Comments on: Top 40 Twins Prospects of 2013: 25, 24, 23, 22, 21 http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/14/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-25-24-23-22-21/ 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: Jason W http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/14/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-25-24-23-22-21/comment-page-1/#comment-34839 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:26:52 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=91816#comment-34839 Billy Bob: I was wondering the same thing, so I checked the AG.com archives for previous Top 40 lists. In 2008, he ranked Denard Span at #40 before having to move him down the charts due to the influx of prospects in the Johan Santana trade. The new list put Matt Tolbert at #40. #39 that year was Brian Dinkelman and #38 was Brian Buscher, both of whom at least “sniffed” the majors, and Nick Blackburn is #26.

http://aarongleeman.com/2008/03/09/5699/

The bottom of the 2007 list is less impressive, but includes a few guys who made the majors in Matt Fox (40) and JD Durbin (37). There’s a nice run at the #33/#32/#31/#30/#29/#28 spots, with Valencia/Duensing/Plouffe/Burnett/Span/Mijares.

Overall, I’d say you have a chance of about 1-2 of the 21-40 guys becoming a reasonably solid major leaguer, and a few more becoming decent role players, though big-time star power is unlikely.

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By: Billy Bob http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/14/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-25-24-23-22-21/comment-page-1/#comment-34837 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:08:44 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=91816#comment-34837 I love the top 40 prospect ranking/writeup…by realistically, will any of these guys ranked 21-40 ever sniff the major leagues? If the twins top 10 prospects are all 2-3 years away, these guys have to be at least that far away and blocked by both the current major leaguers and prospects ahead of them right? Not to mention the Twins will be adding another “top 10″ prospect with their first round pick this year.

I’m just trying to decide how excited/depressed I should really get when looking at these low end prospect rankings.

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By: Wagwan http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/14/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-25-24-23-22-21/comment-page-1/#comment-34836 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:50:15 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=91816#comment-34836 Well, 5 for 5 in this group. They all seem to have potential to make it to the big club. I was getting a little depressed reading the previous reports here. I’m guessing numbers 1-20 will look even better. Since I am a Twins fan for the long haul, maybe it is OK to start getting excited about the future at Target field without feeling like I am a chump for drinking the Kool-Aid

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