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The Minnesota Twins have a pair of outfield prospects setting the Midwest League on fire over the first 35 games of the season. The likes of 19-year old Byron Buxton and 21-year old Adam Walker have paced the Twins Single A affiliate Cedar Rapids Kernels to a first place 24-11 record. Buxton and Walker form arguably the best 1-2 punch in all of the Midwest League making Twins fans froth at the mouth for their major league arrival.
Byron Buxton comes with all the hype and excitement being the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 amateur baseball draft. The touted teen is off to a monstrous start batting .349 with 5 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 34 contests thus far. Buxton has been an extra base machine stroking 18 extra base knocks out of his 45 hits. Buxton has also flashed the leather manning centerfield for the Kernels compiling a .989 fielding percentage with 1 outfield asssit. Buxton has committed just one error in 87 chances and offers the Twins a 5 tool prospect on the horizon.
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MINNEAPOLIS Before getting blanked by the Orioles on Sunday, the Minnesota Twins' offense seemed to finally be finding its groove after a dormant April. Not surprisingly, the M&M Boys had something to do with the resurgence.
In the first month of the season, Minnesota scored just 92 runs, tied for fourth-fewest in all of baseball. Granted, the Twins played a few less games...
MINNEAPOLIS Sometimes it's hard to remember that Oswaldo Arcia is just 22 years old. At the plate, the Twins rookie rarely shows his age.
Just 21 games into his major league career, Arcia has already drawn comparisons to the late, great Kirby Puckett for a similar approach at the plate. Puckett rarely saw a pitch he didn't like, and that's been the case with Arcia....
MINNEAPOLIS It's not often a Twins player is coaxed out of the dugout for a curtain call from the fans at Target Field. Then again, not many Twins players have done what rookie center fielder Aaron Hicks did Monday as he hit two home runs and robbed another in Minnesota's 10-3 win over Chicago.
But since this was the first time Hicks received a curtain call in his young...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers will "Turn Back the Clock" on May 30. On Monday, members of the Twins helped show off the uniforms they'll be wearing for that game.
Minnesota will wear gray throwback uniforms of the 1948 St. Paul Saints team, while the Brewers will also wear jerseys from the 1948 season. Twins catcher Joe Mauer and closer Glen...
MINNEAPOLIS Aaron Hicks was all over the highlight reels on Monday night, and for good reason. The Twins rookie hit two home runs and also made a leaping catch to rob an Adam Dunn homer.
Following Monday's 10-3 win over the visiting White Sox, Hicks' phone was busy. He said he received around 80 text messages and around 15 voicemails from friends and family wanting to chat...
CATCH OF THE YEAR
Aaron Hicks of the Minnesota Twins made a homerun robbing catch today that might go down as one of the best of the year. Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox hit an absolute bomb to straight away center. Hicks took off towards the track and made a huge leap against the wall, robbing Dunn of what would have been about a 415 foot homer. Your browser does not support iframes.
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Aaron Hicks pulled a Mike Trout on Monday night. The Minnesota Twins rookie has had a rough start to his career, but he busted out in a big way against the Chicago White Sox.
Hicks clubbed a solo home run in the fourth, robbed a potential tying 2-run home run in the top of the sixth, and hit a solo home run in the bottom of the inning to help...
The umpiring crew for the Minnesota Twins-Chicago White Sox game on Tuesday night badly blew a pair of calls in Chicago’s 4-2 win at Target Field.
The first blown call occurred with two outs in the bottom of the fifth. Justin Morneau was on second when Oswaldo Arcia singled to right field. Morneau tried to score on the play, but Alex Rios’ throw clearly beat him. Morneau tried...
Rookie Aaron Hicks may own one of the lowest batting averages in the majors, but he's finding success against the Chicago White Sox.
That's fairly common for Joe Mauer.
Hicks will try to build on his best performance in the majors, while Mauer looks to extend his hitting streak to 13 games as the Twins host the White Sox on Tuesday night.
Hicks, a first-round pick by Minnesota...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins took note of longtime nemesis Paul Konerko's return to the White Sox lineup for Wednesday's series finale.
They probably should have been more concerned with the guy batting ahead of him.
Chicago first baseman Adam Dunn he of the .137 batting average continued to torment the Twins, blasting two homers and driving in five runs as the White...
Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks makes a leaping catch against Chicago White Sox’s Adam Dunn’s fly to center during the sixth inning Monday, May 13, 2013, in Minneapolis. (Associated Press: Genevieve Ross)
Minnesota Twin’s center fielder Aaron Hicks had a career night in his young rookie season. Before tonight he was only batting .137BA 1HR 13RBI. Those are...
Of course, this applies to virtually nobody, which means whoever came up with a price of $14.97 for this clearly defective Indians/Twins mashup baseball cap is out of their minds. (We can not confirm or deny the comments by the Reddit poster that this hat was found at Wal-Mart).
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Even in winning, Chicago's most recent contest was a microcosm of the young season, as its struggling offense continues to have a difficult time providing run support for a solid pitching staff.
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Oh, how sweet it is to score some damn runs.
With the White Sox facing the Twins in the rubber match of the team's three-game road set in Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon, us palehose faithful hoped to see the team head west to Anaheim with a bit of momentum.
And with a four-game set ready to get underway against the Halos Thursday night after a long day of travel...