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#1 twinstalker

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 05:56 PM

With a total of 60 players, the Twins will have 30, then 32 and 34 theoretically, players off playing somewhere like CHS field. Of these, some will be on the 40-man roster, and twenty will be on the taxi-squad. I'm guessing the taxi squad will consist of a mixture of minor league signings and important prospects.

 

Whom do you project to be on that 20-man taxi squad?

 

Also, how does the taxi squad fit with the rules of the 40-man roster? I've seen that asked but not answered. If the Twins need a player from the taxi squad for five days, how is the roster affected?

 

I would guess Larnach, Kirilloff, Balazovic, Lewis, for example, would make the taxi squad simply to have them playing.

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#2 Danchat

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 07:35 PM

I guess I'll try this for the heck of it... here goes!

 

30 man roster (non 40 man additions noted)

 

C
Garver

Avila

Astudillo

 

1B

Sano

 

2B

Arraez

Gordon

 

SS

Polanco 

Adrianza

 

3B

Donaldson

Gonzalez (UTL)

 

OF

Rosario

Buxton

Kepler

Cave

 

DH 

Cruz

 

Rotation

Berrios

Odorizzi

Hill

Maeda

Bailey

 

Bullpen

(single inning)

Rogers

Duffey

May

Romo

Clippard

Littell

Stashak

(long reliever)

Dobnak

Smeltzer
Wisler

 

 

Now time for the full 60 man squad. These will be in addition to the names above:

 

C

Jeffers (non-40)

Rortvedt (non-40)

 

1B

Rooker (non-40)

Wiel (non-40)

 

2B 

Blankenhorn

 

SS

Lewis (non-40)

 

OF

Wade Jr.

Celestino

Kiriloff (non-40)

Larnach (non-40)

 

SP

Pineda (suspended)

Thorpe

Duran

Balazovic (non-40)

Jax (non-40)

Chacin (non-40)

 

RP

Poppen

Alcala

Romero

Gearrin (non-40)

Vasquez (non-40)

Colina (non-40)

Bridwell (non-40)

Hackimer (non-40)

Thielbar (non-40)

 

 

How about that? 25 hitters and 35 pitchers. Probably a bit pitcher heavy, but it's a start.

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#3 Sconnie

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 09:08 PM

I guess I'll try this for the heck of it... here goes!

30 man roster (non 40 man additions noted)

C
Garver
Avila
Astudillo

1B
Sano

2B
Arraez
Gordon

SS
Polanco
Adrianza

3B
Donaldson
Gonzalez (UTL)

OF
Rosario
Buxton
Kepler
Cave

DH
Cruz

Rotation
Berrios
Odorizzi
Hill
Maeda
Bailey

Bullpen
(single inning)
Rogers
Duffey
May
Romo
Clippard
Littell
Stashak
(long reliever)
Dobnak
Smeltzer
Wisler


Now time for the full 60 man squad. These will be in addition to the names above:

C
Jeffers (non-40)
Rortvedt (non-40)

1B
Rooker (non-40)
Wiel (non-40)

2B
Blankenhorn

SS
Lewis (non-40)

OF
Wade Jr.
Celestino
Kiriloff (non-40)
Larnach (non-40)

SP
Pineda (suspended)
Thorpe
Duran
Balazovic (non-40)
Jax (non-40)
Chacin (non-40)

RP
Poppen
Alcala
Romero
Gearrin (non-40)
Vasquez (non-40)
Colina (non-40)
Bridwell (non-40)
Hackimer (non-40)
Thielbar (non-40)


How about that? 25 hitters and 35 pitchers. Probably a bit pitcher heavy, but it's a start.

I think the ratio of Pitchers to hitters is pretty close. With few off days, you’ll need more pitchers for the double headers and 7 game weeks.

#4 rdehring

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 06:27 AM

One name I think you missed, Danchat, is Nick Gordon. Also expect you will see one of the veteran catchers scheduled for Rochester on the taxi squad as insurance against Garver getting injured.

 

With the rule that one of three taxi squad members traveling must be a catcher, you may see Astudillo as that player and not on the 30-man.


#5 Doctor Gast

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 08:34 AM

 

I guess I'll try this for the heck of it... here goes!

 

30 man roster (non 40 man additions noted)

 

C
Garver

Avila

Astudillo

 

1B

Sano

 

2B

Arraez

Gordon

 

SS

Polanco 

Adrianza

 

3B

Donaldson

Gonzalez (UTL)

 

OF

Rosario

Buxton

Kepler

Cave

 

DH 

Cruz

 

Rotation

Berrios

Odorizzi

Hill

Maeda

Bailey

 

Bullpen

(single inning)

Rogers

Duffey

May

Romo

Clippard

Littell

Stashak

(long reliever)

Dobnak

Smeltzer
Wisler

 

 

Now time for the full 60 man squad. These will be in addition to the names above:

 

C

Jeffers (non-40)

Rortvedt (non-40)

 

1B

Rooker (non-40)

Wiel (non-40)

 

2B 

Blankenhorn

 

SS

Lewis (non-40)

 

OF

Wade Jr.

Celestino

Kiriloff (non-40)

Larnach (non-40)

 

SP

Pineda (suspended)

Thorpe

Duran

Balazovic (non-40)

Jax (non-40)

Chacin (non-40)

 

RP

Poppen

Alcala

Romero

Gearrin (non-40)

Vasquez (non-40)

Colina (non-40)

Bridwell (non-40)

Hackimer (non-40)

Thielbar (non-40)

 

 

How about that? 25 hitters and 35 pitchers. Probably a bit pitcher heavy, but it's a start.

I`d say that`s pretty close


#6 Rosterman

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 09:39 AM

I still wonder why they donb't have a summer camp for minor league guys at Ft. Myers. They are getting paid. There is housing available. Multiple fields of play. You could do it like summer isolation camp. 30 days of play. Maybe even as much as 60. Just have to keep them under lock-and-key so to speak. Intrasquad games according to skill level. 

 

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#7 Danchat

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 10:56 AM

One name I think you missed, Danchat, is Nick Gordon. Also expect you will see one of the veteran catchers scheduled for Rochester on the taxi squad as insurance against Garver getting injured.

With the rule that one of three taxi squad members traveling must be a catcher, you may see Astudillo as that player and not on the 30-man.


I actually have Gordon on the 30 man opening day roster.

You might be right about the catcher situation, so I’d expect Tomas Telis to be on the squad rather than one of the younger catchers.

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#8 rdehring

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 11:44 AM

 

I actually have Gordon on the 30 man opening day roster.

You might be right about the catcher situation, so I’d expect Tomas Telis to be on the squad rather than one of the younger catchers.

Sorry, missed that.

 

With the limitations teams will face with almost no place to go for players, if needed, I expect they will go heavy on catchers. They are blessed with lots of players on the 30-man that can play so many positions, I think they will keep at least six catchers out of their 60. Astudillo would make 3 on the 30-man with Jeffers, Rortvedt and Telis on the taxi squad.


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Posted 25 June 2020 - 03:04 PM

Wow Dan that was a herculean effort! No arguments here, also very impressed.

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#10 Jimv

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 03:23 PM

 "25 hitters and 35 pitchers. Probably a bit pitcher heavy"

 

I think you can get a sense for the "right" ratio by looking not at the historically normal mixture on the active roster, but by looking historically at the number of pitchers vs position players used during a season.From that perspective, I don't think you're pitcher heavy at all.As others have said, I think that's an excellent guess.

 

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