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Twins Minor League Report (9/29): Saints Daily


Ted Schwerzler
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Only the St. Paul Saints are still in action for the Twins minor leaguers, but when Jose Miranda is playing baseball it’s worth tuning in.

Before jumping into the details of the Saints game, if you missed any of our minor league awards articles, you can read them here: 

Minor League Hitter of the Year: Jose Miranda
Minor League Starting PItcher of the Year: Louie Varland 
Minor League Relief PItcher of the Year: Jovani Moran 

TRANSACTIONS

  • Twins reinstated Joe Ryan from bereavement list, Charlie Barnes optioned to Triple-A St. Paul

SAINTS SENTINEL
Toledo 4, St. Paul 3
Box Score

Jason Garcia made the start tonight for Saint Paul and he turned in 5 2/3 innings of scoreless work. Garcia gave up just two hits while punching out six and walking only two batters. He did plunk one of the top prospects in baseball, however.

The Saints recorded 11 hits on the evening but were able to push across just three runs. Mark Contreras kicked off the scoring with a 1st inning single to score Jose Miranda (who had doubled). St. Paul then added two more in the 2nd inning on a Drew Stankiewicz liner and Miranda's second double.

Toledo’s talented roster made things interesting late with top prospects Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson both contributing. Ian Gibault allowed a 9th inning double that plated the tying Mud Hens run before the next batter walked St. Paul off with a single up the middle.

TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY

Pitcher of the Day - Jason Garcia (St. Paul) - 5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Hitter of the Day - Jose Miranda (St. Paul) - 4-5, R, RBI, 2 2B

PROSPECT SUMMARY

#6 - Jose Miranda (St. Paul) - 4-5, R, RBI, 2 2B
#7 - Joe Ryan (Minnesota) - Did not pitch
#13 - Gilberto Celestino (St. Paul) - 0-4
#16 - Brent Rooker (Minnesota) - Did not play

THURSDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS

St. Paul @ Toledo (5:35 PM CST) - RHP Derek Law (1-1, 2.84 ERA)

Please feel free to ask questions and discuss the Saints game on Wednesday or any other minor league topics you would like!


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I had a kneejerk reaction to 

 

#16 - Brent Rooker (Minnesota) - Did not play

Rooker pinch hit for Cave in the...7th(?) got hit by a pitch, and was pinch run for by Simmons...

 

Not a lot of action there either, but that is playing... almost.

 

Anyway, sorry we got walked off!

Good to know there is another game Thursday to set things right.

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East Coast after midnight, i got my days mixed up.
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On the hitting side, it will interesting to see if Miranda gets the nod for the BA MiLB Player of the Year award. MJ Melendez and Bobby Witt, Jr from Omaha are probably right up there with him.  I'm guessing it will be Witt due to name recognition and prospect shine (he's also had an incredible season), but Miranda has a chance.

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1 hour ago, MMMordabito said:

On the hitting side, it will interesting to see if Miranda gets the nod for the BA MiLB Player of the Year award. MJ Melendez and Bobby Witt, Jr from Omaha are probably right up there with him.  I'm guessing it will be Witt due to name recognition and prospect shine (he's also had an incredible season), but Miranda has a chance.

My guess is that Witt will win it, like you said, because of his name recognition and he had a great year too. So did Melendez. 

Miranda was named to the MLB Pipeline 1st team All Prospect team.

Jovani Moran was named 2nd team. 

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2 hours ago, MMMordabito said:

On the hitting side, it will interesting to see if Miranda gets the nod for the BA MiLB Player of the Year award. MJ Melendez and Bobby Witt, Jr from Omaha are probably right up there with him.  I'm guessing it will be Witt due to name recognition and prospect shine (he's also had an incredible season), but Miranda has a chance.

There's a lot of ridiculous stat lines again this year in triple-A. Miranda wasn't even mentioned in Keith Law's PotY article, in part because of this. He is definitely worthy, though!

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