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Twins Minor League Week in Review: Mussels Making their Mark


After a 5-1 week, the Mighty Mussels had another strong week behind some incredible pitching. The Kernels had a really good week in large part due to some big offensive performances. It was a tough week for Wichita in Tulsa, and the Saints saw several rehabbing big leaguers in their lineups, but still finished below .500 for the week. 

 

Week 6 was busy for the Twins organization. All four full-season affiliates played in six games. There were a lot of minor league signings, and more injuries. Let’s take a look back and  

Transactions:

  • Released by the Twins last week, RHP Tom Hackimer has signed with the Mets.
  • The Twins signed RHP Ramon Pineda to a minor league contract. The 23-year-old is the younger brother of Twins starter Michael Pineda, he signed back in 2016 with the White Sox and pitched at three rookie levels through the 2019 season. He was released in May of 2021. 

 

As always, I welcome your feedback on what you would like to see from these Week in Review articles, so let me know in the comments below. Of course, I also encourage you to read Nick’s Twins Week in Review from yesterday. 

With that, let’s look at Week 6 in the Twins minor leagues: 

RESULTS

Triple-A: St. Paul Saints: Week (2-4 hosting Omaha), overall (17-19)

Double-A: Wichita Wind Surge: Week (2-4 @ Tulsa), overall (20-16)

High-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels: Week (4-2, @ Beloit), overall (17-19)

Low-A: Ft. Myers Mighty Mussels: Week (4-2, @ Jupiter), overall (20-16) 


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

With the Twins struggles early this season, we have had a lot of minor league articles including articles on players who could be promoted and the daily minor league reports. 


Highlights

We will start with the Twins choices for the organizational hitter and pitcher of the week, and then mention several other Twins prospects who had good Week 6 performances too. 

Twins Player of the Week: Spencer Steer, Cedar Rapids Kernels   

On the week, Spencer Steer played all six games and hit .222/.276/.703 (.980). He had hits last week, a single, a double and four home runs. The third round pick from 2019 out of Oregon has had a solid start to his season. He has hit .248/.372/.473 (.845) with five doubles and eight home runs.  

Twins Pitcher of the Week: Jordan Gore, Cedar Rapids Kernels    

Gore pitched twice this past week. The former shortstop posted a win and a hold. In five innings, he gave up one run (1.80 ERA) on two hits. He struck out nine and did not issue a walk.  

Gore was the Twins 19th round pick in 2017 out of Coastal Carolina. He spent the first three seasons of his professional career as a smooth-fielding, strong-armed shortstop. In 2019, he was the starting shortstop at Pensacola (having skipped High-A) and hit .204 in 84 games. He was sent to the GCL and worked on transitioning to the mound. That is where he worked throughout the lost 2020 season. So far in 11 games out of the Kernels bullpen, he is 3-1 with a 3.91 ERA. In 23 innings, he has give up 14 hits, walked 11 and struck out 38 batters. He’s got a big fastball, but he also has a solid slider, curveball and changeup. As you would expect, he needs innings and time, and hopefully his control and command will continue to improve. 

Other Strong Performances this Week

First, here is a highlight for OF Gilberto Celestino. 

 

St. Paul Saints

Brent Rooker remains very productive. In five games last week, he hit .278/.409/.667 (1.076) with a double and two more homers.

Byron Buxton played in three games for the Saints and went 5-for-12> He hit .556/.583/1.556 (2.139) with a single, double, a triple and two home runs. He also walked twice with just one strikeout. On the mound, the Saints lone good start was by the rehabbing Kenta Maeda who gave up one run over four innings. 

Danny Coulombe had a nice week. He pitched in three games and finished two of them, one was a save. He gave up zero runs in three innings. He gave up one hit, walked one and struck out six batters. Ian Hamilton also threw 3 2/3 scoreless innings. He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out seven batters in two appearances.   

 

Wichita Wind Surge

Josh Winder had a solid week. He went 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA. Over 11 innings, he gave up three runs on nine hits. He walked one and struck out 16 batters. Cole Sands had a very good start last week. He tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings. He gave up just one hit, walked three and struck out eight batters. Jovani Moran struck out six batters over 3 2/3 innings (2 games). Hector Lujan went 3 1/3 innings in his outing. He gave up zero runs, zero hits, one walk and struck out four. 

Caleb Hamilton had another solid week. In five games, he hit .333/.455/.667 (1.121) with two homers. He had four walks. Roy Morales also hit .333 and got on base 48% of his plate appearances. Ernie De La Trinidad played all six games. He hit .261/.393/.478 (.871) with two doubles and a homer. Andrew Bechtold got on base 41% of the time and posted a .476 slugging percentage thanks to two doubles and a home run. 

 

Cedar Rapids Kernels

While Spencer Steer was named the player of the week by the Twins, three other Kernels hitters had a higher OPS for the week. (Note, for our purposes, we look at the week as Tuesday through Sunday. The Twins announce their award on Sunday, so they may go Sunday to Saturday.) Gabe Snyder played in four games. He hit .333/.474/.800 (1.274) with two doubles, a triple and a home run. Alex Isola has been an on-base machine all season, but this week, he hit .333/.364/.810 (1.173) with a double and three homers in five games. Wander Javier played all six games. He hit .296/.321/.741 (1.062) with four homers. In addition, Trey Cabbage hit .269/.321/.577 (.898) with two doubles and two home runs over six games. 

Melvi Acosta pitched in two games and finished both of them with a save. In three innings, he gave up zero hits, zero walks and struck out four batters. Jon Cheshire and Zach Featherstone each pitched twice and combined for five innings. They gave up zero runs on zero hits. They walked three and struck out nine batters. Ben Gross tossed four scoreless innings in his start. He walked four but struck out five. Cody Laweryson made his first start of the year. He gave up one run on two hits over four innings. 

 

Ft. Myers Might Mussels

The Mussels had a 4-2 week based almost entirely on their pitching staff. Their starters had strong starts. Brent Headrick went five scoreless innings in his start with eight strikeouts. Sean Mooney tossed four scoreless innings in his start, with seven Ks. Louie Varland struck out 11 batters over six, two-hit innings. Miguel Rodriguez gave up two runs (1 earned) over 4 2/3 innings in his start. 

They also got strong bullpen work. Osiris German, Denny Bentley and Steven Cruz each pitched twice and each worked four innings and gave up zero earned runs. Bentley struck out ten batters. Cruz struck out four. German struck out six and was credited with a Save. In addition, Erik Mahoah, Bobby Milacki, Juan Pichardo, Zarion Sharpe and Johnny Wilson all pitched and didn’t give up a run. 

Yunior Severino played all six games. He hit .273/.407/.500 (.907). Aaron Sabato got on base 43% of the time thanks to seven walks and posted an .857 OPS due to hitting a double and a homer. Justin Washington played just three games, but he hit .429/.467/.571 (1.038). Keoni Cavaco also hit .556/.600/.667 (1.267) with a double. Unfortunately, he played just three games and is on the IL with a concussion. 

 

Lowlights

We are talking about small samples for these six-game weeks, so it’s important not to make any big decisions or develop a full impression on a player from this small size. It’s just a reminder of the fact that baseball is hard, and all players have good and bad stretches.  

 

St. Paul Saints

Starting pitching was not good for the Saints this week. It started out well as Charlie Barnes gave up one run on three hits over six innings in his start on Tuesday. Unfortunately, he ended the week by giving up eight runs (6 earned) on seven hits (including four homers) in just three innings. Jhoan Duran came in after Kenta Maeda’s rehab appearance. He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. Andrew Albers gave up four runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. And Chandler Shepherd took one for the team this week. He gave up 11 earned runs on 14 hits and four walks in just 3 2/3 innings. 

 

Wichita Wind Surge

Reliever Calvin Faucher had a tough outing. He gave up five runs on six hits and a walk over just 1 2/3 innings. Jordan Balazovic made his second start after returning from the Injury List with an oblique issue. It’s also just his third Double-A start total, so he’s working back physically and pitching at a new level. In his start this week, he gave up four runs on four hits and two walks over just two innings.  

Peter Mooney’s offensive struggles continued. He hit just .105 last week (2-for-19). BJ Boyd went 3-for-22 over six games (.136). 

 

Cedar Rapids Kernels

Tyler Palm gave up five earned runs on three hits and four walks over 1 2/3 innings (27.00 ERA). Derek Molina gave up five runs on two hits and four walks over 3 2/3 innings (12.27 ERA). Jon Olsen gave up four runs on five hits and three walks in just 3 1/3 innings in his start this week. 

 

Ft. Myers Might Mussels

Bradley Hanner has done a nice job for the Mussels this year, but he would acknowledge this wasn’t his best week. He gave up six earned runs on three hits and eight walks over 1 1/3 innings.  

Charlie Mack went 0-for-10 in just three games. Willie Joe Garry went 2-for-16 with nine strikeouts. Nick Anderson was also 2-for-16. Misael Urbina played all six games. He hit .126/.276/.167 (.442). He went 3-for-24. 

 

Trending Storyline 

Not really a storyline, but something that those of us who contemplate prospect rankings will need to consider. Three of the Twins top four prospects are about to graduate from prospect status. Alex Kirilloff (#1), Trevor Larnach (#3) and Ryan Jeffers will surpass the 130 at-bat limit. 

Kirilloff and Jeffers will reach that plateau in this Seattle series. Larnach is not far behind. Ben Rortvedt has just 40 at-bats, but as a backup catcher, he may surpass the days on the active roster plateau. Nick Gordon, Gilberto Celestino and Brent Rooker are all 80 to 100 at-bats from passing that mark. 

At this point, Bailey Ober and Griffin Jax are the lone pitchers who appeared with the Twins in 2021. Randy Dobnak, Lewis Thorpe, Jorge Alcala and Cody Stashak all lost their “rookie” status in 2020. Newcomer Shawn Anderson lost his rookie eligibility in 2019. As for innings, the number to watch is 50. When a pitcher reaches the 50 inning mark, he passes prospect status. Of course, they also have the same service time requirements as well, which is how Alcala and Stashak surpassed the number. 

So, in the coming weeks, we will need to update our Twins Prospect Rankings. Who will remain? I would appear that Royce Lewis would be the easy choice to take back the #1 spot. The next two on the list would be pitchers Jhoan Duran and Jordan Balazovic. Blayne Enlow and Matt Canterino are both in that next category, though both are currently on the IL with elbow issues (Enlow had Tommy John surgery last week). Jose Miranda could be in line for a nice bump in his prospect ranking. Josh Winder was just outside our preseason Top 20, and he’s certainly moved up both because more is known about his stuff, his makeup and his performance has been very good. Maybe Wander Javier is working his way back up your rankings. 

So, let’s get some conversation going on this? Our minor league writers need input from you on the Risers and Fallers in your opinion. Maybe how does your Top 10 or Top 20 list look? Share your thoughts in the Comments below.  

 

PROSPECT SUMMARY

Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects have performed on the season (as well as too many unfortunate injuries). This was requested in the comments last week. Let me know if it provides value. 

#1 - Alex Kirilloff (Minnesota) – St. Paul (2 rehab games, went 3-6 with 2 homers, 2 K), Minnesota (34 games, .254/.292/.443 (.735) with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 5 homers, 19 RBI, 7 BB, 32 K)

#2 - Royce Lewis (Wichita) - Out for Season (torn ACL)

#3 - Trevor Larnach (Minnesota) – St. Paul (3 games, went 3-11 with two homers, two walks, 8 strikeouts), Minnesota (32 games, .273/.390/.434 (.824) with 7 doubles, 3 homers, 9 RBI, 14 BB, 34 K) 

#4 - Ryan Jeffers (Minnesota) – St. Paul (24 games, .217/.340/.446 (.786) with four doubles, five homers, 16 BB, 26 K), Minnesota (21 games, .203/.247/.406 (.652) with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 8 RBI, 4 BB, 26 K)

#5 - Jhoan Duran (St. Paul) – 4 G, 3 GS, 15.1 IP, 14 H, 10 BB, 22 K, 4.11 ERA, 1.57 WHIP 

#6 - Jordan Balazovic (Wichita) – 2 GS, 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 BB, 8 K, 6.75 ERA, 1.69 WHIP 

#7 - Keoni Cavaco (Ft. Myers) – 28 games, .264/.333/.340 (.673) with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 homer, 11 RBI, 10 BB, 32 K, 4 SB

#8 - Aaron Sabato (Ft. Myers) – 35 games, .182/.377/.306 (.683) with 6 doubles, 3 homers, 12 RBI, 35 BB, 53 K

#9 - Matt Canterino (Cedar Rapids) – 4 GS, 18.0 IP, 10 H, 3 BB, 35 K, 1.00 ERA, 0.72 WHIP (went on the IL with right elbow strain)

#10 - Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) – 3 GS, 14.2 IP, 13 H, 6 BB, 23 K, 1.84 ERA, 1.30 WHIP (underwent Tommy John surgery on June 9th) 

#11 - Gilberto Celestino (Minnesota) – Wichita (21 games, .250/.344/.381 (.725) with 5 doubles, 2 homers. 11 BB, 24 K), Minnesota (9 games, .138/.138/.276 (.414) with 0 BB, 6 K)

#12 - Brent Rooker (St. Paul) – St. Paul (30 games, .235/.373/.520 (.893) with 2 double, 9 homers, 22 BB, 41 K), Minnesota (8 games, .103/.133/.241 (375) with 1 double, 1 homer, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 13 K)

#13 - Matt Wallner (Cedar Rapids) – 17 games, .333/.384/.621 (1.005) with 3 doubles, 2 triples, 4 homers, 14 RBI, 5 BB, 28 K. (on IL with wrist injury)

#14 - Misael Urbina (Ft. Myers) – Ft. Myers (28 games, .165/.288/.223 (511) with 2 double, 2 triples, 17 RBI, 16 BB, 29 K, 5 SB)

#15 - Cole Sands (Wichita) – Wichita (7 GS, 31.1 IP, 22 H, 18 BB, 42 K, 2.84 ERA, 1.26 WHIP) 

#16 - Edwar Colina (Minnesota) - 60-Day IL (elbow)

#17 - Ben Rortvedt (Minnesota) – St. Paul (5 games, .286/.318/.571 (.890) with3 doubles, 1 homer, 1 BB, 6 K), Minnesota (18 games, .150/.209/.250 (459) with 1 double, 1 homer, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 17 K)

#18 - Alerick Soularie (Complex) – N/A (injured)

#19 - Jose Miranda (Wichita) – 35 games, .307/.381/.521 (903) with 6 doubles, 8 homers, 28 RBI. 13 BB, 17 K

#20 - Bailey Ober (St. Paul) – St. Paul (4 GS, 16.0 IP, 13 H, 5 BB, 21 K, 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP), Minnesota (3 GS, 13.0 IP, 17 H, 2 BB, 15 K, 4.85 ERA, 1.46 WHIP) 

LOOKING AHEAD

Lakeland @ Ft. Myers (Louie Varland, Sean Mooney, Miguel Rodriguez, Brent Headrick, Casey Legumina, Sawyer Gipson-Long): 

South Bend @ Cedar Rapids:(Kody Funderburk, Jon Olsen, Andrew Cabezas, Cody Laweryson, TBD, TBD)

Springfield @ Wichita: (Jordan Balazovic, Chris Vallimont, Austin Schulfer, Cole Sands, Josh Winder, Jordan Balazovic) 

Iowa @ St. Paul: (Jhoan Duran, Chandler Shepherd, Rob Whalen, Andrew Albers, Charlie Barnes, Jhoan Duran): 


Feel free to provide some feedback below regarding these reports. What do you like to read? What types of information would you like added? Also, feel free to ask any questions you like.

 


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Correct me if I am wrong, Seth, but aren't both Tulsa and Omaha the first place teams in their divisions?

Am surprised with your Player of the Week, Steer.  Seems to me that two of his teammates, Isola and Javier, had noticeably better stats for the week.  

Sure going to be interesting to see what changes you do make to your Top 20.  With three or four losing prospect status and a few others destined to take a dive, lots of room for young guys to move up.  I would think that Miranda needs to move up, a lot.  Also see Javier moving back into the Top 10...assuming he continues hitting like he has however long it is until you vote.  When I look at your Top 20, am surprised that Winder isn't on the list.  Seems like another guy who belongs in your Top 10.  Expect others you are going to have to take a hard look at include Steer, De La Trinidad and a few of those pitchers down at Fort Myers.  Will be interesting to see what you do with guys like Sabato, who sure would drop if I were doing this.

Thanks for another great report, Seth.  I sure don't see any need to change anything.

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2 minutes ago, roger said:

Correct me if I am wrong, Seth, but aren't both Tulsa and Omaha the first place teams in their divisions?

Am surprised with your Player of the Week, Steer.  Seems to me that two of his teammates, Isola and Javier, had noticeably better stats for the week.  

Sure going to be interesting to see what changes you do make to your Top 20.  With three or four losing prospect status and a few others destined to take a dive, lots of room for young guys to move up.  I would think that Miranda needs to move up, a lot.  Also see Javier moving back into the Top 10...assuming he continues hitting like he has however long it is until you vote.  When I look at your Top 20, am surprised that Winder isn't on the list.  Seems like another guy who belongs in your Top 10.  Expect others you are going to have to take a hard look at include Steer, De La Trinidad and a few of those pitchers down at Fort Myers.  Will be interesting to see what you do with guys like Sabato, who sure would drop if I were doing this.

Thanks for another great report, Seth.  I sure don't see any need to change anything.

Note that the Twins players of the week literally are the players that the Twins chose as their players of the week. Not me. I'm just grabbing that from the Twins media notes each Sunday. And again, to be fair, they announce that Sunday morning, so their week may be Sunday through Saturday, rather than Tuesday through Sunday like I look at. 

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I don't understand the Twins choices either, but they must have other considerations, like giving a guy a pat on the back. 

This is just a wonderful presentation.  Thanks for all the work.

Like a previous post I drop Sabato like a rock - I am not impressed, Wallner is the hitter who needs to rise along with Miranda.   Steer seems to really be impressing many, but I am not yet on his bandwagon.  I know he will make the list, but lower half.

I suspect this will be the first time the top ten is dominated by pitchers which will be nice.  Is Bailey Ober due a big jump or will he stay in the bottom ten?

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I have been intrigued by the two late round catcher's Isola and Schmidt.  They both have OPS's 860 or higher and as many walks as K's so they look like pretty solid hitters moving forward.  Schmidt's BABIP is high at 400 right now so there will be some regression in his 900 OPS in fact he has already been regressing this past week at least but keeping the walks and K's in line he should be just fine.  Isola looks like the real deal right now. Hard to say if those numbers continue to translate up the levels but he looks rock solid as a hitter moving forward.  He K's more than Miranda but his BABIP is normalized and with HR power his OPS sits at 865 so I think the Twins might have something here.

Mooney and Varland look like they have front to mid rotation starter potential.  There is a long way to go but they look elite right now.  Varland had some control issues early but seems to have worked through that.  He is a K machine and looks like he may have been a hidden gem picked in the 15th round.  Mooney seems to be on a lower pitch count but he has been very effective all year.  Don't know much about him other than he get lots of K's and doesn't let runs score.

Winder and Sands continue to look like Guys that should be under consideration to be added early to the 40 man and checked out at the MLB level this year.  They have to add them at the end of the season anyway so why not see how they perform in a lost year so they can be better in 2022?  I would say the same for Jovani Moran as well.

I think I am back on the Wander Javier bandwagon.  He has been in my doghouse for so long though that I need to give it just a little more time.  Very happy to see him doing so well. Well enough that the Twins will likely have to add him to the 40 man this year.

I have a few underdog guys that I like to follow and Ernie De La Trinidad is one of them.  I had a hard time following him in 2019 as his hit tool was so bad but he is back to his plucky self this year hitting with a bit more power, keeping the K's down and the contact up.  He has a 300 average at AA which is not easy to maintain at that level and an 850 OPS.  I think he could still be a good 4th outfielder in MLB but doubt he can get in with the Twins with all the talent they have in the outfield.  Hopefully he just keeps doing great things so they can't ignore him.  Anyway I am happy to see him doing well this year.

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1 hour ago, Seth Stohs said:

Note that the Twins players of the week literally are the players that the Twins chose as their players of the week. Not me. I'm just grabbing that from the Twins media notes each Sunday. And again, to be fair, they announce that Sunday morning, so their week may be Sunday through Saturday, rather than Tuesday through Sunday like I look at. 

Thanks, Seth.  Didn't realize it wasn't a player chosen by you or your group.  And yes, it is written as the "Twins POW."

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Miranda is the minor league story of the year for me so far. He's doing a wonderful job at the plate, showing an advanced approach with discipline, power, and contact skills. He absolutely has to take a huge leap up the rankings progressing like he has at a new level and having his best season as a pro. Would like to know more about his defense, but it can't be that bad at 3B if the team is willing to run him out a SS for a couple of games if in need. It's not like he's an older player beating up on a bunch of teenagers, either; he's the 2nd youngest player to hit for Wichita this season (behind Celestino). tremendous breakthrough season for Miranda and he's in my top ten for sure.

Steer is doing well, but I'll be more impressed with him as a prospect if he makes the jump to AA this year and keeps hitting against better competition. a 3-year college player should be able to hammer it in the low minors.

I'm excited about canterino and worried about the elbow. Ugh. Winder should make his entrance on the prospect lists and I'm interested to follow him more closely. I'd say Moran deserves a place as well, even if relievers usually seems to get downgraded on prospect lists; he's looking like he might be the real deal.

 

 

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DMan wrote............I think I am back on the Wander Javier bandwagon.  He has been in my doghouse for so long though that I need to give it just a little more time.  Very happy to see him doing so well. Well enough that the Twins will likely have to add him to the 40 man this year.

You hit my feelings about Javier right on the head, Dman, although I will be back on the bandwagon more quickly than you.  Hope like heck you are right and after years he becomes the stud we all were hoping for however many years ago.

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OK here is my biased not overly objective new top 20.  Some newer guys haven't played so I had a tough time judging them and didn't put them in.  I didn't put Rooker in the top 20 because he is pretty old to be a prospect IMO.  A lot of my picks were based on a what have you done for me lately view and not strictly potential so there are likely flaws but my list is below.

1) Royce Lewis
2) Jordan Balazovic
3) Jhoan Duran
4) Josh Winder
5) Jose Miranda
6) Cole Sands
7) Matt Canterino
😎 Keoni Cavaco
9) Blayne Enlow
10) Edouard Julien
11) Gileberto Celestino
12) Matt Wallner
13) Spencer Steer
14) Wander Javier
15) Misael Urbina
16) Chris Vallimont
17) Jermaine Palacios
18) Aaron Sabato
19) Jovani Moran
20) Louie Varland
 

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1. Duran

2. Lewis (I was actually tempted to drop him lower; Does the SSS of the AFL outweigh his atrocious A+ season prior? And now a year missed to injury? I have become VERY skeptical of Lewis's future but hope to proven wrong

3. Balazovic

4. Miranda

5. Winder

Don't know where to put Celestino, but I am impressed by how well he has carried himself in his waaaay-to-early-call-up-due-to-injuries

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Good to see bats improving as season progresses. For players that played no games last year, taking some time to get going. I think Miranda was able to play some winter ball so may have worked through some of that before season started. Looking forward to some movement of players the next couple of weeks. I think half way point for MiLB will be July 11.

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I look forward to these weekly roundups.  It seems like there are very few of the 2019 & 2020 draft picks still playing.  With the late start this year, I have to keep reminding myself that these numbers are pretty meaningless with only about 6 weeks of the season played.  Keep up the good work.  :)

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3 minutes ago, Thegrin said:

I look forward to these weekly roundups.  It seems like there are very few of the 2019 & 2020 draft picks still playing.  With the late start this year, I have to keep reminding myself that these numbers are pretty meaningless with only about 6 weeks of the season played.  Keep up the good work.  :)

2020 draft was just Sabato, Soulerie, Raya and Rosario... the last two are high school guys at the development complex. Soulerie would be at Ft. Myers with Sabato is he wouldn't have had a spring injury. 

 

2019 has had some injuries, but several of the pitchers are debuting well in Ft. Myers. 

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OK, Seth, a couple more questions.  Don't know if any of this has been decided, but when is this year's draft and how many rounds?  Will the players back in Fort Myers and scheduled for the GCL be playing any games?  If so, will it be more of a fall league following the draft?  Had heard that the Appy League was going to be some type of wood bat league for guys leaving college to get exposure before the draft.  Is that happening?  Assume three of last year's draft class plus the couple guys signed are in Fort Myers.  How many of the 2019 class are there?  

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40 minutes ago, roger said:

OK, Seth, a couple more questions.  Don't know if any of this has been decided, but when is this year's draft and how many rounds? 

Not Seth, but here is what I found. It seems that the June draft is being held in July. :)

The 2021 MLB Draft will be held in Denver, Co., as part of the league’s All-Star Break festivities. The 10-round spectacle, which is set to kick off on Sunday, July 11, will span three days.

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I follow twinstrivia.com and they listed the stats of Steer from Saturday to Sunday (which is what I believe the Twins look at as you had mentioned, Seth):

"Steer who was on fire this past week played in six games for the Kernels, hitting .333 (9-for-27) with one double, six home runs, 11 RBI, four walks and a 1.456 OPS, including two two-homer games, one on Sunday at Fort Wayne and one on Wednesday at Beloit."

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1 hour ago, Bob said:

I follow twinstrivia.com and they listed the stats of Steer from Saturday to Sunday (which is what I believe the Twins look at as you had mentioned, Seth):

"Steer who was on fire this past week played in six games for the Kernels, hitting .333 (9-for-27) with one double, six home runs, 11 RBI, four walks and a 1.456 OPS, including two two-homer games, one on Sunday at Fort Wayne and one on Wednesday at Beloit."

Correct. That (Sunday to Saturday, I assume). That quote comes directly from the media notes. 

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 Ooo reranking the prospects sounds like fun! As far as our hitters go, the one I've been most excited about (besides Miranda obviously) has been Julien. After him is Wallner and Steer. I think all three are solidly around the 8-12 range.

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