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#21 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:22 AM

 

It's nice to see Arraez at AAA - if he could get a couple months' worth of experience at AAA, perhaps he could pass up Torreyes as the next infielder up in case of injury.

 

Boy, that's a lot of injured prospects. It stinks for Gordon because it seemed like he was finally starting to string something together at the plate.

 

Torreyes has been on the Temporary Inactive List for quite awhile ,and that's after a terrible start to the season. I wouldn't be surprised if Arraez has already passed Torreyes in the pecking order.

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#22 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:25 AM

 

It really sounds like Addison Reed is done. His fastball was in the 80s in Spring Training and he was getting pounded. He then had an injury to his non-throwing hand and started the season on the IL. It's now seven weeks later and he's still throwing in the 80s. So far during his rehab stint at AAA he's been truly terrible with a 13.5 ERA and a .524 BA against.I've pretty much lost any hope that he will contribute anything at the major league level this season. 

 

I watched his inning last night. Per the telecast graphics, fastball was 86-87... mostly 86. Slider looked alright, but just isn't getting the fastball back. Too bad. He was really good until mid-May last year... That's' the thing with relievers... even the most durable ones (like Reed was until last May)... you just never know. 

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#23 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:27 AM

 

Agree that I would rather see Romero given a chance as a starter. When is Gonsalves supposed to pitch?

 

Last I heard on Gonsalves was that he''s hoping to be pitching in Rochester by the end of May... 


#24 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:29 AM

 

Expect Arraez will struggle for a week or two, then be his normal self with a half dozen multi-hit games out of every ten.Great seeing Rortvedt move up to Pensacola, hopefully, his results with the bat continue as they were in Fort Myers.

 

What a nice start for Colina.Could be another arm for a future Twins bullpen?

 

I read something on one of the posts yesterday about young players signed by the Twins.One was first name Enmanuel something.Don't recall reading about him previously.Was he someone who was signed with the extra dollars they got from that trade this winter?If not, does anyone know if they have used it?

 

The Twins are considered favorites to sign Enmanuel Rodriguez in July. I assume that''s what you saw? 

 

http://twinsdaily.co...nuel-rodriguez/

 

 


#25 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:31 AM

 

Is anyone else wondering why the pitch count and innings pitched for Graterol are so low? I never see him pitch past the 5th inning.

 

Just taking care of him arm. No worries. Also remember he left his last start with the concern about his trap, so I'm sure they were going to limit him in his first start after that. 


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:04 AM

Nice to see some aggressive May promotions. The Twins often wait for late June.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:11 AM

 

Is anyone else wondering why the pitch count and innings pitched for Graterol are so low? I never see him pitch past the 5th inning.

 

not really. And this is a reminder for people already clamoring for him to be the next guy up for the rotation: He missed a full year in 2016. In 2017, he only pitched 40 innings coming off injury. In 2018 (his first year in full-season ball at age 19) he threw 102 innings. He's only made 38 starts in his professional career. That arm is a prize, and if we want him to develop into a top starter let's not get crazy. If he can throw 140-150 innings this year, and stay strong all season, he'll be in a great position for the franchise. at age 21.

 

Shame about Nick Gordon getting hurt again. Hopefully it isn't lengthy, because he'd gotten off to such a nice start when he finally got back into the lineup. He's shown the ability to really hit when repeating a level, so it's been my hope that last year was an adjustment year and his start was a hopeful sign that might be true. 


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:59 AM

I watched his inning last night. Per the telecast graphics, fastball was 86-87... mostly 86. Slider looked alright, but just isn't getting the fastball back. Too bad. He was really good until mid-May last year... That's' the thing with relievers... even the most durable ones (like Reed was until last May)... you just never know.


Maybe, but then again, some posters (not me) predicted this when we signed him, due to the high amount of use he'd had prior to that.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:09 AM

 

If they are only going to let Brusdar Graterol pitch around 75 pitches in AA, how is he ever going to be a major league starter, since most are 75 in the 5th?

If they are worried about about his health, why not bring him up to the majors and let him pitch out of the pen?

 

Perhaps it could be that the Twins are hopeful/expectant that Graterol may be able to contribute to the big club this year so they aren't going to have him eat up all of his innings down in the panhandle.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:30 AM

 

The Twins are considered favorites to sign Enmanuel Rodriguez in July. I assume that''s what you saw? 

 

http://twinsdaily.co...nuel-rodriguez/

What I was wondering about, Seth, is whether anyone knows if the Twins spent the International dollar allocation they traded for late last winter?


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:42 AM

Jhoan Duran and (I think) Johan Quezada.


If I have another son, his name will be some combination of the letters J, O, H, A, N. I should’ve recognized this sooner.
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:53 AM

not really. And this is a reminder for people already clamoring for him to be the next guy up for the rotation: He missed a full year in 2016. In 2017, he only pitched 40 innings coming off injury. In 2018 (his first year in full-season ball at age 19) he threw 102 innings. He's only made 38 starts in his professional career. That arm is a prize, and if we want him to develop into a top starter let's not get crazy. If he can throw 140-150 innings this year, and stay strong all season, he'll be in a great position for the franchise. at age 21.

Shame about Nick Gordon getting hurt again. Hopefully it isn't lengthy, because he'd gotten off to such a nice start when he finally got back into the lineup. He's shown the ability to really hit when repeating a level, so it's been my hope that last year was an adjustment year and his start was a hopeful sign that might be true.

The arm is a prize. It’s easy to think it about in the exact opposite manner:

He’s throwing the ball as hard as he ever will in his life. Right at this moment. That’s being put to use for something called the Blue Wahoos, while the Twins are legitimate World Series contenders if they can add some dynamic arms.

It’s not a matter of if his arm is going to blow, it’s when. Why not use it before it does? Bring him up in the second half, have him go every 5th day in a tag-team with Pineda, similar to early in the season with Perez. Or, have him as a 6th swing man to spot start based on match-ups and be a long guy. That way, you limit his innings (as well as possibly Berrios/Perez/Gibson), keep him somewhat stretched out, get him accustomed to a playoff race, and get the best arm in the system to the major leagues.

Having him at your disposal in a playoff series would be ideal.

Edited by Darius, 15 May 2019 - 11:55 AM.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:56 AM

Just taking care of him arm. No worries. Also remember he left his last start with the concern about his trap, so I'm sure they were going to limit him in his first start after that.


He has to be on our playoff roster if it looks like we'll make it, right?

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:48 PM

Got a question for Seth, or whomever may know.Are we getting close to Lewis moving up to Pensacola?And could they be waiting for Javier to come out of EST so that he can go directly to Fort Myers?  


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:29 PM

 

He has to be on our playoff roster if it looks like we'll make it, right?

 

Maybe... but that would be a good reason to limit his pitches now. 


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:30 PM

 

Got a question for Seth, or whomever may know.Are we getting close to Lewis moving up to Pensacola?And could they be waiting for Javier to come out of EST so that he can go directly to Fort Myers?  

 

A lot of people are patiently (?) awaiting the move of Javier to Cedar Rapids. No I don't think he's going to Ft. Myers directly.

 

And, Lewis has been playing better of late, so it could happen at any point. I don't think it's's imminent by any means. 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:08 PM

 

A lot of people are patiently (?) awaiting the move of Javier to Cedar Rapids. No I don't think he's going to Ft. Myers directly.

 

And, Lewis has been playing better of late, so it could happen at any point. I don't think it's's imminent by any means. 

I think some of us, Seth, are way beyond patiently waiting!


#38 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:24 PM

 

I think some of us, Seth, are way beyond patiently waiting!

 

I think some of them, are beyond patiently waiting too... 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:21 PM

Thanks for being that guy, so I didn't have to. I bite my tongue pretty much every time I see it. :)

Biting one's tongue hurts. Please be careful!

And i'm glad you all are successfully reining the reigning in in a bit.

And thanks generally thanks for these updates! I ain't following anything as close as is my want these days.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:53 AM

Biting one's tongue hurts. Please be careful!

And i'm glad you all are successfully reining the reigning in in a bit.

And thanks generally thanks for these updates! I ain't following anything as close as is my want these days.

Your wont.

 

 

* I'm being that guy again - you're welcome.

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