03-06-2012, 11:13 AM #1
The Amazing 2012 Beloit Infield
There is a pretty good chance that Beloit Snappers will start the season fielding Eddie Rosario at 2B, Levi Michael at SS, and Miguel Sano at 3B. It's a great year to live near a Midwest League team. If these guys are playing, I know I'll be going out to see it any chance I get.
03-06-2012, 11:21 AM #2
With Gonzalez repeating already and Vargas suspended, there is a big question mark surrounding who will be playing first base. The rest of the infield should be stacked though.
03-06-2012, 11:27 AM #3
I think that Michael will start in E-town. Never played a single pro game yet... You should probably add Kennys Vargas 1B in the equation, he will be very good in Beloit this season.
03-06-2012, 11:28 AM #4
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03-06-2012, 11:51 AM #6
Division 1 baseball is comparable to rookie ball and Michael has 3 years there. That and being a 1st round pick means there is no way he is playing rookie ball.
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03-06-2012, 12:52 PM #8
I say let Michael jump in with both feet. If he's not cutting it by the time E-Town is starting up, you can send him back there. My guess is he would do just fine in Beloit.
03-06-2012, 01:14 PM #9
There's no way they hold Levi Michael back for 3 months waiting for Elizabethtown's season to start.
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03-06-2012, 02:31 PM #10
1.) No way that Michael goes to E-Town. I was actually somewhat surprised to keep hearing he'll likely go to Beloit. I would have guessed Ft. Myers until Terry Ryan mentioned him as a Beloit candidate.
As for 1B at Beloit, they'll go with Rory Rhodes and Roy Larson.
03-06-2012, 02:48 PM #11
Wait...Michael got suspended?
Herd he will start in AA
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03-06-2012, 03:43 PM #12
Vargas is suspended. Michael/Gonzales should start either in FM or in AA.
Levi Michael better start in A ball. No reason not to. Dozier started in Eliz because....I'm not sure why, but he did.
03-06-2012, 04:02 PM #13
[ Dozier started in Eliz because....I'm not sure why, but he did.[/QUOTE]
Where he was drafted makes a difference. Dozier was drafted in the 8th round.
03-06-2012, 04:11 PM #14
Dozier actually started with the GCL Twins and played about 6 games with them before moving up to E-Town.
03-06-2012, 06:47 PM #15
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Twins had all their other teams set, post draft.
Which is why Levi, who didn't play last summer, really doesn't need to play rook ball. Way more polished than that. I think Dozier was too. Asked him about
college ball during the caravan and he was comparing it to FM/NB level at the CWS.
03-06-2012, 07:14 PM #17
I guess a combination of Larson/Rhodes could work for awhile. Kyle Knudson saw a little action at 1B in 2010. I know that Kepler has been getting some work at 1B too, that would make an even more interesting prospect-laden infield.
03-06-2012, 09:01 PM #18
When to the Twins announce who is going to be on each team? I need to make a weekend trip to Beloit a priority this year.
03-06-2012, 09:39 PM #19
Probably around April 4th or so, 3-4 days before their season starts. The Territory Train is heading to Quad Cities to watch the Snappers on a Friday night and then heading over the Beloit for a Saturday night game in early June. I'm heading on that one. It will be fun. I'd also like to make a 2nd trip down there as well. It's a great place!
03-06-2012, 10:05 PM #20
I won't know what our family's summer schedule looks like until some of the kids camps get picked. Once I do, I'll be looking long and hard at the Territory Train schedule.