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#21 spycake

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:33 AM

In fairness, Wiel was "sneaky good" (albeit on the old side) at A, A+, and AA from 2016-2018 -- although the AA one was fueled by a .377 BABIP.

 

But he hasn't been good, or sneaky good, at AAA in 2019.

 

As a silver lining, though, this likely means he can take another shot at Rochester next year without costing us a 40-man spot.


#22 South Dakota Tom

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:58 AM

Noticing a lot of “3 runs (1 earned)” throughout. Nothing harder for a hurler than having to get extra outs. Is this just a Twins MiLB problem, or are field conditions an issue? Typically, guys can either field their position or they can’t - any sense that the same dedication is being made to overall defense as it is to receiving or framing for catchers (I realize that is “defense” as well)?

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 11:55 AM

Noticing a lot of “3 runs (1 earned)” throughout. Nothing harder for a hurler than having to get extra outs. Is this just a Twins MiLB problem, or are field conditions an issue? Typically, guys can either field their position or they can’t - any sense that the same dedication is being made to overall defense as it is to receiving or framing for catchers (I realize that is “defense” as well)?

Minors always have lots more errors. I think the groundskeeping has some of the blame, because often a good prospect suddenly becomes a much "better" fielder when moving up a level, even as the batting average goes down. It's possible that minor league Official Scorers are not quite on the same page with their MLB counterparts. It kind of doesn't matter where the errors come from, though.

 

At the moment, the average MLB team has committed 73 errors, while the average Midwest League team has about 130, as an example.

 

https://www.baseball...league_fielding

https://www.baseball...andard_fielding

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#24 jaimedude2

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 12:09 PM

 

groin contusion...

Yikes!




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