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Who’s the Top Twins Prospect? Alex Kirilloff vs. Royce Lewis

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:45 AM
Many teams would be ecstatic to have the likes of Alex Kirilloff and Royce Lewis headlining their farm system. For Twins fans, a debate c...
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LeVelle E Neal III to Become a Columnist For Strib

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:38 AM
I looked and didn’t see this on Twinsdaily. Like a great baseball writer before him (Reusse), LaVelle E Neal III is being promoted from...
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Twins sign SS A. Simmons to a 1 year 10.5M deal

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:33 AM
Not bad. Bye Marwin. And it looks like Polanco will play more of a utility role or fight over 2B with Arraez. I do think Polanco would...
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Could Dobnak be an All Star?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:44 PM
 Could Dobnak be an all star? With this terrific infield, I believe he could be. When Donaldson was in the line up Dobnak shine...
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FA Value Shopping

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:37 PM
Just for fun-here is 1 player at each position that might be worth the money and my contract estimates:   C- Sandy Leon 1 year/1.5 m...
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Twins Spotlight: Episode 15 (Sawyer Gipson-Long)

On Monday night, Seth chatted with Twins minor league RHP Sawyer Gipson-Long on a new episode of Twins Spotlight.

The discussion was live on the Twins Daily social media platforms, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube pages.
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily
Sawyer Gipson-Long was the Twins 6th-round draft pick in 2019 out of Mercer University in Georgia. In his three seasons in college, he went 13-5 while splitting his time between starting and working out of the bullpen. In 140 innings, he struck out 165 batters with just 37 walks.

Upon being drafted, he signed and then pitched in six games at Elizabethton .In 18 1/3 innings, he walked four and struck out 23 batters.

Gipson-Long stands 6-3 and a firm 235 pounds. He's got a couple of good fastballs, a changeup and a breaking ball, so it will be interesting to see if he develops as a starter or reliever.

We asked him about that process, his 2020 season and going to the Instructional League. He had an impressive high school athletic career as well. We haven't had a lot on Gipson-Long at Twins Daily yet so we will get to know another intriguing Twins prospect.

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More on Sawyer Gipson-Long:Previous Episodes
Click here to see more previous episodes of Twins Spotlight.
Episode 7: Matt Wallner
Episode 8: Brent Rooker
Episode 9: Bailey Ober
Episode 10: Talkin' Torii (with Jacque Jones, Royce Lewis, Niko Guardado)
Episode 11: Top 60 Twins Players in 60 Seasons in Minnesota
Episode 12: Charlie Mack
Episode 13: Edwar Colina
Episode 14: Tyler Wells
Episode 15: Sawyer Gipson-Long


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Seth, look forward to listening post-interview as I wasn't able to live. But just a small edit, you stated he was selected 6th and then signed undrafted. Love all these interviews and can't wait to listen to this one as well!

 

Seth, look forward to listening post-interview as I wasn't able to live. But just a small edit, you stated he was selected 6th and then signed undrafted. Love all these interviews and can't wait to listen to this one as well!

 

Not sure what happened there. Thanks! 

Pretty cool guy and very nice interview. I have to say I wasn't sure why the Twins grabbed him where they did as it looked like he kept the ball in the zone but was pretty hittable.So developing a good mix and pitches that can better miss bats will be important for him to succeed.  

 

Personality wise I can see the attraction though.He seems to be an easy going, bright kid with a great knowledge of the body with a good pitchers build.He is a nice piece of clay to mold.I am rooting for him to reach his highest potential.  

 

Thanks for sharing!

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Another great interview, Seth.

 

What is becoming clear by viewing these is that the Twins don't only have a system filled with talented baseball players, they have a system filled with very sharp young men. Found his comments interesting when talking about the Twins encouraging him to cut his season at ETon short so he could go back and finish getting his degree

 

My other question: Did you interview a future trainer for the Twins? 

 

Another great interview, Seth.

 

What is becoming clear by viewing these is that the Twins don't only have a system filled with talented baseball players, they have a system filled with very sharp young men. Found his comments interesting when talking about the Twins encouraging him to cut his season at ETon short so he could go back and finish getting his degree

 

My other question: Did you interview a future trainer for the Twins? 

 

It is possible... hopefully he doesn't have to think about that for awhile!