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  1. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    Yes, the Twins have a history of letting projected relievers start in the minor leagues. We'll see how Zach's story plays out...
  2. beckmt's Avatar
    Hope he does well, Twins need pitchers with stuff
    Updated 01-25-2013 at 02:03 PM by mnfanforlife
  3. jimbo92107's Avatar
    Polanco's got a lot more power hitting right. Hitting left his hip pull looks unnatural.

    Harrison at third looks like his shoes weigh ten pounds each, and he will be a total sucker for change-ups the way he lunges forward in the box.
  4. gil4's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mnfanforlife
    If you read the Kennys Vargas quip, I compare his "look" to Big Papi....now do you see the correlation?
    I guess I see a little Big papi resemblance in the lower picture with Sano, but none in the upper one. He needs to eat a dozen extra cheeseburgers a week for about a year to really get there. (He makes Sano look small, which is pretty scary.)
    Updated 01-23-2013 at 10:49 AM by gil4
  5. John Bonnes's Avatar
    One thing that should probably be an any profile is age. Walker is 21, and we haven't seen him above rookie league. Expectations need to be tempered.
  6. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by gil4
    I did, but I'm not sure exactly how it fit.

    One of my fovorite headlines of all time was for a little blurb in the old USA Today Baseball Weekly: Player Really To Be Named Later. It was about Arias informing the Twins that he preferred to go by Ortiz after he came to the team from Seattle as the PTBNL in the Dave Hollins trade.

    At the time I figured it was just a funny story about a guy we would most likely never hear from again.
    HA! Yes, David Arias was wayyy better than the Twins could perceive. As for the title and how it pertains to the article......If you read the Kennys Vargas quip, I compare his "look" to Big Papi....now do you see the correlation?
  7. gil4's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mnfanforlife
    Did anyone catch the D.Arias reference at all??
    I did, but I'm not sure exactly how it fit.

    One of my fovorite headlines of all time was for a little blurb in the old USA Today Baseball Weekly: Player Really To Be Named Later. It was about Arias informing the Twins that he preferred to go by Ortiz after he came to the team from Seattle as the PTBNL in the Dave Hollins trade.

    At the time I figured it was just a funny story about a guy we would most likely never hear from again.
  8. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    Thank you Old Goat, I appreciate your optimism. Life is too short to interrupt every dream with practicality
  9. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    yeah, those three are ready to get called up after May 7. We still have Morneau because he was about as valuable as Francisco Liriano at the trade-deadline and on the market last off-season. If he had been dealt, Arcia would have a legit shot in RF instead of the joke we are sending out there everyday this coming year. Nothing like having a big, slow guy covering a third of that spacious outfield in Minnesota.

    Oh wait...we have TWO big slow guys covering TWO-THIRDS of our outfield this year. But its ok, because we have a really good 4th outfielder that is ready to start for us. And if he doesn't work we have a rookie that has never hit .300 in a full season of minor league ball.

    Our pitching is going to suffer mightily as a result of this outfield defense.
    Updated 01-21-2013 at 03:05 PM by mnfanforlife
  10. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    Did anyone catch the D.Arias reference at all??
  11. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    "Vargas missed time last year for both injury and PED use. (performance enhancing drug)"

    uhh, yeah...I think anyone that is reading this is well aware of what PED stands for. But are you certain he was using PED's or are you tarnishing his sweet name??

    And you will see...Vargas is a legit top-20 and will have reason to move into the top-10 if he is healthy and hits up to his potential in 2013.
  12. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    shs_59........ the relievers I listed here are better than anyone that is not listed here, in my humble opinion, of course. C.Williams is not an impressive "stuff" guy, but he's got guts. Roberts is going to be very popular in Minnesota, and won't spend much longer on ANY "prospect" list.

    Also, looks like James had some conflicting info about the positive drug test. What was Vargas' injury last year?
    Updated 08-28-2013 at 08:01 PM by mnfanforlife
  13. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by James
    Vargas was suspended 50 games for violating the MiLB drug policy after testing positive for phentermine, which can be used to help with weight loss. He missed the final 18 games of 2011 and the suspension carried over into 2012. That's why his "games played" stat looks low.
    Thank you James, exactly what we needed here. Vargas is big enough to not need PED's, so I am thankful he was just trying to trim that beautiful physique of his....
  14. shs_59's Avatar
    Vargas missed time last year for both injury and PED use. (performance enhancing drug)

    So i'm wearily on Kennys Vargas, plus you throw in the age. and boy ohh boy he better MASH in 2013 to earn his way into you're placement.
  15. shs_59's Avatar
    Ohh I see you think Hicks, Gibson, and Arica will all lose prospect status in 2013.

    Well that may be accuate but Hopefully all of them start in AAA or below to begin the season. and dont get called up untill June / July or untill they actually earn their way up.

    No more Brian Dozier's!!!
  16. shs_59's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by shs_59
    Chris Colabello I wouln't even have in my top 40. (way too old a virtual non-prospect, +1B !? not nearly enough bat there) Vargas maybe a top 25-30 type of guy. But seems just a tad high there.

    A.J. Achter is a nice relief prospect, but he should be in the 25-40 range overall. 17 seems high.
    Relief Prospects i think you tend to over-value
    The other names i can definately live with, just have a different arrangement in the top 20.

    By the time you insert Oswaldo Arcia, Aaron Hicks, Kyle Gibson into the top 10 or 11 prospects....

    It should be noted Colabello, Vargas and IMO Achter should all drop out of top 20 contention.

    I personally feel you are too high on Corey Williams also, and Nathan Roberts ranks at # 18 or 19 for me.
  17. shs_59's Avatar
    Aaron Hicks ?

    Kyle Gibson ?

    Oswaldo Arcia ?

    all losing eta in 2013? I guess we'll see. It could be accurate.
    Updated 01-21-2013 at 12:43 PM by shs_59
  18. shs_59's Avatar
    Chris Colabello I wouln't even have in my top 40. (way too old a virtual non-prospect, +1B !? not nearly enough bat there) Vargas maybe a top 25-30 type of guy. But seems just a tad high there.

    A.J. Achter is a nice relief prospect, but he should be in the 25-40 range overall. 17 seems high.
    Relief Prospects i think you tend to over-value
    The other names i can definately live with, just have a different arrangement in the top 20.
  19. James's Avatar
    Vargas was suspended 50 games for violating the MiLB drug policy after testing positive for phentermine, which can be used to help with weight loss. He missed the final 18 games of 2011 and the suspension carried over into 2012. That's why his "games played" stat looks low.
  20. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    I like to be optimistic. Life is more fun that way. However, you need look no further than Steve Liddle to see that there are players who seem to be able to dominate low A ball who appear overmatched in A+ ball. Let's hope the best for Roberts. Still, he is not Arcia or Sano. Nor Kennys Vargas, for that matter. Beloit Snappers 2012 here.
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