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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:26 PM

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#2 jokin

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 12:34 AM

I think Kennys was showing his pleasure at getting his boy, Rosario, back in the lineup ahead of him. (He'll be even more pleased if Adam Brett Walker ever gets the call to have his back in the 5 spot and Buxton gets healed and hits just in front of him in the 3 spot).

#3 shimrod

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 04:08 AM

Is there any story behind the Eades performances? Have the Twins drastically changed his mechanics, or asked him to keep throwing a new pitch he hasn't mastered? Is he having physical problems? Or did our scouts just whiff on that pick?

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:16 AM

Walker has been on fire of late.... still needs to work on the K/BB thing, but goodness, when he's hot, he just destroys anything.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:27 AM

Which prospects have to be placed on the 40-man next season?

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:41 AM

Which prospects have to be placed on the 40-man next season?


Not sure offhand. I think Meyer is one... It will be guys from the 2010/11 draft class

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:50 AM

Not sure offhand. I think Meyer is one... It will be guys from the 2010/11 draft class


Yes, it is the 2011 (and prior) draft classes. That's a lot of guys including most of the pitchers at New Britain and Ft. Myers and Rosario and Meyer. The front office will have to make a lot of decisions this fall on guys like Collabello and Parmalee and the current bullpen (and maybe Pelfrey and Correia) to open up spots.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:06 AM

The FSL is the hardest league to hit HRs in from "A" ball thru the Majors. Walker has impressed so far, at least in that category. He produces when statistics say he shouldn't.

Florida State League: At a Glance


[TABLE="class: stats_table"]

Stadium

Team

R

HR

H



Tradition Field

St. Lucie Mets

1.164

1.252

1.080



McKechnie Field

Bradenton Marauders

1.143

1.421

1.048



Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

Dunedin Blue Jays

1.113

1.305

1.022



Bright House Field

Clearwater Threshers

1.037

1.397

0.997



Jackie Robinson Ballpark

Daytona Cubs

1.022

1.213

0.985



Charlotte Sports Park

Charlotte Stone Crabs

1.004

1.180

0.989



George M. Steinbrenner Field

Tampa Yankees

1.000

0.721

1.031



Joker Marchant Stadium

Lakeland Flying Tigers

0.962

0.913

0.987



Hammond Stadium

Fort Myers Miracle

0.961

0.865

1.000



Roger Dean Stadium

Jupiter Hammerheads

0.926

0.615

0.998



Roger Dean Stadium

Palm Beach Cardinals

0.876

0.757

0.949



Space Coast Stadium

Brevard County Manatees

0.868

0.768

0.934


[/TABLE]


Offensive stats by league, 2008-2013

[TABLE="class: stats_table"]

League

Class

R/G

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

HR%

BB%

FLD%



American

Majors

4.5

.260

.327

.413

.740

2.7

8.3

.984



National

Majors

4.3

.255

.323

.400

.723

2.4

8.4

.984



International

Triple-A

4.4

.260

.329

.397

.726

2.1

8.6

.979



Mexican

Triple-A

5.3

.295

.365

.435

.800

2.3

9.0

.977



Pacific Coast

Triple-A

5.1

.277

.347

.431

.778

2.5

9.0

.978



Eastern

Double-A

4.5

.259

.332

.393

.725

2.0

8.8

.976



Southern

Double-A

4.4

.257

.334

.385

.719

1.8

9.4

.975



Texas

Double-A

4.6

.262

.334

.396

.730

2.1

8.7

.975



California

Class A Adv

5.3

.272

.342

.422

.764

2.3

8.6

.971



Carolina

Class A Adv

4.5

.256

.329

.386

.714

1.8

8.6

.972



Florida State

Class A Adv

4.2

.256

.326

.372

.698

1.5

8.4

.973


[/TABLE]

http://www.milb.com/...s_milb&sid=l123

Edited by lightfoot789, 07 June 2014 - 09:21 AM.


#9 JP3700

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:14 AM

Which prospects have to be placed on the 40-man next season?


Sano, Rosario and Meyer are the locks. Several relievers like Achter(again), Cole Johnson and Tyler Jones are possible. Lester Oliveros is someone to look at since he still has an option. Sean Gilmartin is pitching well so he will likely be added. Also Levi Michael, Alex Wimmers and Niko Goodrum are possibilities depending how they finish the year.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:39 AM

The FSL is the hardest league to hit HRs in from "A" ball thru the Majors. Walker has impressed so far, at least in that category. He produces when statistics say he shouldn't.

Florida State League: At a Glance


[TABLE="class: stats_table"]

Stadium
Team
R
HR
H


Tradition Field
St. Lucie Mets
1.164
1.252
1.080


McKechnie Field
Bradenton Marauders
1.143
1.421
1.048


Florida Auto Exchange Stadium
Dunedin Blue Jays
1.113
1.305
1.022


Bright House Field
Clearwater Threshers
1.037
1.397
0.997


Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Daytona Cubs
1.022
1.213
0.985


Charlotte Sports Park
Charlotte Stone Crabs
1.004
1.180
0.989


George M. Steinbrenner Field
Tampa Yankees
1.000
0.721
1.031


Joker Marchant Stadium
Lakeland Flying Tigers
0.962
0.913
0.987


Hammond Stadium
Fort Myers Miracle
0.961
0.865
1.000


Roger Dean Stadium
Jupiter Hammerheads
0.926
0.615
0.998


Roger Dean Stadium
Palm Beach Cardinals
0.876
0.757
0.949


Space Coast Stadium
Brevard County Manatees
0.868
0.768
0.934

[/TABLE]


Offensive stats by league, 2008-2013

[TABLE="class: stats_table"]

League
Class
R/G
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
HR%
BB%
FLD%


American
Majors
4.5
.260
.327
.413
.740
2.7
8.3
.984


National
Majors
4.3
.255
.323
.400
.723
2.4
8.4
.984


International
Triple-A
4.4
.260
.329
.397
.726
2.1
8.6
.979


Mexican
Triple-A
5.3
.295
.365
.435
.800
2.3
9.0
.977


Pacific Coast
Triple-A
5.1
.277
.347
.431
.778
2.5
9.0
.978


Eastern
Double-A
4.5
.259
.332
.393
.725
2.0
8.8
.976


Southern
Double-A
4.4
.257
.334
.385
.719
1.8
9.4
.975


Texas
Double-A
4.6
.262
.334
.396
.730
2.1
8.7
.975


California
Class A Adv
5.3
.272
.342
.422
.764
2.3
8.6
.971


Carolina
Class A Adv
4.5
.256
.329
.386
.714
1.8
8.6
.972


Florida State
Class A Adv
4.2
.256
.326
.372
.698
1.5
8.4
.973

[/TABLE]

http://www.milb.com/...s_milb&sid=l123


Great post, thanks for sharing this Lightfoot.

#11 Seth Stohs

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:48 AM

Which prospects have to be placed on the 40-man next season?


It can be found in the Rule 5 column of the minor league rosters found here: http://www.twinsdail...er-Payroll-2014

Sano, Rosario, and Meyer would be the headliners.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:55 AM

A lineup with Walker and Vargas would really mash, but there would be a lot of strikeouts. Add in Sano and, oh my! The would miss a lot of baseballs at the plate, but when they hit 'em!

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:59 AM

I think Kennys was showing his pleasure at getting his boy, Rosario, back in the lineup ahead of him. (He'll be even more pleased if Adam Brett Walker ever gets the call to have his back in the 5 spot and Buxton gets healed and hits just in front of him in the 3 spot).


Yes, that would be a great lineup in New Britain but if anyone gets a call-up it should be Vargas.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:06 AM

A lineup with Walker and Vargas would really mash, but there would be a lot of strikeouts. Add in Sano and, oh my! The would miss a lot of baseballs at the plate, but when they hit 'em!


Kennys is displaying his new and improved plate discipline and defeating the stereotypes about him-- Around a 13% K-rate since May 1, with nearly a 12% BB rate.

http://twinsdaily.co...-the-dream-quot

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:09 AM

Yes, that would be a great lineup in New Britain but if anyone gets a call-up it should be Vargas.


Vargas is on the 40-man, but it appears that need in the OF might mean Rosario gets to the Show earlier. Until the situations for Parmelee, Kubel and Willingham are settled, there's really no room for Vargas.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:50 AM

Kendrys is now blocking Kennys from seeing the majors this year.