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Game Thread: Twins vs. Detroit, 7/22/2017, 6:40-ish PM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:29 AM
Greetings, and welcome to the game thread.     1.) As almost all of us know, this weekend the organization is recognizing the 3...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/22): Perkins Return...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:32 AM
Injuries can be devastating to the careers of players. Some of the best players in baseball history have seen their careers cut short bec...
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Should the Twins give a contract extension to Brandon Kin...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:34 AM
Wondering if anyone else is thinking about this question. What do a lot of you TD fans think. I have been impressed with Kintzler the las...
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Article: No Garcia Trade: Braves Balk At Twins’ Prospect’...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:20 AM
The reason Jaime Garcia pitched a gem in an Atlanta Braves uniform last night -- adding a grand slam at the plate for good measure -- rat...
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Do we HAVE TO call a grown man "ROBBIE"?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:20 AM
There is something about adding "ie" or "y" to the ends of adult male names that chafes me a little with a few exceptions. To me, Eddie i...
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Twins Minor League Pitcher Leader Board (Through July 13, 2017)

Below, you will be able to find out which starting pitchers and relief pitchers have performed the best to this point in the minor league season. Obviously injuries can effect a player's numbers, but when players are promoted to a new level, it is a new challenge. They face better hitters, so if they are able to maintain a high level of success, they are more and more intriguing.

There are some very familiar names in these rankings, but there are also a lot of Twins minor league pitchers that do not get talked about as much. They deserve to be recognized. Feel free to discuss, and ask as many questions as you would like.
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photos of Clark Beeker, Andrew Vasquez, Sean Poppen)
Find out which pitchers have been leading the way for their team(s) to this point in the season. There are about seven weeks left of the minor league seasons.

THE STARTING PITCHERS
(Rate number - minimum 61.0 innings)

Innings Pitched: Sean Poppen (97.0), Dereck Rodriguez (96.2), Aaron Slegers (96.0), Clark Beeker (93.0), Eduardo Del Rosario (92.1), Felix Jorge (91.2).

ERA: Nik Turley (1.81), Tyler Wells (2.21), Sean Poppen (2.60), Clark Beeker (2.71), Fernando Romero (2.78), Stephen Gonsalves (2.86), Dereck Rodriguez (2.89).

WHIP: Nik Turley (0.91), Stephen Gonsalves (0.97), Tyler Wells (1.00), Clark Beeker (1.01), Sean Poppen (1.04), Dereck Rodriguez (1.107), Cody Stashak (1.111).

K/9: Nik Turley (13.2), Tyler Wells (12.1), Stephen Gonsalves (10.6), Fernando Romero (9.0), Eduardo Del Rosario (8.3), Cody Stashak (8.2), Sean Poppen (8.1).

BB/9: Clark Beeker (1.2), Sean Poppen/Stephen Gonsalves (1.7), Lachlan Wells (1.9), Dereck Rodriguez (2.0), Nick Anderson/Aaron Slegers/Cody Stashak/David Hurlbut (2.2)

K: Nik Turley (95), Fernando Romero (91), Sean Poppen (87), Eduardo Del Rosario (85), Tyler Wells (82), Dereck Rodriguez (81).

THE RELIEF PITCHERS
(Rate numbers - minimum 31.0 innings, and less than 4 starts)

Innings Pitched: Sam Clay (46.2), DJ Baxendale (44.0), Colton Davis (41.1), Luke Bard/Tom Hackimer (41.0), Logan Lombana/Alex Robinson/Andrew Vasquez (39.0).

ERA: Andrew Vasquez (0.92), Nick Anderson (1.00), Tom Hackimer (1.32), John Curtiss (1.35), Drew Rucinski/Sam Clay (1.54), Randy Rosario (1.64).

WHIP: Tom Hackimer (0.76), Drew Rucinski (0.77), Randy Rosario (0.835), Alan Busenitz (0.844), Mason Melotakis (0.85), Nick Anderson (0.86), Hector Lujan (0.90).

K/9: Luke Bard/Andrew Vasquez (14.3), Alex Robinson (12.5), John Curtiss (12.4), Mason Melotakis/Michael Theofanopoulos (10.5), Trevor Hildenberger (10.3).

BB/9: Drew Rucinski (0.8), Hector Lujan (1.0), Randy Rosario (1.9), Tom Hackimer (2.2), DJ Baxendale/Nick Anderson/Trevor Hildenberger (2.3).

K: Luke Bard (65), Andrew Vasquez (62), Alex Robinson (54), Michael Theofanopoulos (48), John Curtiss (46), Sam Clay (45), Tom Hackimer (43).

Saves: John Curtiss (14), Tom Hackimer/Hector Lujan (8), Sam Clay/Trevor Hildenberger (6)

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

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Is there a reason Nick Anderson doesnt get talked about more? He isn't one of the big name prospects, but he is certainly putting up great numbers.

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108Stitches
Jul 14 2017 11:11 AM
What's up with Tyler Wells? And it's amazing he's missed so much time and is STILL among the leaders in strikeouts. In the org and the league. Hope he's back soon in a miracle uniform
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108Stitches
Jul 14 2017 11:11 AM
What's up with Tyler Wells? And it's amazing he's missed so much time and is STILL among the leaders in strikeouts. In the org and the league. Hope he's back soon in a miracle uniform
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FormerMinnasotan
Jul 14 2017 02:48 PM
Looks to me like both Romero and Gonsalves belong in Rochester (along with Felix Jorge). I don't get why the Twins want to drag their feet in the mud with promoting their best pitching prospects. Especially with Romero starting to get close to his "innings limit". Hasn't anyone noticed Romero getting stronger and better as the season wears on? Why not reward his success so he is in a better position to really make an impact for the Twins in 2018. As far as Gonsalves, I am just sick of the over conservative crap with "waiting" to promote him. Just get it over with, as of now I'd wager now pretty much 100% healthy he's a better pitcher than Nick Turley...

Wow. The names not there. No Kohl Stewart. No Reed, Burdi, Chargois, Cederoth. Tyler Jay, Keeton Steele, Ryan Eades, Zach Jones, Madison Boer, Hudson Boyd, Corey Williams.

 

Shows how the landscape can change.

 

How it is NOT always the top draft picks that will pan out in the end.

 

Or combined with injuries to many, some mistakes were made in the draft.

 

Especially when Nik Turley is your big leader!

Okay I am confused - Nik Turley leads the Twins MiLB prospects in all those critical areas, but in MLB he stunk.  What happened?  What am I missing?  I keep thinking Gonsalves and Romero need to make the move, but they do not rate with Turley.  Someone needs to explain to this old guy what is going on and what these ratings mean.

 

Is there a reason Nick Anderson doesnt get talked about more? He isn't one of the big name prospects, but he is certainly putting up great numbers.

 

He is 26 in A ball.3 years older than league average. That's why

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He is 26 in A ball.3 years older than league average. That's why


He's 27 in AA ball. How old was Kintzler when he came out of Indy ball?
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Okay I am confused - Nik Turley leads the Twins MiLB prospects in all those critical areas, but in MLB he stunk.  What happened?  What am I missing?  I keep thinking Gonsalves and Romero need to make the move, but they do not rate with Turley.  Someone needs to explain to this old guy what is going on and what these ratings mean.

 

We should have an article on what "old" means. Ha! 27 feels really young to me. 

 

Turley has good stuff, really good stuff. He struckout a lot of AA hitters, then struck out a lot of AAA hitters. He had 3 bad starts, but that doesn't mean he's bad. Personally, I think he can be a really good reliever. 

 

And, what "ratings" are you talking about? Stat Leaders have little to do with prospect rankings.

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USDToreros42
Jul 15 2017 05:40 PM
And what are your thoughts on Anthony McIver? Finally getting noticed and now a starter. Good command of pitches and a great change up. Just needs more time.