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Interesting article about Buxton

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:29 AM
I enjoyed the article linked below about Buxton. As you can see, the Twins and lots of other folks seem to think that he could be a hall...

Article: Game Thread: Twins@Mariners 5/25 9:10PM

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:27 AM
The Twins kick off a 3-game series in Seattle tonight and I’m going to be serious for once in my life.I’d like everyone’s attention as I...

Twins Acquire Chris Carter

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:26 AM
https://www.mlbtrade...ris-carter.html Should this be interpreted as bad news on Mauer?

Article: Bartolo, the Twins, and a Guy Named Phil

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:03 AM
The year was 1973 and the Dominican Public had already become a breeding ground for baseball players. With the country producing multiple...

Article: 2018 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 21-30

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:18 AM
As we move forward in the rankings, we are starting to enter the prime territory of prospects that the Twins will have to choose from whe...

Field of Twins


2017 roster

Posted by Shane Wahl , 04 September 2016 · 2,105 views

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I love the non-insane idea of a lineup that looks like this:


Backup catcher, Escobar, Park, and Palka/Walker on the bench.



I am really not sure about the bullpen. Perkins might be done. Kintzler canno...


Twins Top 60 Prospects 2016

Posted by Shane Wahl , 09 May 2016 · 1,194 views

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Top 60 Twins Prospects 2016:

1. Jose Berrios
2. Max Kepler
3. Nick Gordon
4. Jorge Polanco
5. Tyler Jay
6. Stephen Gonsalves
7. Nick Burdi
8. Lewis Thorpe
9. Kohl Stewart
10. Adam Brett Walker
11. J.T. Chargois
12. Felix Jorge
13. Engelb Vielma
14. Taylor Rogers
15. Alex Meyer
16. Brandon Peterson
17. Wander Javier
18. Jermaine Palacios
19. Jake Reed


A Quick Analysis of the Rest of 2015

Posted by Shane Wahl , 24 August 2015 · 1,192 views

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The Twins' four-game sweep of the Orioles has kept them very much alive in the 2015 wild card chase. On Tuesday, they start a big three-game series with another contender in the Tampa Bay Rays. A series win would put two games between the Twins and Rays and keep the Twins within a couple games, at worst, of the final wild card spot.

This comes after a bi...


Top 50 Twins Prospects mid-2015

Posted by Shane Wahl , 17 July 2015 · 1,810 views

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The Twins system is entering a new era as the youth movement is now officially underway. Players like May and Rosario have graduated already. Some players like Sano and Buxton will be leaving this list due to graduation in the coming months. It is important to get a glimpse of the state of the system going forward as the Twins are now entering a time of c...


Top 30 Twins Position Player Prospects

Posted by Shane Wahl , 16 July 2015 · 953 views

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It is time for part 2 of my mid-season prospect list. Here are the top 30 position player prospects in the Twins system:

1. Byron Buxton (1): CF, 12-18-93
2015 status: Buxton is basically done with minor league baseball. He got injured again, but should be back with the Twins in September. ETA: already arrived.

2. Miguel Sano (2): 3B, 5-3-93
2015 stat...


Top 30 Twins Pitching Prospects

Posted by Shane Wahl , 06 July 2015 · 864 views

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It is time to re-evaluate the top pitching prospects in the Twins system. Trevor May graduated, and the 2015 draft brought in three fresh pitchers to this list.

1. Jose Berrios (1): RHS, 5-27-94
2015 status: Strong improvement over 2014 AA numbers. Promoted to AAA. ETA: essentially MLB ready now.

2. Tyler Jay (NR): LHR, 4-19-94
2015 status: Sent to Fo...


First Update on Breakthrough Prospect Batters

Posted by Shane Wahl , 03 May 2015 · 609 views

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It's the beginning of May, so I thought it would be a good time to evaluate my 2015 breakthrough prospect candidates based on their first weeks this year. Here I highlight the position players and will focus on the pitchers tomorrow.

Lewin Diaz and Jack Barrie have not started playing yet this season.
Jorge (JJ) Fernandez (CDR) was injured a few week...


Breakthrough Prospects 2015

Posted by Shane Wahl , 13 April 2015 · 796 views

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A point in making very long prospect lists is to establish the fact that certain players are on the radar. Josmil Pinto was around 50 on my list after his 2011 season and we have seen how that went. Here, I am singling out 12 prospects who are not in most top 20 Twins prospect lists, but they could easily be with very strong 2015 seasons. I expect that at...


You're Being Very Un-Dude

Posted by Shane Wahl , 31 March 2015 · 1,110 views

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The headline here is a reference--if you do not know somehow--to a line from The Big Lebowski . It's the scene in the car where Walter has brought "the ringer" ("the whites") and The Dude loses it on him. The Dude is a very chill guy who smokes pot, listens to CCR, and bowls. But in this scene he yells (editing profanity) "You (screwed) it up! You (screwe...


Push Candidate: Brian Navarreto

Posted by Shane Wahl , 22 February 2015 · 1,195 views

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The first two entries in this series focused on players who are moving up in the system and the question is one of advancing to AA baseball, which is really (Jorge Polanco 2014 aside) the real first glimpse of closeness to the majors that a minor leaguer can see. For the final installment, I am turning to another major step in the system--full season A ba...