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As you saw yesterday, I had a contest in which readers were able to submit to me their Top 10 Twins prospects list. Anyone who sent me a list was entered into a drawing for the below DVD sets mentioned below:The winner of Contest #1 is… Bryan Sande whose Top Ten Twins Prospect list looks like this: 1.) Oswaldo Arcia, 2.) Liam Hendriks, 3.) Aaron Hicks, 4.) Kyle Gibson, 5.) Eddie Rosario, 6.) Adrian Salcedo, 7.) Joe Benson, 8.) Miguel Sano, 9.) Madison Boer, 10.) Chris Parmelee.
Thank you to Bryan and all 40 people who submitted their Top 10 Twins prospects. I compiled the list of submissions. It was very interesting as six players had at least one first place vote. There was no general consensus, and six players are the clear-cut top five. Here are the results, showing the average ranking:
1.) Aaron Hicks – OF – Ft. Myers Miracle – 2.95
2.) Miguel Sano – 3B/SS – Elizabethton Twins – 3.23
3.) Kyle Gibson – RHP – Rochester Red Wings – 3.55
4.) Liam Hendriks – RHP – Rochester Red Wings – 3.95
5.) Oswaldo Arcia – OF – Ft. Myers Miracle – 4.20
6.) Joe Benson – OF – New Britain Rock Cats – 5.38
7.) Adrian Salcedo – RHP – Beloit Snappers – 8.53
8.) Eddie Rosario – OF – Elizabethton Twins – 9.93
9.) Angel Morales – OF – Ft. Myers Miracle – 11.08
10.) Chris Parmelee – 1B – New Britain Rock Cats – 11.60
The next in line were: Carlos Gutierrez, Alex Wimmers, Brian Dozier, Madison Boer, Jairo Perez, Max Kepler, Rene Tosoni, BJ Hermsen, Nate Roberts, David Bromberg.
So, that was Contest 1. Thank you again to all who submitted your Top 10 list. It was a fun exercise that maybe I’ll do on a monthly basis to gauge where Twins fans rank players. Feel free to discuss the list here.
Contest 2 is going to be a Twitter contest. I will be posting a Twitter Mailbag here at SethSpeaks.net on Thursday. So, anyone who sends me a question related to the Twins Minor League system through Twitter will be entered into a drawing. Questions received via Twitter will be answered in a blog here on Thursday. (it could appear in 2 or even 3 segments if there are enough questions.)
As I mentioned yesterday, the winner will receive a couple of 1991 Twins World Series DVDs available now from A&E. (I will draw out one name from a bucket and will notify that person that they have won the two 1991 World Series DVDs above. I will need your mailing address at the time, and you will receive the DVDs direct from A&E.) Here are the details on the DVDs that the winners will receive, which are now available for you to purchase:
- Minnesota Twins 1991 World Series Collector’s Edition DVD SET: A $69.95 value, I have the 1987 version and have actually gone back a few times and watched the games. We all have the obvious memories from the Kirby Puckett Game 6 home run, the Jack Morris on the mound in Game 7, to the Gene Larkin walk-off which scored Dan Gladden from 3B. But do you remember that Gladden raced to 2B on a blooper to get himself into that position? Do you remember how good rookie Chuck Knoblauch was? Do you remember how many big plays both the Twins and the Braves had to keep Game 7 knotted at zero? This seven DVD collection is absolutely amazing.
- Magic in Minnesota: Remembering the 1991 World Series Championship DVD: A $19.95 value. Another video look back at that Fall Classic of 1991.
Of course, Twins fans can also order these DVDs, tickets and much more merchandise by going to www.TwinsBaseball.com. The Twins are doing a lot next weekend to celebrate that 1991 World Series championship. I plan to be there on Saturday. Look here for some more special 1991-related offers from the Twins.
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me. Also, feel free to comment here.