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Twins' Smeltzer knocking on door to Majors

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#1 IndianaTwin


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 04:05 PM

Is this the place to post a link to this great story? 




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#2 ekuhne


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 04:27 PM

Such an inspiring story, stories like Devin and other athletes that come back from life threatening conditions are part of the reason sports are so much more than a simple game. Simply coming back and playing baseball again is remarkable in it of itself, but when he inevitably reaches the majors, how can you not be inspired by a story like his.

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#3 jkcarew


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 06:00 PM

I’m in. Promote Smeltzer now, please!
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#4 darin617


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 07:36 PM

Great article! Sorry for being slightly lazy, has anyone made up a prospect report on him? I would like to know about him as a pitcher as well as the great person he is.

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:19 PM

He will be a success even if he never steps on a MLB mound! :).
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#6 DocBauer


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 06:45 PM

A wonderful story of courage and perseverance. Sounds like a tremdous guy and I sure wouldn't bet against him. I think he is now my favorite Twins prospect to root for!
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Posted 21 May 2019 - 07:12 PM

Strikeouts have had an uptick in AAA as well. Would have liked to have seen him promoted to the bullpen instead of Adams.

#8 spycake


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 06:15 AM

Strikeouts have had an uptick in AAA as well.

Only 3 starts, but his K rate has dropped by half in AAA as compared to AA, 30% to 15%.

#9 blindeke



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:38 AM

Great article and story. Lord knows we need some pitching at AAA.

#10 Seth Stohs

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:55 AM



Could hear a scouting report on him from him in the Get to know 'em podcast...