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    Pino Optioned; Polanco to Twins




    But apparently LEN3 is wrong on DL.


    Who saw that coming?
    Last edited by JB_Iowa; 06-26-2014 at 12:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    They had to make a move to shore up the IF. This really tells you that they value everyone currently on the 40-man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    They had to make a move to shore up the IF. This really tells you that they value everyone currently on the 40-man.
    Yeah they had to do something.

    But ignore the DL thing. LEN3 appears to have it wrong b/c Morse said he was optioned and Morse is an official voice of the Twins.

    But wow, jumping a guy from High A to the majors.

    What a day for Jorge Polanco.

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    What's the injury to Pino? Is Polanco in California? Polanco will probably hit better than Florimon anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyB View Post
    What's the injury to Pino? Is Polanco in California? Polanco will probably hit better than Florimon anyway.
    Probably of the Bartlett type?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Probably of the Bartlett type?

    NONE. The DL thing was of LEN3's imagination. (Or trying to enter info too quickly).

    But still haven't seen anything on Santana's injury so maybe he had that in his subconscious.

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    this is the first time I've been really surprised that a move. But we probably shouldn't be. Trevor plouffe and Eduardo Nunez won't be on the DL for long. probably a three day stint with the twins as a emergency Player. Especially if Danny Santana can't play. doesn't make sense to add, and subtract, someone from the 40-man roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    Yeah they had to do something.

    But ignore the DL thing. LEN3 appears to have it wrong b/c Morse said he was optioned and Morse is an official voice of the Twins.

    But wow, jumping a guy from High A to the majors.

    What a day for Jorge Polanco.
    Berardino says Pino "sent down." C'mon LaVelle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    NONE. The DL thing was of LEN3's imagination. (Or trying to enter info too quickly).

    But still haven't seen anything on Santana's injury so maybe he had that in his subconscious.
    Yeah, like I said, "of the Bartlett type". Just depends on whose imagination was in use- as that injury never existed either.

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    Mmmmmm .....

    Futures game vs. making a major league debut (you gotta get him in there sometime Gardy) at not-quite-21.

    What would you choose.

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    Anyone want to fill us people who dont follow the minors closely on Polanco? Defensive guy? Speed guy? Who is he.

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    I guess Polanco is our backup CF'er as well. After all, he played one game there in 2011 and caught a ball.

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    I am a little surprised they didn't call up Doug Bernier.

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    I can understand why this is happening given the circumstances, but can anyone recall the Twins calling a player up to debut in the bigs from single A? I can't...

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchwarmerjim View Post
    Anyone want to fill us people who dont follow the minors closely on Polanco? Defensive guy? Speed guy? Who is he.
    I don't know if you can access the Star Tribune but here is the TD write up on Polanco:
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/tw...7tHLWFcZBrt.97

    I can't find it here, though.

    Here's the part on his batting:

    In his first two seasons, Polanco slugged .322. In 2012, he went to Elizabethton and slugged .514, racking up 22 extra-base hits in 51 games.

    In 2013, he made the move to full-season ball and enjoyed another stellar campaign at Cedar Rapids. Among qualifying second basemen in the Midwest League, Polanco was the youngest, but he ranked second in batting average (.308) and second in OPS (.813).

    Polanco's offensive transformation has been truly remarkable. Four years ago he could barely hit the ball out of the infield; last year he tallied 32 doubles and 10 triples as a 19-year-old in Single-A, ranking among the top 10 in the MWL in both runs scored and RBI.

    A switch-hitter who's always been known for good plate discipline and very low strikeout rates, Polanco is becoming a truly potent threat at the plate now that he's driving the ball more frequently.


    Postion:

    That's a good question. Polanco has split time between shortstop and second base at every level, but the majority of his recent time has come on the right side and -- considering his lack of size and arm strength -- there's almost no chance he'll play short regularly in the majors.

    At second, his skills are highly lauded. But of course the Twins currently have an uncharacteristic stock of talent at that position.

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    I can understand why this is happening given the circumstances, but can anyone recall the Twins calling a player up to debut in the bigs from single A? I can't...
    I believe Kent Hrbek was called up straight from A-ball.

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    And for a smile (and knowing he'll probably only be with the team briefly):

    Ascending one level per year would place him in the majors around 2017. Unless he flat-out dominates in Ft. Myers and/or New Britain, I think it's unlikely we'd see that timetable accelerated much.

    But if he does come out raking at High-A this spring, he may join Rosario as a fast-tracked second base prospect who can drive the ball. That would put the Twins in an interesting position in a couple years, especially if Dozier doesn't falter.




    Of course, who could have imagined the Twins middle infield injury train?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonCoomer View Post
    I believe Kent Hrbek was called up straight from A-ball.
    That is correct. They called him up from Visalia in 1981 and he never looked back.

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