09-16-2012, 01:12 PM #21
Got a feeling that MN views Pinto the same way they did Yangercis Solarte & will let him go (very much because they wont protect 5 C's & is there any shot they DFA Butera....no IMO)
09-16-2012, 01:15 PM #22
09-16-2012, 01:16 PM #23
Even if they re-sign him as a FA, if they do not put him on the 40-man, he would be subject to the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft (since he did not play higher than high A) and he will probably be a goner then (and the team that drafts him does not have to put him in their 40 man roster, per the rules of the minor league part of the Rule 5 draft).-----
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09-16-2012, 01:44 PM #24
Although Adam Walker didn't hit for average in regular season. He did have highest average in Appy League during playoffs (6 games) on way to Appy Championship. He also led everyone in playoffs in SLG%; OPS; SB's ; HRs; Hits; and second in RBI's and OB%. He was also 2ndamongst 2012 Draftees in HRs (17 total) this short season / All levels (Rookie thru AA). My question is not - Does he belong in this category now? but, Do you see him as a potential candidate for this category in the near future?
Was the top Friday night hitter in entire country when in college and he seems to thrive in big moments. http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/2012/05/stats-for-top-200-college-hitters-on-friday-nights/
Your thoughts on prospect potential.................. Loved watching him in ETown this season. Will he move up to (Low A) being on 20 yrs old? There are alot of top prospects with swing and miss make-up, but seem to be productive in other ways. He seems like that kind of kid.
Last edited by lightfoot789; 09-16-2012 at 01:47 PM.
09-16-2012, 01:59 PM #25
Finally a true power hitter that was drafted by this organization. Hopefully they dont get him to cut down on his swing & hit it the other way.
See him in Beloit next yr along with Keplar/Buxton.....all things considered, if he plays well, he should be the first promoted to Ft Myers due to being the oldest (that is, is he's not blocked by a Steve Liddle type )
09-16-2012, 02:02 PM #26
Thrylos - If Pinto is not put on the 40 man roster and signs with the Twins as a min. lg. free agent, he's eligible for the major league Rule 5 draft as well. He did end the year in New Britain, so he has played above A ball.
lightfoot - Adam Walker has a chance to be very good. I didn't include playoff numbers, as not everyone plays in them and it's a small sample. I agree with him doing well. I don't know what the Friday night stat means. He certainly hit a big HR for the E-Twins in that championship-deciding game. He'll certainly be a candidate for this category in the future... the key will be putting the ball in play. When he makes contact, good things happen.
09-16-2012, 02:49 PM #27
09-16-2012, 08:41 PM #28
Friay Night Statistical Meaning