Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/14): Miracle Explosion/Kernels Walk-off
Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:37 PM
Re: Brooks Raley....At least it won't be too difficult in making a decision on how to fill a roster spot when the time inevitably comes
Re: BJ Hermsen....Obviously not healthy. Is it not long before he is released, so many better arms coming online soon.
RE: MattyG... How long before he takes Raley's, or someone else's place in Rochester?
Edited by jokin, 14 April 2014 - 09:40 PM.
Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:52 AM
I remain a Wimmers' backer. I predict he's on the MLB roster by 2016. Either in long relief or as a starter. I remain a May disbeliever. I hope to be proven wrong there someday.
Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:04 AM
Gotta love what Wimmers is doing but he is pitching 2 levels lower than where he should be age and pick round wise.
He didn't do well last year at a lower level, presumably due just to lingering effects, so starting him at high-A wasn't controversial in my book. Let him achieve some comfort and success to start out. But, as I said in a different thread, I think moving him up quickly this season could easily be in the cards, for exactly the reasons you state. A cameo appearance in AAA near season's end, if all has gone well and if an innings limit allows it, could still have him knocking on the big club's door by the middle of next year.
Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:17 AM
Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:56 PM
sorry, new to site but appears Hermsen was released? shows as assigned to new level when you look his stats up . Too bad, was wishing the Iowa boy could right the ship.
Last I heard, Hermsen was assigned to extended spring training to make room for Matt Guerrier on the New Britain staff. I haven't heard anything about a release at this point.
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