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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
18 days ago  |  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 […]
Via Legion Report
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 MLB.com, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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

View image | gettyimages.com 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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via AP on Fox
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,...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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

Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects

The Minnesota Twins have one of the best farm systems in baseball. Buxton and Sano should become All-Stars and franchise cornerstones. Stewart and Meyer should become good starters. Rosario, Berrios, and Thorpe have tons of potential, but are unpolished. The other players on this list will most likely become solid contributors. The Twins are going to be tough to beat for many years...
Via Batting Leadoff
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins tapping cask of Kentucky collegiate talent

When Minnesota Twins left-hander Logan Darnell made his big league debut on Monday in Cleveland, Gary Henderson was watching -- on his cell phone. Thankfully for Henderson, the head baseball coach at the University of Kentucky, it's easier than ever to track his former players like Darnell. Though Darnell pitched in just one game out of the bullpen for Minnesota before he was sent...
Via Fox Sports North
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 28 by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo and Twins righty Alex Meyer
Via Baseball Prospectus
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

45 Prospects in 45 Days: Minnesota’s Alex Meyer

Bruce Kluckhohn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images Profile When the Twins decided to move towards a rebuild and began trading their more experienced players, it was a fair assumption that they would be able to get a fair return, considering the value of the assets they were dealing – namely, Denard Span. In exchange for Span’s services the Nationals sent Alex Meyer, a tall, lanky,...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins first round of major league cuts include Buxton, Meyer

The first round of cuts were made in Fort Myers on Sunday, as the Minnesota Twins sent 16 players from the major league camp to the minor league side. Among the notables who were cut Sunday were outfielder Byron Buxton baseball's top prospect, who was playing in his first major league spring training. The 20-year-old Buxton was reassigned to the Twins' minor league camp. Also reassigned...
Via Fox Sports North
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' spring training home getting facelift

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Minnesota Twins are in the middle of two rebuilding projects. The one on the field will mean integrating hitting prospects like third baseman Miguel Sano and outfielder Byron Buxton into the lineup, perhaps as soon as later this season. The Twins also will continue to develop pitching prospects like Alex Meyer and Trevor May, putting the pieces together for...
Via Fox Sports North
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Callis Ranks Mets Prospect Trio 8th Overall

Respected MLB reporter Jim Callis put together a list of the Top 15 Prospect Trios in any farm system. The Mets grouping of Noah Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud and Rafael Montero ranked 8th overall. Topping the list are Twin’s prospects Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and Alex Meyer. Here’s what he had to say about baseball’s best prospect trio: Though Buxton rated as...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring training is fresh start as Twins begin fighting back

MINNEAPOLIS -- Hope springs eternal, and for fans of all 30 Major League Baseball teams, hope is always eternal in spring. That includes those who cheer for the Minnesota Twins, a club that grew accustomed to winning in the 2000s before three straight years of 90 or more losses from 2011-13. After going 66-96 this past year, it appears as if there's nowhere to go but up for the Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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