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  1. Following an historic offensive season by the 2019 Twins, hitting coach James Rowson joined the Miami Marlins as their bench coach and offensive coordinator. Before the calendar turned to December, the Twins announced that Edgar Varela was be their new hitting coach.Edgar Varela grew up in Southern California. He was drafted by the Tigers out of high school but chose to head to college. Four years later (2002), he was the 31st- round pick of the Chicago White Sox out of Long Beach State. He spent parts of five seasons playing for three organizations. In 2008, he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates organization where he spent a decade in a variety of coaching roles. He was a hitting coach at several levels. He spent three seasons as a minor league manager. He also spent a year as the organization’s Latin American hitting coordinator. The variety of responsibilities may have made him an ideal candidate for his next job. The Twins hired him before the 2018 season to be the Minor League Field Coordinator, a role he held the last two years. “It wasn’t something I saw myself doing when I was with the Pittsburgh organization because I had a hitting background and did some managing. When it came about, it was an opportunity to move forward and help create development opportunities for staff, but also putting a vision together with Jeremy (Zoll) and Alex (Hassan) in moving the organization forward. What we were looking for and how we could continue to combine those processes and how it can lead to the major leagues.” In the role, he was also responsible for minor league spring training, a remarkable task when you consider that involves more than 170 minor league players at more than a half-dozen affiliates. “My goal was to have a functional spring training where everybody was getting an opportunity to develop, not only on the player side, but on the staff side as well. That starts with building relationships.” Success! The Twins saw several players throughout the minor league system take big steps forward in 2019. Several of those players even got to the big leagues, and they contributed when they got there. In addition, minor league catching coordinator Tanner Swanson (Yankees) and minor league hitting coordinator Peter Fatse (Red Sox) got major-league jobs this past offseason. Varela is the third Twins minor league coordinator to get a big-league job. “I’m a people-first person. Everybody has dreams, so when I’m given an opportunity, I want to do the same for others as well.” --------------------------------------------------------- Shortly after Rowson left for Miami, Varela received a phone call from Twins Chief Baseball Operator Derek Falvey. “He said they wanted to give me an opportunity to interview for the position. It was truly humbling in itself after what they did last year.” He then went through the interview process. On a Sunday afternoon, he was outside of his house doing some yard work. He had just turned on his air blower when he received a phone call. He looked at his phone and saw that it was from Rocco Baldelli. He answered the phone, and then realized he’d better turn off the blower. Baldelli told him that he wanted him on his coaching staff. Water began welling up in his eyes. At that time, Varela’s wife came out of the garage door. “I had woken up our daughter from having the blower on. She was kind of mad at me.” That anger dissipated pretty quickly when Varela mouthed, “It’s Rocco!” and pointed to his phone. “She started crying. It was a special moment.” It was a great moment for the 39-year-old Varela. It was a long-time goal. “It’s always been a dream of mine. As you’re in a system in player development, it’s about being able to make an impact at the highest level. It became the dream and then a goal. Coming over here two years ago, Jeremy Zoll and Alex Hassan gave me an opportunity to be with a special group.” ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Shortly after the Twins announced Varela as the new hitting coach, they also announced that they were removing the word “assistant” from Rudy Hernandez’s “assistant hitting coach” title. So, the two of them will work together. They started having conversations shortly after Varela was hired. “I’ve been picking his brain on what they’ve done in the past. I want to be prepared, and make it as seamless a transition as possible.” They will work with a very talented group of hitters. The 2019 Twins hit an MLB record 307 home runs and were clearly one of the top lineups in all of baseball. DH Nelson Cruz and catcher Mitch Garver won Silver Slugger Awards. Cruz, Garver, Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler all hit more than 30 homers.Jorge Polanco was the starting shortstop for the American League in the All Star game. Luis Arraez hit .334 in 92 games as a rookie. And they added Josh Donaldson to the mix this offseason. “What an opportunity!” Varela continued, “I’m excited and humbled to be here. I’m going to be able to learn from these guys as well. I think J-Row and Rudy did a (great) job last year, obviously, setting all the records that they did. I`m here to continue that. I’m not here to switch it all up. It’s not about me. I’m here to be there for them. They’re the ones that are playing. As best we can, continue the philosophies that J-Row and Rudy put together last year. There’s going to be little tweaks here and there. It’s not going to be major stuff. Communication with Rocco has been tremendous. Even last year, being able to communicate with him and Shelty (former bench coach and new Pirates manager Derek Shelton) throughout the course of the year was great.” In addition, his two years in the Twins minor leagues system could be helpful to him, but also to the players. He can be somewhat of a liaison between the minor leagues and the big leagues. He has worked in the last couple of seasons with the likes of Royce Lewis, Brent Rooker, Alex Kiriilloff and Ryan Jeffers. “I relate that to something we’ve done really well in the organization over the past couple of years. We send our coordinator group and coaches to the Dominican so that when our young Latin players come to the States, I know this guy. I do know these guys, so I relate it to that. When these guys do come up and help us in the big leagues, it’s more of a comfort level. They already know who's there. He knows who I am. He knows what makes me tick. All the little intricacies that, not just the swing.” Baseball is hard enough to play, so making the other aspects of the big leagues easier helps. He also understands that he has veterans on this roster who can help as well. “I think some of the older, veteran guys, the Nelson Cruz’s, and you’ve heard Josh Donaldson say it already. He wants to help out the younger players, stuff like that. When it’s peer to peer, it’s extremely valuable.” As you can tell from his answers, Edgar Varela is very humble and excited to work hard with the Twins hitters. Click here to view the article
  2. Edgar Varela grew up in Southern California. He was drafted by the Tigers out of high school but chose to head to college. Four years later (2002), he was the 31st- round pick of the Chicago White Sox out of Long Beach State. He spent parts of five seasons playing for three organizations. In 2008, he joined the Pittsburgh Pirates organization where he spent a decade in a variety of coaching roles. He was a hitting coach at several levels. He spent three seasons as a minor league manager. He also spent a year as the organization’s Latin American hitting coordinator. The variety of responsibilities may have made him an ideal candidate for his next job. The Twins hired him before the 2018 season to be the Minor League Field Coordinator, a role he held the last two years. “It wasn’t something I saw myself doing when I was with the Pittsburgh organization because I had a hitting background and did some managing. When it came about, it was an opportunity to move forward and help create development opportunities for staff, but also putting a vision together with Jeremy (Zoll) and Alex (Hassan) in moving the organization forward. What we were looking for and how we could continue to combine those processes and how it can lead to the major leagues.” In the role, he was also responsible for minor league spring training, a remarkable task when you consider that involves more than 170 minor league players at more than a half-dozen affiliates. “My goal was to have a functional spring training where everybody was getting an opportunity to develop, not only on the player side, but on the staff side as well. That starts with building relationships.” Success! The Twins saw several players throughout the minor league system take big steps forward in 2019. Several of those players even got to the big leagues, and they contributed when they got there. In addition, minor league catching coordinator Tanner Swanson (Yankees) and minor league hitting coordinator Peter Fatse (Red Sox) got major-league jobs this past offseason. Varela is the third Twins minor league coordinator to get a big-league job. “I’m a people-first person. Everybody has dreams, so when I’m given an opportunity, I want to do the same for others as well.” --------------------------------------------------------- Shortly after Rowson left for Miami, Varela received a phone call from Twins Chief Baseball Operator Derek Falvey. “He said they wanted to give me an opportunity to interview for the position. It was truly humbling in itself after what they did last year.” He then went through the interview process. On a Sunday afternoon, he was outside of his house doing some yard work. He had just turned on his air blower when he received a phone call. He looked at his phone and saw that it was from Rocco Baldelli. He answered the phone, and then realized he’d better turn off the blower. Baldelli told him that he wanted him on his coaching staff. Water began welling up in his eyes. At that time, Varela’s wife came out of the garage door. “I had woken up our daughter from having the blower on. She was kind of mad at me.” That anger dissipated pretty quickly when Varela mouthed, “It’s Rocco!” and pointed to his phone. “She started crying. It was a special moment.” It was a great moment for the 39-year-old Varela. It was a long-time goal. “It’s always been a dream of mine. As you’re in a system in player development, it’s about being able to make an impact at the highest level. It became the dream and then a goal. Coming over here two years ago, Jeremy Zoll and Alex Hassan gave me an opportunity to be with a special group.” ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Shortly after the Twins announced Varela as the new hitting coach, they also announced that they were removing the word “assistant” from Rudy Hernandez’s “assistant hitting coach” title. So, the two of them will work together. They started having conversations shortly after Varela was hired. “I’ve been picking his brain on what they’ve done in the past. I want to be prepared, and make it as seamless a transition as possible.” They will work with a very talented group of hitters. The 2019 Twins hit an MLB record 307 home runs and were clearly one of the top lineups in all of baseball. DH Nelson Cruz and catcher Mitch Garver won Silver Slugger Awards. Cruz, Garver, Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler all hit more than 30 homers.Jorge Polanco was the starting shortstop for the American League in the All Star game. Luis Arraez hit .334 in 92 games as a rookie. And they added Josh Donaldson to the mix this offseason. “What an opportunity!” Varela continued, “I’m excited and humbled to be here. I’m going to be able to learn from these guys as well. I think J-Row and Rudy did a (great) job last year, obviously, setting all the records that they did. I`m here to continue that. I’m not here to switch it all up. It’s not about me. I’m here to be there for them. They’re the ones that are playing. As best we can, continue the philosophies that J-Row and Rudy put together last year. There’s going to be little tweaks here and there. It’s not going to be major stuff. Communication with Rocco has been tremendous. Even last year, being able to communicate with him and Shelty (former bench coach and new Pirates manager Derek Shelton) throughout the course of the year was great.” In addition, his two years in the Twins minor leagues system could be helpful to him, but also to the players. He can be somewhat of a liaison between the minor leagues and the big leagues. He has worked in the last couple of seasons with the likes of Royce Lewis, Brent Rooker, Alex Kiriilloff and Ryan Jeffers. “I relate that to something we’ve done really well in the organization over the past couple of years. We send our coordinator group and coaches to the Dominican so that when our young Latin players come to the States, I know this guy. I do know these guys, so I relate it to that. When these guys do come up and help us in the big leagues, it’s more of a comfort level. They already know who's there. He knows who I am. He knows what makes me tick. All the little intricacies that, not just the swing.” Baseball is hard enough to play, so making the other aspects of the big leagues easier helps. He also understands that he has veterans on this roster who can help as well. “I think some of the older, veteran guys, the Nelson Cruz’s, and you’ve heard Josh Donaldson say it already. He wants to help out the younger players, stuff like that. When it’s peer to peer, it’s extremely valuable.” As you can tell from his answers, Edgar Varela is very humble and excited to work hard with the Twins hitters.
  3. Following a doubleheader on May 11th against the Detroit Tigers, Ehire Adrianza was hitting .130/.238/.185 (.423) with just one extra base hit. In fairness, that one extra base hit was a big one. Twins fans will certainly recall that Adrianza hit a solo home run off of Astros ace Justin Verlander on April 29th in a Twins 1-0 win at Target Field. It’s fair to say that at that time, things were not going well for Adrianza. One might wonder how close the front office may have been from letting Adrianza go. Recently Adrianza acknowledged, “At the beginning of the season, I was rushing things. I was trying to get three base hits every at bat.” However, manager Rocco Baldelli continued to play Adrianza, showing belief in his offense and certainly in his defense around the infield. Baldelli’s theory and plan to make sure his roster is rested means plenty of playing time for everyone on the roster. The coaches helped as well, and Adrianza recognized assistant hitting coach Rudy Hernandez as being very helpful. “At the beginning of the season, I talked to the guys. I talked to Rudy. They told me to Slow down, the numbers will be there, you just have to trust the process, keep working hard. The results are showing up now. It’s because of those guys and my teammates. When I was struggling, they supported me. They got my back. Obviously the coaching staff too. That’s really important.” Adrianza certainly responded to their confidence. After hitting .130 in his first 22 games of the season, Adrianza hit .415/.500/.623 (1.123) with two doubles and three home runs over his next 21 games. Adrianza noted that he didn’t really change anything mechanically, but he remained confident that if he continued to work hard and concentrate, things would improve. “I never changed my approach from the beginning of the season to this point. I’m just seeing the ball better, maybe being a little more aggressive early in the count. Also I’ve tried to concentrate on what the pitcher is trying to do. Especially with the relievers. Are they trying to go outside or inside? What he’s doing? That’s helping me out a lot.” Part of Adrianza’s daily preparation is usage of video. He noted, “I am a big video guy. I like to see every pitcher in the bullpen. When I’m in the lineup, I like to see the starting pitcher obviously.” Of course, the one given when it comes to Ehire Adrianza is his ability to play sound defense. He understands his role and what got him here. “That’s why I got to the big leagues, because of my defense. I take great pride in my defense. I love playing defense. It’s a big part of my game.” It was a tough start to the season for Ehire Adrianza. But he is able to compartmentalize and learn from his successes and failures. That’s how he has remained in the big leagues and why he should remain for years to come. “I was overthinking too much at the beginning of the season. You don’t want to go 0-for-4 every game. You try to do the best you can to improve your game, to help the team to win. Right now I think I’m doing a pretty good job. I just have to keep working hard.” Adrianza returns to the Twins active roster today after missing the last ten days on the Injured List with a stomach ailment. He is in the Twins lineup, batting seventh and playing shortstop.
  4. Utility man Ehire Adrianza returns to the Twins active roster on Friday after spending the last ten games on the Injured List. Before the injury, Adrianza had quietly been one of the best hitters in baseball for a month. We caught up with the valuable and versatile Adrianza recently.Following a doubleheader on May 11th against the Detroit Tigers, Ehire Adrianza was hitting .130/.238/.185 (.423) with just one extra base hit. In fairness, that one extra base hit was a big one. Twins fans will certainly recall that Adrianza hit a solo home run off of Astros ace Justin Verlander on April 29th in a Twins 1-0 win at Target Field. It’s fair to say that at that time, things were not going well for Adrianza. One might wonder how close the front office may have been from letting Adrianza go. Recently Adrianza acknowledged, “At the beginning of the season, I was rushing things. I was trying to get three base hits every at bat.” However, manager Rocco Baldelli continued to play Adrianza, showing belief in his offense and certainly in his defense around the infield. Baldelli’s theory and plan to make sure his roster is rested means plenty of playing time for everyone on the roster. The coaches helped as well, and Adrianza recognized assistant hitting coach Rudy Hernandez as being very helpful. “At the beginning of the season, I talked to the guys. I talked to Rudy. They told me to Slow down, the numbers will be there, you just have to trust the process, keep working hard. The results are showing up now. It’s because of those guys and my teammates. When I was struggling, they supported me. They got my back. Obviously the coaching staff too. That’s really important.” Adrianza certainly responded to their confidence. After hitting .130 in his first 22 games of the season, Adrianza hit .415/.500/.623 (1.123) with two doubles and three home runs over his next 21 games. Adrianza noted that he didn’t really change anything mechanically, but he remained confident that if he continued to work hard and concentrate, things would improve. “I never changed my approach from the beginning of the season to this point. I’m just seeing the ball better, maybe being a little more aggressive early in the count. Also I’ve tried to concentrate on what the pitcher is trying to do. Especially with the relievers. Are they trying to go outside or inside? What he’s doing? That’s helping me out a lot.” Part of Adrianza’s daily preparation is usage of video. He noted, “I am a big video guy. I like to see every pitcher in the bullpen. When I’m in the lineup, I like to see the starting pitcher obviously.” Of course, the one given when it comes to Ehire Adrianza is his ability to play sound defense. He understands his role and what got him here. “That’s why I got to the big leagues, because of my defense. I take great pride in my defense. I love playing defense. It’s a big part of my game.” It was a tough start to the season for Ehire Adrianza. But he is able to compartmentalize and learn from his successes and failures. That’s how he has remained in the big leagues and why he should remain for years to come. “I was overthinking too much at the beginning of the season. You don’t want to go 0-for-4 every game. You try to do the best you can to improve your game, to help the team to win. Right now I think I’m doing a pretty good job. I just have to keep working hard.” Adrianza returns to the Twins active roster today after missing the last ten days on the Injured List with a stomach ailment. He is in the Twins lineup, batting seventh and playing shortstop. Click here to view the article
  5. You may have noticed that Eddie Rosario has been hitting higher in the order of late. Part of it has been that the Twins have faced a number of lefties lately, and he’s one of the few batters on the team holding their own against them. Part it is also that Miguel Sano has been sidelined for the past few days after getting hit on the hand with a pitch against the Texas Rangers. But perhaps a large part of it stems from the fact that Rosario is having a nice offensive season, too. For the season, Rosario is hitting .284/.323/.464. The on-base percentage is a career-high by nearly 30 points. He set his career-high in walks for a season on July 5 with 16. That’s not a misprint -- he drew more walks in the first half of 2017 than he did in all of 2016 or the year prior. We’ll come back to that in a bit. It’s not as though Rosario has stung the ball all season long -- at least not from a results standpoint. The 26-year-old left fielder headed into June hitting a very Rosario-like .269/.302/.431. He then hit .291/.341/.519 in the month of June and has been swinging well since, with a slash line of .297/.342/.492 over his last 54 games. His K/BB ratio is 41-13 over that stretch, and while that won’t make anyone forget about Joe Mauer, it is important that he controls the strike zone better -- as we noted this offseason when we projected a possible breakout. From the surface, it’s not hard to see that Rosario is taking a better approach at the plate. While he’s still susceptible to swinging at pitcher’s pitches early in counts or getting himself out, he’s done a much better job laying off pitches outside of the zone. Rosario’s chase rate in his rookie season was 45.6 percent. In other words, he swung at pitches out of the zone nearly half the time -- a staggering figure. That improved to 41.7 percent last year and now 36.7 percent this season. The American League average is 29.7 percent, so while there has been some improvement, more could still be justified. The improved discipline also shows up in his swinging strike rate. That rate peaked last year at 15.3 percent, but is down to a career-low 12.1 percent this season. Again, while that’s progress, it’s still a bit off AL average (10.4 percent). Please click through to Zone Coverage to read the rest of this article here.
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