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Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts


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Live from Fort Myers: Twins Spring Training Notes: 3/15/2019

Posted by Thrylos , 15 March 2019 · 1,818 views

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Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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As always you can find all the entries in this series in reverse chronological order here .

Here are my notes from the last couple days of Twins' Spring Training games:


The home games yesterday and today could not be any dissimilar other than the attendance. It sucked both days with about 1/3 o...


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Live from Fort Myers: Twins Spring Training Notes: 3/13/2019

Posted by Thrylos , 13 March 2019 · 2,827 views

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Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch

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As always you can find all the entries in this series in reverse chronological order here .

Today was my first full day at Fort Myers and I did not make the trip across the highway to see the Twins play the Red Sox, but instead I went to the back fields where the Twins' high A and A squads faced th...


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Willians Astrudillo might be the second coming of an equally unheralded catcher that won the Twins a championship

Posted by Thrylos , 12 November 2018 · 2,209 views

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12/13/1988: The MLB transactions for the Minnesota Twins had one line: The Twins signed free agent catcher Brian Harper to an one year contract worth $90,000. The Twins were the sixth franchise for Harper who was drafted by the California Angels in the 4th round of the 1977 MLB June Amateur...


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2018 Twins mid-season preliminary prospect list 1-60

Posted by Thrylos , 16 July 2018 · 1,698 views

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Now that the 2018 draft signing deadline has passed and a substantial amount of international free agents signed for the Twins, it is time to update my 2018 mid-season prospect list. As usual my mid-season lists are preliminary, unlike the off-season lists, and they have minimal commentary and...


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Back to the future: Twins RHP Kyle Gibson has returned to his roots and quietly has become the pitcher we hoped he would be.

Posted by Thrylos , 14 May 2018 · 849 views

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In a cold May evening about 5 years go, give or take a week, I witnessed one of the most dominating pitching performances I have seen in person: Twins' first round draft pick in 2009, righty Kyle Gibson , about a year removed from his return from Tommy John surgery, shut down the Lehigh Valley Iron...


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Your 2018 Minnesota Twins: Analysis and Predictions.

Posted by Thrylos , 27 March 2018 · 1,189 views

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This is my last Spring Training Notes piece for this season. As with the previous seasons I finish my Spring Training notes with a prediction of how the Twins will do this season based on what I have seen this Spring.

I think that 2018 will be an interesting season for the Twins. They improved a lot...


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2018 Twins Off-Season top 60 Prospect List: Summary 1-60 and Organizational Overview

Posted by Thrylos , 26 February 2018 · 1,086 views

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This is the last segment in the 2018 Twins top 60 prospect list. You can find the introductory segment that discusses qualifications to be on this list and presents the players who were on the 2017 list but are not in this list here . You can find the list of the previous rankings here: 56-60 , 55-51...


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2018 Twins Off-Season top 60 Prospect List: 1-5

Posted by Thrylos , 23 February 2018 · 1,359 views

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Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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This is the next segment in the 2018 Twins top 60 prospect list. You can find the introductory segment that discusses qualifications to be on this list and presents the players who were on the 2017 list but are not in this list here . You can find the list of the previous rankings here: 56-60 , 55-5...


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2018 Twins Off-Season top 60 Prospect List: 6-10

Posted by Thrylos , 21 February 2018 · 1,199 views

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Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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This is the next segment in the 2018 Twins top 60 prospect list. You can find the introductory segment that discusses qualifications to be on this list and presents the players who were on the 2017 list but are not in this list here . You can find the list of the previous rankings here: 56-60 , 55-5...


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2018 Twins Off-Season top 60 Prospect List: 11-15

Posted by Thrylos , 19 February 2018 · 1,513 views

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Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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This is the next segment in the 2018 Twins top 60 prospect list. You can find the introductory segment that discusses qualifications to be on this list and presents the players who were on the 2017 list but are not in this list here . You can find the list of the previous rankings here: 56-60 , 55-5...