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    Twins Sign Another Aussie

    According to a Tweet by Kevin Goldstein, The Twins have signed Australian SS Logan Wade, giving them eight Aussies in the organization.

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    Hopefully he'll be more than a great spring training hitter, which is all Hughes has proven to be....

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    This article has more information. He is 20 years old and will be coming over in June probably to join one of the rookie leagues
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
    According to a Tweet by Kevin Goldstein, The Twins have signed Australian SS Logan Wade, giving them eight Aussies in the organization.
    The number might be back down to 7 pretty soon.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Cool. Because there's a strong track record of all these Australian, German (Kepler), and Dutch prospects (Loek van Mil, not with team anymore) becoming huge contributors in the bigs

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormJH1 View Post
    Cool. Because there's a strong track record of all these Australian, German (Kepler), and Dutch prospects (Loek van Mil, not with team anymore) becoming huge contributors in the bigs
    I wouldn't give up on Kepler quite yet. He's what, 19 years old? A bit too early to write him off.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Kepler just turned 19 in Feb. He was still in high school when they signed him three years ago. Give the kid some time, geeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spideyo View Post
    Kepler just turned 19 in Feb. He was still in high school when they signed him three years ago. Give the kid some time, geeze.
    are you implying that a prospect hasn't proven his worth by 19? If you're not hitting 30 HR in AAA before 20 you're worthless.

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    Since Max Kepler's name came up, check out this thread: http://www.twinsdaily.com/showthread...ghlight=kepler

    I was impressed by him at Spring Training more than anybody else.
    Scouting Report: Tools - Power: 30, Hitting: 50, Arm: 60, Defense: 40, Speed: 40. "Line drive swing and shows good contact and on-base abilities. Double's power at his peak. Strong arm from 2B or the OF, stiff hands. Not a fast runner, but above average instincts on the bases. Skinny body doesn't look the part, but can sneak up on you. ACL surgery sapped much of his athleticism." (Probably)
    Spring Training Regular since 2011.

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