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    nater79a reacted to railmarshalljon in Surveying the 2018/19 Free Agent Relievers at the Quarter Pole   
    I'm drawing 2 conclusions from this article. First, signing free agent relievers is a total crap shoot, even with guys with decent track records. And either the Yankees are targeting the right players or they're simply better at putting them in a position to succeed. Either way, they're doing something right and I don't care for it.
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    nater79a got a reaction from Dman in Bowdens top 100   
    Regarding Larnach...  a .297/.373/.505 slash line at Cedar Rapids was pretty solid.  The thing with Trevor is that he doesn't have that one or two elite tools that some of the other top prospects in baseball have.    I guess I'd still have him in the top 5 prospects for the Twins.though.
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    nater79a got a reaction from mikelink45 in Bowdens top 100   
    Regarding Larnach...  a .297/.373/.505 slash line at Cedar Rapids was pretty solid.  The thing with Trevor is that he doesn't have that one or two elite tools that some of the other top prospects in baseball have.    I guess I'd still have him in the top 5 prospects for the Twins.though.
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    nater79a got a reaction from howieramone2 in The Good, The Bad, and How To Fix It on Martin Perez   
    Great first blog post, Sabir!
     
    And I think you're right.  The Twins didn't sign Martin Perez in a vacuum.  Someone  --  Josh Kalk?  Wes Johnson? --  saw something on video with him and has an idea on some changes they would like to try.   Time will tell if they are right.
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    nater79a got a reaction from Thrylos in 2018 Twins mid-season preliminary prospect list 1-60   
    I really like Bryan Sammons... glad to see you have him ranked.
    He's actually having a solid year with Rapids, so surprised to see you dropped him if only 3 spots.    K's are down a bit from E-Town last year, sure,  but still a nice 3.41 K/BB and a 1.090 WHIP.   The one thing he could be dinged for is being about one year in age above MWL average. Would like to see him at Fort Myers to see him challenged age wise.
     
    Bechtold has come on quite a bit the last six weeks.  Since June 1st he's slashing .289/.392/.397 (.788). 
    K% has come down quite a bit.  Walks are up. Obviously the power needs to come but I think it's in there somewhere. 
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    nater79a got a reaction from gil4 in So you want a darkhorse in the draft?   
    Certainly not past Atlanta at #5.
     
    Personally, I like Gore better than Greene.
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    nater79a got a reaction from Siehbiscuit in So you want a darkhorse in the draft?   
    Certainly not past Atlanta at #5.
     
    Personally, I like Gore better than Greene.
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    nater79a got a reaction from Steve Lein in So you want a darkhorse in the draft?   
    Certainly not past Atlanta at #5.
     
    Personally, I like Gore better than Greene.
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    nater79a got a reaction from Oldgoat_MN in So you want a darkhorse in the draft?   
    Certainly not past Atlanta at #5.
     
    Personally, I like Gore better than Greene.
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    nater79a got a reaction from Hosken Bombo Disco in Top Five Twins Prospects Who Should Be Promoted   
    Good post!   Hard to argue with any of these names.
     
    Hopefully, a Chris Paul promo to Chattanooga wouldn't cost TJ White his job.  Sort of like that kid.  Maybe they could co-exist on the roster somehow.
     
    Wonder if Poppen's teammate at CR, Clark Beeker, warrants a look for a promo soon.  Have to think Zander Wiel will be with the Lookouts by July/August.
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    nater79a got a reaction from David HK in Top Five Twins Prospects Who Should Be Promoted   
    Good post!   Hard to argue with any of these names.
     
    Hopefully, a Chris Paul promo to Chattanooga wouldn't cost TJ White his job.  Sort of like that kid.  Maybe they could co-exist on the roster somehow.
     
    Wonder if Poppen's teammate at CR, Clark Beeker, warrants a look for a promo soon.  Have to think Zander Wiel will be with the Lookouts by July/August.
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    nater79a got a reaction from Jonathon Zenk in Top Five Twins Prospects Who Should Be Promoted   
    Good post!   Hard to argue with any of these names.
     
    Hopefully, a Chris Paul promo to Chattanooga wouldn't cost TJ White his job.  Sort of like that kid.  Maybe they could co-exist on the roster somehow.
     
    Wonder if Poppen's teammate at CR, Clark Beeker, warrants a look for a promo soon.  Have to think Zander Wiel will be with the Lookouts by July/August.
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    nater79a reacted to Seth Stohs in 2017 Twins Off-Season top 60 Prospect List: 56-60   
    Spent 45 minutes chatting with English a couple of days ago. He's healthy. He had Lasik surgery in April. Was supposed to miss three weeks. That third week, he was playing his second (final) rehab game when he hurt his ankle. However, he came back for about 25-30 games at the end of the season and ended with five in Rochester. He also played 22 games in the AFL (one behind team leaders). He's healthy. He's talented. He and Granite are very similar in terms of skill set. Here's my thought. English probably has a little more upside. He's a little bigger/stronger. They're both incredible fast. English is a better outfielder and has a stronger arm. The two are friends and competitive with each other, which is fun to see.  
     
    If people have my book and have seen my updated top 30/50 rankings, I have Wade in the low-teens, with English and Granite in the mid-20s. Wade has a chance to be a quality everyday left fielder (or a 4th OF). Of the three, all of them can play CF, but Wade and Granite are more left fielders whereas English can absolutely be a centerfielder (even if he never gets that chance because of Buxton). 
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    nater79a got a reaction from Steve Lein in Twins Minor League Report (6/28): Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better...   
    Okay, I need to see AB Walker up with the big club come September, if not earlier.  He may strikeout in every at-bat but I need to see it with my own eyes.
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