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Prospects

a look at the guys making their way through the Twins minor league system.

  1. Joe Mauer Moves, Cory Provus Speaks

    Episode 59 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.
    This week's episode is a bit lonely as Eric is stuck in the backwoods of Minnesota deer hunting and dealing with a septic situation. Paul and Cody go it alone and discuss the Twins news, most notably the announcement that Twins uber-star Joe Mauer will transition to ...
  2. Down on the Pond: Twins Top Prospects 16-20.

    Bad teams often have a lot of room for talented prospects to move quickly through the farm system and get a chance to play with the big league club. After losing 99 games in 2011 the Twins stunk it up again in 2012 and lost 96 games. Half-way through the off-season the Twins have traded away their two best center fielders and while they have gotten back three quality arms in return, two of those arms still have a ways to go before they make it up to the big league club. The Twins also added a veteran ...

    Updated 12-20-2012 at 02:41 AM by Paul Pleiss

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  3. Down on the Pond, MiLB Prospect Profiles and Twitter Photos

    In my last Down on the Pond post I took a look at how the Twins players were doing down in the Arizona Fall League, and rather than look back in at how they're doing, or even taking a look at the guys who are playing Winter Ball around the Southern Hemisphere, I thought I'd use my position here on the Pond to share some photos that players throughout the Twins system posted to the Twitter machine and use that as a jumping off point to talk about some of the guys that are toiling down in the Twins ...
  4. Podcast, Talk To Contact Episode 10, Hot-dish and the 40-man roster

    Episode 10 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact, is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.
    (This post originally appeared at www.puckettspond.com)


    This week Eric and I are joined by Chuck Ruether of www.AllSportsAlways.Blogspot.com to discuss the recent coaching assignments and 40-man roster predictions. We go on to discuss the arbitration process and take a look at
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  5. Minnesota Twins Podcast, Talk To Contact Episode 7: End of Season Awards

    This post originally appeared at www.puckettspond.com

    Episode 7 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact, is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

    New Glarus Moon Man, one of the best Wisconsin has to offer
    In Episode 7 my brother Eric and I discuss who we believe are the Twins deserving of the Talk To Contact awards for rookie of the year, starting pitcher, reliever, position player ...

    Updated 10-05-2012 at 07:03 PM by Paul Pleiss

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  6. Twins MiLB Awards: Down on the Pond - The Hitters

    This post originally appeared at http://puckettspond.com/2012/10/01/d...s-the-hitters/

    The minor league seasons are all over. The prospects have played their final games (well, I guess officially the September call-ups still have 3 games left, but let's not get carried away) and the stats and progressions for 2012 are all in the books.
    Before the season began, several of the Twins bloggers, myself included, made some prognostications about who we thought ...

    Updated 10-01-2012 at 09:48 AM by Paul Pleiss

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  7. Minnesota Twins Podcast, Talk To Contact Episode 6: Sconnie Beer and Col. Sanders

    This post originally appeared at http://puckettspond.com/2012/09/28/m...d-col-sanders/

    Episode 6 of the Twins related baseball podcast, Talk To Contact, is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

    Episode 5 was pretty excellent, if I do say so myself, and in the 6th edition of the podcast Eric and I discuss why the Twins always seem to ...
  8. Down on the Pond, Mother's Day weekend Recap

    Over the Mother's Day weekend all four of the Twins full-season minor league affiliates were in action. The Twins flirted with their first winning streak of the season before losing Saturday evening's 2-1 battle against our neighbors to the North, the Toronto Blue Jays. Twins minor league call-ups have been the story lately for the Twins with stellar pitching performances from both Scott Diamond and P.J. Walters who combined to throw 20.0 innings. Last week Diamond pitched 7.0 innings of shutout ...
  9. Down on the Pond Returns!

    This post originally appeard in it's entirety at www.puckettspond.com
    What's been going on with the Twins MiLB affiliates?
    Sometimes my life gets in the way of my baseball writing, and fortunately while I have been away from the day in and day out happenings of the Twins minor league affiliates, baseball has gone on. I'd like to throw out a very special thank you to my friend Mark Smith (@MarkArtSmith) for creating ...
  10. Down on the Pond - Easter Sunday Rochester Red Wings Recap

    Minnesota native, Cole DeVries
    This post originally appeared at www.puckettspond.com

    Sunday morning I brought you the news and results from opening weekend for the Twins minor league affiliates, and what a weekend it was. Baseball is back across the nation and #hope springs eternal in Twins territory and beyond. Despite a tough series sweep of the Twins at the hands of the Orioles Twins fans should keep their heads ...
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  11. Down on the Pond - 2012 Twins Minor League Opening Weekend

    This post originally appeared at www.puckettspond.com
    On Thursday of this past week all four of the Twins full-season affiliate teams were in action, and although the teams split the games with 2 wins and 2 losses, there were a lot of good things to take away from both opening day and the first few days of the 2012 MiLB schedule. As this will be my first season covering the minors with anything more than a casual glance to the big name prospects, I'm still figuring a few things out, including ...
  12. 2012 Twins MiLB Predictions

    This post originally appeared at www.puckettspond.com
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    Earlier this week I put together my predictions for the AL Central and Beyond, but today Iíll be taking a look down into the Twins farm system trying to prognosticate and give you my choices for who to watch this year in MiLB.

    Every year Seth Stohs (@SethTweets) asks a few members of the Twins blog-o-sphere for their minor league predictions/projections and this year I was lucky enough to be asked to provide ...
  13. 2012 Minnesota Twins Prospect Challenge

    Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
    This post originally appeared at www.puckettspond.com
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    Last week I reported on the origins of the Pleiss brothers' Twins prospect challenge. A year into the process, a year that saw eight Twins make their MLB debuts, Eric and I decided to make a change to the prospect challenge. A quick review of the rules for the prospect challenge, in ...
  14. 2011 Prospect Challenge

    This post originally appeared at www.puckettspond.com
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    Last year my brother Eric (@ERolfPleiss) and I made a trip down to Ft. Myers to see the Twins play a couple games and get our eyes on some of the up and coming stars of the organization. A couple weeks before the trip we each purchased a copy of Seth Stohsí (@SethTweets) prospect handbook to help acclimate ourselves with the guys who would be wearing the high numbers at Hammond Stadium. As
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