Comments on: Top 40 Twins Prospects of 2013: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/28/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-10-9-8-7-6/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:20:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: mlhouse http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/28/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-10-9-8-7-6/comment-page-1/#comment-35021 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 01:34:26 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=92263#comment-35021 The problem with Joe Benson, particularly the remark about him being just a Spring Training away, is that he had a great Spring Training last year and the Twins chose to send him back to the minors at 24 years of age.

In my opinion, this is his last year as a prospect. He is 25 years old and simply is not on any course. The Twins should leave him up with the major league team as a 4th or 5th outfield and give him a minimum of 150 PA in the first 81 games of the season. IF he plays well, the experiment can be continued at the major league level. If he fails, we will move on from the Benson era.

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By: JR Cigar http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/28/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-10-9-8-7-6/comment-page-1/#comment-35005 Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:22:57 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=92263#comment-35005 A farm system that has Max Kepler outside the top 10? Loaded, baby, loaded.

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By: Eric http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/28/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-10-9-8-7-6/comment-page-1/#comment-35001 Fri, 01 Mar 2013 03:35:03 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=92263#comment-35001 I dont see Parmelee sticking around. I think Sano will debut at first.

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By: Matty V http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/28/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-10-9-8-7-6/comment-page-1/#comment-35000 Fri, 01 Mar 2013 01:51:46 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=92263#comment-35000 I’m so pleased to see the dramatic improvement of our future and our top 40. The Twins system is loaded and Keith Law has us in his top 5. We have done a great job letting guys go such as Orlando Hudson,Cuddyer,Kubel,Guerrier etc. and turning them into solid picks that seem to be developing greatly. The top 5 will be Sano, Buxton, Meyer, Arcia and Hicks. That is an excellent top 5.

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By: Eric http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/28/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-10-9-8-7-6/comment-page-1/#comment-34989 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:17:52 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=92263#comment-34989 AG must love him some Arcia. I would not be at all surprised to see a Benson/Hicks/Arcia outfield in August…after Moreau and Willingham are traded for pitching prospects and/or a SS. (and Parmelee shifts to 1b)

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By: D-Luxxx http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/28/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-10-9-8-7-6/comment-page-1/#comment-34983 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:21:10 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=92263#comment-34983 So top 5 looks like what? Sano, Buxton, Meyer, Hicks and…. Arcia?

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By: Josh http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/28/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-10-9-8-7-6/comment-page-1/#comment-34982 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:14:46 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=92263#comment-34982 I love Kyle Gibson. I’m very excited to see him with the Twins this year, and I think he’s got a great future with the team. Personally, I’d like to see him as the 5th starter this season, getting skipped occasionally throughout the season in order for him to pitch the whole year. I understand having him on an innings limit coming off the injury, but wouldn’t it be better for him to stretch it out over the course of the full season rather than have him ratchet it up for several months and then shut it down completely?

I hope Rosario can stick at 2B. There’s such a huge need for middle INFs that can actually hit something that it would be a huge boost for the team.

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By: Drew http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/28/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-10-9-8-7-6/comment-page-1/#comment-34981 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:56:01 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=92263#comment-34981 Also, good work Aaron. I was a surprised and happy to see Joe Benson make your top 10. He really has been a forgotten prospect this off season (with good cause given our improved system and his tough year). Would be great to see him, Hicks & Arcia be a successful OF together to close the season.

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By: Drew http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/28/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-10-9-8-7-6/comment-page-1/#comment-34980 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:54:09 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=92263#comment-34980 I would like to put forth that we always refer to Kepler as “the German kid Max Kepler”.

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By: Eric http://aarongleeman.com/2013/02/28/top-40-twins-prospects-of-2013-10-9-8-7-6/comment-page-1/#comment-34971 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 05:57:20 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=92263#comment-34971 Brandon, Kepler was #11.

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