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    Senior Member All-Star Willihammer's Avatar
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    Twins sign Antoan Richardson to Minor League contract

    According to this guy anyway: Poor man's Ben Revere: Twins sign OF Antoan Richardson - Sporting Sota - A Minnesota Sports Site - Vikings, Twins, Grizzlies, Wild, and Golden Gophers

    Seems to have no problem drawing walks or stealing bases. Anyone know what Richardson's deal is?

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    Too bad he is not a MI

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    He's 29.

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    Wow, and even smaller than Revere.

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    There was another thread on this signing (and the Bernier signing as well), but Richardson is similar to Revere but obviously not as good. He played in the Northern League, and he represented Britain in the WBC Qualifiers. As I said in the other thread, my guess is both of these guys are AA depth, but you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    According to this guy anyway: Poor man's Ben Revere: Twins sign OF Antoan Richardson - Sporting Sota - A Minnesota Sports Site - Vikings, Twins, Grizzlies, Wild, and Golden Gophers

    Seems to have no problem drawing walks or stealing bases. Anyone know what Richardson's deal is?
    29 and has 80 ab's above AA. Probably a late bloomer

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    The guy is an OBP and SB machine. Does he have trouble catching fly balls? I am intrigued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    The guy is an OBP and SB machine. Does he have trouble catching fly balls? I am intrigued.
    Are you joking? As a 27 and 28 year old playing AA he has posted some great on base numbers while striking out an avg of 17% of the time. So playing against guys he was 4-5 years older then he was a useful player. This is not surprising or hard to do.

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    How big is his smile?
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    How big is his smile?
    Reasonably big.

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    He has a lifetime OPS of 1.000 in the majors, and also has never committed an error. So I am also intrigued to see if he can keep it up.

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    I have watched him throughout his professional career. Great bunter with outstanding speed. Smart baserunner. Strikeouts are a problem. Good defender and average arm.
    Last edited by Tbones66; 02-12-2013 at 10:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbones66 View Post
    I have watched him throughout his professional career. Great bunter with outstanding speed. Smart baserunner. Strikeouts are a problem. Good defender and average arm.
    That and a high OBP, I guess those reports from Seth about resembling Revere need some revision...
    Last edited by jokin; 02-13-2013 at 12:28 AM.

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