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Article: Twins Select C Ben Rortvedt with 56th Overall Pick

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#21 Seth Stohs

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 09:41 AM


No way. I don't get the dislike for Turner and Garver. They are good prospects. He is a good prospect, but I doubt he is likely as good add the other two. They have already been good against much better competition. Good pick, though.


Depends on the definition of "prospect" and each individual's  criteria. I think that in terms of ceiling, it's Rortvedt and it's not particularly close. But I think that, at least to some degree, proximity to MLB is a factor too. I'd probably have Garver ahead of him for now, though by the end of the year, I'd guess Rortvedt would be higher. 


Garver and Turner will (probably) be big leaguers... Rortvedt may never get to AA. Nature of Propsects and prospect lists.

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#22 Steve Penz

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 09:55 AM

My in laws were in Mexico in February and they mentioned to me upon returning that they met a couple whose son was a catching prospect from Wisconsin and the Twins were scouting him hard.  It turns out it was Rortvedt.

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 10:05 AM

I know Wisconsin isn't a hot bed for ML talent, but this pick intrigues me more than our 1st rounder.

And I like Garver as a catching prospect. Guy is quality behind the dish from all reports and he can hit, and has potential with the bat. Let's not forget, catcher is generally not an offensive position. Secondly, catchers don't tend to be fast rise prospects the way Mauer was.
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Posted 10 June 2016 - 11:36 AM


 Secondly, catchers don't tend to be fast rise prospects the way Mauer was.


This times a million.Catchers are some of the hardest to get ready for the big leagues, and a lot of it is defense.Mauer spoiled us in many ways.I wouldn't expect to see him any time soon.If we're really lucky, he's in Cedar Rapids next year, but EST is a very real possibility. 

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 07:48 AM

Can he catch?

No, I think we all can agree Gein is a real butcher in the field.
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Posted 11 June 2016 - 08:13 AM


No, I think we all can agree Gein is a real butcher in the field.




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