Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Minor League Update

I don't know if I'll do this regularly, but I just felt like doing a minor league post today. I check the minor league box scores every night, so it just depends on if I decide to post about them.

Note: I'm not including runs and RBIs as stats, because for me this is a look at who might help the Twins in the future, and I don't think those stats are very indicative of a hitter's talents.

Who's Hot:

Denard Span (AAA): Last 5 games- .450/.500/.545, 1 2B, 2 BB, 2 K, 6-6 SB
Span has continued his solid season at Rochester since being sent back down. He's never going to hit for power, but improved plate discipline (10:8 BB:K for the season) and baserunning (11-13 SB compared to 25-39 in 2007) could go a long way toward making him a serviceable major leaguer if he keeps it up this season.

Luke Hughes (AA): Last 10 games- .417/.462/.667, 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 4 BB, 9 K, 1-1 SB
The best part about these numbers is that they're basically equal to Hughes' ridiculous .386/.448/.685 line on the season. He turns 24 in August and has played all over the field so far this season. If he continues to hit anywhere near this level, it doesn't matter where he plays; he'll find a spot in the lineup.

Ben Revere (A): Last 9 games- .432/.475/.568, 3 2B, 1 3B, 3 BB, 3 K, 4-8 SB
Since getting promoted from EST on April 28th, the Twins' 2007 first round draft pick has done everything to prove that his play in the GCL league last year was no fluke. The Twins obviously thought highly of him when they took him in the first round, so now we just have to sit back and see if he can continue this hot hitting.

Who's Not

Jason Pridie (AAA): Last 5 games- .050/.136/.050, 2 BB, 5 K
When he started the season well, it looked like he would prove his 2007 season was no fluke. However, he has struggled lately and his line on the season has fallen to .270/.324/.381 while he has not had an extra base hit in his last 10 games.

Deolis Guerra (A+): Last 2 starts- 8.1 IP, 15 H, 11 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
Guerra just turned 19 and is already in High-A, so these couple of bad starts mean nothing in terms of his long-term potential. Obviously it would be more encouraging if he was lights out for Fort Myers, but his numbers on the season are still decent even with these starts.

Drew Butera (AA): Last 10 games- .067/.263/.067, 8 BB, 11 K
Butera has managed 8 BB in his last 10 games, but when you have 2 singles in your last 30 at bats, it's hard to stay off of this list. His play isn't that concerning to me, though, as I've never expected him to have any role with the big league team since his acquisition in the Castillo trade.

1 comment:

  1. who's hot: Joey Mauer
    who's not: Boof Boozer


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