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    nclahammer got a reaction from Minny505 in Revisiting the 60 Day IL   
    I will be cheering for Smeltzer wherever he continues his career, such a good story, agree that it may be time to move on.   I thought Garlick might stick early in the season until Refsnyder came on the scene.  We have so many corner outfielders.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from kenbuddha in Revisiting the 60 Day IL   
    I will be cheering for Smeltzer wherever he continues his career, such a good story, agree that it may be time to move on.   I thought Garlick might stick early in the season until Refsnyder came on the scene.  We have so many corner outfielders.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from DocBauer in Revisiting the 60 Day IL   
    I will be cheering for Smeltzer wherever he continues his career, such a good story, agree that it may be time to move on.   I thought Garlick might stick early in the season until Refsnyder came on the scene.  We have so many corner outfielders.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Revisiting the 60 Day IL   
    I will be cheering for Smeltzer wherever he continues his career, such a good story, agree that it may be time to move on.   I thought Garlick might stick early in the season until Refsnyder came on the scene.  We have so many corner outfielders.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from Dman in Revisiting the 60 Day IL   
    I will be cheering for Smeltzer wherever he continues his career, such a good story, agree that it may be time to move on.   I thought Garlick might stick early in the season until Refsnyder came on the scene.  We have so many corner outfielders.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from Nine of twelve in Revisiting the 60 Day IL   
    I will be cheering for Smeltzer wherever he continues his career, such a good story, agree that it may be time to move on.   I thought Garlick might stick early in the season until Refsnyder came on the scene.  We have so many corner outfielders.
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    nclahammer reacted to beckmt in Revisiting the 60 Day IL   
    I agree on Smeltzer,  Dobnak will be given the leash because of his contract and the Twins may need starters next year.  Rest I am ok with. 
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    nclahammer reacted to Nine of twelve in Revisiting the 60 Day IL   
    Smeltzer's life story is a great one. But in spite of that I don't see how he should outrank younger rising talent. I think he has pretty much peaked. I'm much more willing to let him try to continue his career elsewhere than to risk losing a prospect who is still improving.
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    nclahammer reacted to h2oface in All Star Game   
    I kinda like them, albeit I never really like the "jersey" type tops, and prefer the button down. One thing is that all the players have a special souvenir uniform to keep from their time as All-Star (like a special Olympic Team uniform) and for some, it may be the only ASG they get to play in, so that is very cool for them. And each uniform has the emblem of the team they play for on it, too.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from MN_ExPat in Twins Minor League Week in Review: Kernels Jump Over .500   
    Don't worry about the lack of pitcher promotions, Austudillo will be back with the Twins soon LOL (hopefully won't be needed in that capacity.)  Awesome job covering life down on the farm, a must read each day on Twins Daily.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from Seth Stohs in Twins Minor League Week in Review: Kernels Jump Over .500   
    Don't worry about the lack of pitcher promotions, Austudillo will be back with the Twins soon LOL (hopefully won't be needed in that capacity.)  Awesome job covering life down on the farm, a must read each day on Twins Daily.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from SoDakTwinsFan4 in Now’s the Time to Trade Nelson Cruz to this AL Team   
    Way too early to abandon ship and hit the panic button IMO.
     
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    nclahammer got a reaction from wabene in Now’s the Time to Trade Nelson Cruz to this AL Team   
    Way too early to abandon ship and hit the panic button IMO.
     
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    nclahammer got a reaction from Hosken Bombo Disco in Now’s the Time to Trade Nelson Cruz to this AL Team   
    Way too early to abandon ship and hit the panic button IMO.
     
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    nclahammer got a reaction from wavedog in Twins Minor League Report (5/8): Rain Rain, Go Away   
    My favorite read every morning with my cup of coffee, finding out how "The Kids" did in the minors for the Minnesota Twins.  So good to have this feature back, thank you Twins Daily.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from Tom Froemming in Twins Minor League Report (5/8): Rain Rain, Go Away   
    My favorite read every morning with my cup of coffee, finding out how "The Kids" did in the minors for the Minnesota Twins.  So good to have this feature back, thank you Twins Daily.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from D.C Twins in Twins Minor League Report (5/8): Rain Rain, Go Away   
    My favorite read every morning with my cup of coffee, finding out how "The Kids" did in the minors for the Minnesota Twins.  So good to have this feature back, thank you Twins Daily.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from Matt Braun in Twins Minor League Report (5/8): Rain Rain, Go Away   
    My favorite read every morning with my cup of coffee, finding out how "The Kids" did in the minors for the Minnesota Twins.  So good to have this feature back, thank you Twins Daily.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from DocBauer in Twins Minor League Report (5/8): Rain Rain, Go Away   
    My favorite read every morning with my cup of coffee, finding out how "The Kids" did in the minors for the Minnesota Twins.  So good to have this feature back, thank you Twins Daily.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from BeatTheRich in Twins Minor League Report (5/8): Rain Rain, Go Away   
    My favorite read every morning with my cup of coffee, finding out how "The Kids" did in the minors for the Minnesota Twins.  So good to have this feature back, thank you Twins Daily.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from Seth Stohs in Twins Minor League Report (5/8): Rain Rain, Go Away   
    My favorite read every morning with my cup of coffee, finding out how "The Kids" did in the minors for the Minnesota Twins.  So good to have this feature back, thank you Twins Daily.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from mikelink45 in Twins Minor League Report (5/8): Rain Rain, Go Away   
    My favorite read every morning with my cup of coffee, finding out how "The Kids" did in the minors for the Minnesota Twins.  So good to have this feature back, thank you Twins Daily.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from Huskertwin in Twins Minor League Report (5/8): Rain Rain, Go Away   
    My favorite read every morning with my cup of coffee, finding out how "The Kids" did in the minors for the Minnesota Twins.  So good to have this feature back, thank you Twins Daily.
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    nclahammer got a reaction from Richard Swerdlick in Twins Minor League Report (5/8): Rain Rain, Go Away   
    My favorite read every morning with my cup of coffee, finding out how "The Kids" did in the minors for the Minnesota Twins.  So good to have this feature back, thank you Twins Daily.
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    nclahammer reacted to Seth Stohs in Cedar Rapids Opening Day Roster Preview   
    Today, the Cedar Rapids Kernels announced their first Opening Day roster as the High Class-A affiliate of the Twins. After eight seasons as the team’s Low-A affiliate, the Kernels earned their promotion. Find out which players will start their season in Iowa.The Kernels became the Twins Low-A Midwest League affiliate in 2013. In 2021, they are now the team’s High-A affiliate. It’s an interesting case where a lot of the players who spent time in Cedar Rapids in 2019 are moving up the organizational ladder to start 2021, but remain with the same team. This roster has a lot of talent and should be fun to watch. Find out who is on their Opening Day roster, starting with the coaching staff.
     
    The Coaching Staff:
    Manager: Brian Dinkelman
    Pitching Coaches: Mark Moriarity, Richard Salazar
    Hitting Coach: Bryce Berg
    Coach: Jairo Rodriguez
     
    The Pitchers
     
    LHP: Kody Funderburk (24), Tyler Watson (23), Zach Featherstone (25)
     
    RHP: Melvi Acosts (25), Tyler Beck (25), Andrew Cabezas (24), Matt Canterino (23), Jonathan Cheshire (26), Blayne Enlow (22), Ben Gross (24), Jordan Gore (26), Tyler Palm (26), Derek Molina (23), Jon Olsen (23), Owen Griffith (23).
     
    The starting rotation of the Kernels is very exciting. Canterino and Enlow are also Top 10 Twins prospects and have high ceilings. Ben Gross was a tenth round pick in 2019 out of Duke. Jordan Gore is starting his transition from shortstop to pitcher.
     
    Inactive: Cody Laweryson (injured list), Luis Rijo (temporary inactive list).
     
    The Catchers
     
    Jair Camargo (21), Alex Isola (22), Chris Williams (24)
     
    Isola and Williams were in big-league spring training, though Williams hurt his shoulder playing some first base early in camp. Camargo came to the Twins in the Maeda/Graterol trade.
     
     
    The Infielders
     
    Seth Gray (22), Michael Helman (24), Wander Javier (22), Spencer Steer (23), Yeltsin Encarnacion (22), Gabe Snyder (26),
     
    Spencer Steer was part of big-league spring training. The 2019 third-round pick can play second and third base. Gray is an exciting third base prospect from the 2019 draft. Snyder was a Midwest League All Star in 2019 and provides a lot of power. Helman struggled with the Miracle in 2019, but he’s back in Cedar Rapids where he played great during his 2018 draft season. Wander Javier moves up to Cedar Rapids after his struggles with the Low-A Kernels in 2019. He remains a high ceiling prospect. Encarnacion is quietly a solid shortstop prospect with the glove and a developing bat.
     
     
    The Outfielders
     
    Trey Cabbage (24), DaShawn Keirsey (23), Gabriel Maciel (22), Matt Wallner (23),
     
    Minnesota native and 2019 first-round pick Matt Wallner returns to Cedar Rapids to start the 2021 season. Cabbage started showing his massive power potential in 2019 and looks to continue that. Keirsey had a great offseason and looks to stay on the field and produce in 2021. Maciel came to the Twins in the Eduardo Escobar trade. He’s got a lot of skills.
     
    Check out these Cedar Rapids Kernels sites and social media:
     
    Team Website
    Team Store
    Kernels on Twitter
    Kernels on Facebook
    Kernels on Instagram
    Kernels on YouTube
    All Ears podcast
     
    Minnesota Twins 2021 Top 20 Prospects with the Kernels
     
    13. Matt Wallner, OF:
    10. Blayne Enlow, RHP:
    9. Matt Canterino, RHP:
     
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