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Great interview, I linked it on his prospect thread now.
I've always thought that cross training, like golf, could be good for a player, maybe not everyone, but these guys swing baseball bats so...
Thanks to SD Buhr for his great interview with Harrison:
Twins Daily - Q & A With Travis Harrison
Yesterday, 04:04 AM
I can't see this happening, because it just seems like a terrible strategy.
I can't believe that the Astros really think Moran is a comparable talent to the other top guys in the draft. They...
Yesterday, 03:50 AM
I wouldn't, but I can't speak for the Twins obviously.
There are a lot of factors that can go into the decision to go to college. Signing in the top 10 would give him financial security for many...
You have to realize that Santana is 20 months younger than Beresford and playing in the same league. Age to league to can be a pretty big factor in determining how well a player's stats hold up in a...
How does Beresford's defense rate? He's always hit well in the minors, albeit with zero power, so his ticket to the majors seems to be as a utility infielder. I know he's played a few games at 3B,...
Great game for Harrison last night going 3 for 4 with a homerun, which gives him homeruns in back-to-back games and 7 (or 8 depending on how you want to count) on the year.
Hopefully he can...
A found a bit better, more up-to-date scouting report on Thorpe that I hadn't seen when first starting this thread. From BA:
His fastball was 86-88 touching 91 before the signing period began,...
It's been two weeks since I last updated because I'm in Sweden now where they don't have baseball but something called brännboll instead, so I've been a little out of the loop. But anyway.
First, here's a video of Harrison's walk-off last week:
It looks like a high fastball that Harrison is able to turn on using his quick hands.
After that at bat he...
05-04-2013, 11:38 AM
The last two years haven't been great, and by the time August rolls around it is unlikely that the Twins will be very close to the division leaders, but this is nothing like the mid and late 90's,...
05-03-2013, 09:40 AM
Love the start from Baxendale. Seems like he could be a solid middle of the rotation guy. Great value in the 10th round.
In a chat with Jeff Johnson of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, farm director Brad Steil was asked if Buxton would be kept in Cedar Rapids for at least half a year. He said:
"Don’t know about that....
You can check it out here:
GAPPER: April Prospect Report - Minor League Ball
For those not familiar it's a proprietary system for objectively rating prospects using their position, numbers, and...
3 of the hits, 2 of the walks and all of the runs came in one inning. Not sure what happened in that inning but the others were pretty brilliant.
He did seem to be falling behind a lot, but for...
Travis Harrison came in as a pinch hitter in the 11th inning of last night's game with the bases loaded and 1 out and hit one of the longest walk off singles ever.
Actually, the ball cleared the...
He definitely seems like a bit of a free swinger, but his contact skills are obviously good since his strikeout percentage is only around 16% despite his aversion to walks.
To me it doesn't seem...
Here's the local news story from when he signed with the Twins.
Lewis Thorpe, LHP
Born: November 23, 1995 in Melbourne, Australia
Height 6'1", Weight: 175 lbs
Lewis Thorpe was signed by the Twins as an international free agent last year. His signing bonus...
04-26-2013, 01:43 PM
Sticky: Lewis Thorpe, please
Lewis Thorpe, please
His first week or so was ridiculous this year, batting over .400 with well over half of his hits going for extra bases.
He really dropped off the prospect map after the surgery. It took him a...
I just realized Rosario has yet to commit an error this year. His range factor is also up a bit from his previous two years--not the most precise stat, but encouraging nonetheless.
This is the...
I think his nickname is Buck, maybe young buck--he's quite a bit younger than the rapper--or something along those lines.
50 games would be about 225 plate appearances. That seems like about...
After going 2 for 4 with a walk in yesterday's game, Harrison currently has an 8-game hitting streak going, though yesterday's game was his first multi-hit game in the streak. He...
Second home run on the year tonight.
Overall in the two games today: 2 for 5 with a walk and two strikeouts