coached by the father of a big-league All Star. He was mentored by a local big leaguer who starred for the Minnesota Twins for 12 of his 19 major-league seasons. In 2018, he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins.

Recently, Twins Daily had the opportunity to catch up with Tyler Webb, the Twins 40th round draft pick this past June to learn about a variety of topics. What was it like to play high school football in Texas? What are his strengths, and what areas is he hoping to improve upon during the offseason?

Thank you to Tyler for taking time to answer our questions!


AFL Report - Week 5: Air Force Ace

What a difference a week can make in the small sample size of the Arizona Fall League as the Salt River Rafters followed up their string of blowouts in week 4 with a bunch of close one-run games in week five. They finished the week with a record of 2-3, but remained on top of the East Division standings heading into a final push for a Championship Game appearance.


AFL Report - Week 4: Hitters Breakout

The Salt River Rafters offense exploded in week four of the Arizona Fall League season as they took a commanding lead in the East division standings with two weeks left to play. They went 4-1 in their five games, scoring 12 or more runs three times and combining to outscore their opponents 54-25. Both Twins hitters still playing had a solid week and will look to continue trending upward as the season comes to a close, a starting pitcher picked up his first win, and a reliever made an appearance in the Fall Stars Game on Saturday.


Seth's Preliminary Top 30 Twins Prospect Rankings

The offseason is officially upon us. Baseball America is starting to publish its American League Central Prospect rankings. Soon we will see how the popular site ranks the Top Ten Twins Prospects. Today, I will share some quick thoughts in my preliminary Top 30 Twins Prospects rankings.


AFL Report - Week 3: Run, Travis, Run!

Week 3 of the Arizona Fall League season saw the Salt River Rafters climb into first place in the East Division as they went 4-2 in their six games. Travis Blankenhorn filled the runs scored category on the stat sheet in four games, including a game in which he crossed home plate for over half his teams total on the scoreboard. Griffin Jax put in a fine starting effort in another game his team ended up losing, and a reliever picked up his first save in the AFL.


2018 Twins 40-Man Roster Decisions

The MLB offseason is upon us. There are many decisions that this front office will need to make. Some will happen soon. One big decision that is made every November is which players to add to the 40-man roster. Being added to the 40-man roster is a huge thing for players. They make a little more money in the minor leagues, but more important, a huge obstacle to being called up to the big leagues is removed. Here is a list of Twins minor leaguers who would be eligible for the Rule 5 draft if not protected.


AFL Report - Week 2: Pitchers Outshine Hitters

The Salt Rivers Rafters finished week two of the Arizona Fall League season with a 3-3 record, including going 2-1 in games decided by just one run. Their lone starting pitching representative made his first start of the AFL season, each reliever saw action in two games, and an infielder got his bat going. But along with Brent Rooker, another outfielder has ended up missing in action.