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Twins Instructional League Roster 2020


 

 

Pitchers: 

Jordan Balazovic

Charlie Barnes

Tanner Brubaker

Yennier Cano

Matt Canterino

Blayne Enlow

Kody Funderburk

Regi Grace

Ben Gross

Tom Hackimer

Griffin Jax

Cody Laweryson

Jovani Moran

Juan Pichardo

Marco Raya

Luis Rijo

Bryan Sammons

Cole Sands

Austin Schulfer

Chris Vallimont

Tyler Watson

Josh Winder

 

Catchers:

Jair Camargo

Yeremi De La Cruz

Charlie Mack (moved from infielder)

Jeferson Morales

Ben Rortvedt

Chris Williams

 

Infielders:

Andrew Bechtold

Keoni Cavaco

Seth Gray

Will Holland

Wander Javier

Edouard Julien

Jose Miranda

Aaron Sabato

Yunior Severino

Spencer Steer

 

Outfielders:

Carlos Aguiar

Akil Baddoo

Willie Joe Garry, Jr. 

DaShawn Keirsey

Kala'i Rosario 

Alerick Soularie

Misael Urbina

Matt Wallner 

 

Feel free to ask questions about these players, or post notes on any of them that you may ready on Twitter or elsewhere. 

 

 

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Thanks, Seth.

 

See almost all of the names of players we would consider prime prospects. What are the dates for this instructional League? Will they be playing any games against other teams, say the Red Sox who are down the street?

 

After today's cuts, I am guessing this represents about a third of their minor league guys...maybe 40% if you don't include the guys who were in St. Paul all summer. Are there league limitations on how many they can have in this camp? Will there be another camp later in fall for some of those not included in this group?

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Thanks, Seth.

 

See almost all of the names of players we would consider prime prospects. What are the dates for this instructional League? Will they be playing any games against other teams, say the Red Sox who are down the street?

 

After today's cuts, I am guessing this represents about a third of their minor league guys...maybe 40% if you don't include the guys who were in St. Paul all summer. Are there league limitations on how many they can have in this camp? Will there be another camp later in fall for some of those not included in this group?

 

I'm not sure if they're going to play other teams. I know they've been playing intrasquad games every other day or so and otherwise working on skill development.

 

You mentioned their being more minor league cuts today? I'm almost scared to look. There were 30 two weeks ago and a couple more last week. Are there more?! Uggh! 

 

There are definitely restrictions on how many can be at instructional camps and they have to get everything approved from MLB. I'm sure whatever the max number they can have is what they have. 

 

If this goes well, I'm sure that they'll do more, as they would in a "normal" offseason. 

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I'm not sure if they're going to play other teams. I know they've been playing intrasquad games every other day or so and otherwise working on skill development.

 

You mentioned their being more minor league cuts today? I'm almost scared to look. There were 30 two weeks ago and a couple more last week. Are there more?! Uggh! 

 

There are definitely restrictions on how many can be at instructional camps and they have to get everything approved from MLB. I'm sure whatever the max number they can have is what they have. 

 

If this goes well, I'm sure that they'll do more, as they would in a "normal" offseason. 

Sorry for the confusion, Seth. Assume the cuts I referred to were the ones you saw a few weeks ago. Yesterday was the first day I saw the post about the cuts.

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I am guessing the cuts are in relation to the decrease in the number of minor league teams.  So was not surprised, am expecting the major leagues are hoping that the number of independent teams increases, so the players can develop, but the major league teams will not have to pay for them.  That is sad, few make it, but there is always the exception.

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Dan Hayes from The Athletic wrote up an article on the goings-on at Instructional League. 50 players, trying to do as much as they can. 

 

https://theathletic.com/2137139/2020/10/14/twins-instructional-camp-prospects-jordan-balazovic-blayne-enlow-aaron-sabato/

Thanks, Seth. Unfortunately some of us don't subscribe to the Athletic and can't read beyond the opening paragraph.

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I'm not sure if they're going to play other teams. I know they've been playing intrasquad games every other day or so and otherwise working on skill development.

 

You mentioned their being more minor league cuts today? I'm almost scared to look. There were 30 two weeks ago and a couple more last week. Are there more?! Uggh! 

 

There are definitely restrictions on how many can be at instructional camps and they have to get everything approved from MLB. I'm sure whatever the max number they can have is what they have. 

 

If this goes well, I'm sure that they'll do more, as they would in a "normal" offseason.

 

Agree on the "Uggh!" comment on the cuts. I think we all knew cuts were coming sooner or later. It just happened to come later way post draft time. But I still say kudos to the Twins for keeping everyone onboard for the season. There were a couple names released that did surprise me. I guess I'm assuming part of that is related to affiliate crunches moving forward. (NOT a fan)!

 

Happy to hear there actually is an instructional league taking place. Guess I missed where things were open enough to proceed with one. (Though I heard today Florida had lifted restrictions). Really hoping the players on the taxi squad can also join in soon.

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Will Baddoo become a bad a-- hitter? It is a shame that minor leagues will be shrinking. They are the life blood of many small towns. This will further erode the baseball fans across the country as many kids will have less live exposure to the game. I have been involved with minor league baseball in a small city (Kinston, NC) and know how important baseball is to them.

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