Minor leaguers have been in camp for 2+ days and there is no information on the happenings of our minor leaguers:
How are practices going?
Who looks in shape or out of shape?
What interesting drills are guys going through?
What guys are practicing new positions and how do they look?
Are they with teams or soley position groups at this point of camp?
When do games start? Are there schedules available to post?
I'm Talking Practice Fellas - Practice.
Buxton #1 (Top 30 CF in Minors)
Josmil Pinto#11 (Top 25 C in Minors)
Meyer#19 - Stewart#21 - Berrrios#45 - May#59 - (Top 65 RHP in Minors)
Lewis Thorpe#11 (Top 30 LHP in Minors)
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2013 (10) | 2012 (19) | 2011 (13) | 2010 (6) | 2009 (22)
2013 Affiliate Records
MLB: [66-96] AL Central
AAA: [77-67] International League – Rochester
AA: [66-76] Eastern League — New Britain
A+: [79-56] Florida State League – Fort Myers
A: [88-50] Midwest League – Cedar Rapids
Oswaldo Arcia (OF);
Max Kepler is listed 14th amongst minor league first basemen. He is ahead of some promising names. Is anyone else surprised by this? 1st Base? Is this a sign moving forward?
The previous article on clutching hitting and pitching is a great analysis on the subject. My question is this: Is Clutchness a State of Mind or does it have to be developed throughout your minor league development?
There are roughly 145 minor league players in the Twins organization. As I look at the Twins current players - I found these approximate numbers:
96 Players - White 66%
40 Players - Hispanic / Latino 28%
06 Players - African American 4%
03 Players - Asian 2%
Does anyone know how these numbers correlate with the rest of the (MLB) league? This has the Twins with at least 34% of their MiLB players being minorities. What happened to all the African American
What Do Braun's Early Numbers Indicate?
Rookie Year (Rookie of the Year)
BB% - 5.9
K% - 22.8
BABIP - .361
OBP% - .370
2nd Year (All Star)
BB% - 6.3
k% - 19.5
BABIP - .305
OBP% - .335
His above statistical numbers improved greatly in the next 5 years of his MLB career.
Braun's Minor League Numbers (A - AA - AAA)
Davis is said to be ready to sign with Detroit - What could or should the Twins do in their attempt to find OF veteran leadership?
The Yankees might be losing thier best player in Robinson Cano. That being said: They have no second basemen in their minor league system who are worthy of even playing 2nd base at the MLB level. Why not trade for Michael Pineda and give up one of our stud 2nd basemen and another prospect or prospects for a potential top pitcher? Does this sound possible? The Yankees can always pay for Top pitching to supplement this season and beyond. Not as easy to find a stud second baseman and we have 2-3.
Minor League Ball Top Prospects 2014
Prospect 361 Top Prospects 2014
Top Prospect Alert 2014
A list of 2013 Minor League All Stars who are also Cape Cod Alumn
Drafting at the college level not all bad............
The below list is from the Twins 2013 Minor League All Stars. The question is:
If the 2013 statistical numbers of the MiLB players on this list were projected to possible similar numbers in 2016 @ the MLB level - Would the Twins be in the World Series? Take into account that the MiLB players are probably 20 - 30+ games short of an official MLB season as it pertains to numbers.
CF Byron Buxton
SS Jorge Polanco
2B Eddie Rosario
3B Miguel Sano
I just saw a youtube highlight video of Adam Brett Walker with the Kernels. The first short clip is an advertisement for the Kernels (be patient) and then there are 27 or 29 short highlight clips (15 - 30 seconds each) from just the Kernels home games in CR.
He truly does have incredible power. Each HR must have been over 400 feet. Must see TV.
The link "Twinkie Town" Minor League Baseball - The Top 25 Update offered a Pre-Season Top 25. I'd like to know how your post season version would now look based on this list + Non Ranked members you know of....................
1) Miguel Sano:
2) Oswaldo Arcia:
3) Byron Buxton:
4) Alex Meyer:
5) Aaron Hicks:
6) Eddie Rosario:
7) Kyle Gibson:
8) Max Kepler:
9) Jose Berrios:
10) Trevor May:
11) Joe Benson: Who?