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The Minnesota Twins have historically prided themselves on having a strong farm system. Now, Minnesota's minor leaguers rank among the best in baseball.
Baseball America unveiled its Top 100 prospects list Tuesday, and the Twins had six players make the list. That included two players in the top 10, as third baseman Miguel Sano and outfielder Byron Buxton checked in at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.
Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was the next-highest Twins prospect on the list at No. 41. At No. 59, right-hander Alex Meyer was Minnesota's highest-ranked pitching prospect. Right-hander Kyle Gibson came in at No. 68, while outfielder Aaron Hicks was No. 72.
Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar was Baseball America's top-ranked prospect. Baltimore's Dylan Bundy, Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, Tampa Bay's Wil Myers and Miami pitcher Jose Fernandez rounded out the top five.
Sano is still just 19 years old and spent last season at Low-A Beloit, where he had 28 home...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Minnesota Twins finished 2012 with the worst record, 66-96, in the American League. They ranked 28th in baseball with a team ERA of 4.77 and their staff finished dead last in all of baseball with 943 strikeouts. Things weren’t that much better offensively where the Twinkies eked out a meager 131 home runs which ranked them 27th in baseball. Josh Willingham did have...
Ryan O’Rourke isn’t as talented as some of his 2012 teammates, nor is his future as bright as many of the hitters he faced in the Midwest League. The Minnesota Twins pitching prospect is realistic about his strengths and weaknesses, with no illusions of becoming the next Frank Viola. He does, however, intend to pitch in the big leagues.
A 13th-round pick in 2010 out of Merrimack...
Jeeze Louise. The guy slipped on ice, fell on his shovel and put a divot into his spleen. If he hadn't gone to the E.R. when he did, the Twins would be wearing black arm-bands this year. They removed his spleen. He's lost a lot of weight. He's vowing to return. I dunno. Hard to think about Pavano, considering all the pain he brought upon the Yankiverse. Remember when...
Carl Pavano has placed his Palm Beach Gardens, FL house on the market for $3 million. The 37-year old righty went from being a back-to-back opening day starter for the Twins in 2011 and 2012 to not even being in baseball this year. Time to sell!
That 4-year, $40 million deal he signed with the Yankees back in 2004 seems so far away.
2013 has not been kind to pitcher Carl Pavano...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Vance Worley managed to become a fan favorite in Philadelphia despite pitching on a staff that included Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.
Now with the Minnesota Twins, the 25-year-old Californian will have a chance to stand out again. In fact, he could end up being the team's opening day starter.
"It means a lot. It means they trust me to...
By CRAIG HANDEL
Special to FOXSportsNorth.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. Propping up water bottles so they'll fall down on unknowing rookies.
Reminding teammates they're not dressed right just before the game starts.
Talking to relievers minutes before they head to the mound, then watching one of them joke with the manager before a tense situation.Quaffing Red Bull before doing...