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Twins Minor League Leaderboard (Through June 10, 2017)

With the May player of the month awards handed out a week ago, it’s time to get back into the Twins minor league leaderboard. A few things have changed in these lists. A few players have slowed down, and others have taken off again. It’s fun to see which players, prospect or not, are found in multiple categories below. With that, let’s find out who is leading the Twins minor leagues in a variety of statistics, and then feel free to discuss.

But first, let’s take a quick look at how the Twins’ affiliates currently stack up in their leagues. First-half playoff spots are out there for at least one of the teams.
  • Rochester is 27-30. The Red Wings are 11.5 games back in the International League North Division leading Lehigh Valley. They’re in fifth place in the division. It’s been a tough last 3 weeks for the Red Wings as the Twins have reached down and plucked several players from them.
  • In the first half, Chattanooga is 35-27. That puts them in second place, 1/2 game behind Tennessee in the Southern League’s North division.Jake Mauer’s got this team playing some very good baseball.
  • Ft. Myers has won seven straight games and is 28-33. They had a nice stretch, but Doug Mientkiewicz’s club has gone 5-13 in their last 18 games. They are in fifth place in the Florida State League’s South division, 9.5 games back. They have officially been eliminated from a first-half playoff spot.
  • Cedar Rapids is 36-26 this season. That gives them a two-game lead over Kane County in the Midwest League’s Western Division. Tommy Watkins’ squad could lock up a playoff berth as early as this upcoming week.
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photos of Luke Bard, Mitch Garver, Dereck Rodriguez)
With that, let’s look at the minor league statistical leaderboard (through games on Saturday, June 10).


THE HITTERS
(Rate numbers- minimum 144 plate appearances)

Chris Paul still finds his name on the leader board, but last week, he had surgery to fix a broken hamate bone. It is likely he will be out between six to eight weeks.

Plate Appearances - Nick Gordon (261), Max Murphy (251), Travis Blankenhorn (245), Lewin Diaz (244), Jermaine Palacios (241), LaMonte Wade (237), Jaylin Davis (236).

Batting Average - Chris Paul (.351), Jermaine Palacios (.327), Zack Granite (.320), Nick Gordon (.309), Edgar Corcino (.300), Aaron Whitefield (.291), Lewin Diaz (.286).

On-Base Percentage - LaMonte Wade (.409), Chris Paul (.402), Mitch Garver (.396), Nick Gordon (.379), Ryan Walker (.376), Zack Granite (.370), Jermaine Palacios (.369).

Slugging Percentage - Jermaine Palacios (.566), Jaylin Davis (.507), Chris Paul (.495), Nick Gordon (.489), Lewin Diaz (.482), Aaron Whitefield/Zander Wiel (.460).

OPS - Jermaine Palacios (.936), Chris Paul (.897), Nick Gordon (.869), Mitch Garver (.843), Jaylin Davis (.825), Zack Granite (.814), Lewin Diaz (.810), Aaron Whitefield (.800).

Hits - Jermaine Palacios (74), Nick Gordon (72), Chris Paul (66), Lewin Diaz (64), Max Murphy (63), Edgar Corcino (61), Jaylin Davis/Matt Hague (58), Aaron Whitefield (55).

Doubles - Lewin Diaz (21), NIck Gordon (17), Chris Paul (16), Tommy Field (15), Niko Goodrum (14), Zander Wiel/Mitchell Kranson (13), Jermaine Palacios/Max Murphy/Travis Harrison (12).

Triples - Jermaine Palacios (6), Nick Gordon/Zander Wiel (5), Zack Granite/Rafael Valera (4), 5 tied with 3.

Home Runs - Jaylin Davis (12), Jermaine Palacios (10), Daniel Palka (8), Travis Blankenhorn/Lewin Diaz (7), Zander Wiel/Aaron Whitefield (6), 5 tied with 5.

Runs Scored - Jermaine Palacios (46), Max Murphy (37), Nick Gordon (35), Jaylin Davis (34), Travis Blankenhorn/LaMonte Wade (33), Aaron Whitefield (32).

RBI - Jaylin Davis (37), Jermaine Palacios/Lewin Diaz (35), Nick Gordon/Travis Blankenhorn (34), Zander Wiel (30), Chris Paul (28).

SB - Aaron Whitefield (14), Zack Granite (13), Tanner English (9), Jermaine Palacios (8), Jaylin Davis/Max Murphy/Ryan Walker (6), 5 tied with 5.


THE STARTING PITCHERS
(Rate number - minimum 44.0 innings)

Innings Pitched: Clark Beeker (70.2), Sean Poppen (68.1), Dereck Rodriguez (68.0), Aaron Slegers (66.0), Felix Jorge (65.0), Fernando Romero (64.2).

ERA: Tyler Wells/Nik Turley (2.05), Dereck Rodriguez (2.51), Sean Poppen (2.63), Clark Beeker (70.2), Felix Jorge (3.32), David Hurlbut (3.44), Ryan Eades/Fernando Romero (3.48)

WHIP: Nik Turley (0.91), Tyler Wells (0.96), Clark Beeker (0.96), Dereck Rodriguez (1.03), Sean Poppen (1.08), Ryan Eades (1.14), Lachlan Wells (1.20)

K/9: Nik Turley (14.4), Tyler Wells (12.7), Eduardo Del Rosario (9.1), Fernando Romero (8.8), Sean Poppen (8.3), David Fischer (8.0), Dereck Rodriguez (7.8)

BB/9: Clark Beeker (1.1), Dereck Rodriguez (1.5), Brady Anderson (1.6), Sean Poppen (1.8), Aaron Slegers/Lachlan Wells (1.9), David Hurlbut (2.0)

K: Nik Turley (84), Sean Poppen/Fernando Romero/Eduardo Del Rosario (63), Tyler Wells (62), Dereck Rodriguez (59), Matt Tracy (51), Clark Beeker (49).


THE RELIEF PITCHERS
(Rate numbers - minimum 21.0 innings, and less than 2 starts)

Innings Pitched: Sam Clay (31.0), Anthony McIver (30.0), Luke Bard (29.2), Williams Ramirez/DJ Baxendale (29.1), Tom Hackimer (29.0), Michael Theofanopoulos (28.1).

ERA: John Curtiss (0.00), Nick Anderson/Andrew Vasquez (1.37), Randy Rosario (1.65), Colton Davis (1.67), Tom Hackimer (1.86), Alex Muren (1.88), Trevor Hildenberger/Todd Van Steensel (1.96).

WHIP: Alan Busenitz (0.80), Randy Rosario (0.81), Drew Rucinski (0.857), Tom Hackimer (0.862), Nick Anderson (0.87), John Curtiss (0.955), Mason Melotakis (0.958), Hector Lujan (0.99).

K/9: Luke Bard (14.6), Andrew Vasquez (13.3), John Curtiss (13.1), Alex Robinson (12.4), Trevor Hildenberger/Todd Van Steensel (10.6), Logan Lombana (10.2), Alan Busenitz/Sam Clay (9.9).

BB/9: Hector Lujan (1.1), Drew Rucinski (1.2), Randy Rosario (2.0), Jonny Drozd/Nick Anderson (2.1), Tom Hackimer (2.5), Alan Busenitz/Trevor Hildenberger/Luke Bard (2.7).

K: Luke Bard (48), Andrew Vasquez (39), Alex Robinson/Sam Clay (34), John Curtiss/Williams Ramirez (32), Tom Hackimer (31), Alan Busenitz/Williams Ramirez (29).

Saves: John Curtiss (12), Tom Hackimer (6), Mason Melotakis/Alex Wimmers/Hector Lujan(4), Trevor Hildenberger/Jonny Drozd/Max Cordy (3).


Feel free to ask questions about any of the players or teams.


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beetlebum71
Jun 11 2017 08:48 AM

Is this Curtiss kid for real?  He's only 24, looks like he has a mid-90's heater, a decent slider, and mixes in a change to some lefties.  He has to be pretty close to getting a look, right?  With that K-rate, you would think the big club would be more than just a little intrigued.

Is Max Murphy considered a "legit prospect?"

 

Is this Curtiss kid for real?  He's only 24, looks like he has a mid-90's heater, a decent slider, and mixes in a change to some lefties.  He has to be pretty close to getting a look, right?  With that K-rate, you would think the big club would be more than just a little intrigued.

 

Absolutely legit. Touches 97-98. Very intriguing. Should move up to Rochester soon, I'd think. 

 

Is Max Murphy considered a "legit prospect?"

 

He's put himself back on the fringe this year. 

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diehardtwinsfan
Jun 11 2017 10:47 AM

I've got to admit that I get a happy feeling thinking of a Gordon/Palacios middle infield for most of the next decade. 

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Ft. Myers has won seven straight games and are 28-33. They had a nice stretch, but Doug Mientkiewicz’s club has gone 5-13 in their last 18 games.

 

How is that mathematically possible? If they have won seven straight, then shouldn't there be at least seven victories in their last eighteen?

 

Was that a typo, or did you mean that they went 5-13 in the eighteen games prior to their seven-game streak?

Boy, we have come a long way. I can remember a time when we had little to no middle infield prospects. Nice to have several doing very well.
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Great to see Bard and Curtiss showing what they can do when healthy.

I am surprised Curtiss isn't up in AAA by now. And they have to bump Palacios up to FTM soon. I imagine these things will happen after the draft.

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ashburyjohn
Jun 11 2017 02:06 PM

I am surprised Curtiss isn't up in AAA by now. And they have to bump Palacios up to FTM soon. I imagine these things will happen after the draft.

Earlier I expect it was the high walk rate. His last 7 appearances have been pretty clean in that regard. I'm guessing a promotion is in the offing at last.

I have a quick question. When the players go on longterm disabled lists, do they stay with their minor league team, or pretty much go to Ft. Myers to rehab. Thinking of steward and Chargois, for examples. Same with the Twins. Are O'Rourke and May up here in Minnesota, or are they working out in Florida?

 

Good roundup of stats. Lots of new promising names, because the disabled lsit is full of guys we expected to be in those spots.


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