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2018 Twins MiLB Dream Team

Posted by Travis M , 21 March 2018 · 1,178 views

I have been thoroughly following the Twins minor league farm system for about 2 years now. However, this is the first year that I am analyzing the players and writing blog entries about them. To me, this seemed like a fun and interesting way to view the best players in the Twins farm system and assemble the 2018 Twins MiLB Dream Team!

25 Man Roster
Pitchers
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SP Stephen Gonsalves
SP Lewis Thorpe
SP Zack Littell
SP Blayne Enlow
SP Landon Leach
SP/RE Fernando Romero
RE Tyler Jay
RE Brustar Graterol
RE John Curtiss
Catchers-
Ben Rortvedt
Brian Navarreto
David Banuelos
Infield-
1B Brent Rooker
1B Lewin Diaz
MIF Wander Javier
MIF Royce Lewis
MIF Jose Miranda
MIF Nick Gordon
3B Andrew Bechtold
3B Travis Blankenhorn
Outfield-
OF Alex Kirilloff
OF Akil Baddoo
OF Jacob Pearson
OF Max Murphy
OF LeMonte Wade

The Lineup
Gordon 2B
Lewis SS
Kirilloff RF
Rooker 1B
Wade LF
Blankenhorn 3B
Rorverdt C
Baddoo CF
Gonsalves P

The way I put the pitching staff together is by comparing the pitchers W-L ratio, ERA, SO, and how consistent they have been in past seasons. I put the position players together by comparing the AVG, OBP, SLG and SO to other players from their positions. I did take into consideration how many years the player has been playing in the MiLB. I am very convinced that this lineup will be the most effective because this teams .270/.356/.428 slash line is very impressive for the average age of the players in the lineup being only 22. The pitching staff has a total of 1,971 SO in there MiLB career, with a .280 ERA and this staff limits opposing hitters to a .217 AVG. If there is any players I forgot or any questions that you would like to ask me, then comment down below or email me at tjmac242004@gmail.com.

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tarheeltwinsfan
Mar 22 2018 06:31 AM

 I would want a "dream team" which is defined as a team to play one must-win game.Or one could have a "dream team" based on future potential in say 2 years...or 5 years. I guess it depends on how one defines "dream team". Potential vs. must win right now.I wonder how Seth would rate a "must win one game dream team"? Thanks Travis.

Your Welcome! I just wanted a interesting way to determine the best players for each position in the Twins farm system. This team vs. other teams minor league players would perform very well I believe.  

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Romero has to be the ace - take him out of relief.I would say the same for Graterol.Those two are the potential MLB aces of the future.

There were no other great relievers so I just put Romero and Graterol as relievers. If there were 1-2 other standout relievers, then I would consider them. However there were no others....  

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I also think it's difficult to peg "true" relievers at the lower levels. So many times we have seen pitchers start out as one or the other to only wind up switching roles, so to speak (Tyler Rogers or even Jay for that matter as examples). 

 

We may be better served by simply looking at them pitching assets in general.

 

Just a thought, but great write up either way Travis. Awesome to read.

I did indeed run into trouble finding relievers. However, I just compared the players that have relived in the past and picked the 4 best canidates. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy more of my work that is to come!

 

 I would want a "dream team" which is defined as a team to play one must-win game.Or one could have a "dream team" based on future potential in say 2 years...or 5 years. I guess it depends on how one defines "dream team". Potential vs. must win right now.I wonder how Seth would rate a "must win one game dream team"? Thanks Travis.

 

If you want a Must-Win game lineup, wouldn't you stack the lineup with AA and AAA guys, not necessarily the top prospects. 

 

There were no other great relievers so I just put Romero and Graterol as relievers. If there were 1-2 other standout relievers, then I would consider them. However there were no others....  

 

And that's fair too because a lot of people think they could both wind up in the bullpen. Of course, the Twins are going to try to develop them as starters, ,but they both have such powerful arms.