Minnesota Twins News & Rumors Forum
  • Twins Minor League Report (6/11): More Woes for Worley

    Rain was the winner of the day for two Twins' affiliates. The much-anticipated AA debut of Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario will have to wait for another day. Things continued to get much tighter atop the Midwest Leagues' Western Division standings as Beloit won their eighth straight game. Were the Cedar Rapids Kernels able to keep up?

    We are starting to hear about the Twins signing some of their draft picks and likely several more will do so by the end of the week. The short-season teams will soon start and within a week several players will be making the drive to Elizabethton. The unfortunate side of all of the new players in the organization is that room needs to be made for them. On Tuesday, three Twins' minor leaguers were given their releases.

    According to a Twins source, the Twins released catchers Brian Compton and Kelly Cross, along with pitcher Travis Huber.

    With that, check out what happened in the Twins minor league system on Tuesday:

    Rochester Red Wings 5, Toledo Mudhens 9

    Box Score

    In his first start for the Red Wings, Vance Worley threw a complete game shutout. In three starts since then, he is now 0-3 with a 7.47 ERA. On Tuesday, Worley gave up seven earned runs on nine hits and a walk in 5.2 innings. He struck out two. Michael Tonkin came on and gave up two unearned runs on three hits in 1.1 innings. Blake Martin struck out three and walked two in two hitless and scoreless innings.

    Trevor Plouffe was back in the lineup for the Red Wings. After going 0-3 in his first game, he went 2-4 with his first Red Wings home run of the year and three RBI. According to Red Wings play-by-play man Josh Whetzel, it was his 47th career home run with the Red Wings. Chris Colabello was also 2-4 with his 19th double. The team was unable to capitalize on nine walks. Ray Olmedo walked three times. Antoan Richardson and Eric Farris each walked twice.



    New Britain Rock Cats, Altoona Curve


    Postponed by Rain.

    Ft. Myers Miracle, Daytona Cubs


    Postponed by Rain.

    Cedar Rapids Kernels 4, Quad Cities River Bandits 8

    Box Score

    This was a game full of top prospects. Byron Buxton for the Kernels. Carlos Correa, Rio Ruiz and Lance McCullers for the River Bandits. McCullers was throwing his 98 mph fastball, but he went just four innings. He gave up four runs, all in the third. JD Williams singled in a run and Jorge Polanco followed by clearing the loaded bases with his eighth triple. Unfortunately, that was the only scoring for the Kernels. Candido Pimentel went 2-3 with a walk.

    Hein Robb started and gave up three runs (2 earned) on three hits and four walks in 4.1 innings. He struck out five. Caleb Brewer gave up two unearned run on three hits and two walks in 1.2 innings. Josue Montanez gave up three runs on four hits and two walks in two innings to take the loss.

    Here are the standings on top of the Midwest League's Western Division. The top two teams will make the playoffs. The Kernels have five games remaining to play in the first half.

    Team Wins Losses Games Back Win %
    Cedar Rapids 39 24 --- .619
    Beloit 40 25 --- .615
    Quad Cities 35 28 4.0 .556



    Please feel free to comment or ask questions below.
    This article was originally published in blog: Twins Minor League Report (6/11): More Woes for Worley started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. troyhobbs's Avatar
      troyhobbs -
      Sooo..hopefully May doesn't flame out because Worley seems pretty crappy and Hicks could've used a year of AAA, which makes the Revere trade look a bit tainted. I was onboard with it at the time but missing Revere as of late and was always a big fan of his. Oh well, hindsight is 20/20.
    1. Legend of the Arctic's Avatar
      Legend of the Arctic -
      Quote Originally Posted by troyhobbs View Post
      Sooo..hopefully May doesn't flame out because Worley seems pretty crappy and Hicks could've used a year of AAA, which makes the Revere trade look a bit tainted. I was onboard with it at the time but missing Revere as of late and was always a big fan of his. Oh well, hindsight is 20/20.
      Revere has a .288 OBP for the Phillies so far, so I think the trade isn't working any better for them, either. Regarding Hicks, his stats still look bad, but he has been much better as time for on. After hitting .113 in April, he was .202 in May. In 25 June at bats so far, he's at a respectable .280. I think he just needs time.
    1. MichiganTwins's Avatar
      MichiganTwins -
      Revere has not been that good for the Phillies so I do not think we should we complaining about his absence in our lineup.
    1. clutterheart's Avatar
      clutterheart -
      Waiting for Sano's debut feels like waiting for Christmas
    1. Twins Twerp's Avatar
      Twins Twerp -
      Quote Originally Posted by clutterheart View Post
      Waiting for Sano's debut feels like waiting for Christmas
      More like a freshman waiting for graduation. I feel like in this simile, we are getting close to the end of junior year.
    1. tjsyam921's Avatar
      tjsyam921 -
      Do the twins just see collobelo as a AAAA Player? He continues to rake in Rochester and every time he's called up he never really gets a chance to play.
    1. troyhobbs's Avatar
      troyhobbs -
      Quote Originally Posted by IowaTwins View Post
      Revere has not been that good for the Phillies so I do not think we should we complaining about his absence in our lineup.
      He hasn't been good but he's on their big league roster unlike the guys the Twins got in return. I'm not saying it was a bad deal, but it could be if May doesn't pan out. I don't have a problem with the trade though and not really complaining
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      More like waiting for Godot, except at least Sano is real......

      No matter what you think of Revere, he was a valuable trade piece that has yielded much less than most of us thought. I thought Worley was a number 4, with occassional number 3 starts. I am really surprised by this. May, otoh, is exactly what every online scout/expert said so far. Right now, and it is too early, right now, the trade looks like a waste of a valuable trade asset. And I'm surprised by that.

      What would be really nice is more good pitching in the minors, but it seems like a lot of 8 run games against lately (but maybe that's just the last couple of days).
    1. SD Buhr's Avatar
      SD Buhr -
      Berrios needs to step up tonight in the Quad Cities. The Kernels' 'magic number' for nailing down a playoff spot (finishing in the top 2 of the first half) is 1.
    1. chuchadoro's Avatar
      chuchadoro -
      Quote Originally Posted by Legend of the Arctic View Post
      Revere has a .288 OBP for the Phillies so far, so I think the trade isn't working any better for them, either. Regarding Hicks, his stats still look bad, but he has been much better as time for on. After hitting .113 in April, he was .202 in May. In 25 June at bats so far, he's at a respectable .280. I think he just needs time.
      .202 in May and 7 hits in 25 June ABs? Eat your heart out, Drew Butera!!!
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by tjsyam921 View Post
      Do the twins just see collobelo as a AAAA Player? He continues to rake in Rochester and every time he's called up he never really gets a chance to play.
      Maybe, but I don't think that's true. But right now, the situation is that Doumit's crushing the ball at DH and C, with Mauer likely the other DH. Morneau could DH sometimes, but also plays colabello's position of 1B. When he doesn't play, they're committed to Parmelee, so he'll get the ABs. And, sure Colabello has played maybe 8-10 games in RF, but that would probably be a last resort type of thing.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by SD Buhr View Post
      Berrios needs to step up tonight in the Quad Cities. The Kernels' 'magic number' for nailing down a playoff spot (finishing in the top 2 of the first half) is 1.
      ...With 5 games to go... So, not sure Berrios is carrying the world on his shoulders... More important is recovering from that last start. There's no question CR is going to the playoffs. Would be great for them if they can win the division title though. That said, CR's schedule is much more difficult than Beloit's.
    1. DAM DC Twins Fans's Avatar
      DAM DC Twins Fans -
      Quote Originally Posted by troyhobbs View Post
      He hasn't been good but he's on their big league roster unlike the guys the Twins got in return. I'm not saying it was a bad deal, but it could be if May doesn't pan out. I don't have a problem with the trade though and not really complaining
      Sometimes trades work out for both teams...this looks like one that worked for neither...too soon to write off May but not looking good. With Parmalee, Arcia, Hicks up now and Buxton in 2015 there was not gonna be a spot for Revere anyway...
    1. Legend of the Arctic's Avatar
      Legend of the Arctic -
      Quote Originally Posted by chuchadoro View Post
      .202 in May and 7 hits in 25 June ABs? Eat your heart out, Drew Butera!!!
      Haha, point taken. I admit those still aren't great numbers, but it's a sign of steady progress that he's improving month to month. Also, Hicks has hit 6 homers, which is about 4 years worth for Butera.
    1. diehardtwinsfan's Avatar
      diehardtwinsfan -
      Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
      No matter what you think of Revere, he was a valuable trade piece that has yielded much less than most of us thought. I thought Worley was a number 4, with occassional number 3 starts. I am really surprised by this. May, otoh, is exactly what every online scout/expert said so far. Right now, and it is too early, right now, the trade looks like a waste of a valuable trade asset. And I'm surprised by that.
      I'm sorry, but Revere was not a valuable asset. The fact that we got May and Worley for him is quite impressive. I suspect Vance will eventually figure things out and return to his form, though he's going to be more of a 4/5 guy in the AL than a 2/3 guy that we had hoped. As for May, top of the rotation stuff, but lacks control... This too is exactly what we thought we were getting, and he's going to take some time to develop. Haven't looked that closely, but it does seem like his walks were down.

      Revere is a one tool player... defense (and yes I know that is not a tool). His offense is abysmal, and much of his defensive gains are limited by that noodle he calls a right arm. I'm not sure what people expected to be able to get from him, but a contact heavy hitter with poor plate discipline, no power, great defense, and a lousy arm isn't going to net that much. The fact that we got a back of the rotation starter and a flawed AA pitcher with upside for him is pretty impressive.
    1. diehardtwinsfan's Avatar
      diehardtwinsfan -
      Quote Originally Posted by DAM DC Twins Fans View Post
      Sometimes trades work out for both teams...this looks like one that worked for neither...too soon to write off May but not looking good. With Parmalee, Arcia, Hicks up now and Buxton in 2015 there was not gonna be a spot for Revere anyway...
      I'm not sure either team should be writing this trade off at this point. Not quite getting the dejection on May either. He hasn't dominated, but he's been a pretty decent pitcher for NB.
    1. Jim H's Avatar
      Jim H -
      'I'm sorry, but Revere was not a valuable asset."

      I'm sorry, but that is not true either. Revere has a track record as a good hitter. His weaknesses in terms of plate discipline, bunting and even gap power are areas that a young player could improve on. He had trade value, the trade to the Phillies largely proved that.

      As others have said, it is too early to evaluate this trade. Worley could and probably will bounce back to what he was in the National League. The sky is the limit for May, and though he may not reach his potential, he was and is a good gamble.

      I largely liked this trade at the time, although I thought many Twins fans undervalued Revere. I still think it will be a good trade for the Twins, but time will tell.
©2014 TwinsCentric, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in advertising with Twins Daily? Click here.