After months of writing, editing and revising, we sent the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook to the printer. It's available here.
I wanted to take this opportunity to give you a little preview of an interview I was able to do with Twins scout Jack Powell.
Powell is the Twins main scout in Georgia and Alabama, so their selection of Byron Buxton with the #2 overall pick in the 2012 draft came much at his recommendation.
There was debate here
Originally, I planned to post a preview for the Handbook; but that is going to wait until tomorrow.
Instead, I decided to go the direction of something that has been bothering me over the last couple of days. Ironically, it has nothing to do with shrinking payroll or lack of top-of-the-rotation starters.
It has to do with the quantity of pitchers the Twins are bringing to camp. Though the Twins are bringing a franchise-record 34 pitchers to Major League Spring Training,
Updated 01-14-2013 at 08:28 PM by Jeremy Nygaard
With the release just around the corner, I wanted to... well, you know... blog about it.
(Aaron Hicks autograph on a ball Hicks fouled off in Beloit.)
I remember trying to follow the Twins Minor League system in the early-to-mid-90s. And by "follow", I mean "look at the team stats in the Sunday paper". I would always wonder why guys with really good stats stayed at certain levels longer than other guys who weren't "as good".