Minnesota Twins News & Rumors Forum
View RSS Feed


End of the Year Top 50

Rate this Entry
As the second top 50 I've done this year (cheating?), a LOT has changed. From now on until the end of the year, I don't expect much to change. I've gone through all the stat-sheets on every affiliate and included a few international signings as well. Age, performance, and relative level were all the most important factors. Tools also played a very important part. A player with a .300 BA and no HRs or SBs is not going to get anywhere here. From now on, I'll probably use this as a reference in regards to future rankings.

1. Byron Buxton, OF 18 Rk (E)
2. Miguel Sano, 3B 19 A
3. Aaron Hicks, OF 22 AA
4. Oswaldo Arcia, OF 21 AA
5. Eddie Rosario, 2B 20 A
6. Max Kepler-Rozycki, OF 19 Rk (E)
7. Jose Berrios, SP/RP 18 Rk (E)
8. Travis Harrison, 3B 19 Rk (E)
9. Joe Benson, OF 24 AA
10. Chris Parmelee, 1B 24 AAA
11. Kyle Gibson, SP 24 AAA
12. Liam Hendriks, SP 23 AAA
13. Chris Herrmann, C 24 AA
14. Adam Walker, OF 20 Rk (E)
15. Jason Wheeler, SP 21 A
16. Angel Mata, SP 19 Rk (E)
17. Daniel Santana, 2B/SS 21 A+
18. Hudson Boyd, SP 19 Rk(E)
19. Adrian Salcedo, SP 21 A+
20. B.J. Hermsen, SP 22 AA

21. Niko Goodrum, SS/3B 20 Rk (E)
22. Levi Michael, SS/2B 21 A+
23. Kennys Vargas, 1B 22 A

24. Lester Oliveros, RP 24 AAA
25. Mason Melotakis, RP 21 A
26. Amaurys Minier, SS 16 INT
27. Zach Jones, RP 21 A
28. David Bromberg, SP 24 AA
29. Daniel Ortiz, OF 22 A+
30. Alex Wimmers, SP 23 INJ

31. Madison Boer, SP 22 A+
32. Matt Summers, SP 23 A+
33. Hein Robb, SP 20 Rk (E)
34. Josmil Pinto, C 23 A+

35. Manuel Solimon, SP 23 A

36. J.T Chargois, RP 20 Rk (E)
37. Randy Rosario, SP 18 Rk (GCL)

38. Corey Williams, RP 22 A
39. Felix Jorge, SP 18 Rk (GCL)
40. D.J Baxendale, RP 21 A

41. Luke Bard, SP/RP 21 Rk (E)
42. Bruce Pugh, RP 24 AA
43. Tyler Duffey, RP 20 Rk (E)
44. Chris Collabello, 1B 28 AA
45. Angel Morales, OF 21 A+
46. J.D Williams, OF 21 A
47. Matthew Hauser, RP 24 AA
48. Nate Roberts, OF 23 A
49. Lewis Thope, SP 16 INT
50. Pat Dean, SP 23 A+

Players I don't like that were not included: Carlos Guiterrez, Deolis Guerra, Tom Stuifbergen

By Clubhouse:
4 Rochester/9 New Britain/9 Ft. Myers/11 Beloit/12 E-Town/2 GCL/2 INT/1 INJ
By Position:
17 SP/11 RP/2C/3 1B/1 2B/ 2 3B/4 SS/10 OF

There's a lot of talent overall and it would sure be nice to have some more pitchers 'break out'.Collabello is the only one over age 24 because this is his first year in the minors and because he's also mashing. There's a lot of Outfielders I really like that don't get as much attention as the ones in the top 5. There's not much talent in Rochester and it's risky to count on anyone in the GCL. As for the whole system, it's pretty weak outside the top 15 or so. I can't wait for offseason promotions and I hope you enjoy this!
Tags: None Add / Edit Tags


  1. TRex's Avatar
    Goodrum and Michael at 21 and 22, respectively, but no love at all for the just-turned 19 Jorge Polanco?
  2. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
    Good catch. I should have had him.
©2014 TwinsCentric, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in advertising with Twins Daily? Click here.