Comments on: Top 40 Twins Prospects of 2013: 35, 34, 33, 32, 31 http://aarongleeman.com/2013/01/31/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-35-34-33-32-31/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:50:52 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: bluuger http://aarongleeman.com/2013/01/31/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-35-34-33-32-31/comment-page-1/#comment-34711 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:06:06 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=90816#comment-34711 Boer – I have no problem with the Twins seeing how he fares as starter. Its worth a shot. But I agree with you on Melotakis. I have read people who say if the twins make him a starter, he will break down with injuries because of his delivery.

Steve V -

We will see how it progresses but in this group Aaron choose some eyebrow raising guys. – Like Wheeler for example, he is not a top prospect at all. He is organizational filler at best. But the top end of the system is pretty interesting. Twins have a top 10 farm system right now. After this year it could be top 5 – assuming guys do well and they draft well.
The future is bright!

Al – many people like to do top 40 because you can sprinkle in guys like Salcedo who could reemerge and you have a chance to highlight young guys.
Aaron’s philosophy seems to valve organizational filler type of players and he calls them “prospects” while ignoring potential breakout guys in the low low minors.

But we should wait and see how the list progresses before getting critical

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By: Eric http://aarongleeman.com/2013/01/31/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-35-34-33-32-31/comment-page-1/#comment-34707 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:05:53 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=90816#comment-34707 Does Robertson still count as a prospect? I realize he didn’t cross the innings threshold to eliminate his Rookie eligibility, but wasn’t he on the MLB roster for too many days to retain eligibility? Thanks for clarification.

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By: Mr Ed http://aarongleeman.com/2013/01/31/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-35-34-33-32-31/comment-page-1/#comment-34706 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:06:13 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=90816#comment-34706 Boer should have been left in the bullpen. Last 2 years wasted.

That’s what I fear will happen to Melotakis. He’ll switch to a starter, velocity will fall and he’ll become a nothing prospect.

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By: Mr Ed http://aarongleeman.com/2013/01/31/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-35-34-33-32-31/comment-page-1/#comment-34705 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:05:06 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=90816#comment-34705 The report on Wheeler reminds me of the college guy,Tarsi they drafted a few years ago.

Super tall, average-at-best velocity, and never made it.

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By: al http://aarongleeman.com/2013/01/31/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-35-34-33-32-31/comment-page-1/#comment-34704 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:28:10 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=90816#comment-34704 How about, since no team has 40 prospects, we don’t rate the “top 40″, we rate the top 25, or 20 or 3?

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By: Mike http://aarongleeman.com/2013/01/31/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-35-34-33-32-31/comment-page-1/#comment-34698 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:01:17 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=90816#comment-34698 Aaron could evaluate every teams prospects ranked 30-40 and they would all be similar to the Twins. They can’t all be sure fire major leaguers.

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By: Steve V http://aarongleeman.com/2013/01/31/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-35-34-33-32-31/comment-page-1/#comment-34697 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:23:15 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=90816#comment-34697 *Sigh* So far the first 10 prospect reports have been quite depressing. Multiple unsuccesful pitchers faring poorly as they rise in competition. This organization is in deep trouble in the minors…and majors.

Steve

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