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#1 Danchat


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

Here's my thought on the ranks of the current Twins starting pitchers on the 40 man roster:
1 Nolasco
2 Hughes
3 Pelfrey
4 Correia
5 Deduno*
6 Gibson
7 Worley
8 Diamond
9 Albers
10 Swarzak
11 Duensing
12 Pressly
13 May
14 Johnson
(Alex Meyer isn't on the 40 man)

About #4 Correia... I have a feeling that the Twins are ready to ship him off. Alex Meyer could definitely advance quickly and reach the majors this year, so room must be made. If Correia pitches well, I think he'll be traded in June.
*#5 Deduno... if he's healthy, he needs to start. I have no idea if he's healthy enough to throw though...
#7-8 I rank Worley higher just because he's younger. Both are not going to contribute anything unless they have incredible comeback seasons, which is why Kyle Gibson is ranked higher than them.
#10-11 Twins... Do NOT start Swarzak or Duensing unless 5 of the 9 guys ahead of them on the list are traded or on the DL. They are bad starters and need to keep their roles in the bullpen.
#12 Pressly: I have a bad feeling that the Twins are going to try and convert Pressly to a starter and have him play in AAA. I think he's at his best in the bullpen. Please keep him there.

Any thoughts or comments?

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:00 PM

Albers and Diamond are way too high and Johnson too low. TR clearly said that Johnson has better stuff than Diamond when he brought him on board. You also need to add Logan Darnell. I'd also rank Gibson behind the guys with no options, just because of that reason. Pressly will have to spend a full season in the minors to stretch out to be a starter.

The fun part of this, is that this takes care of both the Twins and Rochester rotations (and you need to add Meyer and Dean and Vasquez to Rochester.) Methinks that not all of these guys you list will be with the organization come April Fools'
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#3 gunnarthor


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

Is Gilmartin on the 40 man? I'm too lazy to look but he should slot in around #9.

#4 Danchat


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:25 PM

Is Gilmartin on the 40 man? I'm too lazy to look but he should slot in around #9.

Gilmartin is not on the 40-man.
I'm baffled why TR would think Johnson has anything but OK... I probably did put Gibson too high. I don't really know anything about Darnell so you can pencil him above May.