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#1 old nurse

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:59 AM

Bleacher report had an amusing little article on over rated prospects. It is a good thing when your number 18 prospect http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/mlb/news/prospects/index.jsp?c_id=min is the prospect they call over rated


#2 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:09 AM

you put the wrong link on there :)

 

http://bleacherrepor...ed-top-prospect

 

but yeah, he's a teens prospect... not quite sure how anyone ranked that low can be overrated.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:23 AM

MLB.com wrote: "Littell's pitchability may be more impressive than his stuff. He can't overpower hitters, but he mixes his pitches, pounds the strike zone and keeps the ball down, generating plenty of strikeouts and groundouts. He has a ceiling of a No. 4 starter, perhaps more if he can add more power to his pitches."

 

This is kind of funny, especially when you read the other people on the list and read how many of them have great stuff, but can't find the strike zone.The only thing they missed was "In summary, he pitches like that bum Greg Maddux."

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:02 PM

I'm guessing they saw the 19-1 record and are saying he won't have that much success in the bigs. But they probably should have chose someone else...

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:07 PM

Yeah, an 11th-round pick who is rated #18 in the organization and they say has a ceiling of a #4 starter.If that's our most overrated pick I am a very happy Twins fan.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 09:18 AM

 

Yeah, an 11th-round pick who is rated #18 in the organization and they say has a ceiling of a #4 starter.If that's our most overrated pick I am a very happy Twins fan.

 

He could become a very good long BP arm which would be fine as well.Interesting that both Slegers and Littell racked up the wins 15-5 & 19-1  

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:29 PM

Littell pitched off a mound today at Hammond and had the catchers mitt poppin'. 

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:55 PM

 

MLB.com wrote: "Littell's pitchability may be more impressive than his stuff. He can't overpower hitters, but he mixes his pitches, pounds the strike zone and keeps the ball down, generating plenty of strikeouts and groundouts. He has a ceiling of a No. 4 starter, perhaps more if he can add more power to his pitches."

 

This is kind of funny, especially when you read the other people on the list and read how many of them have great stuff, but can't find the strike zone.The only thing they missed was "In summary, he pitches like that bum Greg Maddux."

 

I find that write up interesting. Lots of Ks and grounders are a very good combination for any pitcher...if he can do that in the bigs, he's going to be a lot better than a 4...


#9 Thrylos

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 09:00 PM

"Bleacher report" has ranked Gordon as the Twins' number 2 prospect and Kirilloff as their number 6.Methinks they have bigger fish to fry than Littel ;)

 

And thus the question:Have they seen Littel pitch?

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 09:53 PM

“Don’t listen to ‘em, Zack, you’ve been the unfortunate victim of clickbait.”