Yesterday, we looked at the top hitters in the Twins system in May, and today, weíll be taking a look at the top pitching performances of April. It will be separated into two blog postings, one for the relievers and this one for the starting pitchers.
While the hitting leaders were primarily in the lower levels of the Twins farm system, there are a couple of starting pitchers that appear on todayís list that may not be too far from contributing to the Twins.
If you missed Cody's minor league report from yesterday, you can read it here. Seth also made his choice for Twins minor league Hitter of the Month. Andrew wrote up about Alex Meyer's last start.
There is a lot of draft info that cmb0252 put together into one thread.
And after yesterday's minor shuffle in Rochester, the R&P page has been updated as well.
On a separate note, after listening to the new Macklemore song "Can't Hold Us" a few times today, I'm
Updated 05-02-2013 at 10:16 PM by Jeremy Nygaard
Twins at Detroit
That Was Fast (Game 22)
If the Twins have to lose, maybe itís best they lose quickly so we can all watch a nice movie before we head to bed for the evening.
When Kris Atteberry does the postgame report after a brutal Twins loss, it always sounds like the narration on a Civil War documentary. All theyíre missing is a lonesome harmonica sound.
I donít like it when Mauer isnít hitting. Itís like adjusting to a world where the
Here again, is a brief and not at all accurate reflection of how the Twins did over the past week
Rangers 2 - Twins 1
Despite the evening's overlong, numbingly-slow, seemingly interminable catalogue of the talents of others, the Twin Cities were delighted by their own brief shining moment of glory.
But enough has been written about the Vikings' draft...The Twins also played and saw Josh Willingham hit a homerun in a losing effort to a
Updated 05-02-2013 at 08:06 AM by PeanutsFromHeaven
No major league players with connections to the Minnesota Twins were born on this day.
It hardly seems like it has been a month. Maybe it was the cold weather, some postponements and several doubleheaders. But just because the weather was cold does not mean that there werenít some very hot bats in the Twins farm system. The Twins had the top two teams in the minor leagues in the month of April. The Ft. Myers Miracle went 21-4. The Cedar Rapids Kernels were right behind at 18-5.
Miguel Sano or Byron Buxton?
Byron Buxton or Miguel Sano?
Alex Meyer, probably throwing a really, really hard fastball.
Courtesy of Kevin Pataky at MiLB.
For a Twins fan, I had perhaps the best seat in the house. Literally 1 row behind me -- same seat number in fact -- Twins' General Manager Terry Ryan sat with a pencil, scorecard and
Joe Mauer sat out his first Twins game of the season on Wednesday. It might have been a good day for Mauer to rest since the team has another off day tomorrow. He has also been in a major slump at the plate. The Twins All-Star catcher has only hit .091/.211/.091 over the last nine games. This includes one hit over his last six games.
Even with Mauer out of the line-up, the Twins were still able to come away with a win and avoid being swept by the Detroit Tigers. Scott Diamond pitched
At the end of last season, things must have been a little tense around the Ron Gardenhire household. The Twins were coming off of back-to-back 90-loss seasons and Gardenhire only had one season left on his current contract. It was inevitable for some changes to take place and almost all of Gardy's coaching staff would not be hired back or would be reassigned.
The sporting world can be cruel when a team isn't performing well on the field. Twins fans weren't used to this kind of shake-up
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Rudy Meoli (1951)
Roy Lee Jackson (1954)
Infielder Rudolph Bartholomew Meoli did not play for the Twins, but he was in their farm system for a couple of months in 1979. He was born in Troy, New York, went to high school in Covina, California, and was drafted by California in the fourth round in 1969. He hit .351 in rookie ball, but after that his averages, while solid enough, are not that impressive, especially when combined with the fact
After a slow start in the seasonís opening week, Joe Mauer was once again cracking line drives Ė right on schedule Ė but has more recently found himself in one of the worst stretches of offensive baseball of his career and quite possibly the worst since he was a fetus.
Pardon the arbitrary endpoints, from April 6 to April 20, Mauer had collected 18 hits in 35 at bats (a whopping .514 batting average). In that time, the Twins catcher was blistering the baseball
The Cedar Rapids Kernels have ripped through nine straight wins as they head in to a two-week long road trip, but it hasn't come without a little drama.
Take this past Saturday, for instance.
Most of you have probably already read or heard about the strange finish to that night's 8-7 Kernels win, but for those who haven't here are the basics of what you need to know:
Adam Brett Walker hit a game-tying three-run home run with two out in the bottom of the ninth
2 more @ Tigers
3 @ Indians
4 @ Red Sox
3 vs Orioles
3 Vs White Sox
3 @ Braves
3 vs Red Sox
Combined Record 65-64 .504
Looking at what has happened so far this year being 11-11, I find the next 21 games very important on a lot of ways in my opinion. We have a .500 record now, we play decent teams with a combined record of what we do. I think a lot can happen good or bad.
I really want the Twins to play meaningful games in
One month of minor league action is in the books, and for the most part, it has played out even better than could have been anticipated. The Minnesota Twins organizationís top prospects are performing very well. Just as important, several of the second-tier prospects have been able to establish themselves early in the season. The Ft. Myers Miracle has the most wins of any team in the minor leagues. The Cedar Rapids Kernels have a roster filled with players who were on the Beloit playoff team a year