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  1. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    Pinto clobbered his first big league home run...

    Pinto clobbered his first big league home run Friday night, leading off the bottom of the 9th inning against the Blue Jays. His solo shot brought the Twins within one against Blue Jays closer Casey...
  2. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    The trend of great holiday weekends continued for...

    The trend of great holiday weekends continued for Josmil as he got his first call up to the Majors over Labor Day weekend. After just 1 month at AAA, Pinto will help fill the catching gap until Mauer...
  3. I was at a baseball game the night Baker tossed...

    I was at a baseball game the night Baker tossed his 8 perfect innings, unfortunately it was in Anaheim and not Minnesota. I have been lucky enough to see two perfect games since. I happened to be...
  4. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    Pinto returned to form this weekend after a rocky...

    Pinto returned to form this weekend after a rocky one game start to his triple A career when he went 3 for 4 Friday night and 2 for 5 Saturday also mashing 2 doubles. He also was hit by a pitch and...
  5. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    My first thought at the trade deadline was...

    My first thought at the trade deadline was finally a catcher spot opens for Pinto at Rochester and sure enough, he gets the call up to the on deck circle. Pinto's stats have stabalized at a more...
  6. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    Pinto was pretty much the only offense for the...

    Pinto was pretty much the only offense for the East All Stars last night, collecting 2 of the teams 5 hits including a 2nd inning double. Josmil went 2 for 4 DHing and batting clean up, while the...
  7. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    For some reason, Pinto thrives on holiday...

    For some reason, Pinto thrives on holiday weekends! After a monster Memorial Day, he follow with a fantastic 4th of July weekend with 2 HRs and a 2B. Over the 4 game stretch, Josmil was 6 for 17,...
  8. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    Great analysis by Boone ...

    Great analysis by Boone on Pinto's progression this year with a lot of good discussion in the comments if you missed it. I think the biggest question mark on him is his defense and what position he's...
  9. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    Pinto has cooled considerably as spring turns...

    Pinto has cooled considerably as spring turns into summer but some factors might be in play. Since a blistering Memorial weekend, where Josmil went 8 for 13, he is batting just .245 (14 for 57) and...
  10. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    Pinto belted his team leading 10th homerun last...

    Pinto belted his team leading 10th homerun last night and added to his Eastern League leading 44 RBIs. His OPS is now .978, second in AA.
  11. Thread: Travis Harrison

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    I was in Kane County for the Kernels game last...

    I was in Kane County for the Kernels game last night and was really impressed with Travis. It was my first time seeing him play but from what I read in earlier posts, his defense has to be much...
  12. Thread: Mason Melotakis

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    I watched Mason's start last night in Kane County...

    I watched Mason's start last night in Kane County and even though the stat line didn't look very good, I was really impressed. He's sneaky quick to the plate making his low 90s fastball seem a little...
  13. I was lucky enough to be sitting in the front row...

    I was lucky enough to be sitting in the front row off 3rd base last night in the Kernels game and I have 2 comments on Jake Mauer's ejection:

    1. It was an absolutely horrible call. Grimes made a...
  14. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    I had heard reports that he showed up a lot...

    I had heard reports that he showed up a lot slimmer this year but I have not seen him play. I asked a few weeks ago if anyone could comment on his defense but I got no response. Can anyone who has...
  15. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    What a Memorial weekend for Josmil Pinto!! Over...

    What a Memorial weekend for Josmil Pinto!! Over the weekend he went 8 for 13, raising his average up to .339! He also added 5 BBs 3 RBIs and 3 Rs. He has 64 hits on the year putting him second in the...
  16. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    Pinto has been proving that's he's one of the...

    Pinto has been proving that's he's one of the best hitters on the Rock Cats, if not in the whole Eastern League this year. What I can't glean from the stat sheet is how he is doing defensively. He...
  17. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    Pinto blasted 2 more homeruns over the weekend...

    Pinto blasted 2 more homeruns over the weekend making him at or near the Eastern League leader in almost every statistical category including HRs (8) and RBIs (32). This is turning into a break out...
  18. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    You can also read about the Rise of Josmil Pinto ...

    You can also read about the Rise of Josmil Pinto in a nice article published today on Twins Daily, but I'm guessing if you made it to my page, you've probably already read it...
  19. Thread: Josmil Pinto

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    In a 3 game span from Sunday to Tuesday, Pinto...

    In a 3 game span from Sunday to Tuesday, Pinto went 8 for 14 with 2 doubles, a homerun, 5 RBIs and 4 runs scored, raising his average to .347 while also throwing out another runner trying to steal....
  20. Thread: Byron Buxton

    by Keenan
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    In his May edition of Who's The #1 Prospect...

    In his May edition of Who's The #1 Prospect, Mike Newman of Fangraph's has Buxton as his top prospect. I thought is was a good read.
  21. Thread: Josmil Pinto

    by Keenan
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    Josmil had his 7 game hit streak come to an end...

    Josmil had his 7 game hit streak come to an end last night, finally coming back to earth after a blistering weekend where he raised his BA 55 points. The week was fairly uneventful on the field but...
  22. Thread: Josmil Pinto

    by Keenan
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    Normally I'd wait a couple of days to update but...

    Normally I'd wait a couple of days to update but Pinto and the Rock Cats are on such a hot streak, I had to say something. The bats came through big time last night to bail out the pitching as New...
  23. Thread: Josmil Pinto

    by Keenan
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    It was an oustanding weekend for the New Britain...

    It was an oustanding weekend for the New Britain Rock Cats thanks in large part to the bat of their hard hitting catcher/dh. The Rock Cats won 3 of 4 and Pinto raised his average almost 30 points as...
  24. Thread: Josmil Pinto

    by Keenan
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    After a 17-1 Blowout on Thursday night, the Rock...

    After a 17-1 Blowout on Thursday night, the Rock Cats had a rough weekend losing 3 straight to Portland. Josmil's weekend started out rough as well going 1 for 8 with 5 k's on Friday and Saturday but...
  25. Thread: Josmil Pinto

    by Keenan
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    Here is a link to his page at Baseball-reference...

    Here is a link to his page at Baseball-reference and a good scouting report from last week by John Sickels at SB Nation.
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