04-23-2012, 06:54 PM #1
Name: Adrian Arturo Salcedo
Born: February 5, 1991 in Moca, Espaillat, Dominican Republic (Age 21)
Acquired: Signed by the Minnesota Twins as a non-drafted free agent on December 13, 2007
League: Dominican Summer League
Team: DSL Twins
G (GS): 12 (12)
League: Gulf Coast League
Team: GCL Twins
G (GS): 11 (10)
League: Appalachian League/ Florida State League
Teams: Elizabethton Twins/ Fort Myers Miracle
G (GS): 22 (14)
League: Midwest League
Team: Beloit Snappers
G (GS): 29 (20)
04-23-2012, 06:55 PM #2
04-24-2012, 06:31 AM #3
Salcedo joined the Twins as a young 17-year-old out of the Dominican Republic back in 2007 and in his time in the organization, he has done nothing but impress as he has moved consistently through the farm system. The lanky 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher is at the beginning of his fifth year as a pitcher in the organization and he has worked his way through the system to the starting rotation of the High-A Fort Myers Miracle. His journey from the Dominican Republic to this point in his career has been quite the story and he seems destined for Minnesota.In his first year with the Twins organization, Salcedo was asked to pitch in the Dominican Summer League. That first season allowed Salcedo to show his ability to be a control pitcher by only giving up eight walks and having a 0.842 WHIP. His 65.1 innings on the mound were solid as he posted a 1.65 ERA as a 17-year-old. It was a good start to his career and the Twins were happy with their new signee.
The following season Salcedo came stateside for his first short-season in the Gulf Coast League. It seemed that the transition did not even impact Salcedo as he was able to post very good numbers for the second year in a row. His outstanding ERA from the year before went even lower to 1.46 with the GCL Twins. The Twins like control pitchers and he continued to fit this mold by only allowing three walks and a 1.022 WHIP. He pitched 61.2 innings and his SO/BB rate was 19.33, an off the charts number.
Salcedo had caught the eyes of many in the Twins organization and he would be throw into the fire at the beginning of the 2010 season. The Fort Myers Miracle had some issues in their starting rotation and Salcedo was asked to make six starts with them to start the season. He had never pitched higher than the rookie leagues so this was a big jump to make for a 19-year-old. As could be predicted, there were some bumps along the way but the experience he gained with the Miracle could help him in the long run. Eventually, he would be sent back to the rookie leagues with the E-Twins and this level of competition seemed to help Salcedo get back on track. During his time in Elizabethton, he was twice named the pitcher of the week for the entire league. He ended the year with a 4.15 ERA and a 1.232 WHIP in 93.1 innings pitched between both levels.
The start of the 2011 season would be another transition year for Salcedo because this would be his first year in a full season league. He quickly showed he belonged in the Midwest League by striking out 10 batters in his first trip to the mound. From there Salcedo would put up impressive numbers by posting a 2.93 ERA and a 1.170 WHIP in 135.0 innings on the mound. At the mid-season point, he was named as a Midwest League All-Star for his stellar play on the field. The Twins are being careful with Salcedo and he was asked to be a relief pitcher at the end of the year so the organization could limit his innings.
Salcedo began this year in familiar territory with the Fort Myers Miracle but this time he would be playing at his own level. He has made three starts this year and in each of the outings, he has allowed two earned runs or less. The team is still working to stretch Salcedo out because he has not pitch more than five innings in any of his appearances. The one stat that sticks out so far in 2012 is the eight walks he has given up. For a control pitcher, the Twins will want him to be able to keep his amount of walks to a minimal amount. It is still early in the year so there is plenty of time for Salcedo to show that he is one of the best prospects in the Twins organization.
04-25-2012, 07:31 AM #4
Salcedo is scheduled to take the mound today for the Miracle but here is a look at how he has done in first three starts of the year:
Game 1 (April 9)
Game 2 (April 14)
Game 3 (April 20)
He has yet to get a decision in any of his outings but the team is 2-1 in games started by Salcedo. Tonight is the first night of a home stand for the Miracle so it will be nice to see if Salcedo can get the team off to a good start. With a win-loss record of 8-10, the Miracle are tied with three other teams for third place in their division of the Florida State League. They have a winning record at home and the Miracle look to continue that tonight.
04-26-2012, 01:42 PM #5
Wednesday night was a rough one on the mound for Salcedo as he continues to struggle with some early season issues in the Florida State League. In his fourth start for the Miracle, Salcedo didn't make it out of the third inning. The top of the third was a nightmare as he allowed six earned runs in the frame. One of the more alarming issues for him so far this season has been his high walk count. That trend continued on Wednesday with five walks in the game. This was more walks than he had in his entire 2009 season with the GCL Twins. Here is Salcedo's final line for the night:
4th Start of the Year (April 25)
The lack of control from Salcedo to this point in the year is very concerning. He doesn't necessarily have dominant stuff so he needs his control to be successful. Hopefully this is just a small mechanical error and not something that will require surgery to fix. The Twins don't need any more surgeries from pitchers at any level.
04-27-2012, 08:40 AM #6
Adrian Salcedo 4/14/2012 against Bradenton Marauders
04-30-2012, 03:42 PM #7
Adrian Salcedo is the scheduled starter tonight for the Miracle. Here's hoping for a better outing then the last time he took the mound. You can listen to the game by clicking on the link from the Miracle's site (under Multimedia, Listen Live). The game is scheduled to start at 7:05 Eastern/6:05 Central.
04-30-2012, 03:43 PM #8
04-30-2012, 06:52 PM #9
Tough news from Fort Myers tonight. According to the Miracle's Official Twitter feed, the second batter of the game hit a one-hopper that hit Adrian Salcedo in the face. He was forced to leave the game.
I will update as news trickles out from Ft. Myers.
05-01-2012, 08:48 AM #10
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According to the Miracle Baseball twitter feed this morning, Salcedo suffered a broken nose. "He suffered a broken nose on the line drive that skipped up and hit him in the face." Ouch!! No news on if it will mean some time on the DL. I would think some.
05-01-2012, 09:21 AM #11
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Salcedo has been lit up like a Christmas tree so far this year in Fort Myers. Just another terrible prospect in a farm system of many. Depressing.
05-01-2012, 01:40 PM #12
05-01-2012, 01:45 PM #13
As Seth mentioned a little bit earlier today, Salcedo suffered a broken nose after taking a batted ball to the face last night. The ball bounced once and came up to hit Salcedo in the nose. It will probably result in him being placed on the DL but I will pass on that information when it becomes available.
Here was his line from last night (even though his health is the more important issue at this point):
5th Start of the Year (April 30)
05-05-2012, 04:32 PM #14
Even though Salcedo was hit in the face and suffered a broken nose in his last outing, he will still make his scheduled start for the Miracle tonight. It would be a good night for him to pick up his first win of the year and it will be interesting to see how reacts to his first time on the mound since his scary situation earlier this week.
05-06-2012, 01:29 PM #15
I was surprised to hear Salcedo would take the mound on Saturday night to make his scheduled stared for the Miracle. In his previous start, he had been hit in the face and his nose was broken. He was able to put together one of his best starts of the year by scattering four hits and allowing two runs.
One of the most important parts of his stat line from this game is the fact that he did not give up a single walk in the contest. For the season, he had been averaging over three walks a game in his outings over over one inning. For a pitcher that relies a lot on control, this was a welcome improvement.
6th Start of the Year (May 5)
He still doesn't have a win to his credit in 2012 but this start was a step in the right direction for Mr. Salcedo.
05-06-2012, 01:48 PM #16
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Great updates: how about the toughness of Salcedo?
But man yoiu know who a young man possesed is right now? How about BJ Hermsen, the Iowa kid.
with 1 hit given up in 4 innings against Portland Sea Dogs (bos.) today , the hitt being a HR......however, through those first 4 frames he had a 8-0 GB:FB ratio!!!
that is mad.
Hermsen was outstanding in start #1 in AA, anxious to see how he wraps things up today....Top Twins prospects ? 1.Byron Buxton (OF-A+)
2.Miguel Sano (3B-AA) 3.Alex Meyer (SP-AA) 4. Kohl Stewart (SP-RK) 5. Eddie Rosario (2B-AA) 6. J.O. Berrios (P-A) 7. Josmil Pinto (C-AAA) 8. A.B. Walker (OF-A) 9. L. Thorpe (SP-RK) 10. Travis Harrison (3B-A) 11. Max Kepler (OF-A) 12. Trevor May (SP-AA) 13. Jorge Polanco (2B-A) 14. Kennys Vargas (1B-A+) 15. Miguel Sulbaran (SP-A) Just Missed:P Zach Jones, SS Aderlin Mejia, P Stephen Gonsalves, P Ryan Eades.
05-10-2012, 09:43 PM #17
Salcedo was on the mound for the Miracle tonight to make his seventh start of the year. For the second time in the last three games, he was only able to record one out in the first inning and he left the mound with an apparent blister on his throwing hand. The first hitter of the game cracked a double, this was followed by a line-out, an error, a single, and a couple walks. Not exactly what you want to see from one of the top starting pitchers in the Twins farm system. Hopefully the only issue with Salcedo was the blister on his hand because the Twins need him to be strong on the mound.
7th Start of the Year (May 10)
05-17-2012, 10:33 PM #18
Not great news on the Adrian Salcedo front. On Seth Stohs Twins Minor League Weekly podcast, he mentioned that Salcedo has to undergo a MRI on his throwing elbow. A scary situation with a top prospect especially since the Twins have concerns with Kyle Gibson and Alex Wimmers. Another elbow injury to a top pitching prospect could be devistating.
Fingers will be crossed for a positive result.
05-29-2012, 12:14 PM #19
06-30-2012, 02:38 PM #20
Salcedo made his first rehab appearance SAT w/GCL Twins pitching a perfect inning with 2Ks.
Good news....maybe he can salvage something this yr