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  1. lightfoot789's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs
    Tomshaw and Hurlbut deserve it but are less likely since they're not high profile.
    Does that mean that the selections are more political and prospect influenced IYO?

    I would like for both of those guys to make it as well. Does age ever play into the selections at the lower levels? There are several 26 year olds who are having excellent seasons in the FSL from other teams. Has that detered selections in the past?
  2. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    CR - Stewart will make it on name. Mitch Garver should make it. Jason Kanzler deserves recognition. There are always a few questionable ones in the MWL which makes it more difficult to predict.
    FM - Berrios and Polanco are likely, and I would think Walker has a shot since I believe he leads the league in HR and RBI. Tomshaw and Hurlbut deserve it but are less likely since they're not high profile.
    NB - Vargas, Danny Ortiz, Oliveros, Rodriguez
    Rochester - Meyer, May, Pino, Johnson, Achter, Darnell should all be considered.
  3. stringer bell's Avatar
    You have to have Polanco and Berrios at Fort Myers. Vargas and Oliveros at New Britain and a couple of starters at Rochester--the Twins broadcast showed five Rochester pitchers with excellent ERAs. I guess Pino has been the most consistent.

    Daniel Ortiz and Gilmartin could be candidates at New Britain as well. I think Walker and his power should get some consideration in the FSL.
  4. lightfoot789's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LaBombo
    Allan Anderson's former agent on line one...

    http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx...216&position=P
    Love 1988 and 1989 - Don't know many Twins fans who would turn those seasons down. Ride the horse while its still in the race. JUST WIN
  5. LaBombo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lightfoot789
    I take it the 1.88 ERA is not enough for you? Lol

    I'll take the winner. Pitching to contact is not always bad. If your entire staff is "pitch to contact" then I would agree with you, but it doesn't hurt to have a guy or two who knows how to throw strikes and has incredible control.
    Allan Anderson's former agent on line one...

    http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx...216&position=P
  6. lightfoot789's Avatar
    I take it the 1.88 ERA is not enough for you? Lol

    I'll take the winner. Pitching to contact is not always bad. If your entire staff is "pitch to contact" then I would agree with you, but it doesn't hurt to have a guy or two who knows how to throw strikes and has incredible control.
  7. Brandon's Avatar
    15 strike outs in 31 innings is a little low. But he had a great month otherwise. I see Barrios is 4th n the league with 52k's.
  8. Vzltwins's Avatar
    Switch Polanco and Michael. Add Gonzales.
  9. lightfoot789's Avatar
    Will these guys make Miracle team and/or who will be left off or added?
    Updated 03-29-2014 at 12:08 AM by lightfoot789
  10. lightfoot789's Avatar
    My thoughts:
    With so much talent still on the roster and increased pitching (Eades / Sulbaran / Segles?) possibly joining them by mid season - I think they will again make the playoffs and prove to be a force in the FSL. Possible lineup:
    1. Jorge Polanco - leading off and playing SS. I heard he played for the past week.
    Line up changes since JD Williams went down with injury
    2. Levi Michael - playing 2B and hoping for bump to AA as offense improves
    3. Max Kepler - He has been killing the ball this spring (MLB and Minor league games) CF
    4. AB Walker - 12 Doubles and 5 HRs in less than 20 spring days. RF (Run producer)
    5. Dalton Hicks - Will continue to provide RBIs and hit in clutch situations - 1B
    6. Travis Harrison - Great at hitting line drives with growing power - LF (replaces JD)
    7. Stuart Turner - Will work well with staff and hold runners in place (Love Grimes too) C
    8. Niko Goodrum - Has played 3rd w/ Harrison in LF - Best infield arm - Good OBP
    9. Jonathan Murphy - DH provides great speed in certain gameplans
    or
    9. Grimes / Turner at DH or another Power guy from AA club who moves down

    Pitching should continue to progress from second half of Kernels season. Under the Radar prospects who just win.
  11. Hosken Bombo Disco's Avatar
    I suspected that might be Mauer but I think the three hole is fine (maybe move him up to second for a while if you feel the need). Arcia and/or Willingham batting behind him should be ok.

    I'm a believer in chemistry, and also a believer in promoting Jake Mauer to the big leagues as a bench coach. Why not?
  12. lightfoot789's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dainir
    If they were both on the same team, I would say player A isn't doing his job very well.

    Player B is scoring on 53% of his singles and doubles.

    Whereas player A is scoring on 52% of his singles and doubles.
    Interesting - So should player "A" be batting 7th or 8th and player "B" become the new clean up hitter. How would Joe do as a clean up hitter?
  13. lightfoot789's Avatar
    The OBP is somewhat unrealistic for Player "A". That being said: With a slightly better OBP (.320), but better similar numbers in other categories, who would you then take?
    Player "A" is fictional - Player "B" is Joe Mauer's average numbers over 10 years.

    I hope we never become a money ball team. I like bunts and stolen bases and hit and runs. Play small ball with your small ball guys and let your Big Boppers do the Bopping. That should be the Twins Way of the future. Lot's of speed on the horizon and lot's of Power.

    The same way Jake Mauer led the Kernels to the BEST record in the MiLB. And he did it with a pitching staff that was 8th out of 16 teams. Speed and Power will be the Twins Way. Chemistry and Character will determine our future. How do our pieces fit moving forward? Is there chemistry with our prospects and Big Leaguers? Just do your job doesn't always work. I'm excited to see the chemistry of our lower level teams. Winning breeds winning.
  14. Dainir's Avatar
    If they were both on the same team, I would say player A isn't doing his job very well.

    Player B is scoring on 53% of his singles and doubles.

    Whereas player A is scoring on 52% of his singles and doubles.
  15. Hosken Bombo Disco's Avatar
    Do you have an opinion?? and are there specific players behind this? The OBP for the home run guy looks unrealistically low with the huge gap in OPS. For the long baseball season I'd rather have the on-base guy, which was what Moneyball was predicated on-- get on base, no bunts, no steals, let the next guy come up and get on base, keep the line moving, and so on, inning after inning, game after game, all year. Of course those Oakland teams also had great pitching...

    Tweak the numbers and it would be an interesting experiment to simulate a bunch of seasons with those guys and all others factors being equal. NCAA brackets get simulated a lot this time of year.
  16. twinsfan34's Avatar
    Good stuff lightfoot!

    Great resource here as well. I'll definitely be revisiting as the year goes along.
  17. tellis205's Avatar
    I think the main reason they had him at first base was because of the arm problem he had last year. I'm hearing he'll be going back to the outfield now that his arm problems are behind him. Still, I think they'll have him playing both positions this year with the outfield being primary. He's impressive as a hitter in the context that he's always been playing with older players. My prediction is that he'll be traded within a year or two. We've got several impressive outfielders and he'll be more attractive if he can play an infield position. He's not the only one that will be traded down the line. When you draft high several years in a row you tend to stock alot of players that can get blocked.
  18. KirbyHawk75's Avatar
    Thanks for posting this. Really excited about our future.. I know I am greedy, but hopefully we can trade a veteran or two (Correia, Plouffe, and/or Willingham) for more prospects.
  19. DocBauer's Avatar
    This shows his flexibility as a player, not only for now, but potentially with the Twins in a few years, especially if the OF prospects in the system continue to prove themselves. But he is undobtedly a quality OF prospect in his own right and will continue to play there mostly for the next few seasons.

    We have yet to see the best of him. Hopefully that begins this year.
  20. twinsfan34's Avatar
    Nice to see Kepler on the list...although, some context.

    The Overall 1B Grade =======> D+

    It's a pretty sorry bunch compared to most positions.

    I would guess only 4-5 of those guys ever have a WAR season over 2.
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