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Article: Part 4: Seth's Midseason Top 40 Twins Prospects (11-15)

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#21 DocBauer

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 12:18 PM

Jorge is a guy that interests me. He seems to throw pretty hard and have at least solid secondary stuff. He seems to have good control and has been a model of consistency the past couple of years. I've even read reports from teammates and the such that he's got solid/good stuff. So why aren't his SO numbers better?
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#22 caninatl04

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 02:18 PM

After reading about Palka, and following other top prospects, perhaps Twins Daily should change their name to:

"Unfortunately, he is now on the DL "
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#23 Shaitan

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 03:55 PM

I've never seen a call for a third catcher before under the guise that it "adds flexibility" to the roster.

 

Man, this team needs some reliable arms so they can downsize the bullpen and get a real bench.


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:09 PM

 

Jorge is a guy that interests me. He seems to throw pretty hard and have at least solid secondary stuff. He seems to have good control and has been a model of consistency the past couple of years. I've even read reports from teammates and the such that he's got solid/good stuff. So why aren't his SO numbers better?

 

There are a lot of factors in pitcher success. Jorge obviously doesn't fool opposing hitters, whether its because his delivery isn't deceptive, his secondary pitches are easy to pick up, or whatever reason or combination of reasons. 

 

The bottom line is that starters who can't strike guys out in the minors cannot start in the Majors. It just doesn't happen. Jorge's only chance at the Major League level is to move to the bullpen in the hopes that his stuff improves significantly during short stints.

 

There's no harm in starting him in the meantime - most MLB relievers started games in the minors.

 

On the other hand, that means his prospect value is limited . . . Seth has him 10 spots or so too high.

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#25 Thrylos

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 05:41 AM

 

After reading about Palka, and following other top prospects, perhaps Twins Daily should change their name to:

"Unfortunately, he is now on the DL "

 

or maybe Twins DaiLy

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