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    Twins sign Taiwanese pitcher

    According to MLB Trade Rumors: The Twins have signed Taiwanese pitching prospect Chih-Wei Hu for $220K, reports MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. The 18-year-old right-hander reportedly runs his fastball into the low-90s.

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    Does he pitch to contact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notoriousgod71 View Post
    Does he pitch to contact?
    Don't worry, if he doesn't he will soon learn the Twins way to pitch..

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    Thanks for the link to the video Gunnar.

    Pretty animated catcher, hopefully Joe will be playing first base full time by the time he reaches the majors.

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    Are you sure you have the right guy?
    The video refers to the pitcher as Wei-Chieh Huang not Chih-Wei Hu.
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    It is the 3rd video down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by righty8383 View Post
    It is the 3rd video down.
    Ah, got it. Top video guy looks good though
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    18 year old RH. sits upper 80s, but he's been clocked as high as 94. Terrific changeup. Good control.

    The Twins have done really well in Taiwan the last couple of years. Hung-yi Chen and Kuo-Hua Lo both have shown a lot in the GCL. Obviously a long way to go, but these are good, live arms!

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    Teams can spend up to $2.9 million. They can also sign up to 6 guys at $50,000 that don't count under the $2.9 million. So, where are the Twins at:

    Minier - $1.4 Million
    Thorpe - $0.5 Million
    Hu - $0.22 Million

    That's $2.12 Million, and I'm sure i'm missing some.

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    They've only spent $2.12M? And they could have spent $2.9M by now?

    Clearly we're seeing signs of more bare-bones budget cutting.

    Right, jokin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Teams can spend up to $2.9 million. They can also sign up to 6 guys at $50,000 that don't count under the $2.9 million. So, where are the Twins at:

    Minier - $1.4 Million
    Thorpe - $0.5 Million
    Hu - $0.22 Million

    That's $2.12 Million, and I'm sure i'm missing some.
    I thought there was at least one more bonus baby... but I cannot remember either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Teams can spend up to $2.9 million. They can also sign up to 6 guys at $50,000 that don't count under the $2.9 million. So, where are the Twins at:

    Minier - $1.4 Million
    Thorpe - $0.5 Million
    Hu - $0.22 Million

    That's $2.12 Million, and I'm sure i'm missing some.
    Mauricio Silva for .37 Million
    ^He is a 16 year old righty from Venezuela who has topped out at 93mph.
    So 2.49 million for sure and possibly more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Teams can spend up to $2.9 million. They can also sign up to 6 guys at $50,000 that don't count under the $2.9 million. So, where are the Twins at:

    Minier - $1.4 Million
    Thorpe - $0.5 Million
    Hu - $0.22 Million

    That's $2.12 Million, and I'm sure i'm missing some.
    Seth, they signed Josh Guyer. Never saw what they paid him, but likely he could be part of the added amount.

    Here is the link to the Aussie's story...

    http://www.ibaf.org/en/news/2012/07/...1-3911b8060f0a
    Last edited by roger; 08-10-2012 at 10:47 AM.

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    Yeah, I couldn't find the $ amount on Guyer. They may be up to $2.9 already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Yeah, I couldn't find the $ amount on Guyer. They may be up to $2.9 already.
    Knowing how the Twins work in the draft, etc, I expect they have saved a few dollars so they can add a little bump to the six guys they want to sign for $50k or less. As we saw in the first draft under the new CBA, they kept a few hundred thousand and used part of it for Zach Larson. Expect they will do the same with the International budget.

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    It's too bad the guy isn't a first baseman.
    We'd finally be able to say, "Hu's on first".

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    150 km/hr? What's that in American, like 300 mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaeTwins View Post
    150 km/hr? What's that in American, like 300 mph?

    I believe that is correct!

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    150 km/hr is 90 miles per hour. Needs to be a little faster like 155km/hr or 160km/hr. conversion is about .6

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