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    The Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook has now been available for a little over a week in both paperback and e-book forms. One of my favorite parts of the book is the History of my Top 30 Twins Prospects lists. Near the back of the book, I posted my Top 30 Twins Prospects for 2013, and I also post the Top 30s going back to 2007. It’s fun to look back and see some player’s names from the past. It’s fun to see some of them being successful in the big leagues, and it’s even fun seeing names of players that I (and likely many others) may have been completely wrong about.

    Back in October, I posted a preliminary Top 50 prospect list on this site. It was purposely done before a lot of research on the Twins minor leagues had started. It created great discussion in the comments, but it is also interesting to see if, after reading a ton about all 150 or so Twins minor leaguers, the rankings change much. In some cases, they did change. The Twins also added a couple of top prospects.

    Below you will see my final 2013 Minnesota Twins Top 30 Prospects. In the book, it’s just a list. After each, I’ll be added a couple of sentences about the player, kind of stream of conscious-form. Obviously, in the book, there is much more about all 30 players, and over 120 more player prospects. So again, if you’re interested in the e-book, the paperback or any of the previous Prospect Handbooks, feel free to do so.



    SethSpeaks.net 2013 Minnesota Twins Top 30 Prospects

    Rank – Name – Pos – 2012 Levels

    1 – Miguel Sano – 3B – Beloit Snappers

    Everyone knows Sano. He’s one of the Top 10-20 prospects in baseball due to his power potential. Can he play 3B long-term? I think so. He hit 28 homers and drove in 100 runs last year in Beloit while hitting just .258 and striking out a ton. He’ll have to make some adjustments before he becomes a Sure-Thing, but he has the world of potential!

    2 – Byron Buxton – OF – GCL Twins, Elizabethton Twins

    Speaking of amazing potential, Buxton fits into the upper echelon. The #2 overall pick in last year’s draft had all of the tools. He is incredibly fast, plays great defense, has a rocket for an arm, and should hit for power. He had a successful debut in 2012 and it will be interesting to see if he begins the 2013 season in Cedar Rapids or at Extended Spring Training.

    3 – Oswaldo Arcia – OF – Ft. Myers Miracle, New Britain Rock Cats

    Flat-out impressive hitter. He has very good power, uses the whole field and just always finds a way to put the barrel of the bat on the ball. In New Britain, he showed he can hit for average, walk enough, and come up big in big situations. Twins minor league hitter of the year in 2012, he could go back to New Britain for a short time or begin the season in Rochester.

    4 – Alex Meyer – RHP – Hagerstown Suns, Potomac Nationals

    Meyer came to the Twins in the Denard Span trade. The 2011 first-round pick out of Kentucky has a ton of potential on the mound. Anyone who throws 99 mph, has a semblance of control, and has the potential for four plus pitches should probably be higher than #4 on the list. He has Ace potential, now we’ll see in 2013 if he can get there.

    5 – Aaron Hicks – OF – New Britain Rock Cats

    The funny thing is that a year ago, Hicks was coming off of a frustrating season in Ft. Myers. I ranked him #4. In 2012, he moved up to New Britain and put together a very impressive line in which filled up all of the offensive categories. He had double figures in doubles, triples and home runs and stole 32 bases. He also has great range, and has a very strong arm in the outfield. He has a chance to be the Twins starting centerfielder in 2013.

    6 – Kyle Gibson – RHP – Ft. Myers Miracle, Rochester Red Wings

    Like Hicks (and Arcia), Gibson should debut with the Twins sometime early in 2013. The right-hander’s rehab from Tommy John surgery in September of 2011 went as planned. He pitched fairly well, especially early, in the Arizona Fall League. He’s got a great mix of pitches including a fastball that occasionally touches 95. He should be a very solid starting pitcher in the near future.

    7 – Eddie Rosario – OF/2B – Beloit Snappers

    Rosario has a terrific bat. He is also a very good centerfielder, but due to the Twins glut of outfielders in the farm system, Rosario has been moved to second base where he has shown glimpses of having a future there. Can he stay at 2B? That shall be determined. He will be playing for Puerto Rico in the WBC and is starting to become a household name in his country.

    8 – Jose (JO) Berrios – RHP – GCL Twins, Elizabethton Twins

    Another member of the Puerto Rico WBC roster, Berrios is very young having just been drafted by the Twins in the supplemental round of the Twins 2012 draft. He is a very advanced pitcher for his age and seems to be more likely to get to the big leagues than most players his age. Hopefully he can remain healthy.

    9 – Trevor May – RHP – Reading Phillies

    May came to the Twins with Vance Worley from the Phillies in the Ben Revere deal. A year ago, May was the top prospect in the Phillies organization. Walked too many at AA in 2012, but he throws hard and if he can harness the control, he could be a solid member of the rotation.

    10 – Max Kepler – OF – Elizabethton Twins

    Kepler was signed the same year as Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sano, and in 2012 he took a big step forward in his second season in the Appalachian League. He showed his power potential. He takes walks. He is a good outfielder. 2013 will be interesting as he moves into a full-season league.

    11 – Joe Benson – OF – Rochester Red Wings, New Britain Rock Cats

    Benson was as big of a prospect one year ago as Aaron Hicks is today. Unfortunately, he struggled early and was hurt most of the year. When it comes to tools and talent, Benson has as much upside as anyone on this list not named Buxton or Sano. The mullet is gone. The knee is nearly back to 100% He should be given a legitimate shot at the starting centerfield gig.

    12 – Kennys Vargas – 1B – Beloit Snappers

    When it comes to raw power, Vargas has as much as anyone in the organization, including Miguel Sano. He returned a year ago after serving an extended 50 game suspension and showed his power right away in Beloit. He’s not swift. He’s not great at 1B. He struggles with a good fastball, but I just can’t get past that power potential.

    13 – Danny Santana – SS – Ft. Myers Miracle

    I’ve always been pretty high on Santana. I love his speed, both on the base paths and with his range at shortstop. He has a strong arm. He was the leadoff hitter for the Miracle this past year despite rarely seeing a pitch that he didn’t want to swing at. He posted an OBP over .300, primarily due to his average. He’s not big, but he’s fast and shows good extra base power. He was added to the 40 man roster following the season.

    14 – Travis Harrison – 3B – Elizabethton Twins

    Harrison debuted in 2012 with the E-Twins. He hit .300 although he didn’t show much power. His defense was rather rough at third base. He is a solid all-around hitter and the power should develop. He likely won’t stay at third base, so his bat is what will carry him.

    15 – Alex Wimmers – RHP – New Britain Rock Cats

    Wimmers was considered by many to be one of the most ready pitchers drafted in 2010. 2011 was a mess, and he lost his 2012 season because of elbow problems that resulted in Tommy John surgery. But, if he’s healthy, he can still show why he was a 1st round pick. Good fastball, good changeup. Plenty of pitches. Hopefully his rehab can go as smoothly as Kyle Gibson’s did. Biggest picture, don’t completely forget about Wimmers yet!

    16 – Adam Walker – OF – Elizabethton Twins

    OK, Walker has some incredible power potential too. The key for the 2012 draft pick will be whether he is able to make more contact. If he can, he’ll move up quickly. If not, frankly, he will struggle.

    17 – Chris Herrmann – C – New Britain Rock Cats, Minnesota Twins

    When the 2012 season ended, Herrmann went home to prepare for the Arizona Fall League. A couple of weeks later, the Twins had a need at catcher and Herrmann was called up. He didn’t hit, but he did show his patience. He also impressed behind the plate and in left field. That is the role (similar to Ryan Doumit, but without the bat) he should be playing for the Twins for years to come.

    18 – BJ Hermsen – RHP – Ft. Myers Miracle, New Britain Rock Cats

    Yup, I get that he doesn’t throw real hard and many think it won’t transfer as he moves up. The Twins Pitcher of the Year knows how to pitch. He has a variety of fastballs that he throws at various speeds and with various movements. He lives on perfect control and being able to keep the ball in the park.

    19 – Jorge Polanco – 2B – Elizabethton Twins

    Polanco was signed for his glove at shortstop, but he has gradually been playing more at second base. He actually hit quite well in the Appy League in 2012I don’t expect that to continue, but Polanco should advance to the Midwest League in 2013.

    20 – Luke Bard – RHP – GCL Twins, Elizabethton Twins

    Bard pitched mostly out of the bullpen in college, but he has the pitches and the makeup to be a starter, where the Twins 2012 first-round pick feels he would be more valuable.

    21 – Adrian Salcedo – RHP – Ft. Myers Miracle

    Salcedo was a Top 10 prospect a year ago, but 2012 was a lost year for him. He fought elbow and shoulder injuries and was rehabbed throughout the season. Hopefully he will be successful in his recovery and return to his prospect status quickly. When healthy, he is a starter who can sit in the mid-90s. He also has three pitches.

    22 – Mason Melotakis – LHP – Elizabethton Twins, Beloit Snappers

    The hard-throwing Twins 2nd round pick in 2012 did a nice job for the E-Twins and Snappers bullpens. However, there is a good chance that he will get an opportunity to start. If he can be successful, his value skyrockets.

    23 – Nate Roberts – OF – Beloit Snappers

    Led the Arizona Fall League in Batting Average, OBP and SLG% this past fall. He is the perfect leadoff hitter who understands his job is the get on base as often as possible.

    24 – Michael Tonkin – RHP – Beloit Snappers, Ft. Myers Miracle

    Tonkin went back to Beloit to start the 2012 season and was tremendous out of the bullpen. He throws his heavy fastball in the mid-to-upper 90s with a devastating slide. He struckout almost 13 batters per nine innings and was added to the 40 man roster.

    25 – Pedro Hernandez – LHP – Rochester Red Wings

    He’s considered by most fans to be just another guy from the Francisco Liriano trade. He’s a lefty with multiple pitches who, at age 23, already made a start in the big leagues. His 2013 ended with injury, but he could be a decent back of the rotation starter in the future.

    26 – Daniel Ortiz – OF – Beloit Snappers, Ft. Myers Miracle

    Ortiz had another solid season in 2012 between Beloit and Ft. Myers. The diminutive outfielder has a very nice swing and solid all-around skills, but he is often forgotten among all of the other Twins outfield prospects.

    27 – Niko Goodrum – SS – Elizabethton Twins

    Goodrum repeated at Elizabethton in 2012 and his batting average dropped but his Isolated Discipline and power increased. He should get to the Midwest League in 2013.

    28 – Matt Summers – RHP – Beloit Snappers, Ft. Myers Miracle

    A hard-throwing right-hander, Summer pitched well early in Beloit, but he did struggle in Ft. Myers. He has three solid pitches and his strikeout numbers should increase going forward.

    29 – Hudson Boyd – RHP – Elizabethton Twins

    Boyd made his professional debut with the E-Twins in 2012. His ERA was solid, although he did give up a lot of unearned runs. He has a fastball in the mid-90s, but he didn’t get many strikeouts during the season.

    30 – Levi Michael – 2B/SS – Ft. Myers Miracle

    I wasn’t real high on Michael when the Twins made him their top pick in 2011 from North Carolina. He went to Ft. Myers and really struggled with the Miracle. He played a season at third base, a season at shortstop and a season at second base in college. He played more second base with the Miracle. Offensively, he wasn’t particular good.



    So there you have it. My official 2013 Twins Prospect Ranking. Feel free to leave comments and ask questions in the Forum.
    This article was originally published in blog: Seth's 2013 Top 30 Twins Prospects started by Seth Stohs
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    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by shs_59 View Post
      Great list.

      RHP Zach Jones and his 95-98 MPH fastballl (touches 99) has to be on the top 30 somewhere!!!

      I have him in the top 20.

      Baxendale, Z. Jones, J. Polanco and maybe Melotakis I am quite a bit higher on than you are. (hopefully Levi MIchael bounces back at least some also)

      K. Vargas, Joe Benson, and A.B. Walker i am quite a bit lower on than you are.

      Love the placement of several other names though.....Salcedo, Wimmers, Harrison Goodrum and many others.

      I think Nathan Roberts may be the most under-valued. I mean Rene Tosoni was a top 15 prospect by everyone pretty much. And Tosoni turned out to be a 5th Of'er or quad A guy. While that may end up being Roberts final outcome, i see at least that as his potential. i think he can be more valuable than Darrin Mastroianni and more of a 3rd OF'er than 4th Ofer'.

      time will tell.


      Pedro Hernandez at 25 seems odd, mainly because our system is sooo strong. After aquiring Meyer, and May i am sure the twins boast a top 10 farm system in all of baseball. (as they should being one of majors 5 worst clubs right now)

      But they could possibly rank as high as 6th or 7th overall of all 30 teams. Which is certainly exciting news !

      1. St Louis.
      2. Texas
      3. San Diego
      4. Tampa Bay Rays
      5. Pittsburgh Pirates
      6. Seattle Mariners
      7. Minnesota Twins
      8. Boston Red Sox
      9. New York Mets
      10. Houston Astros
      ---
      11 would be either Cubs, D'Backs or Royals.

      is probably how i'd rank the farm systems in baseball.

      Regarding Zack Jones... then why was he taken in the 4th round instead of the 1st or 2nd round, like several other Twins picks like Luke Bard (who will start), Mason Melotakis (who will likely get an opportunity to start), and JT Chargois? Also, Bruce Pugh and Dakota Watts touch those velocities as well, so why not ask for them in the top 30?

      And, Baxendale was a 10th round pick this past year... Nothing against him, and he dominated out of the bullpen in the low levels, but for him to be Top 30, shouldn't he have been higher than a 10th round pick? (I think he'll succeed until AA and then we'll find out how good he can be)

      Roberts never hit as well as Tosoni. Tosoni skipped Low A ball and Roberts spent two years in Low A ball. Tosoni was a better outfielder with a much better arm. Roberts gets on base very well as a leadoff hitter, but Tosoni took good at bats and plenty of walks, so I'm very comfortable with where I ranked Tosoni, and where I have Roberts.

      Regarding Hernandez, his ranking and prospect status have nothing to do with May and Meyer.

      This may sound dumb, but I frankly don't really care where people rank the Twins comparable to other teams. It's nice to be considered in that top quarter or third or teams, but I don't care about prospects for other teams. I may know their names and a little about them, but I just focus on the Twins, and I feel good about the Twins farm system and direction, and that matters more to me than where someone thinks they rank.
    1. mlhouse's Avatar
      mlhouse -
      Thought I would include my own top fifteen (parens is Seth's ranking)

      1. Byron Buxton (2) He probably was the real #1 player in last year's draft and has at least 2 max tools. If he develops his mid-level power potential and some pitch selectivity someday we will have an all-star CF in Minnesota.

      2. Miguel Sano (1) Huge power potential, but some holes in his game drops him to the #2 slot behind Buxton. He needs to reduce his 33% strikeout rate as he moves up to higher levels of competition. His cooling off after a torrid start may have revealed something, but he should also be able to make adjustments.

      3. Aaron Hicks (5) I move him ahead of Arcia because I think he is much more likely to contribute at the major league level even if his upside is not as great.

      4. Orlando Arcia (3) As a hitter, he could have a higher upside than the three solid prospects above him.

      5. Alex Meyer (4) Nice power pitching prospect that the Twins desperately need. He can miss bats and at A level had reasonable control. Can he maintain a high strikeout level as he advances up the minors will define his upside potential. He just turned 23, so the Twins need to rush develop him the the majors.

      6. JT Berrios (8) One of the most solid starts for a high drafted high school pitcher in a long time. For a young pitcher to have the BB/K ratio that he had,even though it was only rookie ball, was incredible. He has the stuff and the Twins can take their time with him.

      7. Eddie Rosario (7) If he can actually develop as a 2B he might have to be considered to be the #1 prospect in the minors because infielders simply do not hit like he does. In Rookie ball he hit 21 home runs, but in the bigger A park that power shifted more to a doubles type hitter. In just 429 PAs he hit 32 doubles, 4 triples, and 12 home runs in a year he had an injury which sidelined him. Adjusting these totals for 600 PAs projects to 45 doubles, 6 triples and 17 HRs. If he can improve slighlty on his OBP of .345 he could become a solid #2 hitter.

      8. Kyle Gibson (6) The injury problem really has cut into his upside. Projected as a #2 type starter, I was really impressed watching him in Ft. Myers because of his ability to get ground balls. But, with his second major arm injury of his career, he is 25 years old and has only pitched 276 innings of minor league ball. Any setback to his career effectively removes him as a premium prospect, and the arm injury has reduced his upside to a #3/4 guy you probably cannot count on to eat many innings.

      9. Trevor May (9) This is totally based on upside. I don't know if the guy will be able to generate enough control to be an effective major league pitcher. He became available in trade because moving from A to AA ball, his K rate dropped from 12+/9 to 9.08 while his BB/9 increased to 4.69/9, and he gave up 22 HR in 149.2 innings. That is a step back and he will have to return to form to stay in the top 10.

      10. Luke Bard (20) Twins 3rd selection, #42 overall, in the 2012 draft. He has the stuff but has been a reliever. This ranking is based more on his draft position than the 7 innings he pitched in the minors

      11. Mason Melotakis (22) Hard throwing reliever that I think needs to move quickly up the minors.

      12. Max Kepler (10) Still a long ways to go, but he isnt far from Europe. Lots of natural potential.

      13. Kenny Vargas (12) Nice power potential, but most likely a DH only player.

      14. Travis Harrison (14) A 3B prospect with upside, the Twins can be patient.

      15. BJ Hermsen (18) Probably a limited player like Liam Hendricks or Cole Devries, but he has to rank somewhere because of output. HE gets it done and there are lots of major league pitchers who have been succesful with his type of tools.
    1. Steve Lein's Avatar
      Steve Lein -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      Roberts never hit as well as Tosoni. Tosoni skipped Low A ball and Roberts spent two years in Low A ball. Tosoni was a better outfielder with a much better arm. Roberts gets on base very well as a leadoff hitter, but Tosoni took good at bats and plenty of walks, so I'm very comfortable with where I ranked Tosoni, and where I have Roberts.
      Can you elaborate a bit about this comparison? I guess I read this as you think Tosoni was the better prospect. I do remember Tosoni being a prospect you really liked (more than other people), and I guess Roberts is the same with me (I'd have him top-15), so I would just like to hear further thoughts as to why (if this is the case)?

      If I didn't know anything about them and was just glancing at their stats, I'd peg Roberts as the better prospect by far. They are the same size, both bat left-handed and throw right-handed, Roberts was a 5th round pick compared to 36th round (since you've brought that thought up relative to these rankings), Roberts draws walks far more often (11.8% of PA's, and that's not including HBP) than Tosoni does (9.3%) and drew more walks than K's last year, has a career MiLB batting average nearly .050 points higher, and career OPS .150 points higher, has shown more power (in XBH total terms) and is also an adept basestealer, a skill Tosoni has never had. If you go side by side relative to their ages, Roberts has been playing at lower levels, but outperformed Tosoni across the board.

      I also think with Roberts performance in the AFL this last year, his age, and the fact he was seemingly held back at Low-A due to injuries, that he's going skip Fort Myers and start the year in AA, at age 24, which is the same age Tosoni would have played at AA for some of his season there. At least, I really want this to happen. Hopefully the Twins agree!
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Steve Lein View Post
      Can you elaborate a bit about this comparison? I guess I read this as you think Tosoni was the better prospect. I do remember Tosoni being a prospect you really liked (more than other people), and I guess Roberts is the same with me (I'd have him top-15), so I would just like to hear further thoughts as to why (if this is the case)?

      If I didn't know anything about them and was just glancing at their stats, I'd peg Roberts as the better prospect by far. They are the same size, both bat left-handed and throw right-handed, Roberts was a 5th round pick compared to 36th round (since you've brought that thought up relative to these rankings), Roberts draws walks far more often (11.8% of PA's, and that's not including HBP) than Tosoni does (9.3%) and drew more walks than K's last year, has a career MiLB batting average nearly .050 points higher, and career OPS .150 points higher, has shown more power (in XBH total terms) and is also an adept basestealer, a skill Tosoni has never had. If you go side by side relative to their ages, Roberts has been playing at lower levels, but outperformed Tosoni across the board.

      I also think with Roberts performance in the AFL this last year, his age, and the fact he was seemingly held back at Low-A due to injuries, that he's going skip Fort Myers and start the year in AA, at age 24, which is the same age Tosoni would have played at AA for some of his season there. At least, I really want this to happen. Hopefully the Twins agree!
      I like Roberts, and it's a tough comparison because 1.) the Twins farm system is much better now than it was when I had Tosoni ranked around #10. They have different skill sets. Defensively, I think that Tosoni is much better. Offensively, I think Tosoni has much more power, enough to overcome the 2% difference in walk rate. Also note that it wasn't long after I ranked Tosoni at #10 (after he skipped Low A and was pretty decent in High A), he dropped down to the later teens, which again, factoring in that the Twins farm system is much better, would put them in a similar spot.

      Roberts is a great leadoff hitter. No question, and I really like him in that role. I just don't know that you want a DH as a leadoff hitter, which kind of puts him in that 4th OF mode in my mind today. Again, that's kind of what Tosoni became (or could become with the right opportunity), but at the time I ranked him highly, I thought he could be a solid (not an All Star, but a guy you don't mind in your lineup every day) outfielder.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      Regarding Minier, I generally don't rank players until they are at least in the GCL, but his signing bonus indicates that he must have some upside to be a Top 10 type of guy.

      IF you read the prospect handbook, the profile of Slama talks about his stats versus his scouting report. Last year, he rarely touched 88 mph. It's hard to get too excited about a guy who doesn't throw hard, doesn't have a great second pitch, and is already 29 years old, from a prospect status. That said, he's a great guy who I believe deserves a real opportunity. Stuifbergen needs to stay healthy. I don't think anyone's given up on him, but he's been eligible to be selected in the Rule 5 twice without being taken. Thielbar, they obviously love, and for good reason based on scouting I've received, but at most, he'll throw about 50-60 innings in a season as the #2 bullpen lefty probably. Chargois is also a reliever, but he could move up quite quickly but let's let him get beyond rookie league ball before getting too excited.

      Pineda - I don't think I'd have him in my top 50, but he's intriguing in the outfield planning up above.
      Thanks Seth! It's been a long time since many of us have been more excited about what's coming up soon in the system versus the opening of spring training knowing the same-old-same-olds will be the ones ultimately heading North. Gotta think that your articles this upcoming season are going to frequently be "first-reads" over the ML results.
    1. TwiMs's Avatar
      TwiMs -
      Just got the book in the mail a couple days ago. Great job!
    1. mnfanforlife's Avatar
      mnfanforlife -
      Minier is gonna take about 6 six years to be Minnesota-ready. But shoot...most of our guys are on that same plan.... Sano, Rosario, Kepler, Berrios, Buxton, Arica, Vargas, Gibson, Meyer should be up before Minier. Should be good timing for Minier, as he will join a group in Minnesota that has some serious potential (if we still have those mentioned)
    1. mnfanforlife's Avatar
      mnfanforlife -
      The million dollar question would be: Where does Minier fit defensively in 2018?

      I am hoping SS
    1. twinsnorth49's Avatar
      twinsnorth49 -
      Seth, where is Wimmers at with his rehab and where do you see him playing the majority of this year?
    1. righty8383's Avatar
      righty8383 -
      Wimmers got his surgery in August. So if you want to use Gibson as a timatable reference, he could be ready to pitch in live games by June. Probably pitch a few innings in the GCL then walk over to Hammond Stadium and pitch for the Miracle.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
      Seth, where is Wimmers at with his rehab and where do you see him playing the majority of this year?
      His surgery was in August of 2012. Gibson's was in September of 2011. So, best case scenario, he'll be doing what Gibson did this year, but maybe a month earlier. That is, he could be throwing off a mound in early May. He could pitch some rehab in the GCL when their season starts in late June. When his rehab stint is done, he will likely stay in Ft. Myers with the Miracle as he's building up strength. Maybe he ends the year in New Britain for a couple of starts.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by mnfanforlife View Post
      The million dollar question would be: Where does Minier fit defensively in 2018?

      I am hoping SS
      Not likely. If he gets to the GCL in 2013, he'll play for ET in 2014. Midwest League in 2015. Florida State league in 2016... he could be debuting in 2018, but who knows where.
    1. mnfanforlife's Avatar
      mnfanforlife -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      Not likely. If he gets to the GCL in 2013, he'll play for ET in 2014. Midwest League in 2015. Florida State league in 2016... he could be debuting in 2018, but who knows where.
      Yep. That's the million dollar question.
    1. mnfanforlife's Avatar
      mnfanforlife -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      Regarding Zack Jones... then why was he taken in the 4th round instead of the 1st or 2nd round, like several other Twins picks...
      Maybe we got lucky since he was a two-way player his first two years?
    1. kab21's Avatar
      kab21 -
      I don't think you worry about 2018 depth charts when it comes to int'l FA's that haven't played in the US yet. I just hope that he's a top ten Twins prospect in 2 years.
    1. lightfoot789's Avatar
      lightfoot789 -
      I have a question - If all our OF prospects reach thier potential - Who gets traded by 2016? and why?
      Oswaldo Arcia
      Aaron Hicks
      Max Kepler
      Byron Buxton
      Nate Roberts
      Joe Benson
      Adam Walker
      Angel Morales
      Romy Jimenez
      Chris Parmelee
    1. kab21's Avatar
      kab21 -
      I think you start getting concerned about that when a couple of them actually make it since the bust rate of a prospect is pretty high.
    1. lightfoot789's Avatar
      lightfoot789 -
      Just looking for speculation like the rest of these threads. Every prospect is a bust until he is not. 100% true and words to live by
    1. mnfanforlife's Avatar
      mnfanforlife -
      Quote Originally Posted by kab21 View Post
      I don't think you worry about 2018 depth charts when it comes to int'l FA's that haven't played in the US yet. I just hope that he's a top ten Twins prospect in 2 years.
      Agreed
    1. mnfanforlife's Avatar
      mnfanforlife -
      Quote Originally Posted by lightfoot789 View Post
      I have a question - If all our OF prospects reach thier potential - Who gets traded by 2016? and why?
      Oswaldo Arcia
      Aaron Hicks
      Max Kepler
      Byron Buxton
      Nate Roberts
      Joe Benson
      Adam Walker
      Angel Morales
      Romy Jimenez
      Chris Parmelee
      I think the top 4 ceilings listed here are Buxton, Arcia, Kepler, Walker. In that order. That doesnt meant the Twins will keep these 4. The group is varied enough in age where they can keep em all for a few years here....
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