Baseball America just published their top performers in each category per league, Alex Meyer was mentioned as having the best FB and Breaker in the International League (after witnessing him throw on Sunday, I concur!), here are Twins-related results in the FSL:
Best Power Prospect Adam Brett Walker, Fort Myers (Twins)
Best Pitching Prospect Jose Berrios, Fort Myers (Twins)
Best Breaking Pitch Jose Berrios, Fort Myers (Twins)
Best Changeup Jose Berrios, Fort Myers (Twins)
Best Control Tim Shibuya, Fort Myers (Twins)
Best Defensive Shortstop Jorge Polanco, Fort Myers (Twins)
Best Infield Arm Niko Goodrum, Fort Myers (Twins)
Best Manager Prospect Doug Mietnkiewicz, Fort Myers (Twins)
Seems to bode well for Jose Berrios, it's quite interesting, and telling, that he now touches 98 on his FB, but apparently it's only his 3rd best pitch? Wow.
Lots of love for Polanco, despite not making the FSL All Star team, plus all the errors he committed.
Goodrum is seemingly the forgotten man in the Miracle middle infield and is currently playing in the shadow of Levi Michael, who himself appears to be on the verge of his own promotion.
Stuart Turner lost out on the Best Defensive Catcher award to Rays prospect, Justin O’Conner (can't win 'em all, I guess).
Is Shibuya now forcing some of the national scribes to sit up and take notice that he might be for real as a legit back-end SP prospect?
It appears that some of the national media is picking up on Dougie-Fresh's success in Ft Myers, the Twins better be proactive in moving him up or likely stand to lose him sooner rather than later.
Edited by jokin, 08 August 2014 - 12:43 PM.