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#1 jay

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:12 AM

Please refer to this thread for information on one of the best stories in the Twins farm system and my fellow Italiano, Chris Colabello.

Position: 1B (primary), LF/RF (secondary)
Bat: R
Throw: R
Height: 6-4
Weight: 220
Signed: Minor League Free Agent - February 2, 2012
Previous: Independent League (Worcester, Canadian-American League)
College: Assumption College
High School: Milford HS (Milford, MA)
Born: October 24, 1983 - Framingham, MA (30 min W of Boston)

Baseball-Reference Player Page - here.
MiLB Player Page - here.

#2 jay

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:00 PM

Stats back to 2005. I'll make updates to 2013 occassionally.

[TABLE="class: grid, width: 800, align: left"]

Year

Age

Team

League

Level

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

OPS

TB



2005

21

Worcester

CAMA

Ind

51

172

24

55

7

0

8

31

3

29

31

.320

.429

.500

.929

86



2006

22

Worcester

CAMA

Ind

90

344

52

105

26

2

7

58

4

30

64

.305

.364

.453

.817

156



2007

23

Nashua, Worcester

CAMA

Ind

91

331

64

100

29

1

13

62

6

45

46

.302

.396

.514

.910

170



2008

24

Worcester

CAMA

Ind

93

357

71

120

34

1

16

76

3

37

44

.336

.402

.571

.974

204



2009

25

Worcester

CAMA

Ind

84

321

48

97

22

0

9

55

3

34

46

.302

.373

.455

.828

146



2010

26

Worcester

CAMA

Ind

82

316

53

95

16

1

13

59

3

29

53

.301

.366

.481

.847

154



2011

27

Worcester

CAMA

Ind

92

365

75

127

32

0

20

79

1

39

39

.348

.410

.600

1.010

219



2012

28

New Britain

EL

AA

134

496

78

141

37

1

19

98

0

47

94

.284

.358

.478

.836

237



2013

29

Rochester

IL

AAA

67

255

43

94

21

0

18

61

1

31

61

.369

.437

.663

1.100

169



Totals





784

2957

508

934

224

6

123

579

24

321

478

.316

.389

.520

.909

1539



Ind





583

2206

387

699

166

5

86

420

23

423

323

.317

.390

.514

.903

1133



AA




AA

134

496

78

141

37

1

19

98

0

47

94

.284

.358

.478

.836

237



AAA




AAA

67

255
43

94

21

0

18

61

1

31

61

.369

.437

.663

1.016

95



[/TABLE]

Edited by jay, 27 June 2013 - 09:21 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

A recent Q&A by TDer Christopher Fee with Mr. Colabello about Rochester, Indy ball, the WBC, and his goals. Colabello mentions maintaining an even approach and consistent mindframe several times. Twins Daily - Q&A with Chris Colabello

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

Other blogs and articles about Mr. Colabello:
'Happiest Man in Baseball' - Jon Morosi (Foxsports, 2013)
'Paid His Dues' - David Dorsey (FSN, 2013)
'Fairy Tale' - Cody Christy (ND Twins Fan, 2013)
Perseverance - Paul Daley (Sentinel and Entreprise, local MA paper, 2013)
'IL to MLB' - Rhett Bollinger (mlb.com, 2013)
'Good Story, Good Player' - Tom Powers (Pioneer Press, 2012)
'2011 IL Player of the Year' - JJ Cooper (Baseball America, 2011)

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:33 AM

Here is a 12 Questions interview that I did with Colabello around New Years, shortly after he came back from his impressive run in the Mexican Winter League.

Twins Daily - 12 Questions With... Chris Colabello

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:47 AM

Garrett Jones?

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:37 AM

Garrett Jones?


Umm, no, Chris Colabello. If you're trying to draw comparisons, I can see some.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:42 AM

Chris was named the International League Player of the Week (April 4-14):
Colabello named Batavia Downs POTW | Rochester Red Wings News

Last night, April 18th, Chris rocked a two-run homer in the first inning and had an RBI later in the game to lead the Red Wings to a 5-4 win that broke their 7 game losing streak. Colabello's 5 home runs this season are tied for 3rd across all of AAA.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

Since the last update, the Red Wings have played 10 games and Chris is 9 for 38 with a home run and 9 RBIs. His 6 HRs on the season are 2nd within the Twins system behind only some prospect named Miguel Sano and puts him in a tie for 2nd within the Int'l League.

The .907 OPS that Chris is sporting leads the team (qualified batters w/ min 2.7 PA/g, ~65 PAs) by a significant margin.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:17 AM

Chris is rolling on an 8-game hitting streak right now. During that time, he is 14-for-32 (.438) with 4 multi-hit games.

His season triple-slash is sitting at .339/.397/.591 for an OPS of .988. He is top-10 of the Int'l League in runs, hits, HRs, RBIs, AVG, SLG, and OPS. Impressive!

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:09 PM

I wish the Twins would move to a 11-man pitching staff after a few weeks so they could bring Colabello up.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

I wish the Twins would move to a 11-man pitching staff after a few weeks so they could bring Colabello up.


You are not suggesting that you are less than satisfied with the current pinch hitting options?

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:03 PM

I wish the Twins would move to a 11-man pitching staff after a few weeks so they could bring Colabello up.


You saw how they kept Doumit in the game Monday night; they'd likely bring up whichever AAA catcher is healthy.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:30 PM

I wish the Twins would move to a 11-man pitching staff after a few weeks so they could bring Colabello up.


I hope they DFA T. Wood shortly and at least get Colabello on the 40-man so they can bring him up in spurts when they can do without an extra arm for a bit. Walters, Deduno, and Thomas are the only other options I see right now.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:20 PM

Colabello played in the outfield today. Is Rochester short or are they trying to see if he can play corner of adequately. I am aware that Thomas is injured.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:42 AM

Colabello played in the outfield today. Is Rochester short or are they trying to see if he can play corner of adequately. I am aware that Thomas is injured.


His BRef page shows he's only dabbled a little in the OF. A total of 11 games over his career (including the Indy Leagues). It certainly wouldn't hurt his chances of making it up to MLB, but it doesn't look like a concerted effort at this point.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:50 AM

Chris had a monster game last night! 3 for 4, with 2 HRs, a double, and 5 RBIs.

He hasn't had any problems adapting to AAA just yet and continues to mash. On the season, he's in the top 5 of the Int'l League in AVG, SLG, OPS, H, 2B, HR, and RBI. His 10 HRs have him tied for 2nd with some guy named Danny Valencia.

.340 / .395 / .621 (1.016) !!

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:39 AM

If Willingham is sent packing, PLEASE bring this guy up and put him in the lineup (at 1B, preferably)!!!

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

Chris had a monster game last night! 3 for 4, with 2 HRs, a double, and 5 RBIs.

He hasn't had any problems adapting to AAA just yet and continues to mash. On the season, he's in the top 5 of the Int'l League in AVG, SLG, OPS, H, 2B, HR, and RBI. His 10 HRs have him tied for 2nd with some guy named Danny Valencia.

.340 / .395 / .621 (1.016) !!


Fun with IL numbers:

Chris Colabello 4th in IL in OPS (.1016) and SLG (.621)
Jason Pridie 5th in IL in OPS (.971 ) and SLG (.609)
Danny Valencia 6th in IL in OPS (.944) and SLG (.599)

Both Pridie and Valencia play for the IL top team, Norfolk, in the Orioles organization (Where Else?), the ultimate home for discarded ex-Twins.

(Note: This is not a "Twins screwed up!" post, more of a "Let's put Colabello's numbers in Perspective!" one.)

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:08 AM

(Note: This is not a "Twins screwed up!" post, more of a "Let's put Colabello's numbers in Perspective!" one.)


Future MLB All-Star or not, at least he's definitively better than both of them!