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    Article: Twins Gulf Coast League Preview and Roster


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    It's kind of fun and exciting, and I don't mean this to be snide, to note that our first-rounder has a residual case of acne. The promise of youth!

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    Adonis Pacheco.....great name. I hope he makes the bigs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ossieO View Post
    Adonis Pacheco.....great name. I hope he makes the bigs!
    That is a great name! Ha!

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    I'm not very familiar with how rookie league teams work. Does everyone get a chance to play to see what they can do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibs View Post
    I'm not very familiar with how rookie league teams work. Does everyone get a chance to play to see what they can do?
    To some degree, yes. But a guy like Buxton last year played pretty much every day once he started playing. But, catchers will split time fairly equally and maybe get some extra at bats as a DH (like Brian Navarretto today) or play some 1B (like Jorge Fernandez today).

    Likely won't see a pitcher throw more than about 4 innings in the GCL. More in Elizabethton.

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    Minier is on this team? That's all I needed to hear.

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    For some reason I thought they had a big pitching prospect in the international FA market last year...

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    Seth, do you know what happened to Drew Leachman and Kelvin Mention?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger View Post
    Seth, do you know what happened to Drew Leachman and Kelvin Mention?
    Both released earlier this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diehardtwinsfan View Post
    For some reason I thought they had a big pitching prospect in the international FA market last year...
    Lewis Thorpe signed for $500,000.

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    "Slow start" is being very kind to Will Hurt. Still, the Twins obviously see something in him, or he wouldn't still be around. Maybe he'll get it going this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff A View Post
    "Slow start" is being very kind to Will Hurt. Still, the Twins obviously see something in him, or he wouldn't still be around. Maybe he'll get it going this year.
    Just the name alone is a good reason to keep him around.

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    GCL numbers don't matter too much. When you start out something like 0-30, along with a very small sample size, the numbers won't look too good overall. But you don't draft a 17 year old and not give him a real chance. He's got tools.

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    wow, great update and detail, thanks Seth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ossieO View Post
    Adonis Pacheco.....great name. I hope he makes the bigs!
    Thought exactly the same thing when I read that name.

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