07-13-2012, 06:00 PM #121
I am really not unhappy that the did not sign Mazzilli at this point. An older College Junior who projects at DH/PH should not be much of a priority. They can probably be better off getting that $ and spending it for a sleek fielding Latin American middle infielder or 2.
07-13-2012, 06:27 PM #122
07-13-2012, 06:57 PM #123
Yeah, I saw that... I'm waiting on confirmation that Leverett is, in fact, 27.
Then I saw this picture... and, well... another "Twins pitcher" under the knife for a UCL tear. (Thrylos 1, Jeremy 0.)
I wonder how that works: Signing bonus, injury settlement, etc. Do the Twins pay for the surgery? Why would they release him? Why didn't they find this injury BEFORE he used the injured arm to sign a contract? The other article called it "career-threatening". I wish I had a source that could answer all these questions!
More stuff on Leverett:
According to this link, he had a bone spur in his elbow that "cut his UCL like a rope."
"I will begin my rehab process in Statesboro and finish up my degree this fall. The plan is just to rehab, basically, for the next year. Iíll be around Statesboro rehabbing and trying to get back to full strength. The Twins told me if they see Iím back at full strength that they will look to re-sign me. So thatís the plan as of now."
Leverett said GSU will pay for his surgery.
Last edited by Jeremy Nygaard; 07-13-2012 at 07:02 PM.
07-13-2012, 07:07 PM #124
07-13-2012, 07:30 PM #125
Looks like Andrew Ferreira has signed as well. So he could be our lucky 27.
07-13-2012, 07:31 PM #126
Disappointing that they didn't use up all of the pool, or even go a little crazy and actually tap into the extra 5% and buy a few more guys out of their commitments. Even though it was a weaker draft class, this was a real opportunity for the Twins to add some talent and it feels that after Buxton and Berios they punted.
07-13-2012, 08:00 PM #127
07-13-2012, 10:52 PM #128
I've got 28...
#2 (1st round) Byron Buxton, $6 million(200,000 under slot)
#32 (S round) Jose Berrios, $1.55 million(slot)
#42 (S round) Luke Bard
#63 (2nd round) Mason Melotakis, $750,000(68,500 under slot)
#73 (2nd round) JT Chargois
#97 (3rd round) Adam Walker, $490,000(slot)
#130 (4th round) Zach Jones, $376,000(20,000 above slot)
#160 (5th round) Tyler Duffey, $267,000(slot)
#190 (6th round) Andre Martinez, $80,000 (120,000 under slot)
#220 (7th round) Jorge Fernandez
#250 (8th round) Christian Powell
#310 (10th round) DJ Baxendale
#340 (11th round) Taylor Rogers
#370 (12th round) Alex Muren
#430 (14th round) Jake Proctor
#460 (15th round) Jarret Leverett, already out of the organization
#490 (16th round) Will Hurt
#520 (17th round) Dalton Hicks
#580 (19th round) Jonathan Murphy
#610 (20th round) Zach Larson, $190,000
#640 (21st round) Bo Altobelli
#700 (23rd round) Travis Huber
#760 (25th round) Joel Licon
#850 (28th round) Carson Goldsmith
#910 (30th round) Bryan Santy
#970 (32nd round) Andrew Ferriera
#1000 (33rd round) Kaleb Merck
#1030 (34th round Bryan Haar
07-13-2012, 11:54 PM #129
28 if Leverett was signed and released- thrylos theory.
27 if Leverett contract was voided after failed physical, my theory.