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7/3/12

Who is Hot in the Twins minors? 2012 version 3



This is the third version of the 'who is hot in the Twins' minors' series for 2012. The Rookie leagues are in full swing, promotions and cuts have happened and a lot of things have changed from the last "who is hot" list. Lots of new blood, and I have been intentionally delaying this to include the Rookie league players. I am using 25 PA and 9 IP as a cut-off.  Again, this is not a particular "fragment in time", but year-to-date cumulative performance.   Injured players (like Eddie Rosario) are included.  Players currently on the 25 man roster (like Liam Hendriks) or the MLB-DL (like PJ Walters) are not included.  The "who is not" list will come later this week after the Holiday.

Here is the list, going from AAA to Rookie. The clubs represented are AAA Rochester Red Wings, International League, AA New Britain Rock Cats, Eastern League, A+ Fort Myers Miracle, Florida State League, A Beloit Snappers, Midwest League, Advanced Rookie, Elizabethton Twins, Appalachian League, Rookie, Gulf Coast League Twins, and Foreign Rookie Dominican Summer League Twins. (does include yesterday's games) :





Catchers:

Kyle Knudson (RHB, 24, A/A+) .308/.379/.404 1 HR, 17 RBI, 118 PA
Matthew Koch (RHB, 23, A) .278/.399/.477, 6 HR, 26 RBI, 185 PA
Jairo Rodriguez (RHB, 23, A) .287/.355/.398, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 124 PA 
Michael Quesada (RHB, 22, Rk+) .375/.464/.542, 6 RBI, 28 PA

Infielders:

Miguel Sano (RHB, 19, A) .244/.361/.509 18 HR, 57 RBI, 388 PA
Eddie Rosario (LHB, 20, A) .293/.362/.473 7 HR, 40 RBI, 9 SB, 271 PA
Niko Goodrum  (SHB, 20, Rk+) .306/.443/.735 2 HR, 14 RBI, 61 PA 
Travis Harrison  (RHB, 19, Rk+) .354/.436/.479 1 HR, 4 RBI, 55 PA 
Stephen Wickens  (RHB, 23, Rk+) .483/.543/.690 4 RBI, 35 PA
Aderlin Mejia   (SHB, 20, Rk) .353/.378/.500 6 RBI, 38 PA

Outfielders:

Matt Carson (RHB, 30, AAA) .278/.351/.429, 6 HR, 28 RBI, 299 PA
Wilkin Ramirez (RHB, 26, A+/AA/AAA) .268/.290/.468, 10 HR, 26 RBI, 238 PA
Aaron Hicks (SHB, 22, AA) .257/.348/.408 7 HR, 36 RBI, 18 SB, 288 PA
Oswaldo Arcia (LHB, 21, A+/AA) .304/.371/.500 8 HR, 43 RBI 295 PA
Nate Roberts (LHB, 23, A) .295/.431/.466 3 HR, 14 RBI, 110 PA 
Romy Jimenez (RHB, 21, Rk+) .439/.467/.976 5 HR, 16 RBI, 45 PA
Candido Pimentel (SHB, 21, Rk+) .326/.367/.413 5 RBI, 50 PA 
Derek Rodriguez (RHB, 20, Rk) .429/.556/.643 1 HR, 4 RBI, 36 PA 
Adonis Pachero (LHB, 20, Rk-DSL) .313/.374/.518 8 RBI, 92 PA 

1st basemen/DH:

Chris Colabello (RHB, 28, AA) .251/.319/.476 13 HR, 57 RBI, 299 PA
Steven Liddle (LHB, 24, A) .294/.419/.490 1 HR, 5 RBI, 62 PA 
Rory Rhodes (LHB, 20, A/Rk+) .278/.345/.444 5 HR, 28 RBI, 165 PA 
DJ Hicks (LHB, 22, Rk+) .281/.410/.469 1 HR, 8 RBI, 39 PA


RH Starters:

Sam Deduno (28, AAA) 2.14 ERA, 1.167 WHIP, 9.86 K/9, 2.09 K/BB (42 IP)
Cole DeVries (27, AAA) 4.37 ERA, 1.214 WHIP, 6.4 K/9, 5 K/BB (70 IP)
BJ Hermsen (22, A+/AA) 2.90 ERA, 1.108 WHIP, 4.45 K/9, 3.39 K/BB (93 IP)
Tyler Jones (22, A) 2.63 ERA, 1.061 WHIP, 11.85 K/9, 4.50 K/BB (27.1 IP) 
Matthew Summers (22, A) 3.75 ERA, 1.219 WHIP, 6 K/9, 2.06 K/BB (96 IP) 
Kuo Hua Lo  (19, Rk) 0.75 ERA, 0.417 WHIP, 8.2 K/9, INF K/BB (12 IP)
Angel Mata  (19, Rk) 2.03 ERA, 1.200 WHIP, 6.75 K/9, 1.11 K/BB (13.1 IP) 
Junior Subero (20, Rk-DSL) 0.56 ERA, 0.563 WHIP, 6.75 K/9, 12 K/BB (16  IP)
Damian Defrank (19, Rk-DSL) 2.33 ERA, 0.931 WHIP, 6.52 K/9, 2.33 K/BB (19.1 IP) 

LH Starters:

Andrew Albers (26, AA) 3.77 ERA. 1.270 WHIP, 6.78 K/0, 6 K/BB (71.2 IP)
Corey Kimes (22, Rk+) 3.86 ERA, 1.286 WHIP, 4.5 K/9, 2.33K/BB (14 IP)

RH Relievers:

Carlos Gutierrez (25, AAA) 5.06 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 11.25 K/9, 6.67 K/BB (16 IP)
Anthony Slama (28, AAA) 0.40 ERA, 1.132 WHIP, 14.69 K/9, 3.08 K/BB (22.2 IP)
Casey Fien (28, AAA) 4.50 ERA, 1.205 WHIP, 7.77 K/9, 2.71 K/BB (44 IP)
Luis Perdomo (28,AA/AAA) 2.56 ERA, 1.007 WHIP, 9.85 K/9, 3.13 K/BB (45.2 IP)
Deolis Guerra (23,AA/AAA) 3.83 ERA, 1.095 WHIP, 8.94 K/9, 2.88 K/BB (49.1 IP)
Lester Oliveros (24, AA/AAA) 2.63 ERA, 1.062 WHIP, 9.6 K/9, 3.33 K/BB (37.2 IP)
Dakota Watts (24, A+/AA) 1.13 ERA, 0.938 WHIP, 7.88 K/9, 2.8 K/BB (16 IP)
Bruce Pugh (22, A+/AA) 1.71 ERA, 1.214 WHIP, 9.21` K/9, 2.69 K/BB (42 IP)
Matthew Houser (24, A+) 2.30 ERA, 1.021 WHIP, 8.04 K/9, 2.63 K/BB (47 IP)
AJ Achter (23, A/A+) 2.30 ERA, 1.021 WHIP, 10.72 K/9, 4.67 K/BB (47 IP)
Michael Tonkin (22, A/A+) 1.35 ERA, 0.971 WHIP, 12.51 K/9, 5.25 K/BB (45.1 IP)
Tim Atherton (22, A) 0.44 ERA, 0.823 WHIP, 13.94 K/9, 3.20 K/BB (20.2 IP) 
Josh Burris (20, Rk+) 0.82 ERA, 0.727 WHIP, 9.82 K/9, 4 K/BB (11 IP) 
Javier Vargas (19, Rk-DSL) 1.33 ERA, 0.836 WHIP, 5.31 K/9, 6 K/BB (20.1 IP)


LH Relievers:

Caleb Thielbar (25, A+/AA/AAA) 1.34 ERA, 0.851 WHIP, 12.27 K/9, 2.5 K/BB (47 IP)
.ose Gonzalez (22, A+) 5.31 ERA, 1.230 WHIP, 8.63 K/9, 3.25 K/BB (40.2 IP)
Nelvin Fuentes (23 A/A+) 2.74 ERA, 1.289 WHIP, 8.44  K/9, 2.86 K/BB (42.2 IP)
Clint Dempster (22, A) 2.56 ERA, 1.263 WHIP, 7.11 K/9, 1.8 K/BB (31.2 IP)
Matthew Tomshaw (23, A) 2.91 ERA, 1.147 WHIP, 6.62 K/9, 3.57 K/BB (34 IP, 5 GS)
David Hurlbut (22, A) 1.53 ERA, 1.213 WHIP, 8.04 K/9, 3 K/BB (47 IP, 5 GS)
Corey Williams (21, A) 3.13 ERA, 1.313 WHIP, 9.64 K/9, 2.22 K/BB (37.1 IP)
Brett Lee (21, Rk+) 1.00 ERA, 1.000 WHIP, 6 K/9, 6 K/BB (9 IP)
Jadison Jimenez19, Rk-DSL) 1.93 ERA, 1.143 WHIP, 5.14 K/9, 1.33 K/BB (14 IP) 

Random Tuesday Twins Thoughts and Tidbits


Here is this week's installment:
  • Here is an interesting article about the Twins getting stuck in the nineteenth century. This suggest to me that wholesale philosophy (and personnel) changes might be necessary to make them competitive in this century.
  • The Twins have signed Ryan Doumit to a 2 year $7 million extension late last week. I think that it is a great deal esp. for that kind of money.
  • Also, as I suggested last week when it was pretty much a done deal, the Twins have announced yesterday that they have signed 6'2" 190 lbs, 16 year old Dominican switch hitting SS Amaurys Minier to a $1.4 Million bonus, their second highest bonus to an international player after Miguel Sano. He is expected to develop power as well.
  • After last season ended I gave evidence that Nick Blackburn does not belong to a major league rotation (and that Carl Pavano is a 4th or 5th starter at best), but maybe I misjudged (I hope so) Scott Diamond, because of the small sample size. But I have been showing that Blackburn (and Glen Perkins then) did not belong to a major league rotation since 2009, well before that ill-advised extension.
  • Former Twins' pitcher Tony Davis signed a contract with the independent league Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the American Association. Former Twins' CF Rich Becker also played for a bit with the RedHawks.
  • Congratulations to New Britain Rock Cats LHP Andrew Albers, RHP B.J Hermsen and C Chris Herrmann who were selected to the Class AA Eastern League All-Star team
  • Good news about Kyle Gibson: He is on schedule to pitch in games in August and possibly in the Arizona Fall League, after the season is over.
  • I have intentionally been delaying the next versions of who is hot and who is not in the Twins' minors lists in order to get players from the rookie leagues. Expect them any time now.
  • Nice article on Beloit's Drew Leachman by the Beloit Daily News. There we learn that his favorite baseball player is not a Minnesota Twins' player but a current Atlanta Braves' player. That's like drinking Pepsi Seven Up, while working for Coke.
  • The Twins' product of the week is the 2012 Minnesota Twins Stars And Stripes cap. Much better than what they wore last season, this one is a keeper
  • Happy and Safe 4th of July to all!
The parting shot today is of the Twins' sole representative in the 2012 All Star game. Go get them Joe.