Iowa rides tough, closes strong to thump Iowa State

AMES — The final two minutes of the opening match told the tale, set the tone or whatever sports cliche you want to insert.In a battle between All-Americans, University of Iowa’s Cory Clark overcame and early deficit and turned Earl Hall to his back twice in the third period and earned a riding time point for the victory.Tough rides and strong finishes powered the second-ranked...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
November 29, 2015

Minnesota Twins improving rotation and bullpen with recent roster moves

The Minnesota Twins had to make roster moves with Ervin Santana set to come off the restricted list and all the dust settled Saturday as the veteran right-hander was officially reinstated. Santana will join the Twins rotation and start Sunday afternoon’s game against the Kansas City Royals while Trevor May loses his starting spot and moves to the bullpen. The team demoted top...
Via Baseball Essential
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Santana reinstated from suspension, will start Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has been reinstated following an 80-game drug suspension and is scheduled to start Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. Santana signed a $55 million, four-year contract with the Twins in December after going 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA last season for Atlanta. The 32-year-old right-hander tested positive for performance-enhancing...
Via AP on Fox
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins option pitcher Meyer to Triple-A

The Twins announced late Friday night that they had optioned right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester. Meyer, a prized prospect, made two appearances for the Twins, allowing five runs on four hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched, with three walks and three strikeouts. In minor-league action this season, the 25-year-old Meyer has gone 3-3 with a 5.11 ERA over 56 1/3 innings...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' pitching woes return in loss to Reds

Using relievers becomes tricky enough in interleague play when the potential need for a pinch hitter arises. A short outing by the starting pitcher doesn't make things any easier. For the second time in four games, the Minnesota Twins' bullpen was forced into action plenty early in a National League park. Twins starter Mike Pelfrey lasted two-plus innings Monday -- his shortest start...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Futures Game Rosters: World Team Pitchers

The MLB Futures Game rosters were announced on Thursday and there are some great prospects that will participate in the game on Sunday July 12th. There are some big names that have graduated from the minor leagues and the top Dodgers prospects (Corey Seager and Julio Urias) aren’t in the game, but there are plenty of guys to tune in for. We will break down a position group breakdown...
Via Baseball Essential
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins summon another top prospect, right-hander Alex Meyer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have promoted another one of their top prospects, right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer. The Twins announced they will recall Meyer from Triple-A Rochester prior to Friday's game at Milwaukee. Meyer will replace Michael Tonkin, who was sent down Wednesday, in the bullpen. The 25-year-old Meyer was acquired by the Twins before the 2013 season in the...
Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Meyer to Triple-A Bullpen

The Minnesota Twins have moved Alex Meyer, one of their top pitching prospects, to the Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A) bullpen, according to multiple reports. With Tyler Duffey making his 2015 @RocRedWings debut tomorrow, Alex Meyer is moving to the bullpen…at least for now. — Josh Whetzel (@JoshWhetzel) May 22, 2015 Meyer, who was ranked the 29th-best prospect in baseball by...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Stacked Farm System Set to Begin MiLB Season

There was not much for Twins fans to cheer about with yesterday’s 4-0 loss to the Tigers but Opening Day in the minors tomorrow brings more opportunities to be excited in the Twin Cities. The Twins feature top-100 prospects at the Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A levels to start the season. Minnesota has one of the best and deepest farm systems league wide and with a number...
Via Baseball Essential
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Yasmany-ian Devil

Mike Trout – With Spring Training approaching the half-way mark, Mike Trout is currently hitting an incredible .556 AVG. Trout weighed in at Spring Training at a thunderous 239 Lbs. Trout’s Stolen Bases have decreased in each major league season from 49 to 33 to 16 with his attempts following that same declining trend of […]
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sano homers, Meyer struggles in Twins tie

Elite third base prospect Miguel Sano was a bright spot for the Twins this afternoon in a game where offense was difficult to come by, blasting a solo home run in the second inning off of Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. It was just one of four hits Minnesota collected in a 1-1 tie against Pittsburgh. Sano, a top-15 prospect according to Baseball America and, is expecting...
Via Baseball Essential
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins notebook: Meyer returns, ready to 'get focused' on competition

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins right-hander Alex Meyer was back in camp Sunday morning after leaving the team for a few days following the death of his grandfather. Meyer left Fort Myers after Wednesday's workouts to return home to Indiana to be with his family. Upon his return to the clubhouse, Meyer was greeted by teammates and coaches who offered their condolences. "It's good to be...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: 30 Prospects in 30 Days — Alex Meyer

View image | Profile Alex Meyer certainly looks the part. He towers over the mound at a lanky 6’9” and sports an electric heater that has touched 100 and routinely sits in the mid-90’s. There’s certainly effort in his delivery and his mechanics aren’t exactly tight, but it’s a natural motion with an arm slot that uses his height to get excellent downward...
Via The Fantasy Fix
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Mason's Feb. 26 Twins mailbag

Spring training is officially underway, and the Minnesota Twins' pitchers and catchers have begun their workouts in Fort Myers, Fla. Position players will soon do the same at Hammond Stadium as the Twins look to put yet another 90-loss season in the rearview mirror. As I prepare to head down to spring training, I answered your questions about the Twins and the 2015 season. Thanks...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins again bank on better starting pitching after big spend

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The fall of the Minnesota Twins over the last four seasons can be traced to several factors, none more influential than the struggles of the starting rotation. So for the second straight winter, the Twins spent millions of dollars to try to fix it. ''We all know that we weren't very good last year as a whole and that we have to be a lot better,'' right-hander...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hard-throwing Meyer hoping to join Twins' rotation

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With 29 pitchers invited to Minnesota Twins spring training, there's a lot of evaluating to do. And, says former All-Star Eddie Guardado, there's no shortage of talent. "Look around the room," Guardado said as he spread his arms Monday morning in the Twins clubhouse at Hammond Field on the first official day of spring training. "Everybody here has the talent,...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Buxton tops Baseball Prospectus prospect list, eight Twins named

MINNEAPOLIS -- An injury-plagued season didn't prevent Twins minor leaguer Byron Buxton from topping another prospect list. Baseball Prospectus released its list of the top 101 prospects for the 2015 season, and Buxton was No. 1. He was one of eight Minnesota prospects to make the list, including one of three in the top 15. It's the second year in a row that Buxton has topped Baseball...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Minnesota Twins Position Battles

The Minnesota Twins have lost 90 games or more each of the last four seasons, but after an offseason where they added a few veterans in free agency, and have one of the best farm systems in baseball below them, there is finally a glimmer of hope in the Twin Cities. But there is still work to be done on the roster, as four key position battles will be sorted out in Spring Training...
Via Baseball Essential
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Minnesota Twins

The Twins are probably going to end 2014 with their best record since 2010, but given that they’re coming off three-straight 96-loss seasons, that’s not exactly a consolation. This once proud franchise has fallen onto rough times, and their 2014 season could be their most disappointing year considering the additions the club made in the offseason. Preseason Prediction: The...
Via The Outside Corner
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Minnesota Twins

The Twins are probably going to end 2014 with their best record since 2010, but given that they’re coming off three-straight 96-loss seasons, that’s not exactly a consolation. This once proud franchise has fallen onto rough times, and their 2014 season could be their most disappointing year considering the additions the club made in the offseason. Preseason Prediction: The...
Via Bloguin Best
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update; Prospect Alex Meyer placed on DL

Minnesota Twins top pitching prospect Alex Meyer has been placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation.Alex Meyer placed on Rochester DL with shoulder inflammation. Berrios promoted to AAA.— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) August 31, 2014At 6'9" with a power-fastball, the 24-year-old Meyer has the look of an intimidating hurler who could be the club's future ace for...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bringing Your AAA Game: September Callup Edition

Welcome back fantasy baseball eficionados!  As our season is winding down, hopefully you are all gearing up for your playoff runs to the 'ship!  I'm here today to answer many people's biggest question this time of year as the calendar flips to September: What prospects are getting called up for the annual "cup of Joe" September audition?  First of all, I want to talk to all the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins prospects show off for hometown fans at Futures Game

MINNEAPOLIS -- On a day when pitching dominated, a pair of Minnesota Twins prospects were partially to thank. Righthander Alex Meyer needed just four pitches to cruise through an inning of work in Sunday's Futures Game. Fellow Twins prospect Jose Berrios' day was nearly as efficient. The Puerto Rico native threw 12 pitches in a perfect first inning as the starter for the World Team...
Via Fox Sports North
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins pitching prospect Meyer named to replace injured May for Futures Game

Twins pitching prospect Trevor May was a late addition to the 2014 Futures Game, as he became the third Minnesota minor leaguer to be named to the event. Now a calf injury means May is a late scratch for Sunday's game. In his place will be another Twins pitching prospect: right-hander Alex Meyer, who will represent Team USA. The news was announced on Twitter by the Futures Game's...
Via Fox Sports North
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bringing Your AAA Game -- Jimmy Nelson and Alex Meyer

If you are reading this, congratulations!  You survived my first blog post and lived to tell about it.  Hopefully, you found it helpful and if not, I am going to keep posting these until you do! Yeah, you!  I see you there.  Quit reading about baseball and get back to work.  On second thought, please don't because you will miss out on all the fun I have in store for you today...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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