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Article: Part 4: Seth's Updated Top 50 Twins Prospects (21-25)

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#21 ashbury


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:07 PM

I'm also not impressed at all with Rorteved

I actually like Rotroverdt.

As the Adopt-A-Prospect sponsor for Ben Rortvedt, I gotta stand up for my guy. I don't know if he'll eventually hit either*, but it's spelled Rortvedt, just like it's pronounced. :)


*Actually I think he will.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:29 AM


Rortvedt has yet to impress me.I think he is developing slower than I had expected and I am disappointed.Top 40 yes, but not top 25 yet for me.Jay is interesting because in the past as we read about him as a starter he was much more intriguing, but knowing that failed starters can be outstanding relievers I hope that he shines soon.

​Granite is interesting because this past year I would have thought he would be higher than this considering his year and his promotion to MLB.Are the top 20 that good or is he overrated as a major leaguer?


Kohl Stewart keeps getting the same review - lots of stuff, does not strike anyone out.For some reason his rankings and the words that are written about him to not correspond.

​The top 20 should be quite interesting.  


very few 19 year olds start in full season ball. Most that do are first round HS picks, not 2nd round picks. I think you're probably being a bit hard on Rortvedt personally. His bat clearly wasn't ready, though he adjusted. I'm not sure what the plan here, whether that's to keep challenging him in an even tougher hitters league, or hold him back and see if his bat can catch up to his defense.


He's a very good prospect, though I don't expect to see him knocking on the door any time soon.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:01 AM

Yeah, I think people are focusing too much on Rortvedt's batting line and not considering the improvements made after that abysmal start and that he was in full season ball already.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:25 AM

Rortvedt definitely improved in the second half, but even his second half split would be indicative of a marginal MLB bat.That said he is young and evaluators still seem to like his tools a decent amount.I think there are a few examples of catchers that didn't hit great in the minors, but had good defensive tools and managed to steadily improve their bats over time.


I have tempered expectations at this point, but I'm definitely not writing him off.I have him around 30, but it's a deep and intriguing system.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:56 PM


, but it's a deep and intriguing system.

this.. this and this...


I started putting one together, but it has been very difficult this year. Lots of ceiling way down in the ranks. It's almost like our new FO made a lot of improvements in the development area and suddenly a lot more guys are showing promise... :)

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:01 PM

I think Jay and Stewart should probably be higher, but nothing unreasonable given the injuries.

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