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    Article: Twins Florida Instructional League Roster


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    Do the players get paid for this time, or is it like spring training and they are on their own nickel? For that matter, do players get paid for EST in the spring?

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    I'm guessing they at least get per diem

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    tyler grimes catcher?

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    The players get their meal money and room for Est and Instructs. Spring Training they get the room and hotel food.

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    Always amazed more fringe players dont do what Tyler Grimes is doin & learn to catch.

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    Paul Molitor is about to join 1500espn's Reusse and Mackey to talk about the Instructional League (Where he's heading now) and other minor league topics.

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    heard bits of Molly
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    Koch is fringe prospect but has trouble as a catcher
    Michaels future is at 2B, not SS

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    No surprise with either of those comments... Molitor is good.

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    No surprise with either of those comments... Molitor is good.
    was there anything at beginning

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    I would love to see the power shots at the Batting Practices during Instructionals in Ft. Myers, with Vargas - Sano - Buxton - Hicks - Walker - and some of the other guys. With Buxton - Sano and Walker at 18 - 19 & 20 yrs old respectively - the power potential in MN looks bright. Now to limit the K's

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    heard bits of Molly
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    Koch is fringe prospect but has trouble as a catcher
    Michaels future is at 2B, not SS

    So what about next season at Fort Myers? Do they still have Michaels play mostly at short and Rosario at second or do they move Rosario back to the OF part-time?

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    any word on first day of Instructs - Did they practice today? When is schedule coming out?

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    Seth,

    Is German Minier what Amaurys Minier is going to be known as?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
    Seth,

    Is German Minier what Amaurys Minier is going to be known as?
    Apparently... that is what they have on the roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    Always amazed more fringe players dont do what Tyler Grimes is doin & learn to catch.
    I've said it before, but with just the 3 guys ahead of him in OF at this camp (Buxton, Kepler and Pineda) alone, why isn't Derek Rodriguez lookng at a faster way to get to the majors by catching like his Pop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    Always amazed more fringe players dont do what Tyler Grimes is doin & learn to catch.
    I've said it before, but with just the 3 guys ahead of him in OF at this camp (Buxton, Kepler and Pineda) alone, why isn't Derek Rodriguez lookng at a faster way to get to the majors by catching like his Pop?
    Have you seen Derek Rodriguez in real life? Let me find a shot of his from ST. I think that would answer your question...

    There you go:

    7989442024_340b4f4798_o.jpg

    (and this thing is not letting me embed images unless you upload them locally too... gee)

    He is about AJ Pettersen size
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    Always amazed more fringe players dont do what Tyler Grimes is doin & learn to catch.
    I've said it before, but with just the 3 guys ahead of him in OF at this camp (Buxton, Kepler and Pineda) alone, why isn't Derek Rodriguez lookng at a faster way to get to the majors by catching like his Pop?
    Have you seen Derek Rodriguez in real life? Let me find a shot of his from ST. I think that would answer your question...

    There you go:

    7989442024_340b4f4798_o.jpg

    (and this thing is not letting me embed images unless you upload them locally too... gee)

    He is about AJ Pettersen size
    Sounds like a perfect match for Pudge at the same age.

    From Baseball Reference:



    Adam Pettersen



    Adam Jesse Pettersen

    Bats: Right, Throws: Right
    Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.




    Iván Rodríguez



    Ivan (Torres) Rodriguez (Pudge or I-Rod)
    Position: Catcher
    Bats: Right, Throws: Right
    Height: 5' 9", Weight: 205 lb.

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    Regardless, wouldn't you agree that Dereck Rodriguez, with the plethora of young OF prospects, is heavily blocked at advancing quickly through the Twins system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Regardless, wouldn't you agree that Dereck Rodriguez, with the plethora of young OF prospects, is heavily blocked at advancing quickly through the Twins system?
    well... they are 4-5 OF and 2 Cs in most rosters, so I really see no issues. Also, at this point there are probably 8-10 OFs ahead of him in the minors (let's say the beginning of 2013 and I am not counting the MiLB FAs that Rantz will sign). There are probably 8-10 Cs ahead of him as well. So the numbers make me think that he has higher likelihood in advancing as an OF plus you have to add another year to learn another position as a C.

    That is academic. Pettersen is 170 lbs with a diving weight belt on Dereck Rodriguez is also close to 150. Stick arms stick legs. Nothing like Pudge and Pudge was closer to 225 than 205...
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