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Sickels: Preliminary Top 50 Minor League Hitters for 2013

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:38 PM

http://www.minorleag...spects-for-2013

Four Twins in the Top 22, and I think one player is missing from this list... Check it out and discuss!

#2 SpantheMan

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

Sano #6, Buxton #19, Arcia #21, Rosario #22.
That makes our farm system look strong, but it only includes hitters and we probably won't have any pitchers high on the list.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:48 PM

Sano seems a bit high, Hicks seems a bit low. If Rosario is an outfielder, he probably drops a bit.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:49 PM

actually we don't have any pitchers in the top 50
http://www.minorleag...s-list-for-2013

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:51 PM

Any idea where in the order hicks will hit? Where has he hit in the minors?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:50 PM

Any idea where in the order hicks will hit? Where has he hit in the minors?

He started hitting leadoff this year, I believe.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

Zunio 8th and Buxton 20th? lol
Hicks should definitely be above Rosario and possibly Arcia.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:30 PM

You are laughing at a 21 year old catcher in his first minor league season that hit very well AA ball?

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:32 PM

Billy Hamilton drops now that he is outfielder, right?

#10 John Bonnes

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:28 PM

So we were wondering how many prospects the Twins might have in BA's top 50 or to 100 list next year. Assuming about an even split between hitters and pitchers, the answer seems to be four or five, but they might all be in the top 50 or thereabouts. That's awfully good to see.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:32 PM

So we were wondering how many prospects the Twins might have in BA's top 50 or to 100 list next year. Assuming about an even split between hitters and pitchers, the answer seems to be four or five, but they might all be in the top 50 or thereabouts. That's awfully good to see.


I said earlier that I thought it would be five with a possible six players on some lists. I think Gibson is going to pitch himself back onto the list this fall with Berrios having an outside shot.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:23 PM

Next year Twins will have 1 pitcher on this list - Berrios.
With the #4 draft they are sure to get 1 or two more quality arms. Also E-town and the GCL twins had some nice very young pitchers with some nice years.
Players like R. Rosario that Taiwansee kid and a few others are Twins prospects to watch next year.
I feel like the future is very bright.

#13 Seth Stohs

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:48 PM

Billy Hamilton drops now that he is outfielder, right?


I'd say that's just a miss. he's a Top 50 guy regardless of position.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

So we were wondering how many prospects the Twins might have in BA's top 50 or to 100 list next year. Assuming about an even split between hitters and pitchers, the answer seems to be four or five, but they might all be in the top 50 or thereabouts. That's awfully good to see.


I'd still guess that Sano and Buxton are both in the top 25-30. Arcia, Rosario and Hicks should all be in the 60-100 range. Frankly, I would not be surprised to see Berrios in the bottom of their top 100.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:51 PM

Next year Twins will have 1 pitcher on this list - Berrios.
With the #4 draft they are sure to get 1 or two more quality arms. Also E-town and the GCL twins had some nice very young pitchers with some nice years.
Players like R. Rosario that Taiwansee kid and a few others are Twins prospects to watch next year.
I feel like the future is very bright.


Rosario is certainly intriguing, as is Lo from Taiwan, but it'll be interesting to see how they do in E-Town next year. I mean, there's a reason it was Berrios called up to pitch up there over those guys... I think with some of the draft picks the last couple of years and the return of Gibson and hopefully a similar recovery for Alex Wimmers. I don't think it's as bad as it is... just 2-3 years from now... now, it's a bit slow.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:28 PM

Here's a nice resource for 2013 prospect lists, for those interested: http://www.fantasyru..._Prospects.html

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:35 PM

I'm also surprised by Hicks absence, given his pedigree and his actual production at AA. Sickels didn't respond to questions about him in the comments, but he must have legitimate reasons for leaving him off.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:10 PM

not sure I'd rank Buxton over Arcia, Rosario, or Hicks personally.... but these guys love their tools far more than the ones who are actually performing.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:29 PM

I believe that Sickels is the first guy that is ranking buxton near Arcia and Rosario instead of Sano. I would like to hear his thoughts on that but luckily he always does the Twins first (I think).

I'm very surprised that Hicks wasn't even on the list. This will be interesting to read about when he does the Twins.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:49 PM

Any idea where in the order hicks will hit? Where has he hit in the minors?

He started hitting leadoff this year, I believe.

Meaning he was previously in the middle of the order? It seems like he could profile as maybe more of a #2 hitter just because he has a little more pop.