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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:40 AM

You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.co...view-and-Roster

#2 ashburyjohn

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:04 AM

It's kind of fun and exciting, and I don't mean this to be snide, to note that our first-rounder has a residual case of acne. The promise of youth!

#3 ossieO

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:41 AM

Adonis Pacheco.....great name. I hope he makes the bigs!

#4 Seth Stohs

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:25 PM

Adonis Pacheco.....great name. I hope he makes the bigs!


That is a great name! Ha!

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:23 PM

I'm not very familiar with how rookie league teams work. Does everyone get a chance to play to see what they can do?

#6 Seth Stohs

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:02 PM

I'm not very familiar with how rookie league teams work. Does everyone get a chance to play to see what they can do?


To some degree, yes. But a guy like Buxton last year played pretty much every day once he started playing. But, catchers will split time fairly equally and maybe get some extra at bats as a DH (like Brian Navarretto today) or play some 1B (like Jorge Fernandez today).

Likely won't see a pitcher throw more than about 4 innings in the GCL. More in Elizabethton.

#7 YourHouseIsMyHouse

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:04 PM

Minier is on this team? That's all I needed to hear.

#8 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:30 PM

For some reason I thought they had a big pitching prospect in the international FA market last year...

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:15 PM

Seth, do you know what happened to Drew Leachman and Kelvin Mention?

#10 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:52 PM

Seth, do you know what happened to Drew Leachman and Kelvin Mention?


Both released earlier this season.

#11 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:57 PM

For some reason I thought they had a big pitching prospect in the international FA market last year...


Lewis Thorpe signed for $500,000.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:19 AM

"Slow start" is being very kind to Will Hurt. Still, the Twins obviously see something in him, or he wouldn't still be around. Maybe he'll get it going this year.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:30 AM

"Slow start" is being very kind to Will Hurt. Still, the Twins obviously see something in him, or he wouldn't still be around. Maybe he'll get it going this year.


Just the name alone is a good reason to keep him around.

#14 Seth Stohs

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:55 AM

GCL numbers don't matter too much. When you start out something like 0-30, along with a very small sample size, the numbers won't look too good overall. But you don't draft a 17 year old and not give him a real chance. He's got tools.

#15 Mike Sixel

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:36 PM

wow, great update and detail, thanks Seth.

#16 AlwaysinModeration

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:39 PM

Adonis Pacheco.....great name. I hope he makes the bigs!

Thought exactly the same thing when I read that name.