Any new updates on Bard/Chargois/Wimmers?
Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:07 AM
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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:44 AM
If that timeline works out, I would be happy with that.
My bet on Wimmers, he ends up in Ft. Meyers this year, then pitches in the AFL, then goes to AA next year to start, eventually ending up in the majors in 2014......but that's me being optimistic.....
You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.
Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:55 AM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:21 PM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:50 PM
That's extremely optimistic given that he's dealt with Steve Blass disease and Tommy John. I think optimistic is 2015 at the soonest... That's with him playing in AA and doing well but being shut down for the last third of the season. He starts 2015 in AAA and gets a callup if he pitches well.
I think they were related. Hurt his arm. Couldn't locate. Tried to pitch through it. Hurt it worse. Had surgery.
Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:43 PM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:07 PM
It's likely this has been covered in the past few months leading up to the draft so feel free to point me in that direction if so. My question is as to why the Twins 2012 draft strategy was to acquire relief pitchers and then try and convert them to starters. Is this part of a "we want low mileage arms" type of philosophy? Or did the Twins just really like the arms that these guys had and thought they projected very well as starters?
My guess was this:
1) They threw hard and racked up Ks.
2) They had low mileage.
3) Most had 2 good pitches with a feel for a 3rd.
4) They all have a fairly high floor of hard throwing reliever.
5) They are all much closer to the majors.
You can debate the merits of whether it was a good strategy or not, but it's clear the Twins had a plan. Worst case, a couple of those guys end up being shut down relievers for the next wave.