Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.
The same great Twins Daily coverage, now for the Vikings.

The Store


Photo

Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/9): 5-0

  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 Seth Stohs

Seth Stohs

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 7,450 posts

Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:44 PM

You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.co...eport-(4-9)-5-0

#2 twinsfan34

twinsfan34

    Paul DeVos

  • Members
  • 677 posts

Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:25 PM

Anyone seen how Adam Walker has looked. He has 2 home runs in 6 games(?) - but how has he looked overall? Especially in regard to strike zone judgement. Would love to hear if anyone has seen any of the games.

#3 lightfoot789

lightfoot789

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 582 posts

Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:55 PM

Announcers have stated that he looks good in the box. They stated that he is a lot more aggresive in the early part of count this year. Last year he took too many pitches and seemed to hit with 2 strikes all the time. He also seemed to hit with more 3-2 counts than anyone on the Kernels last year. Going that deep in a count only benefits the team in terms of making opposing pitchers go deep in their pitch count. It doesn't do much for a batter unless you're Joe Mauer. The Twin were critical of their players this spring for taking strikes and not being aggresive in the box. Especially guys with high K rates. Don't waste pitches.

#4 clutterheart

clutterheart

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 659 posts

Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:05 AM

Polanco might be my fav prospect right now. Man. This guy has come out hot.
If he keeps this up, he will end the year at AA.
A midseason 2015 MLB debut is not impossible for this kid as he on the 40 man roster already.
Wow.
Obviously its too early to go overboard...but holy cow what a player. Now he just needs to find a position...

[COLOR=#3E3E3E]Anyone seen how Adam Walker has looked. He has 2 home runs in 6 games(?) - but how has he looked overall? Especially in regard to strike zone judgement. Would love to hear if anyone has seen any of the games.[/COLOR]


Walker still has the power, but still not getting on base. Its early, he has time but will need to adjust.

#5 pierre75275

pierre75275

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 282 posts

Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:14 AM

What are Diamond's prospects if he continues to struggle? How long of a leash does he have with two pitchers in AA who should be in AAA already in Archer and Dean? Is the bulpen an option for him?

#6 TKGuy

TKGuy

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 305 posts

Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:35 AM

Polanco just has to shore up his defense

#7 Seth Stohs

Seth Stohs

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 7,450 posts

Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:33 AM

What are Diamond's prospects if he continues to struggle? How long of a leash does he have with two pitchers in AA who should be in AAA already in Archer and Dean? Is the bulpen an option for him?


Change of scenery? They may try Diamond in the bullpen and hope he can become Duensing.

#8 Seth Stohs

Seth Stohs

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 7,450 posts

Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:34 AM

Polanco just has to shore up his defense


He's solid at second but they're giving him some time at short just to see. If he can do it adequately defensively, he could move quick.

#9 Tibs

Tibs

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 786 posts

Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:19 AM

Going from a 6'10" pitcher to a 5'11" pitcher had to be quite the change for the Great Lakes batters

#10 DJL44

DJL44

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 285 posts

Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:08 AM

Is someone getting a callup to replace Mastroianni or are they just going to make do with infielders?

#11 lightfoot789

lightfoot789

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 582 posts

Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:27 PM

Walker still has the power, but still not getting on base. Its early, he has time but will need to adjust.


I agree that Walker needs to improve his plate discipline in order to improve his OBP, but that being said: :) The object of the game is to score runs. He is second on the team in runs scored, so he must be getting on base at the right times. "Great is always better, But Good aint bad". He was second in the MWL last year in runs scored, even with his lowish OBP. That's pretty good. "I would love Great too, but won't shoot down Good".

Despite slow start - Walker is on pace for 140 RBI and 46 HRs through 6 games. Hopefully he finds a way to adjust. Just Joking - Truly. He does need to improve his OBP and I'm excited to see what becomes of him when he does figure it out. Great start Miracle.

#12 Halsey Hall

Halsey Hall

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 771 posts

Posted 10 April 2014 - 02:57 PM

Polanco might be my fav prospect right now. Man. This guy has come out hot.
If he keeps this up, he will end the year at AA.
A midseason 2015 MLB debut is not impossible for this kid as he on the 40 man roster already.
Wow.
Obviously its too early to go overboard...but holy cow what a player. Now he just needs to find a position...



Walker still has the power, but still not getting on base. Its early, he has time but will need to adjust.


Polanco still has some rust to clean up. Took a very bad at bat last night with the bases loaded and one out. Tried to pull and hit into a double play 3rd to home to 1st. I was standing with a roving coach at the time and he was upset.

Walker swings and misses alot, but at least he's taking his cuts.

#13 clutterheart

clutterheart

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 659 posts

Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:24 PM

Polanco still has some rust to clean up. Took a very bad at bat last night with the bases loaded and one out. Tried to pull and hit into a double play 3rd to home to 1st. I was standing with a roving coach at the time and he was upset.

Walker swings and misses alot, but at least he's taking his cuts.



A player tries to hit a HR with the bases loaded and the coach gets upset?
I say fire that coach!

I speak in jest, but you I get what i am talking about

#14 Beezer

Beezer

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • 12 posts

Posted 10 April 2014 - 06:23 PM

Word was that the Twins wanted Parmelee to be more aggressive early in the count in his at bats. Anybody know if that is happening yet in this small sample?

#15 Halsey Hall

Halsey Hall

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 771 posts

Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:42 PM

A player tries to hit a HR with the bases loaded and the coach gets upset?
I say fire that coach!

I speak in jest, but you I get what i am talking about


Tie game and a pitch to take the other way. Shouldn't even be thinking of a home run, just get a run in.

#16 clutterheart

clutterheart

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 659 posts

Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:42 PM

Tie game and a pitch to take the other way. Shouldn't even be thinking of a home run, just get a run in.


Its a joke, but could've been thinking Sac Fly

#17 twinsfan34

twinsfan34

    Paul DeVos

  • Members
  • 677 posts

Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:06 PM

I agree that Walker needs to improve his plate discipline in order to improve his OBP, but that being said: :) The object of the game is to score runs. He is second on the team in runs scored, so he must be getting on base at the right times. "Great is always better, But Good aint bad". He was second in the MWL last year in runs scored, even with his lowish OBP. That's pretty good. "I would love Great too, but won't shoot down Good".

Despite slow start - Walker is on pace for 140 RBI and 46 HRs through 6 games. Hopefully he finds a way to adjust. Just Joking - Truly. He does need to improve his OBP and I'm excited to see what becomes of him when he does figure it out. Great start Miracle.


He [Walker] just hit his 4th HR in 9 games tonight...

#18 jokin

jokin

    Twins News Team

  • Twins News Team
  • 7,029 posts

Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:15 PM

He [Walker] just hit his 4th HR in 9 games tonight...


Nothing wrong with numbers similar to Chris Davis at the same age. Good start in a pitcher's league and he's got an ISO now well over .300....and his other batting-related numbers will improve as his BABIP normalizes. I don't think anyone should count this kid out strictly based on his K%, he's now got a manager who knew how to take good ABs in his day.