08-07-2013, 12:45 AM
th or 25th man, and eventually getting to the big leagues. Chris Heintz is another example.
When youíve followed the Minnesota Twins farm system for as long as I have, you canít help but root for the underdog. Itís easy to be a fan of Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton and other top prospects, no question about that. But the fun part of following the farm system, for me at least, is that there is no one way to the big leagues. There are many different paths. Andrew Albers is the latest example of a guy who didnít exactly take a direct route through the minors to the big leagues. What a story! He is the third player to debut with the Twins this season after spending time in independent baseball. Itís about the Doug Berniers, a 33-year-old who already had a cup of coffee, but he wants to keep playing. Itís about Tommy Watkins, who spent so many years in the Twins farm system, usually as his teamís 24