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Acquiring Talent the Twins Way: Terry Ryan vs. the AL (part 3 of 3)

by Willihammer on 09-26-2013 at 05:28 PM
Resuming where we left off, we're now going to compare the Twins' successes in the 6 methods of talent acquisition versus the rest of the American League.

Part 1: here
Part 2: here
Data: here

TWINS VS AMERICAN LEAGUE

1. Amateur Draft

We already know the Twins have acquired the most positional talent and the 2nd most pitching talent from the Amateur draft, as measured by WAR.
But roster space is limited. How does the average Amateur

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Updated 09-26-2013 at 06:29 PM by Willihammer

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Acquiring talent the Twins Way: pitchers (part 2 of 3)

by Willihammer on 09-25-2013 at 11:06 AM
In Part 1, we looked at the Twins history of acquiring positional talent via the Amateur Draft, Amateur Free Agency, the Rule 5 Draft, Trades, Waivers, and Free Agency, during the Terry Ryan era (1995-2013). Here we will do the same for pitchers.

PITCHERS

1. Amateur Draft

Since 1995, the Twins trail only the Toronto Blue Jays in their reliance on the Amateur Draft for pitching talent, getting 136 player-seasons from 39 pitchers, good for 120 WAR. Notably, Brad

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Updated 09-25-2013 at 03:38 PM by Willihammer

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Acquiring talent the Twins Way: position players (part 1 of 3)

by Willihammer on 09-24-2013 at 12:24 PM
Last Friday Terry Ryan spoke to Paul Allen about Free Agency:

If we're going to do anything here and succeed in the near and long long-term Paul, it's probably no going to be via free agency. It's going to be drafting and international acquisitions and trades and so forth. Very rarely do you end up succeeding because of free agency.
Free Agency is only one of the 6 most common methods of acquiring talent. The others are the Amateur Draft, Amateur Free Agency, Rule 5

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Updated 09-26-2013 at 03:51 PM by Willihammer

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Putting Sano's power in perspective

by Willihammer on 08-22-2013 at 01:33 PM
Since 2006, 851 players have logged at least 200 PAs in the Florida State League (High A). This is a sample of players that includes guys like Giancarlo Stanton (age 19), Jay Bruce (20), JP Arencibia (22), Allen Craig (22), and Domonic Brown (21).

Another 746 have logged at least 200 PAs in the Eastern League (AA) since 2006. Players include Brandon Belt (22), Matt Wieters (22), Pedro Alvarez (22), Ike Davis (22), Kevin Kouzmanoff (24), Josh Reddick (22), Carlos Santana (23), Brennan

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Updated 08-22-2013 at 05:17 PM by Willihammer

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Seeing what we have after 150 PAs

by Willihammer on 05-30-2013 at 09:34 AM
As we're all aware, step 4 of the 21 Point Plan to More Twins Wins! is upon us. Step 4 of course is the first of a subseries of steps which looks at how the Twins AAAA bubble guys figure to fit into the next wave of All Star talent currently playing in Cedar Rapids and Ft Myers. Dozier, Hicks, Parmelee, Plouffe, Florimon, Gibson, Deduno, DeVries, and Hendriks. In Step 4, we isolate the position players.

Smarter minds than I have calculated that the 150 PA plateau marks the point where

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