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    Ft. Myers Miracle Opening Day Roster

    (Note - there are 32 on this roster, not certain the DL situation)

    FT. MYERS MIRACLE
    Manager: Jake Mauer… Hitting Coach: Jim Dwyer… Pitching Coach: Steve Mintz

    Pitchers: Paul Bargas (DL), Ricky Bowen, Tony Davis, Pat Dean, Jhon Garcia, Jose Gonzalez, Matt Hauser, BJ Hermsen, Edgar Ibarra, Miguel Munoz (DL), Marty Popham, Bruce Pugh, Adrian Salcedo, Manuel Soliman, Tom Stuifbergen (DL), Caleb Thielbar, Dakota Watts (DL)

    Catchers: Josmil Pinto, Dan Rohlfing

    Infielders: Michael Gonzales, Danny Rams, Andy Leer, Reggie Williams, Levi Michael, Danny Santana, Anderson Hidalgo, Jairo Perez

    Outfielder: Oswaldo Arcia, Steve Liddle (DL), Angel Morales, Lance Ray

    SUMMARY THOUGHTS: Dean, Hermsen, Munoz, Salcedo and Soliman present a very talented young starting core. Stuifbergen pitched well with the Miracle in 2011, but he has been injured throughout spring training. There are some seriously strong arms in this bullpen. Hauser and Gonzalez each spent time as closers. Watts and Pugh were splitting time as the Miracle closer at times over the past two seasons. Tony Davis had surgery last season and they will be smart with him. He’s a lefty that can throw 95.

    Rohlfing played very well in 2012 and returns as he continues to impress and get better behind the plate. Pinto is a DH type and Killian was signed just before camp started. Expect Levi Michael and Danny Santana to split time between SS and second base. Leer was moved behind the plate in the instructional league, but he moves back to the infield. Gonzales took full advantage of a second season with the Snappers and showed his tremendous power. Anderson Hidalgo is a batting average guy. Jairo Perez seemingly came out of nowhere last year to hit for tremendous power with the Snappers after missing all of 2010 with Tommy John surgery. Speaking of power, Oswaldo Arcia returns to the Miracle. Angel Morales is healthy again and should regain his status as a top prospect. Lance Ray also has very good power.
    Last edited by Seth Stohs; 04-02-2012 at 09:26 PM.

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    This team is flat-out loaded. Morales, Michael, Arcia, Gonzalez, Ray, and Perez 1-6? And with that starting pitching? Do you think that when Stuif comes back, Soliman may get moved to the 'pen?

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    Between the infielders in Beloit and the Pitching in Ft. Myers, the Twins have a lot of good things coming up as the youngsters progress. I hope these guys can stay healthy.

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    Caleb Thielbar is a pitcher that the Twins picked up from the Saint Paul Saints for a few bucks. He has only given up one hit in his first seven innings. Did have a few to many walks. He will be an interesting one to follow.

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    Fm is up 3-1 on the Twins after 4

    Michael rbi double, Arcia solo HR off of Blackburn.

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    FM 5-1 on the Twins. Angel Morales triple off Swarzak(his 3rd hit), Rams RBI Single, Michael singled(2 hits), Santana Single(2hits, already 4 times up in 6 innings) and Jairo Perez Sac Fly.

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    FM 5-4, Soliman gave up a couple walks, they scored on a Casilla double, who scored on Burroughs single.

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    Burnett 1-2-3 7th for Twins. FM leads 5-4

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    Davis has given up 3, Twins up 7-5

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    4H/3R and a WP by Davis in the 7th

    Quesada/Harrison had back-back doubles. 7-5 Twins.

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    Maloney IP H/8, 7-5 Twins in the 8th

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    Parmelee hit a solo HR off Jhon Garcia in the 8th, Burton gave up 2 hits and 2 runs(yikes) in the 9th


    8-7 final


    Rams/Michael/Morales all had 3 hits for FM




    Plouffe had 3, Mauer/Burroughs/Harrison had 3 for the Twins.

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    I just talked to Reggie Williams. He was released yesterday. One of the nicest people I've met.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    I just talked to Reggie Williams. He was released yesterday. One of the nicest people I've met.
    That's too bad. Another high draft pick that didn't make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ed View Post
    That's too bad. Another high draft pick that didn't make it.
    Not sure what percent of 4th rounders make it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    Not sure what percent of 4th rounders make it...
    Twins 4th rounders since 2000

    Jason Miller
    Angel M Garcia
    Alexander E Merricks
    David M Shinskie
    Mark L Robinson
    Michael Moore
    Garrett T Olson
    Whitney Robbins
    Reginald E Williams
    Daniel Ortiz
    Derek McCallum
    Eddie Rosario
    Matthew Summers


    Yep, you just never know how guys transition from HS/College.

    Williams was set to go to college, if I remember correctly. That has to be a tough decision to make for families.

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    I really enjoyed watching the Miracle compete yesterday vs the MLB Twins! Miracle have some hitters!! Arcia HR was a shot! Fast hands! Rams, Michael, Morales all had very good days! I was very impressed with Morales and his bat speed!! I am expecting the Miracle to have a great year!!

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