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Article: Week in Review: Moving Forward

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#41 spycake

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 04:56 PM

Well, both were first round picks. Anderson has reinvented himself as a reliever and is knocking on the door. That's an easy selection for a bullpen weak team to see if he can stick.

Stewart has increased his K rate by about 25% and dropped his walk rate to go with it. Considering his biggest knock was his K rate (which is very respectable in AAA this season), someone might. You may be right that these guys are marginal 40 man adds. We don't see them either, so who knows. I'd think both are risks to go personally.


Anderson wasn't a first round pick. Maybe you are thinking of Tyler Jay? He will be eligible for Rule 5 this winter too.

Anderson was a 32nd round pick from Brainerd who initially had to go to indy ball.

Stewart, his K rate increased in his 3rd year at AA, but just a tick above league average. It is back down to well below average at AAA. He's giving up more hits than ever, although he is still getting grounders. Seems like he would most likely be selected for conversion to relief duty, and in that case, I am not sure he is in all that different of a position from last year.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 05:30 PM

 

Anderson wasn't a first round pick. Maybe you are thinking of Tyler Jay? He will be eligible for Rule 5 this winter too.

Anderson was a 32nd round pick from Brainerd who initially had to go to indy ball.
 

I'm apparently confusing him with someone else... not sure who. 


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 05:54 PM

I'm apparently confusing him with someone else... not sure who. 

Adam Johnson? :)

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#44 Mike Sixel

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:01 PM

 

Adam Johnson? :)

 

thanks

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I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:31 PM

 

Rogers has (by far) the most appearances for MN over the past three years of anyone on the roster, and currently owns a 2.62 FIP as well as career bests in WHIP, HR rate and K rate. He'll be fairly cheap in 2019. He's a core building block in this bullpen and a total lock.

 

You may be right on Moya, but I'd sure like to think he'll be in. The guy can pitch and has nothing else to prove in the minors.

 

 

I think we're getting a little impatient on Austin. He's been in the org for like a week and it's not like he's been outrageously dominant in Triple-A.

 

While I know everyone's disenchanted with Morrison, the Twins do have a reasonable option on him for 2019. Are you saying even if he turns it on with a monster final two months, you'd be totally opposed to exploring that route? He does have 5 HR in his last 16 games... 

 

Treating Austin as some sort of guaranteed upgrade strikes me as symptomatic of a "grass is always greener" mentality.

 

I'll raise my hand and say I'm opposed to picking up the option on Morrison.:)

 

I'll also recognize the possibility that he might turn it around and OPS .900 next year after we don't. 

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:00 PM

I'm pretty late to this party but I think it would be a terrible idea to just shut Buxton down for the whole year.

 

Give his wrist plenty of time to heal - couple weeks, a month, whatever. When he's ready to come back, put him in Rochester until the AAA season is over and then bring him up in September and give him a month against major league pitching. 

 

The Twins' contention timeline depends an awful lot on Byron Buxton, and it would be nice to at least get him some reps against major league breaking balls. The Twins' contention timeline is a LOT shorter if Byron Buxton is playing to his full potential. 




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