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Here are my rankings for the players in the Twins minor league system. Talent and positional value are the biggest factors, while age and league are minor factors. In addition, draft position and size also have some impact. Normally I'd like to use 50, but after 35 I didn't think there were enough worthy of even being considered a prospect. Recently departed Joe Benson is off and so is Aaron Hicks after reaching the 130 AB benchmark. Hope you enjoy and possibly learn a new name!

1. Byron Buxton, OF 19 A

2. Miguel Sano, 3B 20 A+
3. Oswaldo Arcia, OF 22 AAA

4. Kyle Gibson, SP 25 AAA
5. Alex Meyer, SP 23 AA
6. Eddie Rosario, OF 21 A+
7. Jose Berrios, SP 19 A

8. Trevor May, SP 23 AA
9. Max Kepler-Rozycki, OF 20 Rk (E)
10. Jorge Polanco, SS 19 A

11. D.J Baxendale, SP 22 AA

12. Adam Walker, OF 21 A

13. Daniel Santana, 2B 22 AA
14. Nate Roberts, OF 24 AA

15. Josmil Pinto, C 24 AA
16. Travis Harrison, 3B 20 A
17. Niko Goodrum, SS/2B/OF 21 A
18. Daniel Ortiz, OF 23 AA

19. Kennys Vargas, 1B 23 A+
20. Tyler Duffey, SP 21 A
21. Aderlin Mejia, 3B 20 A+

21. Zach Jones, RP 22 A
22. Michael Tonkin, RP 23 AA
23. Taylor Rogers, SP 22 A+
24. Corey Williams, RP 23 A+

25. Adrian Salcedo, RP 22 A+

26. Amaurys Minier, SS 17 DOSL

27. Alex Wimmers, SP 24 INJ
28. Felix Jorge, SP 19 Rk (E)

29. Levi Michael, SS 22 AA
30. Angel Mata, SP 20 Rk (E)

31. Hudson Boyd, SP 20 A

32. Angel Morales, OF 22 A+

33. Luke Bard, SP 22 Rk (E)

34. Chris Herrmann, C 25 AAA

35. B.J. Hermsen, SP 23 AA
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  1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    Pretty good list. I might not alter too much from your top 20, actually. I don't know about Mejia yet. I am not dropping Herrmann that far either. Hudson Boyd probably needs to move to the bullpen.
  2. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl
    Pretty good list. I might not alter too much from your top 20, actually. I don't know about Mejia yet. I am not dropping Herrmann that far either. Hudson Boyd probably needs to move to the bullpen.
    Thanks. I feel bad for just throwing this out there with no analysis, but to do so for 30+ players is tedious. One thing about Mejia though, he's very young for Ft. Myers and is hitting the ball well. Not very toolsy though. As for Herrmann, he's getting old and I think Pinto has surpassed him as the potential #2 catcher for us. He's not hitting, but I'll admit I was pretty abrupt when moving him down. Although, I was never too high on him to begin with.
  3. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
    Also want to say that I think Lester Oliveros' and Madison Boer's careers are on the brink of extinction.
  4. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse
    Also want to say that I think Lester Oliveros' and Madison Boer's careers are on the brink of extinction.
    I would completely disagree with this. Oliver's throws gas. He's coming off of the Tommy John, May get into games later this year. Definitely not a guy to give up on!

    Boer was just a 2nd round pick a couple years ago. Sure, he's struggled as a starter. He can move to the bullpen. His current injury (off field) certainly doesn't help, but way too early to give up on him.
  5. beckmt's Avatar
    Roberts may be a little low, but has not played much this year due to injuries. Always have good feelings about onbase machines.
  6. beckmt's Avatar
    If you are down on Oliveres, why did you not drop Wimmers from the list. A probable pitch to contact guy in the majors with TJ surgery does not seem to be a good risk.
  7. rikker49's Avatar
    JT Chargois???
  8. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse
    Thanks. I feel bad for just throwing this out there with no analysis, but to do so for 30+ players is tedious. One thing about Mejia though, he's very young for Ft. Myers and is hitting the ball well. Not very toolsy though. As for Herrmann, he's getting old and I think Pinto has surpassed him as the potential #2 catcher for us. He's not hitting, but I'll admit I was pretty abrupt when moving him down. Although, I was never too high on him to begin with.
    So about Mejia . . . yeah he is doing very well so far. It's a weird thing. They just shifted him over from GCL to Fort Myers out of need at the end of last season. Then he is in EST and goes straight to Fort Myers again? I don't know how to gauge that. He is someone to watch and I might just start a thread on him.
  9. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    And P.S. I am going to do the same today with no analysis. It's a pre-draft necessity to get prospect lists out and then a post-draft necessity to add in the picks.
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