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#1 Steve Lein

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 12:20 AM

You can view the page at http://www.twinsdail...iar-Faces-Shine

Scouting Report: 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)


#2 DJL44

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 09:38 AM

Gilmartin promoted. That should open a spot for Berrios.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:28 PM

Definitely. Though Berrios might not be first in the promotion pecking order.

But the Twins always talk about consistency with pitchers when determining promotions, so if Berrios hasn't been consistent (-ly awesome), I don't know how they define it!

#4 jokin

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:14 PM

Definitely. Though Berrios might not be first in the promotion pecking order.

But the Twins always talk about consistency with pitchers when determining promotions, so if Berrios hasn't been consistent (-ly awesome), I don't know how they define it!


Not only impressive consistency, he also seems to have matured quite a bit since 2013. I hope the Twins go against their normal SOP of promoting by seniority-first and give Berrios his well-deserved reward. Fernandez went straight to the Marlins out of ST after finishing the previous year at age 20 in High-A ball.

Consider these stats, in the same level, at the same age:

Fernandez: ERA- 1.96 FIP- 2.34 K/9- 9.65 BB/9- 2.78
Berrios: ERA- 2.09 FIP- 2.34 K/9- 10.47 BB/9- 2.44

Should Berrios be able to continue this current success in New Britain this year, he would have an excellent chance at being a first or second call-up (after Meyer?) next year. Exciting times, especially if the Twins choose to be aggressive.