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  1. MLB Draft: Day 2 Thread

    Twins fans have been waiting for the draft since the team finished last year with the fourth-worst record in baseball. It meant that the Twins would the fourth overall pick in each of the 40 rounds of the draft. Day 1 was quite eventful, filled with rumors and hope and more. The Twins ended up with the guy they wanted, right-handed prep pitcher Kohl Stewart with their first pick. They followed it by selecting right-handed college pitcher from LSU, Ryan Eades, represented by Scott Boras.
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  2. Twins Tab Stewart with Top Pick

    With the fourth overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft… the Minnesota Twins select right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart.

    With the first pick, the Houston Astros picked Stanford RHP Mark Appel. With the second pick, the Chicago Cubs, in a little surprise, went with 3B Kris Bryant. At Number 3, the Colorado Rockies selected RHP Jonathan Gray. There were so many rumors flying around the past few days, but after three picks, The Big Three were gone.

    That left the ...
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  3. Twins Tab Stewart with Top Pick

    With the fourth overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft… the Minnesota Twins select right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart.

    With the first pick, the Houston Astros picked Stanford RHP Mark Appel. With the second pick, the Chicago Cubs, in a little surprise, went with 3B Kris Bryant. At Number 3, the Colorado Rockies selected RHP Jonathan Gray. There were so many rumors flying around the past few days, but after three picks, The Big Three were gone.

    That left the ...
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  4. Draft Day Memories

    After weeks of writing about the MLB Draft, today is finally the tonight. Sometime shortly after 6:00 central time, the Houston Astros will make the first pick of the draft. The Twins will pick soon after. By night’s end, 73 picks will be made. The Minnesota Twins will make two picks. By the end of Saturday, the Twins will have made 40 selections. Over 1,200 players will have been drafted.

    That is a lot of draft day stories, and that’s what this article is. Below, you will find the ...
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  5. Twins Minor League Hitter of the Month - May

    In the past couple of days, as we are leading up to an exciting draft for the Minnesota Twins, we are also looking back at the top performers in the Twins farm system from the month of May. In the past two days, we have named Cole Johnson the Reliever of the Month and DJ Baxendale the repeat-winner of the Starting Pitcher of the Month. Today, we swing our attention (see what I did there?) to the bats. Although there wasn’t a battle at the top spot the way there was in April, there were still plenty ...
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  6. Twins Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month - May

    Yesterday, we looked at the Top Relief Pitchers in May, and today, we’ll be taking a look at the top pitching performances of the month.

    There were some starters who put together very solid months, and that list includes more than just the following names. Andrew Albers posted a 2.48 ERA for the month and isn’t in the Top 5. Kyle Gibson threw a couple of shutouts during May and he falls on the outside of this list. Jason Wheeler went 3-0 with a 2.68 ERA and isn’t listed below. ...
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  7. Twins Minor League Report (6/4): Gibson and Baxendale make their pitches

    It was a big day for a couple of the Twins pitching prospects, and one of their top offensive prospects added to his organization-leading home run total. It was also a day in which there were several transactions. Twins Daily has learned the following (though there could be more coming):

    RHP Tom Stuifbergen has been promoted from Ft. Myers to AA New Britain. Meanwhile, RHPs Tyler Duffey and Manuel Soliman will move up to the Miracle. Finally, 2012 8th round pick RHP Christian Powell ...
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  8. Twins MLB Draft Profile: Minnesotans to Watch

    Over the past couple of weeks here at Twins Daily, we have been profiling a player each day who may be available when the Minnesota Twins make their first round draft selection on Thursday night, the fourth overall pick. Today, we are going to do something a little bit different.

    This is a Minnesota Twins blog, but it’s also important to recognize and support some local players who are likely to hear their names called in the early rounds of the MLB Draft. Today, we’ll briefly discuss ...
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  9. Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month - May

    It’s hard to believe that we are already nearly two months through the minor league season. However, it is time to hand out some awards. Today, I’ll name the choice for Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the month of May. There are less candidates this month, yet there were a couple of tremendous performances by relievers in May. The two at the top of the list actually ended the month with a promotion to the next step on their journey up the ladder.

    Let's get to the Top 4 Relief ...
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  10. Twins Minor League Report (6/2): Goodrum Suffers Concussion

    There were plenty of solid performances throughout the Twins farm system on Sunday. There were three wins, an extra-inning loss, some good pitching, some good storylines and some very good offense. However, in Sunday’s game, there was a moment that hopefully helps remind us that these players are more than prospects, more than just pieces in an organizational puzzle. They are very young people with families. Sometimes we have to be reminded of that. Fortunately, in this case, the news at the end ...
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  11. Twins Minor League Report (6/1): High run totals in low levels

    As has been the case throughout most of the first two months of the 2013 season, the excitement on this night in the Twins minor league system came from the bottom two levels. The Ft. Myers Miracle and Cedar Rapids Kernels combined to score 28 runs on the day. One prospect drilled two home runs in a game. Vance Worley made his second start with Rochester. Was he able to duplicate he results of his first game? And which Alex Meyer showed up on Saturday. The Twins minor leagues have had quite a few ...
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