Twins Minor League Weekly: Midseason Awards Show

14 Jul

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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:

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them here.


4 Responses to “Twins Minor League Weekly: Midseason Awards Show”

  1. dan madden July 14, 2010 at 10:38 am #


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  2. Brent July 14, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    Would the Twins have any interest in signing Pedro Martinez for a similar role to what he played in Philly last year?

    Theoretically, at least he’d be instantly better than Blackburn and Slowey instantly.

  3. Steve L. July 14, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    Hey Seth,

    Thanks for including me in the vote, it was fun listening to the show last night and seeing how everyone else voted and what they thought about certain players.

    On another note, what would be your take on the Twins contacting Pedro Martinez now that they lost the Lee sweepstakes and its universally thought they can’t afford Haren or Oswalt?

  4. Kunza July 14, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    The best thing for this franchise to do is to do NOTHING.

    Let Carl Pavano walk away as a Type A free agent.

    Let Matt Gurrier walk away as a Type A free agent.

    Hope that Orlando Hudson slips down to a Type B free agent.

    Let Nick Punto walk away.

    Find someone to take on Cuddyer and his horrible contract.

    Play for 2011.

    THis team does not have “it” and signing some crappy SP will do nothing. Time to seriously consider becoming sellers at the deadline.

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