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Ranking Minnesota’s Roster Depth By Position Group

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#21 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 01:34 PM

A nice read and all, but i am still trying to wrap my mind around how evaluate depth...

It feels like the ordering here is more dependent on the position in general than our team. Of course pitching is deeper, as the roles are less sppecifically defined than positions. And up the middle positions are shallower because more demanding.
So kudos to Twins for apparently bucking that trend at catcher?

Anyway, i am glad we are deep.

And i look forward to our continued positional flexibility.
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#22 Sconnie

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 01:40 PM

When ranking depth, players in the minors that are close should also be considered more than you did in this piece IMHO. You included Jeffers and several for DH but I see several that could be added at other positions.

EDIT: And then I missed Blankenhorn as depth at 2nd/Corner OF as well....

Blankenhorn has played quite a bit of 3B and a few games at SS too. He seems to be not far from an actual look as a utility player this September.
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#23 goulik

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 02:37 PM

 

Blankenhorn has played quite a bit of 3B and a few games at SS too. He seems to be not far from an actual look as a utility player this September.

I did not mention 3B and SS based on his light usage at those positions in 2019. He only had 18 innings at 3rd and did not appear at SS last season

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#24 Sconnie

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 03:39 PM

I did not mention 3B and SS based on his light usage at those positions in 2019. He only had 18 innings at 3rd and did not appear at SS last season

fair enough, his time at 2b last year may have been out of necessity. Arraez really came out of nowhere last year. Let’s see how he gets positioned this year.
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#25 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 03:04 PM

Yes.


Begs the question, though, if we are seeing the mild mannered side of RB on TD...

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 06:54 PM

All looks good except I'm not sure how Wade goes ahead of Marwin in right and left. If there is an injury to our left fielder I'd bet big money that Gonzo is in there most days, not Wade. JMO

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