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    Article: Buxton, Berrios Promoted to Elizabethton


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    Are there any corresponding moves for ELIZ???? 4 SOLID OFs there now.
    Not surprised as both are gonna start in BEL next yr/desereve it w/play, but this is the Twins organization....so that is a BIG surprise.
    Last edited by greengoblinrulz; 08-06-2012 at 11:16 PM.

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    No other moves at this time.

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    This is awesome.

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    Shibuya?

    Cool, I've been meaning to make a trip to the Midwest to visit family--perhaps I should plan a trip to Beloit. [Ack, I see I misread the team they're being sent to...]

    Seth, did you hear any updates on Tim Shibuya on your trip (or otherwise)? I think that was him in a Snappers twitter pic as Sanů's interpreter during a radio interview recently, but I haven't heard anything in almost a month.
    Last edited by Mike in SD; 08-06-2012 at 11:20 PM. Reason: noted my reading comprehension issues

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    Great for them and a smart for the Twins to promote when they ought to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike in SD View Post
    Seth, did you hear any updates on Tim Shibuya on your trip (or otherwise)? I think that was him in a Snappers twitter pic as Sanů's interpreter during a radio interview recently, but I haven't heard anything in almost a month.
    He is rehabbing in Ft. Myers after an MRI in Minnesota. And, that probably was him. He has been used as an interpreter several times.

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    This seems like good news. It would be great if Buxton could advance rapidly.

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    For an organization that has been criticized on occasion for moving prospects along too slowly, this is a bold and welcome statement.

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    Well, shoot, good for them but it means I won't get to see them. They were the only reason I was thinking of going to the GCL game tomorrow.

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    COunt me as excited if they are going to promote faster.

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    Well that is unexpected, but welcome news. It's good to see the Twins promote some players a little quicker than usual.

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    In the case of Berrios, the numbers don't lie and it really sounds like he deserved this. Not sure if you all remember when we drafted him, but he is a hell of an athlete, and I have very high hopes for him.

    Buxton's numbers don't necessarily show it, but this is another good move. He came off the hamstring injury great, and I think it is smart to keep giving him challenges. Very exciting and cool news for the farm system!!!

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    Buxton was the 2nd pick, not the 22nd pick, and his promotion (and Berrios"s) is likely based on readiness, not some big philosophical change of thinking about promotions. So, great news!

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    Wow, I didn't see that coming. What a difference from years past. Buxton wouldn't even have played in previous years and now, he is not only playing but has been promoted to Elizabethton.

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    It will be fun to see how they do at this next level up. I check the box scores but had apparently not clicked through to Berrios' overall numbers so I did not realize how amazing he has been: 16 2/3 inn, 7 hits, 2ER, 3BB, 27K.

    Buxton's numbers after his 1-27 start are very good: .295/.377/.656. He is striking out a lot which is a concern but in any case I am glad the Twins are challenging him these last few weeks of the season to see what he can do.

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    Berrios was clearly ready based on his numbers... Buxton kind of surprised me, though if you subtract the slow start, eh hasn't been bad.

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    Interesting. Add this to the list of unusual for the Twins minor league moves this season. If I were to venture a guess, I'd say that I would not be surprised if Jim Rantz officially announces his retirement in September/October. These look to me like someone else's moves...
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    Is this really that odd? Benson and Parmelee both saw time at Beloit in 2006. And Revere and Hicks both skipped E-Town so their lone assignment in the first season after being drafted was in Beloit. The group of high school pitchers is comparatively smaller, but Rainville and Swarzak actually logged substantial innings at Ft. Myers in the first year after their draft. Waldrop and Robertson both logged a lot of innings at Beloit in the year after their draft.

    It seems like the team has some varied approaches to the same end with 1/2 round positional HS talents: Get them in full season ball by the year after their draft. Both Buxton and Berrios are being positioned for that.

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    I swear I read somewhere that Berrios might be one of the fastest to the majors high schoolers picked in the last draft but now I can't find that link. It was based on him being physically mature and having played in a lot more competition baseball in PR than a normal HS kid.

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