Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/11): Garver Powers Kernels Win
Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:37 PM
Is Mitch Garver better than we all expected, or is he just beating up on pitchers a grade below both his age and skill level? Can he project to a Ryan Doumit-type player, or something even better, both at the plate and behind the plate?
A 9th round pick just last year, he was a senior, so he was able to save the team some money to sign others. That said, he was one of the three finalists for the Johnny Bench Award for top college catcher (Stuart Turner won it). He's a solid player, a good defensive catcher, and he can hit a bit. He's not young for the level, but so far he's putting up the numbers. THey had him working a lot at 1B in spring training too. I think there's enough to be intrigued about going forward.
Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:41 AM
What has happened to B.J Hermsen? I'd think he is soon to be a release candidate.
He's in the NB bullpen.
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 03:29 PM
I'm reading that John Murphy stole home for Fort Myers last night. Was it a straight steal, or did something happen there?
Runner on first and third. Lefty pitcher throws to first for pick off and Murphy breaks from third on his initial move to first. Murphy is extremely fast and excellent defender as well in all 3 OF positions.