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5/18/09

Who is hot in the minors V2

This is the second version of the list of the best performing players in the Twins' minor league system year to date. A reminder that several players are still in extended spring training since the Elizabethton (Appalachian League) and the Gulf Coast League rookie teams have not started their seasons yet. The numbers are as of 5/17:

Catchers:

Danny Rams (RHB, 20, A+) .571,.625,.857, 3 RBI, 8 PA

Infielders:

Alexi Casilla (SH, 24, AAA) .359/.419/.462, 5 RBI, 43 PA
Luke Hughes (RHB, 24, AAA) .277/.367/.529 , 6 HR, 26 RBI, 139 PA
Brian Dinkelman (LHB, 25, AA) .328/.402/.483, 2 HR, 24 RBI, 134 PA
Danny Valencia (RHB, 24, AA) .313/.405/.552 3 HR, 11 RBI, 111 PA
Ramon Santana (RHB, 24, A) .383/.479/.617 3 HR, 10 RBI, 72 PA

Outfielders:

Juan Portes (RHB, 23, AA) .314/.388/.488 1 HR, 12 RBI, 99 PA
Joe Benson (RHB, 21, A+) .293/.413/.444 3 HR, 14 RBI, 121 PA

1st basemen/DH:

Justin Huber (RHB, 26, AAA) .343/.413/.529 2 HR, 13 RBI, 80 PA
Whit Robbins (LHB, 24, AA) .318/.393/.514, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 122
Rene Leveret (RHB, 23, A+) .368/.482/.500 1 HR, 10 RBI, 83 PA

RH Starters:

Anthoney Swarzak (23, AAA) 2.25 ERA, 1.159 WHIP, 6.55 K/9, 2.91 K/BB
Carlos Gutierrez (22, A+) 1.10 ERA, 0.854 WHIP, 5.49 K/9, 2.08 K/BB
Mike McCardell (24, A+) 4.62 ERA, 1.077 WHIP, 8.08 K/9, 5.83 K/BB
Brad Tippett (21, A) 2.90 ERA, 1.032 WHIP, 6.39 K/9, 5.50 K/BB

RH Relievers:

Juan Morillo (25, AA) 2.45 ERA, 0.909 WHIP, 12.3 K/9, 3.00 K/BB
Armado Gabino (25, AA) 4.30 ERA, 1.130 WHIP, 6.65 K/9, 2.43 K/BB
Rob Delaney (24, AA) 2.25 ERA, 1.036 WHIP, 9.96 K/9, 7.75 K/BB
Steve Hirschfield (23, A+) 1.00 ERA, 0.722 WHIP, 5.50 K/9, 2.20 K/BB
Alex Burnett (21, A+) 2.65 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 11.65 K/9, 3.67 K/BB
Danny Berlind (21, A) 3.38 ERA, 1.167 WHIP, 7.88 K/9, 3.50 K/BB

LH Relievers:

Sean Henn (28, AAA) 1.12 ERA, 1.125 WHIP, 12.00 K/9, 3.20 K/BB
Spencer Steedley (24, A+) 0.95 ERA, 0.947 WHIP, 9.47 K/9, 5.00 K/BB
Joe Testa (23, A) 2.16 ERA, 0.920 WHIP, 12.60 K/9, 2.50 K/BB

3 comments:

Marv said...

Thanks for this, thry -

I don't mean to be negative and I'm sure all these guys are better than I ever was, but I don't see a lot of depth here in AAA. Huber plays 1B, which is an area we like to think we have addressed for a while.
Luke Hughes would mean Buscher going to AAA so I don't see that happening for a while.
You've expressed some reservations regarding Henn and I trust your statistical analysis.
It will be interesting to see Swarzak when he comes up. Hughes, too.
BTW: I think Morillo is in AAA with that very nice WHIP.

White Mamba said...

You mean as of 4/17? Either way, thanks. Nice to see Sean Henn is hot; hopefully he'll be helpful when we call him up.

thrylos98 said...

oops, great catch, White Mamba, I meant 5/17

Marv, Henn cannot get out RHB but he is very effective against LHB. His WHIP is 0.47 against LHB and 1.74 against RHB. This guy should not be facing righties. Ever. Huber is an outfielder forced to play 1B with Peterson's injury and the presence of Martin/Pridie and Winfree there...

Here is why Hughes should be up in the bigs ASAP:

.417/.462/1.042
his line against LHP

.224/.292/.319
Twins' 2009 RHB line against LHP