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    More catchers than outfielders. ... is that normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    More catchers than outfielders. ... is that normal?
    Late rounds... several won't sign anyway, so not a big deal.

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    Favorite Name - Round 30 - Theo Theofanopolous (LHP)
    Honorable mentions have to go to Kirvin Moesquit, Jarrard Poteete and Mat Batts.

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    Wasn't Tyler Kuresa a Twins pick a few years ago, around 10-12th round?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Julio View Post
    Wasn't Tyler Kuresa a Twins pick a few years ago, around 10-12th round?
    11th round in 2010. He went to Oregon, and then transferred to UC-SB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    More catchers than outfielders. ... is that normal?
    I think catching is still a major weakness of this team's organization even after making significant draft picks last year. From my database here are the catching prospects in the organization:

    Fryer, Eric 1985 29 C Ohio St 2012FA ROC
    Rodriguez, Jairo 1988 26 C VZ 2007VZ NBR
    Knudson, Kyle 1987 27 C Minnesota 2010D9 NBR
    Koch, Matt 1988 26 C Loyola Marymount 2011D12 NBR
    Qusada, Michael 1990 24 C Sierra CC GA 2010D24 CRK
    Altobelli, Bo 1991 23 C Texas Tech 2012D21 CRK
    Garver, Mitch 1991 23 C New Mexico 2013D9 CRK
    Grimes, Tyler 1990 24 C Wichita St 2011D5 FSM
    Swim, Alex 1991 23 C Elon 2013D22 FSM
    Turner, Stuart 1991 23 C Mississippi 2013D3 FSM
    Navvarreto, Brian 1994 20 C FL HS 2013D6 GCL


    At the top of the organization you can see that the catchers are older, journeyman types than anything else. I think they want to just find a catcher or two to follow last year's selections: Turner, Garver, and Navvarreto up the rungs.

    Looking at the organization, there is a significant talent gap in the top two levels of the minors. Many of those spots are held by long time minor league veterans rather than true prospects. It is something perhaps to be expected given that there are several prospects at the MLB level and most of our high level prospects were just recently drafted. But it is also a function of the Twins slow method of advancing minor league players.

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    Catching is a weakness in most orgs. It's by far the most demanding position physically, and it has a pretty high rate of flame out.

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    Hilliard, the 31st round pick from Crowder College, is committed to Wichita State. May be a tough sign.

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    T.J. White

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    T.J. White, UNLV, 3B, R/R: .318/.395/.424, 2 HR, 26 BB, 28 K, 196 AB, 2/3 SB
    White had 18 SB in 19 ATT - American Legion Louisville Slugger Award Winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pick1 View Post
    White had 18 SB in 19 ATT - American Legion Louisville Slugger Award Winner
    Yes, correct. I changed the post.

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