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#21 2wins87

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 09:44 AM

 

Astudillo wouldn't be in Rochester if he was always 8-11. How many hits were by swinging at balls in the zone? That is probably what will get him another shot. That, or one of the catchers going on the IL.

 

The two HR highlights I've seen were pretty much right down the middle.I think the bigger question is how much is he swinging at stuff outside the zone.MLB pitchers just threw him progressively worse and worse pitches and he never stopped swinging at them.Hopefully he was laying off of pitches outside the zone before those homers, if AAA pitchers are just throwing him more stuff in the zone then I'm not sure how much work he's getting on the thing he needs to improve most.

 

As a third catcher he's still a pretty great asset to have though.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:27 AM

 

The boxes have Lewis 2/9 with 4 strikeouts and the homer, a bit different than the summary, which is 3/8. Plus, he finishes game 1 hitting .222, and then he goes 1/5 in game 2, and raises his average to .228. That is some fuzzy math.

Noticed this too and then realized it's an old box score. Looks like it's from 5/28.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:29 AM

Empty stadium to see Miracle win.
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#24 DocBauer

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:35 AM

A good day for the system and more and more guys are progressing and developing.

Is it crazy that the highlight for me is a couple good IP from Moya and Romero at Rochester?
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:58 AM

 

OK, I think the lone thing I don't like about the Twins being potential BUYERS this next month is the fact that any time a minor leaguer has a good game so many seem to want to make them a "trade chip." They're all trade chips... but I just hate the phrase... 

 

Maybe Jeffers is playing great and putting his name in the 2020 Twins catching plans?

So, you're saying the Twins should look to trade Rortvedt?

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:05 AM

Seeing who the losing pitcher was in the Fort Myers tweet about the game I just have to....You pitch Junk, you get junk....

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:56 AM

Well the Turtle will have to wait. Twins have two strong catchers for this season. Maybe next season he will be the fulltime reserve. Willians best bet is to catch as much as possible!

 

What to do with Nick Gordon in the scheme of things. Is there a place for him in Minnesota?

 

Cave is still a fine prospect (more so than Lamonte Wade?). Rooker is coming into his own. Raley is in the mix. But where do you plug them in.

 

Of course, the Twins still have to address longer term concerns with Berrios, Rosario, Buxton and Sano. When do they do that...and it will mean a lot to the future of the organization and what bodies are available.

 

While we are at it, what ha[[ens with Odorizzi, Gibson and Pineda. All three can walk after this season. Would you be willing to gamble a 3-4 year deal for any of them? How much would you throw at Odorizzi, even though he is a 5-6 inning starter?

 

Excited always about the future Twins. A couple of nice catching prospects. They seem to have some future choices for first base (Sano again). The infield depth is starting to rise. They are strong with outfield candidates. There has to be some arms for the rotation and more for the bullpen. Or do you trade for one/two solid bullpen arms, and also go after that bigtime veteran starter?

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:36 PM

 

I think the bigger question is how much is he swinging at stuff outside the zone.MLB pitchers just threw him progressively worse and worse pitches and he never stopped swinging at them.Hopefully he was laying off of pitches outside the zone before those homers, if AAA pitchers are just throwing him more stuff in the zone then I'm not sure how much work he's getting on the thing he needs to improve most.

 

As a third catcher he's still a pretty great asset to have though.

 

Same point, different words, different angle. 


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:43 PM

 

So, you're saying the Twins should look to trade Rortvedt?

 

I.. I... I... just... I... 

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#30 Seth Stohs

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:45 PM

 

Empty stadium to see Miracle win.

 

I'm sure the fine folks up in Tampa weren't as excited about the Miracle clinching a playoff spot. 

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:18 PM

 

Astudillo wouldn't be in Rochester if he was always 8-11. How many hits were by swinging at balls in the zone? That is probably what will get him another shot. That, or one of the catchers going on the IL.

 

Or 13th pitcher not needed...

Or other corner IF/OF on the IL

 

IOW....

He will be back,,,

 

 

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:20 PM

 

I'm sure the fine folks up in Tampa weren't as excited about the Miracle clinching a playoff spot. 

 

Really good Major Teague team in town doesn't draw flies....

Not realistic to expect the A ball team in town to draw anybody except friends and families.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:29 PM

OK, I think the lone thing I don't like about the Twins being potential BUYERS this next month is the fact that any time a minor leaguer has a good game so many seem to want to make them a "trade chip." They're all trade chips... but I just hate the phrase... 
 
Maybe Jeffers is playing great and putting his name in the 2020 Twins catching plans?


I just offered a hypothesis about Rortvordt's lack of catching time. I didn't know if Jeffers had a good game or not. Sorry if I offended anyone.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:38 PM

I just offered a hypothesis about Rortvordt's lack of catching time. I didn't know if Jeffers had a good game or not. Sorry if I offended anyone.


What would Jeffers have to do with how much Rortvedt is catching?

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:44 PM

What would Jeffers have to do with how much Rortvedt is catching?


Good question.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:29 PM

 

Well the Turtle will have to wait. Twins have two strong catchers for this season. Maybe next season he will be the fulltime reserve. Willians best bet is to catch as much as possible!

 

What to do with Nick Gordon in the scheme of things. Is there a place for him in Minnesota?

 

Cave is still a fine prospect (more so than Lamonte Wade?). Rooker is coming into his own. Raley is in the mix. But where do you plug them in.

 

Of course, the Twins still have to address longer term concerns with Berrios, Rosario, Buxton and Sano. When do they do that...and it will mean a lot to the future of the organization and what bodies are available.

 

While we are at it, what ha[[ens with Odorizzi, Gibson and Pineda. All three can walk after this season. Would you be willing to gamble a 3-4 year deal for any of them? How much would you throw at Odorizzi, even though he is a 5-6 inning starter?

 

Excited always about the future Twins. A couple of nice catching prospects. They seem to have some future choices for first base (Sano again). The infield depth is starting to rise. They are strong with outfield candidates. There has to be some arms for the rotation and more for the bullpen. Or do you trade for one/two solid bullpen arms, and also go after that bigtime veteran starter?

Wade looks like he's settled in his scouting report - great OBP hitter, but with little power and probably a corner OF. The low batting average has to be concerning with AAA becoming a land of rising batting averages. 

 

I would consider an Odorizzi extension, it just depends how much he wants after this career year. Gibson is a no for me, he doesn't seem like a lock to repeat his 2018 season and has disappointed me thus far. Also a no on Pineda.

 

But yeah, the position players in the minors look exciting and even in the low minors, they have some talented guys. Now if we could just get some more [and healthy] pitching prospects going...

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