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    Walker and 3 Miracle Teammates Make FSL All Star Game
    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp..._t509&sid=t509

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    Walker hits FSL leading 14th Home Run last night as the Miracle remain in first place by 1.5 games. Walker leads the FSL with 14 HRs & 109 TB. He ranks second in RBI by 1 with 50. These are his rankings thru 60 games this season. 80 more game to go - to keep it in perspective

    Tomshaw tames Flying Tigers in 4-3 victory
    Walker homers, Tomshaw earns sixth straight win
    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...recap&sid=t509

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    I just check his current stats at milb and over the last 10 games his BA was higher than his OBP. I'm guess one sacrifice and ZERO walks over 10 games. It's hard to argue with a .390 BA, 10 game hitting streak (could be longer), 5 HR, and 15 RBI's...but ZERO walks in 10 games? Seems strange. Maybe teams will adjust after his recent outburst and things will trend back towards normal.

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    Who was the last Twins Prospect to win either and / or both the MVP and Home Run Derby at the FSL All Star Game?

    Congrats - Big Fella

    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp..._l123&sid=l123

    and

    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp..._milb&sid=milb

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    Video from the FSL HR Derby
    found on youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfo00JE6wQw

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    Walker hits 17th Home Run of season. Back to back games with HRs and 4 shy of Miracle season record (21) according to Bryce Zimmerman on radio.

    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...recap&sid=t509

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    Adam Brett Walker II hit his league leading 18th home run today (July 4th). The home run was his 3rd Grand Slam of this short season. Walker is 6 for 15 (.400)with the bases loaded this season with 19 RBI. That is some awesome production!! This is the second consecutive fourth of July that Walker has hit a home run.

    Despite his .235 BA and lowly .288 OBP - he is on pace to have similar production numbers than his MVP season in the Midwest League last year [runs scored (46); home runs (18); and RBI (62)]. The FSL league is "the" hardest league in minor league baseball and even the MLB to hit HRs and produce runs. It is a pitchers league and players are expected to struggle.

    In many areas - Walker is seriously struggling. His doubters stated that he would not be able to do what he's doing because of his poor walk rate and plate discipline. Nothings has changed however - Not even his production or the fact that his team still won the first half championship (pitchers league) and made the playoffs. Just Win

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    Adam Brett Walker II hit his league leading 18th home run yesterday (July 4th). The home run was his 3rd Grand Slam of this short season. Walker is 6 for 15 (.400)with the bases loaded this season with 19 RBI. That is some awesome production!! This is the second consecutive fourth of July that Walker has hit a home run.

    Despite his .235 BA and lowly .288 OBP - he is on pace to have similar production numbers than his MVP season in the Midwest League last year [runs scored (46); home runs (18); and RBI (62) thus far]. The FSL league is "the" hardest league in minor league baseball and even the MLB to hit HRs and produce runs. It is a pitchers league and players are expected to struggle.

    In many areas - Walker is seriously struggling. His doubters stated that he would not be able to do what he's doing because of his poor walk rate and plate discipline. Nothings has changed however - Not even his production or the fact that his team still won the first half championship (pitchers league) and made the playoffs (with several sub .250 hitters in lineup). Just Win

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    Walker thru 1st week of July (6) games:
    .318 BA
    3 HR & 10 RBI
    4 K's
    3 BB's
    .400 OBP & .727 SLG%

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightfoot789 View Post
    Walker thru 1st week of July (6) games:
    .318 BA
    3 HR & 10 RBI
    4 K's
    3 BB's
    .400 OBP & .727 SLG%
    A positive trend if he can keep it up. The guy has always worried me because of his swing-happy nature; those guys are often crucified in the high minors or majors.

    While his BA is down this season, his isoD is up so it's possible we're looking at a guy who's trending in the right direction.

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    Not sure if it is available on the 1500ESPN website, but it is certainly available on iTunes.

    Ruesse had an interview with Dougie Baseball on Monday in which Dougie (in TK form) was very complimentary of Adam Walker. He thinks his power will play at higher levels, and also noted Walker's knack for driving in runs, especially in key situations (actually said that Walker's homers aren't when the team is ahead by 7 runs, etc.).

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    Walker Hit his 19th Home Run Thursday Night and drove in his 66th RBI

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    Of position players in the Twins system, Walker is tied for 3rd with Vargas and Polaco for hope/want/belief in a kid who has the ability to make an impact.

    He seems like a really good guy, and that only escalates the rooting for him.

    Pure average and contact are not the be-all and end-all of being a productive ML player. But much like Vargas, though a better athlete with real positional ability, if he can simply maintain acceptable Avg and OB numbers with his power, he had a high floor and an excellent ceiling.
    "Nice catch Hayes...don't ever f*****g do it again."
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    Below is an interview with Ft. Myers Miracle manager Doug Mientkiewicz. He speaks on Buxton; Polanco; Adam Brett Walker; and Berrios. I think many a blogger would find his & organizational comments interesting on Walker. [Click link below and find Monday July 7th interview "The Ride with Reuesse" (Hour 1) - you might have to scroll to middle of interview to find Dougs comments]

    TRex found this interview and I agree it was interesting
    Ruesse had an interview with Dougie Baseball on Monday in which Dougie (in TK form) was very complimentary of Adam Walker. He thinks his power will play at higher levels, and also noted Walker's knack for driving in runs, especially in key situations (actually said that Walker's homers aren't when the team is ahead by 7 runs, etc.).

    http://www.1500espn.com/ondemand/reusse

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