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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

According to a Tweet by Kevin Goldstein, The Twins have signed Australian SS Logan Wade, giving them eight Aussies in the organization.

#2 gmarais66

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

Hopefully he'll be more than a great spring training hitter, which is all Hughes has proven to be....

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

This article has more information. He is 20 years old and will be coming over in June probably to join one of the rookie leagues
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

According to a Tweet by Kevin Goldstein, The Twins have signed Australian SS Logan Wade, giving them eight Aussies in the organization.

The number might be back down to 7 pretty soon.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:36 PM

Cool. Because there's a strong track record of all these Australian, German (Kepler), and Dutch prospects (Loek van Mil, not with team anymore) becoming huge contributors in the bigs :)

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

Cool. Because there's a strong track record of all these Australian, German (Kepler), and Dutch prospects (Loek van Mil, not with team anymore) becoming huge contributors in the bigs :)

I wouldn't give up on Kepler quite yet. He's what, 19 years old? A bit too early to write him off.

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#7 spideyo

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

Kepler just turned 19 in Feb. He was still in high school when they signed him three years ago. Give the kid some time, geeze.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

Kepler just turned 19 in Feb. He was still in high school when they signed him three years ago. Give the kid some time, geeze.


are you implying that a prospect hasn't proven his worth by 19? If you're not hitting 30 HR in AAA before 20 you're worthless.

#9 Steve Lein

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:59 AM

Since Max Kepler's name came up, check out this thread: http://www.twinsdail...ighlight=kepler

I was impressed by him at Spring Training more than anybody else.

Scouting Report: Power: 30, Hitting: 50, Arm: 60, Defense: 40, Speed: 40. "Line drive swing and shows good contact and on-base abilities. Double's power at his peak. Strong arm from 2B or the OF, stiff hands. Not a fast runner, but above average instincts on the bases. Skinny body doesn't look the part, but can sneak up on you. ACL surgery sapped much of his athleticism." (Probably)