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Drama in Elizabethton: Twins might be moving out after t...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:24 PM
Not sure whether you have been following the happenings in Elizabethton the past couple of years. In summary:   Joe O'Brien Fie...

Dorsey: Minor League in Name Only

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:13 PM
Nice article by David Dorsey of the Fort Myers News Press. If you aren't quite convinced you should make the trip to ST, this might do it...

Article: Report From The Fort: Berrios Gone, Duffey v. Mejia

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:02 PM
The place to be this morning for Twins baseball nerds was Boston’s minor league fields to see Tyler Duffey and Adalberto Mejia, both batt...

SI not thrilled with Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:55 PM
SI had some scout takes on the Twins. It's not pretty.    "There's a reason all these guys had 5 ERAs last year. The Twins used...

Article: 2017 Twins Player Predictions: Joe Mauer

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:54 PM
When Joe Mauer makes a start next Monday for the Twins at Target Field, it will be his 13th Opening Day start for the Twins. That will ti...

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AFL Recap - week 6: Surprise Plays For AFL Championship

Posted by Steve Lein , 20 November 2016 · 529 views

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The Surprise Saguaros headed into the final day of the AFL season needing to win their game with the Salt River Rafters to clinch a spot in the AFL Championship game, and were able to do so with contributions from four of the Twins players.

Stephen Gonsalves punctuated his shortened time in the AFL with a six strikeout effort in his start on Tuesday, Nic...


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AFL Recap - Week 5: Hitters and Bullpen Shine

Posted by Steve Lein , 15 November 2016 · 410 views

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(Author Note: Apologies on the late report again this week, but it’s still hunting season)

Twins prospects playing with the Surprise Saguaros helped their team to a 4-2 record in Week 5, and their (current) record of 16-13 overall is tops in the West Division. On the position player front, Nick Gordon continued looking like a legitimate leadoff man, Mit...


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AFL Recap - Week 4: Gonsalves Returns to Action

Posted by Steve Lein , 08 November 2016 · 431 views

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Author Note: Apologies on the late report this week, but it’s hunting season! q:-)

The Surprise Saguaros went 3-2 in the fourth week of the AFL season, and all of the Twins prospects were back in action on the week as Stephen Gonsalves made his return to the starting rotation after sitting out with a sore back.

Their squad was also no-hit in one of t...


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AFL Recap - Week 3: Garver Powers Saguaros

Posted by Steve Lein , 30 October 2016 · 454 views

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Twins prospects playing with the Surprise Saguaros helped them to a 4-2 record on the week, and they currently sit in second place in the West Division with a 9-7-1 overall record, one-and-a-half games behind the Peoria Javelinas.

Stephen Gonsalves remained sidelined this week, but it was one for the hitters anyway. One prospect collected at least one hi...


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AFL Recap - Week 2: Quiet Week From Hitters

Posted by Steve Lein , 23 October 2016 · 342 views

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Week Two of the AFL season saw the Surprise Saguaros go 3-3, with Twins prospects faring quite a bit quieter than the first week.

The three hitters managed just four hits between them after collecting fourteen in week one, and their prized pitching prospect unexpectedly got the week off for unknown reasons.

That doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of actio...


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AFL Recap - Week 1: Gordon and Garver Come Out Hitting

Posted by Steve Lein , 16 October 2016 · 582 views

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Twins prospects in the Arizona Fall League are playing for the Surprise Saguaros this season, and they started off in week one with two wins, two losses…and an extra-innings-tie. Both victories were of the blowout variety, and they also experienced a blowout loss among those games.

Two of the Twins position prospects had big weeks with their bats, and si...


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Arizona Fall League Preview: Gonsalves and Gordon Highlight Twins Contingent

Posted by Steve Lein , 10 October 2016 · 805 views

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While the Minnesota Twins aren’t playing any October baseball for the sixth consecutive season, that doesn’t mean there isn’t baseball to pay attention to when it comes to your favorite team. The fall and winter seasons are full of other leagues both well-known and obscure where many of your favorite Major League players or prospects might be playing. You...


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Twins Minor League Report (8/23): Wheeler Dominates, Kennys Hit Ball Far

Posted by Steve Lein , 23 August 2016 · 569 views

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It was a low-scoring night throughout the system Tuesday, but that means there were several good pitching performances for the Twins affiliates. As an organization, they combined for just 19 runs (2.7 per game) on the day, but because of those performance went 5-2 on the day in the minor leagues.

To see which other starting pitchers came through besides...


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Twins Minor League Report (8/21): Strong Pitching Comes Up Short

Posted by Steve Lein , 21 August 2016 · 486 views

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The Twins minor league affiliates got (nearly) eight full innings of pitching from each of their starting pitchers on Sunday afternoon, but just one of those starters ended the day with a notch in the win column. That was thanks to a lackluster display of offense throughout as two of the lineups were shut out, and the other two totaled just four runs on t...


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Twins Minor League Report (8/14): Plenty of Hits in AA and A+

Posted by Steve Lein , 14 August 2016 · 472 views

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In the minors on Sunday, the offenses of the Chattanooga Lookouts and Fort Myers Miracle combined for nineteen runs and twenty six hits on the day. One team pulled away late, and the other was forced to make a comeback. Would they be able to complete it?

There was also some roster shuffling in AAA and AA due to Rochester’s postponement from Saturday. And...