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#1 cmb0252

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:27 PM

Baseball America released their first prospect hot sheet of the year and the Twins started off strong with three in the top 10. Arcia at 3, Buxton at 4, and Sano at 8. Getting the weekly honor for helium prospect was Tyler Duffey after throwing 7 perfect innings, which he dedicated to his mom who past away last year, against Beloit. They linked a great article about the win and Tyler Duffey which is well worth the read. It was a great week in the minors for Twins fans and let's home they keep up the good work. Link to BAs hot sheet below:

Prospect Hot Sheet: Tony Cingrani Leads The April 12 List - BaseballAmerica.com

I will update this whenever a Twins is on the list.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:19 PM

For BA April 19th hot sheet Sano, who was ranked 8th last week, took the top spot this week. Buxton who was number 4 last week finished in the team picture section. Two weeks of hot sheets with two good showings by the Twins.

Prospect Hot Sheet (April 19): Florida State League Parks Can't Contain Miguel Sano - BaseballAmerica.com

Questions from this weeks chat:

Brendan (Colorado):*Tempering expectations with Sano's insane week... when should we realistically expect to see him move up to AA?

Matthew Eddy:*They may elect to promote Sano to Double-A for the second half, but organizational precedent suggests that April 2014 is the safer bet. Sano won’t have to go on the 40-man roster until after 2014, so that would enable him to spend all of 2013 in High-A and all of next year in Double-A before Minnesota has to make any sort of decision on his timetable.

Craig (Charlotte):*Guess I owe BA an apology, when Sano was ranked in the top 10 pre-season I thought it was a little optimistic. Sure looks like the light has come on for him at the plate. Next concern, can he stay at 3rd?

Matthew Eddy:*Sano has looked great thus far, but it’s generally unwise to evaluate any player at his highest or lowest point. I think we can all agree he’s not going to hit .389, as he is now, for any real stretch of time.

Jason Pennini (Denver):*What are you expecting from Oswaldo Arcia? Can he stick in the big leagues and be a contributor?
Matthew Eddy:*Count me as an Oswaldo Arcia booster who thinks he can hack it as a starting corner outfielder. He’s probably not the guy you want driving your offense, but as a third- or fourth-best hitter on a team, I like him a great deal.

Rod (Vancouver):*is it possible that Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton will be the top two prospects in baseball this time next year?
Matthew Eddy:*That’s not an impossibility. If Profar, Taveras and Myers graduate as expected, then, at the very least, Sano and Buxton have a chance to rank 1-2 among position players.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

As awesomely hot as some of our prospects have started the season we need to always keep in the back of our minds that it is a long season, even if this is hard to do. Prospects will struggle at some point.

Mike Zunino started the season hitting almost .500 with 4 home runs in his first 5 games. Then the roof fell on his head and he has gone 0-16 with 7k's.

This doesn't make him any less exciting as a prospect and his slump will not last just like his torrid start couldn't last. We need to keep this in mind when some of our big time prospects go through some struggles inevitably this year. It's a long season and ups and downs are to be expected.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:46 PM

Today BA released their third installment of Prospect Hot Sheet and for the third week in a row Sano is on it. The first week he was 8, last week he was 1, and this week he is 3! To see what was written about him cluck the link below:
Http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/prospect-hot-sheet-april-26-jesse-biddles-16-strikeouts-stand-out/

Also Ben Badler answered several twins questions today:


  • Who has a higher ceiling? JO Berrios or Alex Meyer?
Ben Badler:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] Meyer. The combination of velocity, life and angle on his fastball is filthy, and his slider has a chance to be a 70 pitch. Pitchers with Meyer's size need to be given a little more time for their control to come around, and if he just has 50/55 major league command, you're talking about a frontline starter.
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  • Sound off! Sano vs. Xander... must pick one! Who and why? Thanks!
Ben Badler:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] Bogaerts, by a hair. Better pure hitter and he has a chance to start his major league career at shortstop, although I don't think that's going to last long.
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  • Miguel Sano (Ft. Meyers):
    What the hell am I do here and when will I be promoted up to New Britain?
Ben Badler:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] The Twins are usually on the conservative end of promotions, although with Aaron Hicks and Oswaldo Arcia maybe that's changing. But with Sano, yeah, I don't see him spending too much more time abusing FSL pitchers.
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  • Byron Buxton has been impressive no doubt in SSS so far. To be fair, is it more impressive that he boasts a 13/12 BB:K ratio or that he may force the Twins hand to promote him to the Florida State Lg. before the season is mid-way through.?
Ben Badler:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] How about we just say that everything Buxton has done so far has been impressive. He's got bat speed, he can hit, he recognizes pitches, he's a 70 runner, plays good defense in center field and I think he's got the chance to end up with 50 or better raw power, maybe even a 25-homer season because of his contact frequency, bat speed and physical projection. This guy is a monster.
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  • Is Buxton looking like a mid-season top 10 prospect?
Ben Badler:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] He's already No. 10. He might be a top five guy by the end of the year.

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Guerreri, Meyer, De Paula...In your opinion who will be the best?
Ben Badler:[FONT=Helvetica Neue] Meyer.[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

Please keep posting these. These are great reads.

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


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:47 PM

Please keep posting these. These are great reads.


As long as people want me to keep posting these I will.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:05 PM

As long as people want me to keep posting these I will.


OK. Please keep posting these. These are great reads.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 12:44 AM

As long as people want me to keep posting these I will.


Well then. Please keep posting these. These are great reads.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:21 AM

Today BA released their forth installment of their prospect hot sheet and it was the first time Sano didn't make the list. Actually no Twins made the top 13 but three made the "in the team photo" section. Two of the names, Buxton and Gibson, are big well known names but it was nice to see Jorge Polanco get some love. Here is what they had to say about Polanco:
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"A smooth defender with a light bat when he signed in 2009, Polanco’s hitting continues to move in the right direction. The 19-year-old is hitting .337/.369/.474 in 24 games in the low Class A Midwest League."

This was Buxtons third time to make the list and Gibsons first. BA is hosting a chat at 3 and I will get all the Twins questions up after the chat. Link to the article below:
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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:16 PM

Questions dealing with Twins prospects from Jim Shonerd at BA for the forth prospect hot sheet.


Miguel Sano (Fort Myers, FL):
When am I going to AA?
Jim Shonerd:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] Searching for some more worthy adversaries, Miguel?
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How close was JO Berrios to making the cut after his impressive start this week?
Jim Shonerd:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] Another really good outing for Berrios: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 8 K. Like I said with Bradley, it was just a crowded field of pitchers this week. In other weeks, that line's good enough to make it.
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Sano has made the list three times, Buxton has made the list three times, but no Eddy Rosario? He has a stat line of .343 with 7 doubles/2 triples/3HR/19RBI, OBP .381, SLG .528 with no errors at 2b!
Jim Shonerd:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] Nice start to the year, just hasn't put it together for that one huge week to make the Hot Sheet. He slugged .583 this week (always an impressive mark in the FSL) but was just 7-for-24 (.292). That won't do it.
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Given his likely innings limit and the trash the Twins are throwing out there in the MLB, what's your guess for a Kyle Gibson ETA?
Jim Shonerd:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] Midseason, or sooner if he strings together a few more dominant starts for Rochester[/FONT][/COLOR]

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:59 PM

Please keep posting these. These are great reads.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:17 PM

Today BA released their forth installment of their prospect hot sheet and it was the first time Sano didn't make the list.


What a bum.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:50 PM

What a bum.


Cut him.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:57 AM

Cut him.


Looks like a top int'l signing that won't pan out.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:31 AM

Have you thought about maybe continuing to post these? Thanks.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:01 AM

With BA's fifth installment of Prospect Hot Sheet brings a familiar name back in the top 13. After making the list 3 straight times, 8th 1st and then 3rd, Sano missed last weeks list but came back strong at 6th this week. Making his first appearance, under the team photo section, is D.J. Baxendale. Here is what they had to say about the Twins pitcher:
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With so many Twins prospects off to great starts, don’t overlook what Baxendale has done in high Class A Fort Myers. The 22-year-old has a 1.49 ERA with a 35-6 K-BB mark in 36 1/3 innings, a fine start to the first full season for Minnesota’s 10th-round pick in last year’s draft.

Like always, I will post the chat questions that deal with the Twins after the 3 o'clock chat. For the full list and to see what they have to say about Sano click the link below:
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:18 PM

J.J. Cooper answered the week 5 Prospect Hot Sheet questions today and this is what he had to say about the Twins:


Among guys who could conceivably end up in the top 20-25 prospects, which players have done the most so far this year to help their prospect status?
J.J. Cooper:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] When the season began, if you told me that Byron Buxton got off to a slow start and was just starting to figure it out right now, I'd think that was a pretty expected occurrence. Instead, he's been the best player in the Midwest League. That's a pretty good start for a guy who has some of the best tools in baseball.

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Does Buxton have the skill set, makeup, and ceiling to be the #1 prospect in the game heading into the 2014 season? (assuming Profar, Taveras, and Myers will be ineligble)
J.J. Cooper:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] He'll be in the discussion. He's got all the tools and he's showing the skills you would want to see as well.

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Hey boss....Sunday May 18th...should I go see Kane County and Vogelbach at Cedar Rapids and Buxton/Polanco/Goodrum or Beloit and no prospects at Quad Cities and Carlos Correa
J.J. Cooper:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] Go to Cedar Rapids. That's a very fun team to watch.
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[/FONT][/COLOR]J.J. Cooper:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] Keep waiting a little while. Fans love to see guys get promoted after the first good week or good month. But for teams, there is very little upside in making a very quick promotion and all kinds of downside--teams hate to see a guy get in over his head because that often ends up slowing down development. If those two spent all year in high Class A, they'd still be on the fast track. I wouldn't think it would be that long, but there doesn't appear to be any reason to not keep both of them around til the all-star break at least.

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Sano or Soler?
J.J. Cooper:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] Give me Sano, but they're both very good

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Kyle Gibson's first start this week made him ineligible for the list, but his second was mighty impressive. What can we expect from him as a major leaguer?
J.J. Cooper:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] I wrote about that yesterday. Doing it against Toledo, which is a pitchers' best friend, played a part in Gibson's dominance, but yeah, he's pretty much ready for the big league call. I think he could be a solid middle of the rotation starter, which in Minnesota means he'll be at the front of the rotation before long.
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Can you remember a better group of Twins prospects than what they have now? Best overall Twins farm system I can remember.
J.J. Cooper:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] Can't think of an organization that has had a better start to the minor league season.
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I've been a Twins fan my entire life...the last SUPERSTAR player I recall was Kirby Puckett (No major disrespect to Mauer...he's just not that godly). Anyway, is Sano the next superstar player the Twins will have, and does he truly have Cabrera like potential as hard as it is to be THAT good?
J.J. Cooper:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] Our definitions of superstar appear to be different because if a three-time batting champ, three-time Gold Glove, MVP catcher isn't a superstar, than who is? But Sano and Buxton both have superstar potential, at least by my definition of a superstar.[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue][/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue]

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

BA released its 6th installment of its Prospect Hot Sheet and for the first time in 6 weeks we don't have a prospect that is on the list. While that is a little disappointing it is to be expected. One thing that should be noted their not-so hot section of the article, as the name suggests is for prospects who had poor weeks, hasn't had a single Twin on it yet. Like always I will get up the Twins chat questions once the chat is over. Link to the article below:

Prospect Hot Sheet (May 17): Archie Bradley Deals At Double-A - BaseballAmerica.com

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:40 AM

I enjoy these reads. Please continue posting them because they're great!

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:22 PM

I've been a Twins fan my entire life...the last SUPERSTAR player I recall was Kirby Puckett (No major disrespect to Mauer...he's just not that godly). Anyway, is Sano the next superstar player the Twins will have, and does he truly have Cabrera like potential as hard as it is to be THAT good?


Trying to resist doing an analysis here. Kirby was a great player. But Mauer is a superstar. We also had a kid named Knoblauch, and another guy named Hunter. As a Twins fan, you'd think the guy would appreciate the talent we have developed over the years.
"If you'da been thinkin' you wouldn't 'a thought that.."

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:27 PM

Trying to resist doing an analysis here. Kirby was a great player. But Mauer is a superstar. We also had a kid named Knoblauch, and another guy named Hunter. As a Twins fan, you'd think the guy would appreciate the talent we have developed over the years.


Might be the age of the poster. I grew up in the 80s and absolutely loved Puckett. I like Mauer and think he's a HOF and a true superstar. At his best, he could be the best player in baseball (like 09). But Puck was Puck. He had his amazing seasons, seemed like the greatest guy in the world (to me) and came up so big in the post season. He's still easily my favorite pro athlete and it's not really close.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:36 PM

I think people remember "Heroic" moments and that elevates them to another level. Puckett was amazing, but his post-season moments definitely elevates his status to make him a Twins legend or icon.

Mauer arguably has a better resume (definitely more individual hardware), but lacks the "heroic" moments that puts him up there with Puckett.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:23 PM

There were only 2 Twins questions for this weeks prospect hot sheet chat.


Thoughts on Corey Dickerson...hitting for high average in AAA. Also, long term projection for Adam Brett Walker?
Matt Eddy:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] You have to give Rockies LF Corey Dickerson credit: Even in a system that features the most hitter-friendly collection of ballparks around, he goes above and beyond. He went 13-for-27 (.481) with two homers, four doubles and a triple this week, spending most of his time at home at Triple-A Colorado Springs. He just missed the Hot Sheet, and some scouts see him a starting-caliber left fielder based on his power. As to Walker, that's a great start, but for a maxed-out corner guy in Low-A, he's got to keep mashing.
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Reportedly Buxton's walk off grand slam last night went 450 feet. While Buxton only has 6 HRs most of them have been no doubters. What is his future power potential?
Matt Eddy:[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] Substantial. Think of all the five-tool big league center fielders playing right now. He can be one of them in time. You don't need to apologize for Buxton having "just" six homers. He's got 20 extra-bats hits in 38 games as a middle-diamond teen in the Midwest League (.594). That's amazing.[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue]

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

I think people remember "Heroic" moments and that elevates them to another level. Puckett was amazing, but his post-season moments definitely elevates his status to make him a Twins legend or icon.

Mauer arguably has a better resume (definitely more individual hardware), but lacks the "heroic" moments that puts him up there with Puckett.


True, but it wasn't just 87 or 91 that people my age cared about. Puck was on some gawd awful Twins teams and people still loved him. And as good as Mauer is, I'm not sure he's as good as Puck, although comparing a catcher and center fielder is difficult.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:31 AM

For the 7th installment of BA Prospect Hot Sheet the Twins had two make the list. Gibson comes in at 3 after throwing his second complete game in 3 starts. Here is what BA had to say:
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"A pitcher throwing a nine-inning shutout is a rare feat in the minors, but Gibson’s done it twice in his last three starts. He has tended to alternate good starts with bad ones so far—his two shutouts sandwiched an outing in which he gave up seven hits in three innings—but overall he’s been solid in his first full season back after Tommy John surgery. His season line includes a 3.25 ERA and 46-to-14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 52 2/3 Triple-A innings."

The second player is a very familiar name in Sano showing up on In the Team Photo section. This is his 5th time to make the list which is insane. Here is what they had to say:
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[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Helvetica Neue] had another good week, crushing seven extra-base hits for high Class A Fort Myers, including three home runs. He even stole three bases in three tries, giving him seven for the season. For all the skepticism about Sano’s defense at third, scouts who have seen him this year don’t see him moving any time soon. It’s worth noting that Sano leads all Florida State League third basemen in total chances, putouts and assists and is third among FSL third basemen in range factor"

I'm driving to Dallas this afternoon so I won't be able to post the questions tell tomorrow but I will get them up. Here is a link to the full article:
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Prospect Hot Sheet (May 24): Stetson Allie Makes Pitcher-Hitter Switch Look Easy - BaseballAmerica.com

And here is a link to Jim Shonerd's chat at 3 E.T.
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:55 AM

I haven't taken a Spanish class in a while, but "The King"? I hadn't heard that before...

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:08 PM

I haven't taken a Spanish class in a while, but "The King"? I hadn't heard that before...



Haha, yeah, me either. Hey, when you are a beast like Sano you can have whatever nickname you want.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

This is up above but I feel it is worth posting twice:

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"For all the skepticism about Sano’s defense at third, scouts who have seen him this year don’t see him moving any time soon. It’s worth noting that Sano leads all Florida State League third basemen in total chances, putouts and assists and is third among FSL third basemen in range factor."

Just the idea of Sano playing third in the bigs, even if it is only for a few years, puts a huge smile on my face. Maybe moving him back a few steps has really helped. [/FONT][/COLOR]


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:29 PM

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Color me overly optimistic if you have to, but I really think he's going to make his MLB debut at 3B (next year).

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:14 PM

Keep posting these, they are great reads!