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Last night, Travis Aune and I hosted Twins Minor League Weekly, our weekly review of the goings on throughout the Twins farm system. Last night was a special show. We spent the first half hour discussing the Twins affiliates and their seasons. The second half of the season, we ‘presented’ our Midseason Awards. For the awards, we enlisted some extra help. Travis and I voted, but so did six others who know something about the Twins minor leaguers. They are: LaVelle E. Neal from the Star Tribune, Josh Johnson from Josh’s Thoughts, Roger Dehring from Twinkie Town, Andrew Kneeland from Twins Target, Dez Tobin of Dez Says, and Steve Lien from Gear up for Twins Baseball.
Each voter voted for their top three in five categories; Best Hitter, Best Relief Pitcher, Best Starting Pitcher, Biggest Surprise, and Biggest Disappointment. They each then sent me their current Top 5 Twins Prospects. The results were very interesting. I’m going to ask that you listen to the podcast for the final results, but below, I will give you the top three finishers in each category, in alphabetical order, for you to consider.
Best Hitter: Joe Benson, Anderson Hidalgo, Ben Revere
Best Relief Pitcher: Kane Holbrooks, Anthony Slama, Kyle Waldrop
Best Starting Pitcher: Kyle Gibson, Liam Hendriks, Dan Osterbrock
Biggest Surprise: Joe Benson, Jonathan Goncalves, Liam Hendriks
Biggest Disappointment: Wilson Ramos, Tyler Robertson, Anthony Swarzak
Top 6 Twins Prospects: Joe Benson, Kyle Gibson, Aaron Hicks, Wilson Ramos, Ben Revere, Miguel Sano
Again, the lists above are in alphabetical order. To hear who the ‘winners’ were in each category, or who ranked first through sixth in the Top Prospect list, click here to listen to last night’s Twins Minor League Weekly.
A couple more notes:
- At 11:10 today, I will join Jack Michaels on am710 in Bismarck to talk about the Twins.
- I really am working on my trip report for the Twins Train trip to Detroit. I had such an incredible time and so many good stories and memories that I don’t want to post it too quickly. But I would encourage people to click here to learn a lot more about the Twins Train, or to schedule your trip to watch the Twins on the road.
- Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the TwinsCentric 2010 Trade Deadline Primer today. If you want to see all of the Trade Deadline Primers (all 24) that TwinsCentric produced, just go to www.TwinsCentric.com where you can also find a FREE ¼ book to give you an idea of what you would be purchasing.
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