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Monday, January 23, 2012

Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects: Minnesota Twins

With so little to celebrate…at least Sam Mele turned 90 the other day!

1. Miguel Sano, 3b/ss
2. Joe Benson, of
3. Eddie Rosario, 2b/of
4. Aaron Hicks, of
5. Oswaldo Arcia, of
6. Levi Michael, ss/2b
7. Liam Hendriks, rhp
8. Kyle Gibson, rhp
9. Chris Parmelee, of/1b
10. Brian Dozier, ss/2b

Ryan immediately started reshaping the big league roster, signing Jamey Carroll, Ryan Doumit and Josh Willingham while allowing Joe Nathan to depart as a free agent. The big league team’s fortunes depend most on a return to health by Mauer and Morneau, however

The system isn’t as strong as it was when Ryan last was in charge, and 2011 was a rough season for the team’s previous three first-round picks. Outfielder Aaron Hicks (2008) had to rally to hit .242 in high Class A, righthander Kyle Gibson (2009) needed Tommy John surgery and righty Alex Wimmers (2010) missed half the year with a bout of wildness after walking the first six batters he faced in an April start.

Repoz Posted: January 23, 2012 at 05:46 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: minor leagues, prospect reports, scouting, twins

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: January 23, 2012 at 01:56 PM (#4043316)
I didn't know Ryan was back in charge.
   2. Don Malcolm Posted: January 23, 2012 at 04:13 PM (#4043459)
You mean to say that Sam Mele has yet to be the victim of a gangland-style shooting? What is this world coming to...!
   3. Cris E Posted: January 23, 2012 at 07:17 PM (#4043628)
3. Eddie Rosario, 2b/of

Who can tell me about this potential move to the infield? I haven't heard of Rosario playing anywhere but the OF.
   4. DL from MN Posted: January 23, 2012 at 07:37 PM (#4043640)
The org decided to move Rosario to 2B to see if he can handle it. He's practicing there over the offseason.
   5. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: January 23, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4043654)
They're in pretty rough shape, it would seem.

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