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  1. A few odds and ends about the draft

    Originally posted at A few odds and ends about the draft | Twinstrivia.com

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    The 2013 MLB first-year player draft day has finally arrived and later this evening we will learn who the Twins have selected in a draft that many of the "talking head" experts claim has three sure-fire stars, but the Twins draft fourth.

    There have been 61,666 players drafted since the draft was instituted in 1965 when the Kansas City ...

    Updated 06-06-2013 at 04:55 PM by jjswol

  2. Twins Birthdays--June 6

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Bobby Randall (1948)
    David Lamb (1975)

    Second baseman Robert Lee Randall played for the Twins in the late 1970s. He was born in Norton, Kansas, went to high school in Gove, Kansas, and attended Kansas State. He was drafted by the Dodgers in the second round of the June Secondary draft in 1969. He never showed power in the minors, and his average was up and down; his best year was 1974, when he hit .338 for AAA Albuquerque. After the 1975
  3. Draft Day Memories

    After weeks of writing about the MLB Draft, today is finally the tonight. Sometime shortly after 6:00 central time, the Houston Astros will make the first pick of the draft. The Twins will pick soon after. By nightís end, 73 picks will be made. The Minnesota Twins will make two picks. By the end of Saturday, the Twins will have made 40 selections. Over 1,200 players will have been drafted.

    That is a lot of draft day stories, and thatís what this article is. Below, you will find the ...
  4. Twins Daily Draft Day Primer

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ID:	4322Here it is: everything you need to look like youíve been eating and breathing MLB Draft coverage for the last month, all in one quick story.

    The Bad News
    The Twins are drafting fourth in what is widely considered to be a draft with three great players. If those three go to the first three teams, the Twins will likely go one of two ways:

    Option 1 (seems most likely)
    Theyíll draft a Texas high school pitcher with big upside named ...
  5. Twins Minor League Report (6/5): Explosive Kernels

    We are only a couple days away from getting a new influx of talent into the Twins minor league system. The MLB First Year Player Draft will start on Friday night and the Twins have the fourth overall selection. It will be the second year in a row that the Twins are picking in the top five picks.

    Last year's first round selection, Byron Buxton, has been a great addition to the organization. By the end of this year, he could be the top ranked prospect in all of baseball. Last week, Seth Stohs moved him ahead of Miguel Sano as the Twins number one prospect. ...
  6. Rock Cats: Mid-Season Candidates for Promotion

    Logan Darnell, New Britain's most consistent pitcher this season.
    Image: Kevin Pataky, MiLB.com
    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    It's been a fast 40 percent of the New Britain season. The team has played all right -- about what I expected,
  7. Twins Minor League Hitter of the Month - May

    In the past couple of days, as we are leading up to an exciting draft for the Minnesota Twins, we are also looking back at the top performers in the Twins farm system from the month of May. In the past two days, we have named Cole Johnson the Reliever of the Month and DJ Baxendale the repeat-winner of the Starting Pitcher of the Month. Today, we swing our attention (see what I did there?) to the bats. Although there wasnít a battle at the top spot the way there was in April, there were still plenty ...
  8. 25 Minnesota Twins Drafts in 25 Days: 2012

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    I have reached the end of my journey. Although we've come to the end of the road, still I can't let you go, Twins' drafts. It's unnatural. As such, I wanted to thank everyone for the positive feedback and for simply reading these recaps. I really enjoyed the research and I really enjoyed sharing what I found. I also appreciate the support from Twins Daily and their willingness to put these on the Front Page. I think the proudest moment ...
  9. Twins fans near Seattle?

    For later reference:

    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    The Twins will be in Seattle in late July. I'm considering making the trip up there for one or more games. I seem to recall somebody who posts here living in that region, but I can't remember who. If you'd be interested in meeting up with a fellow TDer for one of these games, drop me a note.
  10. Performance Enhancing Drugs and the MLB

    With all the recent developments in the latest PED scandal, it remains to be seen which players (if any) will receive suspensions and how those penalties may or may not impact the Minnesota Twins.

    While MLB is busy trying to procure documents, names and testimonies from now-defunct Biogenesis and its shady former owner Tony Bosch, countless athletes such as Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez are once again finding their names in the headlines for suspicion of using performance-enhancing ...
  11. Update on 10 minor leaguers to watch

    In judging my ability to note appropriate "minor" minor leaguers to watch, the first update must address the fundamental question: are these guys still worthy of keeping an eye on. I think the answer for each is yes, though I am starting to be concerned about a couple of these guys. With that, here is the update:

    Dereck Rodriguez (EST, E-Town or CR): Dereck is likely going to be in E-Town as soon as that season starts.

    J.D. Williams (CR): J.D. is in a slump at ...
  12. Minnesota Twins GM Terry Ryan talks scouting and the draft

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ID:	4314With the fourth overall pick waiting for them on Thursday night, the Minnesota Twins are poised to choose from one of several high profile picks.

    Rich with talent in the lower levels of the farm system, the organization has another chance at the fourth overall pick to backfill the minors with another highly-skilled player and continue to construct a solid future. Among the expertsí predictions for what could be available for the Twins at number four pick ...
  13. Twins Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month - May

    Yesterday, we looked at the Top Relief Pitchers in May, and today, weíll be taking a look at the top pitching performances of the month.

    There were some starters who put together very solid months, and that list includes more than just the following names. Andrew Albers posted a 2.48 ERA for the month and isnít in the Top 5. Kyle Gibson threw a couple of shutouts during May and he falls on the outside of this list. Jason Wheeler went 3-0 with a 2.68 ERA and isnít listed below. ...
  14. Twins Minor League Report (6/4): Gibson and Baxendale make their pitches

    It was a big day for a couple of the Twins pitching prospects, and one of their top offensive prospects added to his organization-leading home run total. It was also a day in which there were several transactions. Twins Daily has learned the following (though there could be more coming):

    RHP Tom Stuifbergen has been promoted from Ft. Myers to AA New Britain. Meanwhile, RHPs Tyler Duffey and Manuel Soliman will move up to the Miracle. Finally, 2012 8th round pick RHP Christian Powell ...
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