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Game Thread: Twins @ Royals, 7/29 @ 7:10Pm Ct

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Game Thread: Twins @ Royals, 7/29 @ 7:10Pm Ct

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Short a player? I'd argue they've been short for some time..... This just in, the Twins are a below-.500 team again this season. Want...
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Twins Week in the Winter Leagues (Nov. 26 - Dec. 2)

As the Winter Meetings in Nashville’s Opryland are now going full tilt, it’s time to take or weekly look at what is going on in the Winter Leagues. Dozens of Twins players are spending time getting extra at bats or innings pitched. Although there were a couple of players that had poor weeks, there were a few players who had tremendous weeks. At Twins Daily, we will take a look at all of them.
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Here’s how players from the Twins system did during the week from November 26 through December 2:

VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE
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Player of the Week – Oswaldo Arcia, OF

Deolis Guerra was the player of the week for Venezuela the last two weeks. This week, he threw 4.2 scoreless innings. However, he was removed from the Twins 40 man roster, and we are going with a hitter this week. Arcia played in four games. He went 8-18 (.444) with his sixth double, first triple, sixth home run and six RBI.

  • Deolis Guerra – 2 Games, 4.2 IP, 4 hits, 0 runs, 1 walks, 8 strikeouts
  • Eduardo Escobar – 5 Games, 5-20 (.250), 2 BB, 3 RBI
  • Darin Mastroianni – 5 Games, 4-15 (.267), 2B, 2 BB, RBI
  • Shairon Martis – 1 Game Started, 4.0 innings, 3 earned runs, 5 hits, 1 walks, 5 strikeouts.
  • Angel Mata – 1 Game, 0.2 innings, 0 runs, 0 hit, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts.
  • Bruce Pugh – 3 Games, 2.1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout.
  • Dakota Watts – 2 Games, 3.2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts.

MEXICAN WINTER LEAGUE

Player of the Week – Chris Colabello, 1B

For the four straight week, my choice for player of the week in Mexico is Chris Colabello. On the week, he played in six games. He went 6-14 (.429) with a double and two home runs. Overall in Mexico, he has had 148 at bats in 41 games played. He is hitting .331/.400/.636 (1.036) with 11 doubles, 12 home runs and 30 RBI.

  • Anthony Slama – 4 Games, 4 innings, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts.
  • Gonzalo Sanudo – 2 Games, 1.1 innings, 5 hits, 1 earned runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts.

DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE

Player of the Week – Samuel Deduno, RHP

Deduno made his second start of the Winter Leagues. He went five shutout innings. He gave up just one hit, walked two and struckout seven. Now that he’s off the 40 man roster, it will be interesting to see if, at 28, he can find a way to find some control.

  • Jhonathan Arias – 3 Games, 0-4, K
  • Pedro Florimon – 3 Games, 3-12 (.333), 2-2B
  • Wilkin Ramirez – 2 Games , 3-7 (.429), 2B, SB (had not played in almost a month, 3-4 in return game)
  • Miguel Sano – 3 Games, 1-5, BB, 2 RBI.
  • Luis Perdomo – 2 Games, 1.2 innings, 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 strikeout.

PUERTO RICO WINTER LEAGUE

Player of the Week – Eddie Rosario, OF

Last week, there wasn’t a Twins player playing in Puerto Rico worthy of a player of the week recognition. This week, there are a couple of outfielders who definitely warrant consideration. However, I am giving the slight edge to Rosario over Daniel Ortiz. On the week, Rosario went 10-19 (.526) in five games. He hit three home runs.

  • Angel Morales – 3 Games, 0-8, BB, 7 K
  • Danny Ortiz – 6 Games, 9-22 (.409), 2 BB, 4-2B.
  • Kennys Vargas – 3 Games, 1-2, BB
  • Jorge Fernandez – 3 Games, 1-2, 2 RBI
  • Nelvin Fuentes – 4 Games, 3.1 IP, 5 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 BB, 0 K
  • Josue Montanez – 3 Games, 2.1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 3 K.

AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE

Player of the Week – JD Williams, OF

JD Williams had his best weekend in Australia. He played four games and went 5-14 (.357). He also doubled twice and drove in a run.

  • Logan Wade – 4 Games, 1-9 (.111), 1 walk, 1 strikeout
  • Josh Hendricks – 3 Games, 1-7 (.143), 0 walks, 5 strikeouts
  • Jacob Younis – 3 Games, 1-10 (.100), 0 walks, 3 strikeouts
  • Tim Atherton – 1 Game Started, 5.0 innings, 1 walks, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 2 strikeouts
  • Sam Gibbons – 1 Game Started, 6.0 innings, 4 hits, 1 walks, 3 earned runs, 0 strikeouts
  • Tyler Herr – 2 Games, 1.2 innings, 1 hit, 4 walks, 2 earned runs, 0 strikeouts (Named to the World Team for the ABL Team Australia vs The World game.)

Feel free to discuss or ask any questions that you like. Also, feel free to pick a player of the week. Here were the nominees:

Venezuela – Oswaldo Arcia
Mexico – Chris Colabello
Dominican – Samuel Deduno
Puerto Rico – Eddie Rosario
Australia – JD Williams


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