From AJ Achter to Jacob Younis (or Aaron Hicks to Miguel Sano to Liam Hendriks to Alex Wimmers, if you prefer), learn more about the prospects throughout the Twins minor league system. From last year’s book, a dozen players rose to the big leagues. How many will play with the Twins in 2012, and who should Twins fans get excited about?
Stohs noted, “I hope Twins fans will use this as a coffee table type of book. The Twins do build from within, so fans can learn more about these players before they get to the big leagues. The book is about the top prospects and the guys that 99% of fans haven’t heard of. They all work very hard to achieve their big league goals. Few will get there, but they also deserve recognition for all of their efforts.”
This is the fourth annual Twins prospect handbook by Stohs. The 2012 version features:
- Self-published, available at LuLu.com as a 6×9 paperback book, with 179 pages of Twins minor league content.
- More than 150 Prospect Profiles. Profiles by Seth Stohs, Cody Christie (North Dakota Twins Fan), Nick Nelson (Nick’s Twins Blog), Josh Johnson (Josh’s Thoughts).
- Article on the 2011 Twins Major League Debuts, by Seth Stohs (quotes from Brian Dinkelman, Chris Parmelee and Liam Hendriks)
- What do big stats in the Appy League really mean? by Roger Dehring (Twinkie Town)
- Plotting a path through the 2012 Draft, by Cody Christie
- Minor League Player of the Year: SS Brian Dozier, by Seth Stohs
- Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year: RHP Liam Hendriks by Seth Stohs
- Minor League Reliever of the Year: LHP Andrew Albers, by Seth Stohs
- Top 5 Twins Dominican Summer League Prospect Profiles, by Seth Stohs
- SethSpeaks.net 2012 Minnesota Twins Top 30 Prospects
- SethSpeaks.net Top 30 Twins Prospects History (past six years of good and not-so-good choices)
- Top Ten Twins Prospect Rankings by many Twins bloggers, media and national rankings
- Cover by Josh Johnson with photos from David McQueen (Elizabethton photos) and Ashley Marshall/MiLB.com (New Britain photos)
- Photos inside by Greg Wagner (Ft. Myers photos) and Rinaldi Photos (Beloit photos)