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    Article: Elizabethton Twins Roster Preview


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    I hadn't heard the Navarreto comp to Salvador Perez. Perez is an above average defensive catcher, I guess I didn't hear much about his defense last year, but I thought coming out of the draft Navaretto was supposed to be a subpar defensive catcher.

    Looking forward to seeing some of these guys. I'm glad to see Cederoth is going to get a chance to start. If they were going to keep him in the pen I probably would have been disappointed if they didn't put him in CR.

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    I hadn't heard the Salvador Perez comp either, however, I was also under the impression having watched about 4 Royals games this year and coming away very impressed with Perez as a defender, someone who Fangraphs ranks as the #3 defensive catcher in MLB, just barely behind Yadier Molina.

    http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.asp...ter=&players=0

    I was thinking Navarreto was more offensive....less defensive. My couch scouting was thinking a more powerful Sandy Alomar, Jr. build and skillset wise.

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    He'll be compared to Perez because he's 6-4 and at least 230 pounds. He's a big, strong man. he can hit the ball a long ways, but he also has a very strong arm. He's also 19.

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    There are a dozen interesting players on this roster, so I can't wait to get this season going!

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    Is JT Chargois going to pitch this year?

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    Very interested in Navaretto and what he brings to the table.

    Very interested in Murphy.

    Love the Pat Kelly pick even though I hate to see him leave my Big Red.

    Disappointed in Jorge's first shot above rookie level. Hope he rebounds.

    Im still confused about Gonsalves. Is there something missing here? He's a great prospect, a real potential steal, and pitched well last season. I'm just surprised we haven't seen him already this year. Again, are we missing something?

    Someone please give any information on Andro Cutura. He seems to be a complete mystery drafted FAR higher than anyone had him ranked.

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    Gonsalves will split time between E-Town, and Cedar Rapids, I predict. In 5 or 6 weeks his dominance will be too much for Rookie ball. There are good prospects involved here and he is the top one.

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    If Thorpe doesn't start the 2nd half with CR stronger than he's been in his first 2 starts, I'd look to see he and Gonsalves swapped pretty quickly.

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    Pretty excited to see Gonsalves again. Agreed though, wondering why he didn't get a call to CR.
    Last edited by beyondclarity; 06-19-2014 at 10:09 AM. Reason: im dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beyondclarity View Post
    Pretty excited to see Gonsalves again. Agreed though, wondering why he didn't get a call to CR.
    I imagine the Twins had 'assumed' either Eades or Slegers would have been fast movers except, to date, they have been anything but.

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    Excited for Stephens' season to start! Go Twins!

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    Is Burdi going straight to Cedar Rapids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibs View Post
    Is JT Chargois going to pitch this year?
    The timing of his TJ surgery was a month earlier than when Gibson and Oliveros had theirs recently, so I would think he'll get some time in the GCL this year, assuming all goes well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJL44 View Post
    Is Burdi going straight to Cedar Rapids?
    He has to sign first. I wouldn't mind seeing him get a couple of weeks in E-Town, but I'm hoping he goes right to Cedar Rapids. Why? Only because I will be there next weekend and it would be fun to see him!

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    Regarding Gonsalves and why he's still in E-Town... 1.) I don't know, but 2.) we don't know what was happening in EST, in terms of how he was pitching, etc. and 3.) I do think he'll move up at some point.

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    Gordon at SS for E-town !! What can be more exciting than this

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    Only 3 OFers?
    Lighten up Francis....

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