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

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:49 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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Addressing The Twins Greatest Need

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:44 AM
For many MN fans, starting pitching is the greatest concern. I agree that you can never get enough of good pitching but last year our sta...
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Twins struggle with free agency

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:48 AM
What's going on with Twins struggle to sign anyonesignificant in free agency? Do players not want to come to Twins team? Last year Twins...
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Cody’s Top 20 Twins Prospects: 11-15

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:57 AM
Not all organizations have prospect depth that stretches outside of their top-10 prospects. The Twins have multiple names on this list th...
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Twins Top Prospects - FanGraphs

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:54 AM
I haven't seen any notice on Twins Daily yet, so thought I'd leave this here.   Eric Longenhagen has posted his new Twins prospect l...
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Episode 2: Get To Know Pat Dean And Brent Rooker

Episode 2 of the Get to Know 'Em Podcast is now available. In this episode, we get to know left-handed pitcher Pat Dean all over again. We also learn a bit more about slugging Twins prospect Brent Rooker.
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Pat Dean by Bare Antolos, Rochester Red Wings)
Two very different stories in this week's Get To Know 'Em podcast.

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Pat Dean is a 29-year-old pitcher. He was the Twins 3rd round draft pick in 2010 out of Boston College. He pitched for the Twins during the 2016 season, even beating Felix Hernandez for his first big league win. After the season, he went to Korea where he has pitched the past two seasons. Just last month it was announced that he was returning to the Twins on a minor league contract.

We ask him about a variety of topics including his big league call up, the decision to play in Korea and the differences in cultures and on the baseball field there. And we also talked about his decision to return to the Twins. (Here is a Twins Daily story on Pat Dean from September 2015, before his MLB debut)

Brent Rooker hit 32 doubles and 22 homers in Double-A Chattanooga in his first full season of professional baseball in 2018. He earned a big league spring training invitation.

We talked to him about what Twins spring training has been like for him and what he has learned already. We talked about his 2018 season of ups and downs and what he wanted to work on going into the offseason. He was married in November as well. (Rooker was previously on this podcastwith Royce Lewis and Alex Kirilloff)

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Any and all feedback is welcomed. Who would you like to see me interview? I may be able to do more like this while in Ft. Myers next week.


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Much appreciated!

Hey y'all... just got notification that the Get To Know 'Em podcast is now available on iTunes. 

 

https://itunes.apple...st/id1455379592

 


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