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Thread: Article: Minnesota Twins Top 50 Prospects: 21-25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madre Dos View Post
    Jorge has amazing velocity for 6'3" and 168#. They call him 6:00 because he is so tall and thin. I tried all summer to turn him into 6:15 without success. He is a great kid and his English got good enough this summer to be able to understand humor in English. I can't wait to see him in March.

    6 o'clock - - hilarious...i am going to use that one.
    Thanks for the interesting tid-bits!

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    These five guys (Seth's 21-25) could all be major big-league contributors some day. At least, the potential is there for them.

    And if the Twins 21-25 are loaded with that much potential....well geez. We should be good soon

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    What's wrong with Zack Jones in the AFL? I know, small sample size, but he's been pretty bad. Any idea what's up there?

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    I wouldn't read into it any more than Small Sample Size... That said, if you look at his walk rate during the season in Ft. Myers and his walk rate in just 5 innings in the AFL, you might find what his biggest issue is, certainly the reason he wasn't promoted to New Britain during the season.

    He'll be fine.

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    agreed, Zach Jones is still really young, and even if he walks 4 per nine in the bigs...he will be an effective 1-inning guy.

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    Waiting impatiently for 16-20. What's the ETA on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangevening View Post
    Waiting impatiently for 16-20. What's the ETA on them?
    late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

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    How did we get our 24th best prospect for Butera? was he ever considered this high of a prospect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cschwagler View Post
    How did we get our 24th best prospect for Butera? was he ever considered this high of a prospect?
    The Dodgers are a team willing to do such a thing. There are teams like that. I think that trade is indicative of what is possible out there.

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    You guys do realize that, as a short lefty with a sore shoulder in low-A ball, he has about 1% chance of ever having a significant major league career? Would you rather find $100 bill on the sidewalk or a PowerBall ticket? And if you find a PowerBall ticket and I only find the $100 bill are you also going to dance and wave it in my face? What about the second time around?

    This ended up coming out wrong, but what I really wanted to say is that you may not always want to trade for the longshot, high upside guy... either based upon situation (e.g. when you don't have a defensive-minded catcher on your staff of Cy Young hopefuls as LA did) or need (e.g. you need a guy who can give you some innings in the Majors right away).

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    I think in this situation, the fact that you could get a longshot high upside guy for Butera is astounding. I was shocked they got something other than a bucket of baseballs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cschwagler View Post
    How did we get our 24th best prospect for Butera? was he ever considered this high of a prospect?
    Because Ryan said so.

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