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Article: 2018 Minnesota Twins Roster Projection (2.0)

joe mauer brian dozier jose berrios byron buxton miguel sano
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#21 ashburyjohn

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:10 PM

Here's an article about him: http://www.startribu...game/476193873/

"Twins outfield prospect Ryan LaMarre tries to keep it simple in a complex game"

 

Prospect? He turns 30 after the season. :)

 

Picky picky picky. The headline writer should have said "Twins outfield hopeful Ryan LaMarre..."

Nothing is so annoying as someone going on talking when I'm interrupting.


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:49 PM

"Twins outfield prospect Ryan LaMarre tries to keep it simple in a complex game"
 
Prospect? He turns 30 after the season. :)
 
Picky picky picky. The headline writer should have said "Twins outfield hopeful Ryan LaMarre..."

Yeah, that definitely would have made more sense.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 05:54 PM

 

That Rochester bullpen is going to be tough.

 

Agreed, Bobs!And if Pressly struggles, Elvis better be leaving the building quickly in favor of one of those up and coming bullpen arms.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 05:58 PM

So why do we need both Escobar and Adrianza as backup infielders?Would it not make more sense to keep Vargas and send Adrianza through wavers? If Adrianza is welected we still would have Abar and Gordon at AAA.Will Adrianza get any playing time???He shouldn't unless someone gets hurt.I'd prefer Vargas on the Bench.  


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 06:03 PM

I don't get the Aybar signing. He can't hit or field. I would prefer someone that can do one or both.

As for leadership.... They have no rookies, and few second year players. How many "veterans" do they still need?

I just hope if kinley is bad, or not trusted, they move on quickly.

It's a good roster. Not sure it is great, but it is good.
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One of the best opening day rosters in years. Now go get 'em.


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:18 PM

Hildenberger has about 1/3 of MLB experience under his belt and has been pretty sucky this Spring.Not sure that he is a lock...He has options.

Same with Grossman as far as suckiness goes.He does not have options, but has a non-guaranteed contract and the Twins can use part of that $2M elsewhere.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:23 PM

Leadership ? Sano. He can't help himself.

Aybar keeps the infielders and 4th outfielders on their toes. They can see that he's a shadow of his former self, but his formidable reputation keeps them nervous.

 

Vargas.  He has had key hits on so many occasions. I hate the thought of loosing him.

 

Of course they should sign Lynn or Cobb or Arrieta if they can.  The Twins can't have enough good starters.

 

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:05 PM

Hildenberger has about 1/3 of MLB experience under his belt and has been pretty sucky this Spring. Not sure that he is a lock... He has options.
Same with Grossman as far as suckiness goes. He does not have options, but has a non-guaranteed contract and the Twins can use part of that $2M elsewhere.


Hildy had a 44:6 k:bb ratio in 46 innings last year.
He's absolutely a 100% lock unless he gets hurt.
The results of practice games mean nothing.
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:28 PM

 

Hildenberger has about 1/3 of MLB experience under his belt and has been pretty sucky this Spring.Not sure that he is a lock...He has options.

Same with Grossman as far as suckiness goes.He does not have options, but has a non-guaranteed contract and the Twins can use part of that $2M elsewhere.

Unfortunately (IMO) you're right that Hildenberger isn't a lock. When interviewed, Hildy said that he was pitching as if he was competing for a spot in the bullpen. I'm not sure how much we should care about spring training box scores though. Grossman is what he is at this point, I don't think a poor ST signifies anything.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:18 AM

 

So why do we need both Escobar and Adrianza as backup infielders?Would it not make more sense to keep Vargas and send Adrianza through wavers? If Adrianza is welected we still would have Abar and Gordon at AAA.Will Adrianza get any playing time???He shouldn't unless someone gets hurt.I'd prefer Vargas on the Bench.  

Aybar won't necessarily be in AAA, he can opt out of his contract if he doesn't make the MLB roster.

 

Also, while Gordon should be in AAA, he's not on the 40-man roster yet, so I don't think he makes sense in a temporarily replacement role (not like Polanco a few years ago, who was already on the 40-man anyway).

 

Honestly why do you prefer Vargas? He's got a career OPS+ of 102 -- I'm not even sure he's worth pinch-hitting for anyone in our regular lineup. Maybe Castro vs LHP? But Grossman is just as good of an option for that. And Escobar would be too, if he is on the bench. And hopefully Garver would be soon too...

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:28 PM

So why do we need both Escobar and Adrianza as backup infielders? 

They aren't interchangeable. Escobar, when healthy, has a better than average bat for a middle infielder. His glove is so-so. Adrianza has a better rep on defense, but I have my doubts he would hit well enough if given regular duty. Either one can fill in defensively, in the outfield. I forget if one has been tabbed as an emergency catcher.

 

On one hand, management could "pick their poison". Conversely, the two can coexist on a roster, and contribute, if no other needs are pressing.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:39 PM

 

I forget if one has been tabbed as an emergency catcher.

Escobar! He even caught for one inning last year (and the pitcher was Chris Gimenez, no less).

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:46 PM

Escobar! He even caught for one inning last year (and the pitcher was Chris Gimenez, no less).

Ima stick my neck out and guess Ehire would volunteer too. :)

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:31 PM

Adrianza also plays corner outfield, and better than Grossy imho.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:08 PM

Bux stole two bases today. Why do projected line ups have him so low? I know it didn’t work well when Bux led off last year, but I’d love to see Bux, Mauer, Dozier as 1-2-3.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:14 PM

Bux stole two bases today. Why do projected line ups have him so low? I know it didn’t work well when Bux led off last year, but I’d love to see Bux, Mauer, Dozier as 1-2-3.


Ideally, you'd want high OBP guys at the top. Even at his best, Buxton is going to be more pop than on base machine.
Ideally he's a middle of the order hitter.
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#37 ahart10

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:53 PM

I like to put speed down the line up so it’s leess likely to be wasted on home runs.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:39 AM

Mine:
Catchers : Castro, Garver (2)

Infielders: Mauer, Morrison, Dozier , Polanco , Sano , Escobar, Aybar , Vargas. (8)

Outfielders: (4)
Rosie, Buck yeah , Mad Max , Rob Grossman

Pitchers: (11)
Berrios, Odorizzi , Lynn, Gibson

Rodney, Reed , Rogers , Pressly , Duke , Kinley or Duffey* , Hughes.

Hildenberger in AAA , erv santana, t. may, m. Pineda on DL

Twins Prospects? 1 S. Gonsalves  2. N. Gordon  3. Tyler Jay

4. A. Kirilloff  5. Romero, Fernando  6. Mejia, Alberto  7. K. Stewart

8.J.T. Chargois  9. Wells, Lac. 10. D. Palka  11. Wade, LaM. 12. Nic Burdi




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