Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.
Subscribe to Twins Daily Email
Photo

Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/25): Gibson's Latest Pitch

  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 Seth Stohs

Seth Stohs

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 14,233 posts

Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:05 PM

You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.co...-s-Latest-Pitch

#2 mako83

mako83

    Member

  • Members
  • 44 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:10 AM

Still think that if fridays game had been at target field gibson would have gotten the call.

#3 YourHouseIsMyHouse

YourHouseIsMyHouse

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,235 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:18 AM

Daniel Ortiz has really been good this season.

#4 clutterheart

clutterheart

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,324 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:46 AM

Has anyone here santana play? What he like in the field? I know he has a lot of errors but I'm looking to know if anyone has seen him play.

#5 Winston Smith

Winston Smith

    2 + 2 = 5

  • Members
  • 2,499 posts
  • LocationOceania

Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:31 AM

111 pitches? Do they want his arm to fall off? Isn't 100 a magic number in Gardy's book?

#6 roger

roger

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 428 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:05 AM

Good morning Seth, What are your thoughts on moving Morales up to AA? Keep him at F.M. another month or so to finish building his confidence or move him soon?

#7 jorgenswest

jorgenswest

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 3,010 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:38 AM

I wonder about the 111 pitches also.

However, keeping him in the minors leads to much less stressful innings. Lineups like the Tigers are going to put much greater stress on an arm coming off surgery. All innings and all pitches are not equivalent.

#8 Mike Sixel

Mike Sixel

    Now living in Oregon

  • Members
  • 20,273 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:46 AM

So he throws softer in the minors? Three of four great starts, if it is about consistency, he will be up soon......

#9 Seth Stohs

Seth Stohs

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 14,233 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:08 AM

Good morning Seth, What are your thoughts on moving Morales up to AA? Keep him at F.M. another month or so to finish building his confidence or move him soon?


I'd move him soon. It's time. At that time, Buxton to Ft. Myers.

#10 kab21

kab21

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 4,118 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:09 AM

Good morning Seth, What are your thoughts on moving Morales up to AA? Keep him at F.M. another month or so to finish building his confidence or move him soon?


Imo Morales is the type of prospect that moves up when Buxton and/or Walker are promoted. He is only 24 and he's having a nice season but this is his 4th season at Ft Myers. Maybe he has some upside but I see a Wilkin Ramirez type career in his future.

#11 Seth Stohs

Seth Stohs

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 14,233 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:09 AM

So he throws softer in the minors? Three of four great starts, if it is about consistency, he will be up soon......


Maybe one, possibly two, more starts. No worries. Just a matter of time.

#12 Seth Stohs

Seth Stohs

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 14,233 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:11 AM

Daniel Ortiz has really been good this season.


Yes, he has. He's little, but he can hit. Very solid ballplayer!

#13 greengoblinrulz

greengoblinrulz

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 1,759 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:53 AM

Maybe one, possibly two, more starts. No worries. Just a matter of time.

agree....that Super 2 date is getting closer/easier to avoid. These xtra starts never had anything to do with performance.
Agree that promotion to Morales is based on Buxton's but New Brit could use a CF as they had to take 2 OFs off the street to fill the roster.

#14 Shane Wahl

Shane Wahl

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 5,916 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

Santana and Beresford are impressive. We could be looking at them at some point next year in a Twins uniform.

#15 Seth Stohs

Seth Stohs

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 14,233 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:21 PM

agree....that Super 2 date is getting closer/easier to avoid. These xtra starts never had anything to do with performance.
Agree that promotion to Morales is based on Buxton's but New Brit could use a CF as they had to take 2 OFs off the street to fill the roster.


I don't believe that Gibson's call-up is related to the Super 2 date.

I also don't believe Morales and Buxton are directly tied. Buxton's been playing himself into staying in Cedar Rapids longer. Morales should move up soon. Goncalves can certainly take CF in Ft. Myers for awhile. Or JD Williams could move up. Or Jon Murphy could play there. Or Murphy could go to Cedar Rapids and Adam Walker should move up (he will soon too).

#16 Seth Stohs

Seth Stohs

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 14,233 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:22 PM

Santana and Beresford are impressive. We could be looking at them at some point next year in a Twins uniform.


Beresford is very underrated because he doesn't hit for any power, but he's great defensively.

Santana has all the tools, but he lacks defensive consistency. No one in the Twins system has more errors, and that includes Sano or Harrison. He also started out slowly.

#17 Mike Sixel

Mike Sixel

    Now living in Oregon

  • Members
  • 20,273 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:24 PM

So why is Gibson not up, then?

Do you think there are five guys better than him? Do you think he is not mentally ready?

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


#18 Seth Stohs

Seth Stohs

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 14,233 posts

Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:52 PM

So why is Gibson not up, then?

Do you think there are five guys better than him? Do you think he is not mentally ready?


Cuz he's a top prospect and they need to do the right things for his development. People think the inconsistency thing is just an excuse but the numbers say that is very true. He's now been good 3 out of 4 so he's about there.

No, I don't think there are five better than him, necessarily.

As I've said many times, the money (arbitration and especially free agency) should be an issue for the twins and all other teams. The Twins have shown time and again that those things don't factor in.

#19 Ncgo4

Ncgo4

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 487 posts

Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:05 AM

I understand that Gibson, because of injury history, will be throwing limited innings this year. If so, why in the devil are they allowing him to throw all these innings and, specifically, 114 pitches in a meaningless game for Rochester?

#20 Mr. Brooks

Mr. Brooks

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 3,416 posts

Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:40 AM

Cuz he's a top prospect and they need to do the right things for his development. People think the inconsistency thing is just an excuse but the numbers say that is very true. He's now been good 3 out of 4 so he's about there.

No, I don't think there are five better than him, necessarily.

As I've said many times, the money (arbitration and especially free agency) should be an issue for the twins and all other teams. The Twins have shown time and again that those things don't factor in.


I guess, like Nick said yesterday, I don't understand why it would be so detrimental to him to let him work on his consistency in the majors?
I would understand if he werent one of the 5 best options, then you can justify making him work on that at AAA, but in this case why not let him work on it in the MLB, so he is acclimated by the time 2014 rolls around?