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Twins sign Antoan Richardson to Minor League contract

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#1 Willihammer

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

According to this guy anyway: Poor man's Ben Revere: Twins sign OF Antoan Richardson - Sporting Sota - A Minnesota Sports Site - Vikings, Twins, Grizzlies, Wild, and Golden Gophers

Seems to have no problem drawing walks or stealing bases. Anyone know what Richardson's deal is?

#2 old nurse

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

Too bad he is not a MI

#3 PseudoSABR

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

He's 29.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

Wow, and even smaller than Revere.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:12 PM

There was another thread on this signing (and the Bernier signing as well), but Richardson is similar to Revere but obviously not as good. He played in the Northern League, and he represented Britain in the WBC Qualifiers. As I said in the other thread, my guess is both of these guys are AA depth, but you never know.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:56 AM

According to this guy anyway: Poor man's Ben Revere: Twins sign OF Antoan Richardson - Sporting Sota - A Minnesota Sports Site - Vikings, Twins, Grizzlies, Wild, and Golden Gophers

Seems to have no problem drawing walks or stealing bases. Anyone know what Richardson's deal is?


29 and has 80 ab's above AA. Probably a late bloomer

#7 Willihammer

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

The guy is an OBP and SB machine. Does he have trouble catching fly balls? I am intrigued.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

The guy is an OBP and SB machine. Does he have trouble catching fly balls? I am intrigued.


Are you joking? As a 27 and 28 year old playing AA he has posted some great on base numbers while striking out an avg of 17% of the time. So playing against guys he was 4-5 years older then he was a useful player. This is not surprising or hard to do.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:50 AM

How big is his smile?

#10 70charger

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

How big is his smile?


Reasonably big.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

He has a lifetime OPS of 1.000 in the majors, and also has never committed an error. So I am also intrigued to see if he can keep it up.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

I have watched him throughout his professional career. Great bunter with outstanding speed. Smart baserunner. Strikeouts are a problem. Good defender and average arm.

Edited by Tbones66, 12 February 2013 - 10:13 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

I have watched him throughout his professional career. [SIZE=4]Great bunter [/SIZE]with outstanding speed. Smart baserunner. [SIZE=4]Strikeouts are a problem.[/SIZE] Good defender and [SIZE=4]average arm[/SIZE].


That and a high OBP, I guess those reports from Seth about resembling Revere need some revision...

Edited by jokin, 13 February 2013 - 12:28 AM.