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    Article: Minnesota Twins Minor League Report (6/6): Vargas for Victory


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    I think Kennys was showing his pleasure at getting his boy, Rosario, back in the lineup ahead of him. (He'll be even more pleased if Adam Brett Walker ever gets the call to have his back in the 5 spot and Buxton gets healed and hits just in front of him in the 3 spot).

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    Is there any story behind the Eades performances? Have the Twins drastically changed his mechanics, or asked him to keep throwing a new pitch he hasn't mastered? Is he having physical problems? Or did our scouts just whiff on that pick?

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    Walker has been on fire of late.... still needs to work on the K/BB thing, but goodness, when he's hot, he just destroys anything.

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    Which prospects have to be placed on the 40-man next season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKGuy View Post
    Which prospects have to be placed on the 40-man next season?
    Not sure offhand. I think Meyer is one... It will be guys from the 2010/11 draft class

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    Quote Originally Posted by diehardtwinsfan View Post
    Not sure offhand. I think Meyer is one... It will be guys from the 2010/11 draft class
    Yes, it is the 2011 (and prior) draft classes. That's a lot of guys including most of the pitchers at New Britain and Ft. Myers and Rosario and Meyer. The front office will have to make a lot of decisions this fall on guys like Collabello and Parmalee and the current bullpen (and maybe Pelfrey and Correia) to open up spots.

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    The FSL is the hardest league to hit HRs in from "A" ball thru the Majors. Walker has impressed so far, at least in that category. He produces when statistics say he shouldn't.

    Florida State League: At a Glance


    Stadium Team R HR H
    Tradition Field St. Lucie Mets 1.164 1.252 1.080
    McKechnie Field Bradenton Marauders 1.143 1.421 1.048
    Florida Auto Exchange Stadium Dunedin Blue Jays 1.113 1.305 1.022
    Bright House Field Clearwater Threshers 1.037 1.397 0.997
    Jackie Robinson Ballpark Daytona Cubs 1.022 1.213 0.985
    Charlotte Sports Park Charlotte Stone Crabs 1.004 1.180 0.989
    George M. Steinbrenner Field Tampa Yankees 1.000 0.721 1.031
    Joker Marchant Stadium Lakeland Flying Tigers 0.962 0.913 0.987
    Hammond Stadium Fort Myers Miracle 0.961 0.865 1.000
    Roger Dean Stadium Jupiter Hammerheads 0.926 0.615 0.998
    Roger Dean Stadium Palm Beach Cardinals 0.876 0.757 0.949
    Space Coast Stadium Brevard County Manatees 0.868 0.768 0.934


    Offensive stats by league, 2008-2013

    League Class R/G AVG OBP SLG OPS HR% BB% FLD%
    American Majors 4.5 .260 .327 .413 .740 2.7 8.3 .984
    National Majors 4.3 .255 .323 .400 .723 2.4 8.4 .984
    International Triple-A 4.4 .260 .329 .397 .726 2.1 8.6 .979
    Mexican Triple-A 5.3 .295 .365 .435 .800 2.3 9.0 .977
    Pacific Coast Triple-A 5.1 .277 .347 .431 .778 2.5 9.0 .978
    Eastern Double-A 4.5 .259 .332 .393 .725 2.0 8.8 .976
    Southern Double-A 4.4 .257 .334 .385 .719 1.8 9.4 .975
    Texas Double-A 4.6 .262 .334 .396 .730 2.1 8.7 .975
    California Class A Adv 5.3 .272 .342 .422 .764 2.3 8.6 .971
    Carolina Class A Adv 4.5 .256 .329 .386 .714 1.8 8.6 .972
    Florida State Class A Adv 4.2 .256 .326 .372 .698 1.5 8.4 .973

    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp..._milb&sid=l123
    Last edited by lightfoot789; 06-07-2014 at 10:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKGuy View Post
    Which prospects have to be placed on the 40-man next season?
    Sano, Rosario and Meyer are the locks. Several relievers like Achter(again), Cole Johnson and Tyler Jones are possible. Lester Oliveros is someone to look at since he still has an option. Sean Gilmartin is pitching well so he will likely be added. Also Levi Michael, Alex Wimmers and Niko Goodrum are possibilities depending how they finish the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightfoot789 View Post
    The FSL is the hardest league to hit HRs in from "A" ball thru the Majors. Walker has impressed so far, at least in that category. He produces when statistics say he shouldn't.

    Florida State League: At a Glance


    Stadium Team R HR H
    Tradition Field St. Lucie Mets 1.164 1.252 1.080
    McKechnie Field Bradenton Marauders 1.143 1.421 1.048
    Florida Auto Exchange Stadium Dunedin Blue Jays 1.113 1.305 1.022
    Bright House Field Clearwater Threshers 1.037 1.397 0.997
    Jackie Robinson Ballpark Daytona Cubs 1.022 1.213 0.985
    Charlotte Sports Park Charlotte Stone Crabs 1.004 1.180 0.989
    George M. Steinbrenner Field Tampa Yankees 1.000 0.721 1.031
    Joker Marchant Stadium Lakeland Flying Tigers 0.962 0.913 0.987
    Hammond Stadium Fort Myers Miracle 0.961 0.865 1.000
    Roger Dean Stadium Jupiter Hammerheads 0.926 0.615 0.998
    Roger Dean Stadium Palm Beach Cardinals 0.876 0.757 0.949
    Space Coast Stadium Brevard County Manatees 0.868 0.768 0.934


    Offensive stats by league, 2008-2013

    League Class R/G AVG OBP SLG OPS HR% BB% FLD%
    American Majors 4.5 .260 .327 .413 .740 2.7 8.3 .984
    National Majors 4.3 .255 .323 .400 .723 2.4 8.4 .984
    International Triple-A 4.4 .260 .329 .397 .726 2.1 8.6 .979
    Mexican Triple-A 5.3 .295 .365 .435 .800 2.3 9.0 .977
    Pacific Coast Triple-A 5.1 .277 .347 .431 .778 2.5 9.0 .978
    Eastern Double-A 4.5 .259 .332 .393 .725 2.0 8.8 .976
    Southern Double-A 4.4 .257 .334 .385 .719 1.8 9.4 .975
    Texas Double-A 4.6 .262 .334 .396 .730 2.1 8.7 .975
    California Class A Adv 5.3 .272 .342 .422 .764 2.3 8.6 .971
    Carolina Class A Adv 4.5 .256 .329 .386 .714 1.8 8.6 .972
    Florida State Class A Adv 4.2 .256 .326 .372 .698 1.5 8.4 .973

    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp..._milb&sid=l123
    Great post, thanks for sharing this Lightfoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKGuy View Post
    Which prospects have to be placed on the 40-man next season?
    It can be found in the Rule 5 column of the minor league rosters found here: http://www.twinsdaily.com/content.ph...r-Payroll-2014

    Sano, Rosario, and Meyer would be the headliners.

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    A lineup with Walker and Vargas would really mash, but there would be a lot of strikeouts. Add in Sano and, oh my! The would miss a lot of baseballs at the plate, but when they hit 'em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    I think Kennys was showing his pleasure at getting his boy, Rosario, back in the lineup ahead of him. (He'll be even more pleased if Adam Brett Walker ever gets the call to have his back in the 5 spot and Buxton gets healed and hits just in front of him in the 3 spot).
    Yes, that would be a great lineup in New Britain but if anyone gets a call-up it should be Vargas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringer bell View Post
    A lineup with Walker and Vargas would really mash, but there would be a lot of strikeouts. Add in Sano and, oh my! The would miss a lot of baseballs at the plate, but when they hit 'em!
    Kennys is displaying his new and improved plate discipline and defeating the stereotypes about him-- Around a 13% K-rate since May 1, with nearly a 12% BB rate.

    http://twinsdaily.com/showthread.php...the-dream-quot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaykay View Post
    Yes, that would be a great lineup in New Britain but if anyone gets a call-up it should be Vargas.
    Vargas is on the 40-man, but it appears that need in the OF might mean Rosario gets to the Show earlier. Until the situations for Parmelee, Kubel and Willingham are settled, there's really no room for Vargas.

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    Kendrys is now blocking Kennys from seeing the majors this year.

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