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  1. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    But if we just trust trust trust, then we'd have nothing to talk about. jk
  2. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lightfoot789
    I loved the ETown outfield of Buton, Kepler, and Walker this past summer. Do you see all three going to Cedar and if so:
    1) Will Walker start along side those two?
    2) Will they keep some of the 2012 Beloit OF for part of the season?
    3) How does this crowded OF play out to start 2013?
    4) Will the Trio be as productive in a full season as they were in ETown? your oinion?
    This is all my opinion, but 1) it looks like Walker will have a spot in the Cedar rapids outfield. Roberts will be moving up and the competition after that shouldn't stop any of your ELZ trio from starting on a regular basis. 2) see above. 3) Like I said, I think your trio will all get first dibs on playing time in Cedar Rapids. I can;t imagine why the organization wouldnt want to see each of the three in a full-season of hardball. 4) I really like Walker, he is a beast with a club, and he is smart (steals bases and such), so his chances of succeeding in low-A are very good. Buxton and Kepler are cant-miss-guys for A ball in my opinion and should tear it right up.
  3. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by righty8383
    One mistake that you made Mnfan, was giving Credence to the prospect rankings submitted by mlb.com. Looking at the list, there are a lot of odd rankings 6-20. IMO Seth Stohs and several others on this site are way better at ranking prospects.
    Totally agree. I might have to make my own list just to stay sane.
  4. lightfoot789's Avatar
    Who are the people in AAA that are ahead of Arcia? That would make the most sense by the Twins management in holding him back if they already have guys they want to see in AAA. There is no early season fuss to rush these guys. We are going to be good because of, off season trades, or we are going to be good (division contenders) in 2014, because of appropriate play development throughout the minors. Either way haste makes waste. Lets be good for the latter part of decade and trust managements organizational gameplan.
  5. lightfoot789's Avatar
    I loved the ETown outfield of Buton, Kepler, and Walker this past summer. Do you see all three going to Cedar and if so:
    1) Will Walker start along side those two?
    2) Will they keep some of the 2012 Beloit OF for part of the season?
    3) How does this crowded OF play out to start 2013?
    4) Will the Trio be as productive in a full season as they were in ETown? your oinion?
  6. h2oface's Avatar
    personally, i can't stand twinkies. even when they play like them... like the last two years. i love the baseball projects' song....... "please don't call them twinkies". a great baseball tune.
  7. righty8383's Avatar
    One mistake that you made Mnfan, was giving Credence to the prospect rankings submitted by mlb.com. Looking at the list, there are a lot of odd rankings 6-20. IMO Seth Stohs and several others on this site are way better at ranking prospects.
  8. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    should be used sparingly
  9. h2oface's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs
    Definitely not a term of endearment!
    just curious......... what is your call on "twinkies"?
  10. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    You bet!
  11. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    Plus, neither Morales nor Benson displayed the type of discipline that Max showed at the plate in 2012. Nothing is guaranteed but I see Kepler being much more MLB ready when he has the experience that Benson and Morales already possess
  12. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    Correct, Kepler is certainly the better prospect right now with much higher upside. I certainly hope that Kepler can continue to improve. He's so raw as a baseball player that his tools are exciting and putting up strong numbers in his second year at Elizabethton are very encouraging.

    By the way, three terrific blog postings here today... Keep it up. Great topics, well written, thought provoking. I did move one up to the front page as well. Thank you!
  13. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    Definitely a term of endearment for me. And Morales has been hurt, its not his fault. But every year, I ask each prospect the question "What have you done for me lately?" And rate them accordingly. I would definitely say that Kepler has a comparable or higher upside as a major leaguer than Morales
  14. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    Benson skipped elizabethton. Morales had one of the best seasons at E-Town by a young player in the 8 or so years I've paid a ton of attention. He's the poster child for what we prospect hounds should be looking for in a top prospect, and he's a reminder that what we see in Elizabethton is not always what we get.
  15. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    Definitely not a term of endearment!
  16. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    Arcia looks to be struggling a bit in the Venezuelan league. But I still opine that he should start in AAA with a real shot at playing for Minnesota at some point in 2013. A trade of Span and/or Willingham would speed things up, but wouldn't guarantee Arcia getting a cup-o-coffee in 2013
  17. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    Its a term of endearment for the home team. I admit it could get annoying, so I'll keep it to a minimum.
  18. MWLFan's Avatar
    I agree with the hope for Kepler. I will be spending some time in Cedar Rapids next summer and hope to catch a bit of Max and Buxton.

    Just one thing grates me on your post.

    Minny? Really. Like finger nails on a chalk board to me. Like calling Wisconsin sconnie. But it is probably just me.
  19. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    I also hope some of these guys mentioned become starting pitchers someday. Baxendale was terrific as a reliever last summer in his pro debut (0.96 ERA in 18.2 innings), and should be terrific as a starter as well.
  20. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
    I think the debate isn't "where" they start... but "whether" they start.
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