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Baseball America: Midseason Top 50 Prospects (5 Twins!)

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:09 AM

http://www.baseballa...knock-buxton-1/

It's a pay-article, but we know that five Twins prospects appear in Baseball America's Midseason Top 50 Prospect list.

Byron Buxton remains #1.
Miguel Sano is #9.
JO Berrios is #27.
Kohl Stewart is #30.
Alex Meyer is #32.

And Nick Gordon is listed as one to watch.

#2 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:19 AM

Three pitchers between 27-32?

Holy crap. That's impressive.

#3 gunnarthor

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:21 AM

Wow, who would have thought that Meyer would be our #3 pitcher and still ranked #32 overall? Personally, I think the Berrios rating is too high (for reasons in the numerous Berrios threads) but it's a bold ranking and I'm sure the people at BA know a lot more about it than I do. Really exciting to see.

#4 Monkeypaws

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:22 AM

Hard not to get excited about the state of the organization.

C'mon trickle up!

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:23 AM

Wow on Berrios. I'm more impressed that even with the Sano/Buxton injuries, this team is in great shape long term. I'd be curious who would round out their top 100... I'd think Rosario, Thorpe, May, Santana, Polanco, and Vargas might have a shot.

#6 gunnarthor

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:26 AM

BP put out their top 50 midseason as well but it's behind a pay wall so I don't know who/if any Twins were ranked (well, I know some were ranked). http://www.baseballp...#commentMessage

According to the comments, 4 Cubs are in the top 20.

#7 shs_59

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:32 AM

how many were there in the "others to watch" section

10 names? Nick Gordon is top 60 !



Cubs #1 , Twins #2 or #3
Top Twins prospects ? 1.Byron Buxton (OF-AA) 2.Miguel Sano (3B-AA) 3. J.O. Berrios (P-AA) 4.) Tyler Jay (P-A+) 5.Jorge Polanco (2B-AA) 6.Nick Gordon (SS-A)7. Felix Jorge (SP-A) 8.Stephen Gonsalves (P-A+) 9.Kohl Stewart (P-A+) 10.Alex Meyer (P-AAA) 11.Max Kepler (OF-AA) 12. Tyler Duffey (P-AAA) 13. Chih-Wei-Hu (SP-A+) 14. Nick Burdi (RP-A+) 15. Travis Harrison (OF-A+) Just Missed :P OF A.B. Walker, P Jake Reed, C Stuart Turner. (e.Rosario, t. May graduates)

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:48 AM

BP put out their top 50 midseason as well but it's behind a pay wall so I don't know who/if any Twins were ranked (well, I know some were ranked). http://www.baseballp...#commentMessage

According to the comments, 4 Cubs are in the top 20.


Buxton - #1
Meyer - #12
Sano - #16
Stewart - #27
Berrios - #41

#9 Brad Swanson

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:48 AM

BP put out their top 50 midseason as well but it's behind a pay wall so I don't know who/if any Twins were ranked (well, I know some were ranked). http://www.baseballp...#commentMessage

According to the comments, 4 Cubs are in the top 20.


5 Twins on the list.

1. Buxton
12. Meyer
16. Sano
27. Stewart
41. Berrios

The article states that if Berrios doesn't tire at the end of this season, he'll be higher on their 101 in the offseason. Gordon is listed as one to watch on this list as well. They are very high on Meyer, noting that he's throwing more strikes and locating them lower in the zone.

Sorry for the concurrent info as well.

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#10 Badsmerf

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:59 AM

These guys are all inching closer to the twins. I'm guessing the twins will have another good draft pick next year so hopefully they continue to add talent. As much as I like what dozier has done, he will likely be past his prime when these guys get acclimated to mlb. He could be a nice trade piece to add more talent to come behind this group.

The twins should have some payroll flexibility in coming years too. No reason to think they couldn't add a big bat to fill a hole if needed.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:08 AM

Happy to see the prospects rated well.

WAITING to see when and how well they transition to the Twins.

#12 lightfoot789

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:13 AM

FSL Top Prospect Cards are in - great chance to get Berrios and Polanco cards at this level. Great seasons for both. Polanco will warrant higher ranking by seasons end.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item1c421e277a

#13 birdwatcher

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:14 AM

I would doubt that Detroit, Cleveland and Chicago combined have 5 prospects in the top 50. KC will likely be a force, but the future looks pretty bright in the division for the Twins.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:58 AM

These guys are all inching closer to the twins. I'm guessing the twins will have another good draft pick next year so hopefully they continue to add talent. As much as I like what dozier has done, he will likely be past his prime when these guys get acclimated to mlb. He could be a nice trade piece to add more talent to come behind this group.

The twins should have some payroll flexibility in coming years too. No reason to think they couldn't add a big bat to fill a hole if needed.


I love Dozier but I agree with you here. I have a feeling two or three of Polanco, Gordon, Santana, and Vielma will make him expendable. Santana is already here, Polanco and Gordon seem like fairly safe bets to at least make it to the Majors, and Vielma is a really talented wild card who I think flies under the radar here at times.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:22 AM

with 3 starting pitchers in the top 50 makes me like the odds that at least 1 of them will pan out.

#16 Brandon

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:23 AM

with 3 starting pitchers in the top 50 makes me like the odds that at least 1 of them will pan out.

Also when is Seth going to do his top 50 prospect update midseason version? That's usually a good read.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:34 AM

That's without May, Vargas, Polanco, Rosario, Santana or Pinto. Our upper minors are downright scary. Add Thorpe, Gonsalves, Kepler, and Gordon. There's a dozen guys who could be garner top-100 consideration during the offseason.

#18 righty8383

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:36 AM

If Berrios can duplicate his FSL success in the Eastern League, I expect we'll see him high on a LOT of lists next spring

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:39 AM

If Berrios can duplicate his FSL success in the Eastern League, I expect we'll see him high on a LOT of lists next spring

Yep, I'm excited to see how he does in AA. Jason Parks at BP is having a chat and defended Berrios' delivery against KLaw:
[FONT=Arial]Jason Parks on the Top 50: We have put eyes on him this season and movement wasn't an issue with his fastball. This is why seeing players in person is so vital when forming and propagating scouting opinion. Here's a good (free) report on Berrios from Jeff Moore: http://www.baseballp...hp?reportid=105[/FONT]
http://www.baseballp...=1404750495#new

#20 righty8383

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:41 AM

That's without May, Vargas, Polanco, Rosario, Santana or Pinto. Our upper minors are downright scary. Add Thorpe, Gonsalves, Kepler, and Gordon. There's a dozen guys who could be garner top-100 consideration during the offseason.


That's what makes this farm system even more exciting. A year or 2 ago there was a lot of promise at the lower minors, but you had to kind of reserve your excitement for guys that are so far away. Now with them showing success at AA/AAA, the future is looking better than ever.