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Wednesday, March 22, 2006
 
top prospects: twins
the twins are full of prospects, all the time. they ooze them. who do they have this time?


1. Francisco Liriano, lhp
2. Jason Kubel, of
3. Matt Moses, 3b
4. Glen Perkins, lhp
5. Anthony Swarzak, rhp
6. Denard Span, of
7. Matt Garza, rhp
8. Jay Rainville, rhp
9. Trevor Plouffe, ss
10. Kyle Waldrop, rhp


not quite as loaded as they usually are. the top two are good, though.


Career Pitching Statistics for Francisco Liriano:
Year Team Lg. Age Org Lvl IP H HR BB SO WAL CON HRP ERA
2001 SalemKaizer Nwes 17 Sf A 9.0 7 2 1 12 .029 .647 .091 5.00
2002 Hagerstown SAL 18 Sf A 80.0 61 6 31 85 .093 .718 .028 3.49
2003 Azl Giants Ariz 19 Sf Rk 8.1 5 1 6 9 .167 .700 .048 4.32
2003 San Jose Cali 19 Sf A 0.2 5 0 2 0 .222 1.00 .000 54.00
2004 Fort Myers FSL 20 Min A 117.0 118 6 43 125 .084 .733 .017 4.00
2004 New Britain East 20 Min AA 39.2 45 4 17 49 .094 .701 .035 3.18
2005 New Britain East 21 Min AA 76.2 70 6 26 92 .080 .693 .029 3.64
2005 Rochester IL 21 Min AAA 91.0 56 4 24 112 .068 .660 .018 1.78
2005 Minnesota Tw AL 21 Min MLB 23.2 19 4 7 33 .072 .633 .070 5.70


francisco liriano made the majors at the age of 21, and in 23 innings, struck out 33 and walked 7. is there any scouting to do here? he's ready. altogether last year he struck out 237 in 191 innings. with 57 walks. his con has gotten better every time he's moved up.


Career Batting Statistics for Jason Kubel:
Year Team Lg. Age Org Lvl AAB W K HR 23 WAL CON POW AVG
2000 GCL Twins GCL 18 Min Rk 79 11 9 0 5 .122 .886 .071 .282
2001 GCL Twins GCL 19 Min Rk 126 21 14 1 14 .143 .889 .134 .331
2002 Quad City Midw 20 Min A 427 42 48 17 30 .090 .888 .124 .321
2003 Fort Myers FSL 21 Min A 433 49 54 5 24 .102 .875 .077 .298
2004 New Britain East 22 Min AA 139 20 19 6 18 .126 .863 .200 .377
2004 Rochester IL 22 Min AAA 354 35 40 16 28 .090 .887 .140 .343
2004 Minnesota Tw AL 22 Min MLB 61 6 9 2 2 .090 .852 .077 .300


the last we have is 2004, when jason kubel was about to put a hurtin on the american league. .887 con and .140 pow. that sort of thing will combine for a high average. in double-a that year he conned .863 and powed .200. he basically tore through the system. if he's fully healthy, he's gonna be good.


Career Batting Statistics for Matt Moses:
Year Team Lg. Age Org Lvl AAB W K HR 23 WAL CON POW AVG
2003 GCL Twins GCL 18 Min Rk 67 5 9 0 6 .069 .866 .103 .385
2004 GCL Twins GCL 19 Min Rk 4 0 0 0 0 .000 1.00 .000 .250
2004 Quad Cities Midw 19 Min A 112 13 25 3 7 .104 .777 .115 .223
2005 Fort Myers FSL 20 Min A 267 31 59 7 17 .104 .779 .115 .306
2005 New Britain East 20 Min AA 187 17 51 6 10 .083 .727 .118 .210


matt moses is young for his level, and left-handed. it's entirely possible that he's still a good prospect despite these low contact numbers. we'll have to see.


Career Pitching Statistics for Glen Perkins:
Year Team Lg. Age Org Lvl IP H HR BB SO WAL CON HRP ERA
2003 U. of Minnes NCAA 20 0 NCA 105.1 100 5 23 117 .052 .719 .017 2.91
2004 U. of Minnes NCAA 21 0 NCA 111.1 89 6 21 113 .047 .733 .019 2.83
2004 Elizabethton App 21 Min Rk 12.0 8 0 4 22 .083 .500 .000 2.25
2004 Quad Cities Midw 21 Min A 48.1 33 2 12 49 .063 .725 .016 1.30
2005 Fort Myers FSL 22 Min A 55.0 41 2 13 66 .059 .680 .014 2.13
2005 New Britain East 22 Min AA 79.0 80 4 35 67 .099 .789 .016 4.90


glen perkins had a good performance in high-a last year, but he was 22. he was in college the year before though. he's got good control. needs to show he can handle double-a.


Career Pitching Statistics for Anthony Swarzak:
Year Team Lg. Age Org Lvl IP H HR BB SO WAL CON HRP ERA
2004 GCL Twins GCL 18 Min Rk 48.0 46 1 6 42 .031 .779 .007 2.62
2005 Beloit Midw 20 Min A 91.1 81 7 32 101 .083 .715 .028 4.04
2005 Fort Myers FSL 20 Min A 59.0 72 3 11 55 .042 .779 .015 3.66


anthony swarzak had a lot of strikeouts last year. the data here is limited, but it looks like he's got a shot.


Career Batting Statistics for Denard Span:
Year Team Lg. Age Org Lvl AAB W K HR 23 WAL CON POW AVG
2003 Elizabethton App 19 Min Rk 207 27 34 1 6 .115 .836 .040 .271
2004 GCL Twins GCL 20 Min Rk 16 3 3 0 2 .158 .813 .154 .375
2004 Quad Cities Midw 20 Min A 241 37 49 0 7 .133 .797 .036 .267
2005 Fort Myers FSL 21 Min A 187 23 25 1 6 .110 .866 .043 .339
2005 New Britain East 21 Min AA 269 30 41 0 11 .100 .848 .048 .285


denard span appears to have the contact and speed necessary to slap-and-run. could be a leadoff-centerfield type.


Career Pitching Statistics for Matt Garza:
Year Team Lg. Age Org Lvl IP H HR BB SO WAL CON HRP ERA
2003 Fresno State NCAA 0 0 NCA 43.1 63 8 31 21 .138 .891 .047 9.55
2004 Fresno State NCAA 0 0 NCA 90.0 103 12 34 77 .084 .794 .041 4.90
2005 Fresno State NCAA 0 0 NCA 108.1 110 5 37 120 .078 .724 .016 3.07
2005 Elizabethton App 0 Min Rk 19.2 14 3 6 25 .076 .658 .063 3.66
2005 Beloit Midw 0 Min A 56.0 53 5 15 64 .064 .710 .032 3.54


matt garza. good strikeouts, good control. good prospect.


Career Pitching Statistics for Jay Rainville:
Year Team Lg. Age Org Lvl IP H HR BB SO WAL CON HRP ERA
2004 GCL Twins GCL 18 Min Rk 34.1 39 1 3 38 .021 .732 .010 1.83
2005 Beloit Midw 19 Min A 88.1 83 14 27 77 .072 .779 .052 3.77
2005 Fort Myers FSL 19 Min A 54.0 54 7 6 35 .027 .838 .039 2.67


jay rainville pitched in high-a at 19. that makes him a prospect.


Career Batting Statistics for Trevor Plouffe:
Year Team Lg. Age Org Lvl AAB W K HR 23 WAL CON POW AVG
2004 Elizabethton App 18 Min Rk 240 22 34 4 9 .084 .858 .063 .283
2005 Beloit Midw 19 Min A 473 54 78 13 18 .102 .835 .078 .223


trevor plouffe is a young shortstop who plays good defense. looks like he's got some power potential.


Career Pitching Statistics for Kyle Waldrop:
Year Team Lg. Age Org Lvl IP H HR BB SO WAL CON HRP ERA
2004 GCL Twins GCL 18 Min Rk 38.0 32 1 4 30 .027 .795 .009 1.42
2004 Elizabethton App 18 Min Rk 25.0 21 1 3 25 .030 .740 .014 3.24
2005 Beloit Midw 19 Min A 151.2 182 17 23 108 .035 .830 .032 4.98


kyle waldrop is a young pitcher with good control. he's got some work to do with strikeouts and home runs.

that's the twins. everyone on the list is a legitimate prospect. two could be superstars. and this is a down year. if things work out that didn't work out last year, the twins could take the division.
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