• Twins Minor League Report (7/16): Transactions Galore

    Typically, the full season minor league affiliates do not have games scheduled for the night of the All-Star game. However, the New Britain Rock Cats played the middle game of a three-game series at Harisburg. And earlier in the day, the Gulf Coast League Twins played a game.

    The story of the day was that there were many minor league transactions throughout the system, and frankly, several more must be in the works. Here is what we have as this is written:


    • LHP Edgar Ibarra has been promoted from New Britain to Rochester.
    • OF Evan Bigley, LHP Ryan OíRourke and LHP Jose Gonzalez have been promoted to New Britain from Ft. Myers.
    • C Kyle Knudson went from New Britain to Ft. Myers.
    • OF JD Williams, 1B Dalton Hicks, LHP Steven Gruver and RHP Tyler Jones were promoted from Cedar Rapids to Ft. Myers.
    • C Jairo Rodriguez was sent back from Ft. Myers to Cedar Rapids.
    • RHP Dallas Gallant and RHP Tim Shibuya have been moved from Elizabethton to Cedar Rapids.


    Here is a look at what happened in the two Twins games in the farm system on Tuesday:

    Rochester Red Wings


    No Game Scheduled.

    New Britain 4, Harrisburg 6

    Box Score

    Lefty Pat Dean has pitched quite well of late, but this start didn't go so well for him. In 3.2 innings, he gave up five runs on nine hits. He walked two and struck out two. Tom Stuifbergen came on and after a walk, got the final out. BJ Hermsen gave up one run on five hits in 2.1 innings. Edgar Ibarra then gave up one hit and struck one out in 0.2 innings. Dakota Watts gave up two hits and a walk but no runs in his inning.

    Nate Hanson led the offense. He was 2-3 with two walks and his 17th AA double. Danny Santana was 2-4 with a walk. Eddie Rosario went 2-5 with his ninth double. Jordan Parraz went 2-4 with his seventh home run. Josmil Pinto doubled for the 22nd time. Angel Morales went 1-2 with two walks and his second stolen base.



    Ft. Myers Miracle


    No Game Scheduled.

    Cedar Rapids Kernels


    No Game Scheduled.

    Elizabethton Twins


    No Game Scheduled.

    GCL Twins 2, GCL Orioles 11

    Box Score

    Looking at the game score, and then finding out that Kohl Stewart made the start might give you pause. But, the Twins top pick threw three shutout innings. He gave up two hits and walked a batter but did not allow a run; he struck out two. In his two starts, he has now thrown six shutout innings.

    Brandon Easton came on and gave up four runs on three hits and two walks in 1.1 innings. Miguel Gonzalez was next and he gave up five runs (2 earned) on three hits and two walks in 1.1 innings. He struck out one. Zach Hayden got the final out of the 6th inning after giving up one hit. Reyson Zoquiel gave up one run on two hits in his inning. He struck out two. Josh Guyer pitched one inning and gave up one run on a solo homer. He struck out two.

    Although they scored just two runs, the GCL Twins hitters did combine for nine hits. Zach Larson went 2-5 with his fifth double. Engelb Vielma went 2-4 with a walk. Chad Christensen also doubled for the third point.


    Thanks for checking out todayís Twins minor league report. Please feel free to discuss, comment or ask questions.
    This article was originally published in blog: Twins Minor League Report (7/16): Transactions Galore started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Major Leauge Ready's Avatar
      Major Leauge Ready -
      I am surprised Adam Walker did not move up with Bigley going to New Britain
    1. Eric in Madison's Avatar
      Eric in Madison -
      Thanks Seth. Any sense of why Jorge Polanco didn't get promoted to Fort Myers?
    1. TRex's Avatar
      TRex -
      Hey Seth, I know you have discussed Zach Larson before as a late round, way over slot guy, but do we have any type of scouting report on him? From the stats, it looks like he has good size (6'2", 185) and 5-tool potential.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      JD Williams deserved the promotion to Ft. Myers, but I absolutely think that Adam Walker is ready as well.

      Jorge Polanco is so young, and he's got some things to work on. He'll be fine. Like Travis Harrison, I am comfortable with them spending the full seasons there in Cedar Rapids.
    1. pab's Avatar
      pab -
      Quote Originally Posted by TRex View Post
      Hey Seth, I know you have discussed Zach Larson before as a late round, way over slot guy, but do we have any type of scouting report on him? From the stats, it looks like he has good size (6'2", 185) and 5-tool potential.
      And he's killing the GCL through 18 games:

      .344/.419/.609/1.028
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Not really a 5-tool guy. He isn't a speedster with a rocket arm, but he's worth watching. He's got talent and he could become a good hitter.
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