Recently I had the opportunity to interview to MLB.com senior writer Jonathan Mayo about the Minnesota Twins farm system. In part 1 of that interview, we talked a lot about Aaron Hicks and Kyle Gibsonís 2013 seasons, and what it means for their future. In part two of the three part series, I talk to him about Twins top prospect Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, and he identifies two Twins breakout prospects for 2014.
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Updated 01-08-2014 at 06:45 PM by Christopher Fee
As the Handbook receives it's finishing touches - and if you follow Seth on Twitter, you know it will be available very soon - I decided that I should put my list on here to get picked apart. Seth and Cody already made their choices public, so what the heck.
20. Francisco Romero, P
Romero is a long ways away and still has plenty of question marks, but the upside is evident.
19. Kennys Vargas, 1B
I'm probably lower on Vargas
One of the benefits of being a bad team for multiple seasons is the fact the Twins have been able to replenish some of their farm system with high draft picks the last two years. Add these players into a group that already included some top-notch talent and the future of the Twins organization continues to look bright.
Throughout the offseason there will be plenty of prospect lists released by a variety of media outlets. There are always differences between how people view the particular
It has been 79 days since the last time I wrote about the Twins. There are several reasons for this hiatus, a new job and a move to OKC chief among them. But it also had a lot do with the team itself, and the fact that there is only so much you can say about a team that has racked up 291 losses over the past three seasons (!!!). In a world where seemingly every baseball fan has his own blog, there are only so many articles to write about Byron Buxton and
Updated 11-27-2013 at 07:47 AM by jdotmcmahon
To say that Byron Buxton had a successful full-season debut is less than accurate. To be completely honest, he went bananas, or peaches, maybe. It was predicted that Byron would dominate as a 19-year-old in 2013, but not like this. We need to really look at this young peach of a prospect.
Everyone had to know it was coming. Even though Byronís rookie level stats were less than amazing, he separated himself from the rest of minor league baseball
Updated 10-18-2013 at 08:15 AM by mnfanforlife
Now that the NFL has started, I hardly have the gumption to watch the Twins for more than a few innings. Letís face it...itís not the NFLís fault at all. The Twins were horrible this year. It was a combination of stuff, and it was all bad stuff. I long for the days of JohanÖ
Once upon a time, the Twins had an epic center-fielder nicknamed ďSpiderman.Ē He owned center-field, like Jordan owned Ehlo. He took back home-runs like they were apples,
Updated 09-27-2013 at 10:06 AM by mnfanforlife
Starting Pitching in 2014 - even if the Twins signed 3 Clayton Kershaw's this off-season, they're not going to be able to compete. Way too many holes. We have 2...maybe 3 serviceable pitchers. Maybe a 4th if Scott Diamond/Andrew Albers proves he can pitch something other than in game BP (e.g. x< 4.00 ERA).
It may be interesting to note if we did actually come across 3 Clayton Kershaw's, with our offense (3.84 runs per 9 innings) - assuming
Updated 09-23-2013 at 01:45 PM by twinsfan34
It may not be a surprise, but the diaspora of Minnesotans into all stretches of the globe means that there's Twins fandom outside of Minnesota. It gets difficult to follow the team when you're out of the local media landscape; the national media does little more than mention the Twins in passing in lean years, and you need to dig further to find ways to watch your once local nine, either by the few sports bars that share your tortured fandom or by dishing out for MLB.tv.
There's a few
Aaron Hicks had to be flying high at the conclusion of spring training this season. He had won the starting center fielder job for the Twins and he would be making his big league debut in front of the Target Field faithful. His 2012 minor league campaign was fantastic as he showed much of the promise the Twins had seen in him when they took him as a first round pick.
The future seemed nothing but bright and there were comparisons being made to some of the best outfielders in the game.
The calendar turned to September over a week ago and some changes can followa failing team in the final month of the year. Younger players continue to getmore playing time over veterans like Ryan Doumit and Josh Willingham. It is thetime of year for the Twins to see what the future can hold and changes likethis can bring up some other questions.
During the last two seasons, the Twins have been able to see the value ofhaving a high draft pick. Byron Buxton and Kohl Stewart were added
Last week, the Twins announced the seven players that will represent the organization in the Arizona Fall League this year. Itís been a busy month for this guy (hence the first blog post in three weeks), but with the end of the minor league seasons upon us, I thought it would be as good a time as any to weigh in on those seven selections.
Notably, this group of Twins prospects is as talented as any team could have sent. As noted by Baseball
Updated 09-07-2013 at 03:55 AM by jdotmcmahon
The Minnesota Twins have made a habit of losing over the last three seasons. With back-to-back 90 loss seasons and the team on track to make it three in a row, there hasn't been a lot to be excited about at the major league level. Poor starting pitching and a lack-luster offense have created a "Debby Downer" attitude among the former Twins faithful.
When Minnesota was in the midst of winning six division titles in nine years, a culture of winning was created even as there were changes
I know the picture doesn't fit, but for what might be the last time, let's give #33 another cover photo. This from a happier time.
Let's hope there is more champagne in Morneau's near future... and also that none of the corks hit him in the head.
If you want to weigh in on the trade and it's reactions. Go here.
Tonight was a very significant night for the Rochester Red Wings. It's also a big night for Josmil Pinto,
There was a ton of exciting action in the Twins farm system on Wednesday. Matt Summers took his Florida State League leading ERA to the mound for the Miracle. The Kernels were set to face off against former Twins pitcher Scott Baker as he works his way back from injury. New Britain found themselves in a back and forth contest that went well into the Eastern League night.
Let's check out what happened down on the pond.
Rochester Red Wings 5, Buffalo Bisons 2