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Article: Twins Add Gordon, Wade, Arraez To 40-Man Roster

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#41 Mike Sixel

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:41 PM

 

I don't think of either of them as "not worth stashing".I think of them as unlikely to be drafted or highly unlikely to succeed on another team if drafted (returned).

 

Its clear Jay isn't ready for MLB time and needs more time to develop.

 

Not worthy of being taken isn't exactly high praise.......when other players drafted those years are starring in the majors.....

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:56 PM

IMO if the Twins don't add Nick Anderson to the roster they will have pooched it. He will go at the top of the Rule 5, he will stick, and he will perform like we wish our rookies or even veterans would. A reliever who has a K%-BB% = 28.4% and can go multi-innings should be prized.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:02 PM

 

6th overall pick in 2015 is not worthwhile to stash on the 40 man... What a shame.

 

It was a huge improvement! It used to be they didn't roster 4th over all picks!

 

Edit: Ninja'd. Old joke I guess.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:40 PM

I expect Navaretto to eventually have a useful big league career. Still there are 4 catchers already on 40 man roster, with Rortvedt right behind him with likely a bit more ceiling. I don't think Navaretto gets protected. Jay had a tough year. At this point draft status means little. Nobody wastes a rule 5 pick on him if he has lost the velocity and stuff that made him a high draft choice to begin with.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:45 PM

 

I expect Navaretto to eventually have a useful big league career. Still there are 4 catchers already on 40 man roster, with Rortvedt right behind him with likely a bit more ceiling. I don't think Navaretto gets protected. Jay had a tough year. At this point draft status means little. Nobody wastes a rule 5 pick on him if he has lost the velocity and stuff that made him a high draft choice to begin with.

 

I would if I was years from contending. Why not? At one point, he was a "lock" to be "at least a late inning RP". This is exactly the kind of risk a rebuilding team should take, imo.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 04:29 PM

 

6th overall pick in 2015 is not worthwhile to stash on the 40 man... What a shame.

Injuries are part of the game. He didn't throw 100 innings in his first 3 years in the minors. Someone will take him.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 04:34 PM

 

The actual shame is that the person who made all of those first round picks, including the other wasted ones is still in the Twins' organization...

That's because the organization sees the big picture. The draft is a lot more than just the first pick. What it does show, is taking starting pitching that high, is always a gamble.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 04:36 PM

Comment from JJ Cooper of Baseball America (who follows the Rule 5 as closely as anybody) on the possibility of Tyler Jay getting picked:

 

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 04:39 PM

 

Not worthy of being taken isn't exactly high praise.......when other players drafted those years are starring in the majors.....

It would be interesting to see a full list of players from the 2015 draft that are in the majors let alone "starring."3.5 years in the minors is not that long.Tyler Jay was still below the average age for AA last year.Considering that he only threw 11 innings in 2017, we shouldn't really be concerned about him being a bust yet.He is just not ready to be on a 25 man roster so there isn't the need to protect him.

 

From the first round, 8 of the top 20 selections have MLB experience....Alex Bregman, Walker Buehler, Andrew Benintendi, and Dansby Swanson are actually contributing.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 04:40 PM

 

I hope the open spots will not result in them taking a player in rule 5.

A pitcher nearly guarantees an extra man in the bullpen and a bat like Astudillo in AAA. The only pick might be a middle infielder on the bench who competes with Adrianza for the roster spot.

For $100,000 it's foolish not to take a rule 5 player. I haven't looked lately, but at one time Haley was on the best team in baseball. With us he was on the DL twice and couldn't seem to stay healthy. Injuries are part of the game, but the pick was a good one.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 04:47 PM

 

For $100,000 it's foolish not to take a rule 5 player. I haven't looked lately, but at one time Haley was on the best team in baseball. With us he was on the DL twice and couldn't seem to stay healthy. Injuries are part of the game, but the pick was a good one.

 

Correct... great way to add a player that you've liked. Obviously you have to factor in the guys you have versus the guys you could potentially take. 

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 04:56 PM

 

It would be interesting to see a full list of players from the 2015 draft that are in the majors let alone "starring."3.5 years in the minors is not that long.Tyler Jay was still below the average age for AA last year.Considering that he only threw 11 innings in 2017, we shouldn't really be concerned about him being a bust yet.He is just not ready to be on a 25 man roster so there isn't the need to protect him.

 

From the first round, 8 of the top 20 selections have MLB experience....Alex Bregman, Walker Buehler, Andrew Benintendi, and Dansby Swanson are actually contributing.

 

Add

Harrison Bader
Paul DeJong
Ian Happ
David Fletcher

 

And the fact that all but Swanson and Bregman were picked up after Jay and makes that pick pretty bad.

 

Need to mention that several of the first round picks who did not make it to the majors are high schoolers, including Brendan Rodgers #15 overall prospect at MLB.com, for whom it is tough to make it to the majors 3 years after drafted

 

The Twins' drafts have been pathetic.Another data point: only Gibson is still with the team from the players who were drafted before 2012. That speaks tons.

 

 

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 05:02 PM

Injuries are part of the game. He didn't throw 100 innings in his first 3 years in the minors. Someone will take him.


He's left handed, currently breathing, and a lot of teams are still tanking at the MLB level. I agree someone will take a flyer on him.
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Posted 20 November 2018 - 05:24 PM

I wonder if people would even notice the Rule V draft if it didn't take place during the lull before winter meetings.


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 05:47 PM

For $100,000 it's foolish not to take a rule 5 player. I haven't looked lately, but at one time Haley was on the best team in baseball. With us he was on the DL twice and couldn't seem to stay healthy. Injuries are part of the game, but the pick was a good one.


The cost is roster flexibility.

Even if you do roster that player it would be years before you get a return. Ryan Pressly was taken in 2013 and was used in low leverage situations. The Twins in turn had to carry 13 pitchers much of the year. He was sent to AAA in 2014 and pitched less than 30 major league innings in both 2014-2015. In 2016-2017 he was at the back of the bullpen just above replacement level. Finally a pay off in 2018 and the Twins do get good prospects.

Likely best case is the guy we take this year pays off in 2024. The much greater likelihood is that the rule 5 addition will be stuck on the roster and increase the need for a 13th pitcher. This will really limit the opportunity for an extra bench bat like Astudillo. I would rather bet on Astudillo and roster those last spots in the pen to guys with options that can shuttled back and forth rather so that the staff can stay at 12 most of the year.

How many contenders are going to trade roster flexibility to stash a rule 5 guy in 2019? How many did it last year? If it was foolish not to take a rule 5 player wouldn’t every team take one?
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Posted 20 November 2018 - 05:50 PM

Man, don't see the need for all the outfielders. Like the starters also on the 40-man (although I consider the ceiling higher on those guys than the second rung of outfielders...Cave, Reed, Granite, Grossman, Wade. Not sure the need for more than two at this moment, since you also have Tyler Austin in the mix.

 

I also don't see a big need for any Rile 5 guy who might still be a year away. The Twins have enough of those types of players in their system. Better to go after the minor league fee agent market for temporary fixes. The Twins need to do more of a 40-man housecleaning of guys they are already putting on contract, and make realistic decisions on what they do have in the system. You have to ask: why gamble on a castoff from another organization rather than someone of equal quality in your own system?

 

 

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 05:59 PM

 

The cost is roster flexibility.

Even if you do roster that player it would be years before you get a return. Ryan Pressly was taken in 2013 and was used in low leverage situations. The Twins in turn had to carry 13 pitchers much of the year. He was sent to AAA in 2014 and pitched less than 30 major league innings in both 2014-2015. In 2016-2017 he was at the back of the bullpen just above replacement level. Finally a pay off in 2018 and the Twins do get good prospects.

Likely best case is the guy we take this year pays off in 2024. The much greater likelihood is that the rule 5 addition will be stuck on the roster and increase the need for a 13th pitcher. This will really limit the opportunity for an extra bench bat like Astudillo. I would rather bet on Astudillo and roster those last spots in the pen to guys with options that can shuttled back and forth rather so that the staff can stay at 12 most of the year.

How many contenders are going to trade roster flexibility to stash a rule 5 guy in 2019? How many did it last year? If it was foolish not to take a rule 5 player wouldn’t every team take one?

They got a MLB player for $100,000. I don't follow every other team and really don't care what they do. If the search committee had picked me, I would always take a rule 5 player. Always.

 

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 06:04 PM

 

I wonder if people would even notice the Rule V draft if it didn't take place during the lull before winter meetings.

 

As a matter of fact, it takes place the last day of the Winter Meetings...

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 06:58 PM

 

Man, don't see the need for all the outfielders. Like the starters also on the 40-man (although I consider the ceiling higher on those guys than the second rung of outfielders...Cave, Reed, Granite, Grossman, Wade. Not sure the need for more than two at this moment, since you also have Tyler Austin in the mix.

 

I also don't see a big need for any Rile 5 guy who might still be a year away. The Twins have enough of those types of players in their system. Better to go after the minor league fee agent market for temporary fixes. The Twins need to do more of a 40-man housecleaning of guys they are already putting on contract, and make realistic decisions on what they do have in the system. You have to ask: why gamble on a castoff from another organization rather than someone of equal quality in your own system?

I think Grossman and Granite will both be gone soon, and then I think the OF depth chart will look less filled up.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 07:25 PM

 

6th overall pick in 2015 is not worthwhile to stash on the 40 man... What a shame.

Our FO didn't draft him. It's simple for them to pass on most of these guys because of this. It will be interesting to see what happens when the players they drafted are needed to be protected.

 

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