• Minnesota Twins Minor League Leaderboard

    As we get closer to the end of the minor league seasons, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the leaders in many statistical categories. Throughout the season, Twins Daily has posted daily minor league reports. Within those, some names certainly tend to find their way into the reports more frequently than others. At the same time, there are others who have just been solid throughout the season and may surprise you when you see some of their rankings. There is still another 3-4 weeks, but this could be considered an early look at potential players of the year.

    Here are the Twins offensive statistical leaders through games played on Saturday, August 11th:
    Plate Appearances:

    #1 - Miguel Sano 478
    #2 - Chris Herrmann 470
    #3 - Aaron Hicks 467
    #4 - Evan Bigley 464
    #4 - Chris Colabello 464
    #4 - Deibinson Romero 464
    #7 - Danny Santana 463
    #8 - Pedro Florimon 460
    #9 - Oswaldo Arcia 438
    #10 - Levi Michael 435

    Hits:

    #1 - Oswaldo Arcia 122
    #1 - Danny Santana 122
    #3 - Chris Colabello 119
    #4 - Chris Herrmann 113
    #4 - Evan Bigley 113
    #6 - Aaron Hicks 110
    #7 - Matt Carson 108
    #8 - Pedro Florimon 107
    #9 - Deibinson Romero 105
    #10 - Miguel Sano 100
    #10 - Danny Ortiz 100

    Doubles:

    #1 - Chris Colabello 34
    #2 - Oswaldo Arcia 30
    #3 - Eddie Rosario 27
    #4 - Evan Bigley 25
    #5 - Miguel Sano 24
    #6 - Chris Herrmann 22
    #7 - Matt Carson 21
    #8 - Danny Ortiz 21
    #9 - Aaron Hicks 19
    #9 - Pedro Florimon 19
    #9 - Dan Rohlfing 19

    Triples:

    #1 - Danny Santana 8
    #2 - Aaron Hicks 7
    #3 - Niko Goodrum 6
    #4 - Oswaldo Arcia 5
    #4 - Danny Ortiz 5
    #6 - 8 tied with 4

    Home Runs:

    #1 - Miguel Sano 23
    #2 - Chris Colabello 18
    #3 - Deibinson Romero 16
    #4 - Oswaldo Arcia 14
    #4 - Evan Bigley 14
    #4 - Wilkin Ramirez 14
    #7 - Chris Parmelee 13
    #7 - Lance Ray 13
    #9 - Aaron Hicks 12
    #9 - Adam Walker 12
    #9 - Matt Carson 12

    Runs Scored:

    #1 - Aaron Hicks 82
    #2 - Chris Herrmann 80
    #3 - Chris Colabello 68
    #4 - Miguel Sano 62
    #5 - Oswaldo Arcia 61
    #6 - Danny Santana 59
    #7 - Deibinson Romero 57
    #7 - Matt Carson 57
    #9 - Evan Bigley 51
    #10 - Levi Michael 49

    RBI:

    #1 - Miguel Sano 89
    #2 - Chris Colabello 87
    #3 - Evan Bigley 81
    #4 - Oswaldo Arcia 78
    #5 - Deibinson Romero 66
    #6 - Lance Ray 61
    #7 - Eddie Rosario 58
    #8 - Aaron Hicks 54
    #9 - Chris Herrmann 50
    #10 - Josmil Pinto 48

    Stolen Bases:

    #1 - Aaron Hicks 27
    #2 - Nate Roberts 19
    #3 - JD Williams 17
    #4 - Danny Santana 16
    #4 - Jhon Goncalves 16
    #6 - Darin Mastroianni 14
    #7 - Joe Benson 13
    #7 - Pedro Florimon 13
    #9 - John Murphy 12
    #10 - Aderlin Mejia 10

    Walks:

    #1 - Miguel Sano 73
    #2 - Aaron Hicks 67
    #3 - Deibinson Romero 52
    #4 - Levi Michael 48
    #5 - Chris Herrmann 47
    #6 - Jhon Goncalves 45
    #7 - Oswaldo Arcia 43
    #8 - Wang-Wei Lin 42
    #9 - Lance Ray 41
    #10 - Angel Morales 36

    Strikeouts:

    #1 - Miguel Sano 128
    #2 - Pedro Florimon 111
    #3 - Evan Bigley 107
    #4 - Angel Morales 103
    #5 - JD Williams 100
    #6 - Matt Carson 99
    #7 - Wilkin Ramirez 96
    #7 - Aaron Hicks 96
    #9 - Matt Koch 92
    #10 - Oswaldo Arcia 87
    #10 - Clete Thomas 87

    Batting Average (min. 250 plate appearances):

    #1 - Oswaldo Arcia - .319
    #2 - Eddie Rosario - .313
    #3 - Nate Roberts - .295
    #4 - Chris Colabello - .286
    #5 - Josmil Pinto - .285
    #6 - Danny Santana - .283
    #7 - Aaron Hicks - .282
    #8 - Matt Carson - .278
    #9 - Nate Hanson - .277
    #10 - Chris Herrmann - .273

    On-Base Percentage (min. 250 plate appearances):

    #1 - Nate Roberts - .437
    #2 - Oswaldo Arcia - .389
    #3 - Aaron Hicks - .383
    #4 - Miguel Sano - .379
    #5 - Eddie Rosario - .368
    #6 - Jhon Goncalves - .362
    #7 - Deibinson Romero - .358
    #8 - Josmil Pinto - .351
    #9 - Chris Colabello - .350
    #10 - Matt Koch - .348

    Slugging Percentage (min. 250 plate appearances)

    #1 - Oswaldo Arcia - .533
    #2 - Miguel Sano - .515
    #3 - Eddie Rosario - .505
    #4 - Chris Colabello - .502
    #5 - Aaron Hicks - .459
    #6 - Josmil Pinto - .458
    #7 - Wilkin Ramirez - .440
    #8 - Deibinson Romero - .439
    #9 - Matt Carson - .434
    #10 - Nate Roberts - .430
    #10 - Evan Bigley - .430

    OPS (min. 250 plate appearances):

    #1 - Oswaldo Arcia - .922
    #2 - Miguel Sano - .894
    #3 - Eddie Rosario - .873
    #4 - Nate Roberts - .867
    #5 - Chris Colabello - .852
    #6 - Aaron Hicks - .842
    #7 - Josmil Pinto - .809
    #8 - Deibinson Romero - .797
    #9 - Matt Carson - .775
    #10 - Matt Koch - .758


    This article was originally published in blog: Minnesota Twins Minor League Leaderboard started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      I hope Roberts can have an injury-free 2013. There seems to be an increase in homers this year, but maybe I am wrong.
    1. anthonyq77's Avatar
      anthonyq77 -
      Who is this Colabello cat? he is in almost every metric! I don't think I have ever heard of him...
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by anthonyq77 View Post
      Who is this Colabello cat? he is in almost every metric! I don't think I have ever heard of him...
      He's the story of the year, in my opinion in the organization. The Twins signed him this spring. He's 28 years old and has been playing independent league baseball since playing in college. He's never played affiliated ball before. The Twins had a few holes to fill this spring and signed him. No bonus, just an opportunity. I'd say he's taking advantage of it.
    1. anthonyq77's Avatar
      anthonyq77 -
      Wow! never played affillated ball and is putting up those numbers at NB! I realize he is not considered a prospect at age 28 but i am now firmly rooting for this guy to get some MLB at bats someday!
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Yeah, I would LOVE to see Colabello get a September call up! It's a nice story, but for 3 weeks, he'd be a right-handed 1B/DH/PH option off the bench. DFA him at the end of the year and hope that he clears so you can send him to Rochester next year.
    1. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
      Twins Fan From Afar -
      Great rundown, Seth. I'm sure this took a long time to compile!

      A little more on Colabello, for those that are just finding out about him: tall and lanky, not too fast. Power to all fields (had a walk-off opposite field homer just a week or two ago at New Britain Stadium). Doubles machine. His dad was a baseball star in Italy (pitched for Italy in the 1984 Olympics), and Chris spent part of his childhood there.

      Chris' family comes to many of the games in New Britain. I have met his dad -- a super nice guy. They are thrilled at Chris' opportunity this season.

      Seth is right -- this move was just supposed to minor league depth, but Colabello has batted for a much higher average than I (or probably anyone else) expected. He currently leads the Eastern League in doubles and RBIs, and has been one of the more consistent hitters for the Rock Cats.

      Definitely, in my opinion, the story of the year for the Twins. And just a great personal story about not giving up on your dream.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Today's Pioneer Press had a really good article about Colabello. It talks about how good of a defensive 1B he is. It would be a great story for him to be a September call-up and I'm sure he would clear waivers at the end of the year, but I think he adds something to this organization that you almost don't want to take that risk. You could probably find a AAAA 1B to fill a role next year, but I'd rather Colabello just be AAAs guy (depending on how the Morneau/Parmelee situation plays out).
    1. greengoblinrulz's Avatar
      greengoblinrulz -
      be shocked if Collabello is called up, but he certainly deserves it. Here's article http://www.twincities.com/twins/ci_2...-is-good-story
      I dont even know if I buy that you'ld be forced to DFA him at end of yr. He, if Justin is dealt like many think & Parm takes over, could see some time in 2013 as backup 1B to lefty hitting Parm...part-time DH (Doumit WAY more effective as a lefty) and as power hitting PH
      Very least, he starts 2013 as starting 1B for AAA team....wherever it is

      Another Pioneer article on Hicks states that the decison on Aaron isnt set yet (recall him in Sept). Ryan is heading down to see him again soon. He is playing winter ball tho. There is hope!!!
    1. pjnelly's Avatar
      pjnelly -
      How in the world is Robertson leading in OBP without being on the leaderboard in walks?
    1. greengoblinrulz's Avatar
      greengoblinrulz -
      Quote Originally Posted by pjnelly View Post
      How in the world is Robertson leading in OBP without being on the leaderboard in walks?
      Add in 16 HBPs...his specialty. 29 last yr also. More so that he's only played 55gms ...
      just has enough plate appearances to qualify
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      Roberts is a stolen base machine this year in limited time. And he is skilled at getting hit by pitches, indeed.

      New Britain's lineup has come to be fantastic for the second year in a row.
    1. Rosterman's Avatar
      Rosterman -
      Collabello is a great story, and I can see the Twins resigning him and trying him at AAA next year, assuming Parmelee isn't back there with Morneau staying put. There is no need to call him up and "waste" a 40-man spot, just to designate him for reassignment. He is, right now, what he is...backup in the minors. I would give him a good look at spring training and hope that he can handle AAA pitching and maybe give him a cup of coffee next year. On a side note: I do wish the Twins were more inclined to do stuff like this September. Remember Jacque Jones...what a thrill it would've been to bring him back as a September callup, for example. If there was one legacy from the Griffith-era, Calvin was great for calling up vets to get them that little extra service time.
    1. Cap'n Piranha's Avatar
      Cap'n Piranha -
      What is the thinking on Danny Santana as a prospect at shortstop? The Twins (if everything goes according to plan) basically have an entire team of decent to good prospects 1-3 years away from the bigs (C-Herrmann, 1B-Parm, 2B-Rosario, 3B-Sano, LF-Benson, RF-Hicks, OF/DH-Arcia) except for short. While I am one of those who thinks Dozier can become a perfectly acceptable player there, if he should not pan out, we really don't seem to have that stand-out prospect.

      Florimon would be ok as a 9 hitter playing elite defense, Beresford has been somewhat frisky at NB this year, and Levi has been something of a disappointment in his first go-around--is Danny Santana a possible #1 shortstop prospect?
    1. mbents's Avatar
      mbents -
      Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
      Nice article by Tom Powers. I suppose this makes Chris Colabello the new Brian Dozier, right?
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by mbents View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
      Nice article by Tom Powers. I suppose this makes Chris Colabello the new Brian Dozier, right?

      How so?
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Piranha View Post
      What is the thinking on Danny Santana as a prospect at shortstop? The Twins (if everything goes according to plan) basically have an entire team of decent to good prospects 1-3 years away from the bigs (C-Herrmann, 1B-Parm, 2B-Rosario, 3B-Sano, LF-Benson, RF-Hicks, OF/DH-Arcia) except for short. While I am one of those who thinks Dozier can become a perfectly acceptable player there, if he should not pan out, we really don't seem to have that stand-out prospect.

      Florimon would be ok as a 9 hitter playing elite defense, Beresford has been somewhat frisky at NB this year, and Levi has been something of a disappointment in his first go-around--is Danny Santana a possible #1 shortstop prospect?
      I like Santana, had him in my Top 20 at mid-season. He's not in the category of the other guys, but he's really fast and has a tremendous arm. He hates walking, this is the first year he's batted for enough batting average to post a.300 OBP. So, he's likely a #9 hitter. I think he's got a decent chance of being added to the 40 man roster. I really like Beresford's defense at both middle infield spots. He can hit for average, but there's no reason to walk him due to little power. He'd be a great utility infield glove, even today. Florimon is a great glove, great arm... a little double pop.
    1. mbents's Avatar
      mbents -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by mbents View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
      Nice article by Tom Powers. I suppose this makes Chris Colabello the new Brian Dozier, right?

      How so?
      Tom Powers likes him, so naturally Colabello will fall off a figurative cliff. I probably also should have included Trevor Plouffe: http://www.twincities.com/twins/ci_2...as-place-twins
      And Tyler Robertson: http://www.twincities.com/twins/ci_2...obertson-blows

      Indisputable proof of the Curse of Tom Powers!
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Powers wrote a nice article on Colabello in spring training too.
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