Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2015 Twins Top Prospects Update: 11-20

Over at Twins Daily, we have been counting down the Twins system's top prospects as part of our midseason update. This allows for players like recent first round pick Tyler Jay to fit into the Twins overall prospect rankings. There is plenty of depth in the Twins system so there are some very good players outside the top 10 rankings. 

Some players like Byron Buxton and Eddie Rosario will likely use up their rookie eligibility this season and graduate out of the rankings. This means other players just outside the top 10 will find themselves in the mix for a higher ranking spot during the coming off-season. 

These are my rankings so there are some differences from the Twins Daily compiled list (Alex Meyer was in the top 10 at Twins Daily and he checks in at number 12 below). Check out the rankings below and feel free to start a conversation about these players in the comment section.
11. Lewis Thorpe, LHP
2015 Level(s): N/A (Tommy John surgery)
Thorpe had Tommy John surgery this spring and will miss all of the 2015 season. This still takes nothing away from the type of impact pitcher he could be. He's still a teenager so at this stage missing an entire season shouldn't impact his long-term potential. Thorpe was almost four years younger than the other pitchers in the Midwest League last season. He's a player to be excited about and he should be back in the Twins Top 10 Prospects by the end of the season.

12. Alex Meyer, RHP
2015 Level(s): AAA, MLB
It hasn't been the start to the 2015 season that Alex Meyer imagined. After struggling in the rotation to begin the year, Meyer has been moved to the bullpen to regain some confidence. Things have been going well for Meyer so it will be interesting to see if the Twins use him as a bullpen arm the rest of the season or if they will move him back into the rotation. The Twins are going to want him to be a starter but that might not be the role he is destined for at the big league level.

13. Chih-Wei Hu, RHP
2015 Level(s): High-A, AAA
Hu burst onto the scene last season by compiling some stellar numbers at Elizabethton and Cedar Rapids. He's pitched most of this season at Fort Myers with even better results. The Twins have so much confidence in him that they allowed him to make a spot start at Rochester. Hu was six years younger than the average age of the other pitchers in the International League. He's not going to blow people away but he could be a good middle of the rotation starter.

14. Adam Brett Walker, LF/RF
2015 Level(s): AA
Walker hits the ball and he hits it a long way. There are some issues with making consistent contact as his strikeout numbers continue to rise as he moves through the Twins system. On a team that includes Miguel Sano and Max Kepler, he's leading the minor leagues in home runs. There are some flaws with his game and that's one of the reasons he isn't ranked higher. Because of those flaws, it will also be interesting to see how the Twins approach his promotions for the rest of the season.

15. Tyler Duffey, RHP
2015 Level(s): AA, AAA
Duffey pitched his way from High-A to Triple-A in 2014. This left some high expectations for him entering the 2015 campaign. He pitched very well in the Southern League to start the season and has since gotten the bump up to Rochester. There have been a few hiccups since his promotion but he's still only 24 and he's seen his strikeout rate make a big jump this season. If that trend continues, he could get a chance to start with the Twins in the next couple years.

16. Nick Burdi, RHP
2015 Level(s): AA
Burdi opened the year in many Twins Top 10 lists. He's collegiate record and success last season made many think he'd be a fast riser in Minnesota's system after the team took him in the second round a year ago. Things have gone poorly this season as Burdi is walking a lot of batters and giving up hits by the bushel. The batters are more experienced at Double-A but Burdi's going to need a strong second half or he might drop out of the Twins Top 20.

17. Travis Harrison, RF/3B
2015 Level(s): AA
Harrison can get lost in the shuffle of some of the bigger named power prospects in the Twins system but he continues to compile some decent numbers. He's moved through the system consistently and his slugging percentage is over .400 again this season after being below that mark last year. Harrison's playing right field for the first time in his career and he's already matched his career high with three outfield assists. He could still surprise some people if he makes some subtle improvements.

18. Taylor Rogers, LHP
2015 Level(s): AAA
The 2014 season marked the first time in his career that Rogers didn't pitch at multiple levels in the Twins system. He still put up some strong numbers at Double-A and the team rewarded him with a trip to the Arizona Fall League to face some of the best prospects in the game. He pitched well in the AFL and some of that experience has helped him to be successful to start the 2015 campaign. Rogers might never make a Twins rotation but he's left handed and he continues to find success.

19. Stuart Turner, C
2015 Level(s): AA
Turner has struggled offensively to start 2015 but the Twins have a lot riding on some of the younger catchers in the organization. In fact, the Twins took three catchers in the first nine rounds of the 2013 draft. Turner's real claim to fame is his defensive skills and ability to call a game. Some of his offensive struggles could be from the Twins moving him aggressively. Time will tell if he can make the adjustments and turn himself into an everyday big league catcher.

20. Felix Jorge, RHP
2015 Level(s): Low-A
Jorge struggled so much during his stint with Cedar Rapids last season that the Twins sent him back to Elizabethton. This year has been much improved as Jorge has been a mainstay in the Kernels' rotation while showing better control and command of the strike zone. Minnesota might have to take the slow and steady approach with Jorge but there's enough upside to keep an eye on him.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Twins Minor League Report (6/29): Rodriguez Flirts With No-Hitter

It was a busy day for the Rochester Red Wings. Not only did they have parts of two games to play but they also announced that right-handed pitcher Tyler Duffey was named the International League Player of the Week.

Duffey won both of his starts over the last seven days and he's in the midst of a 22.1 inning stretch without allowing an earned run. In 14.1 innings this week, he did not allow an earned run while walking two and tying for a league-best 10 strikeouts.

Miguel Sano was also honored on Monday with the Southern League Player of the Week. Sano led the league with seven runs, 10 hits, seven extra-base hits, 21 total bases, five doubles, and tied for the league-lead with seven RBI. He hit .588 last week with a pair of home runs, a .632 OBP and a .1235 slugging percentage.
Credit: Linwood Ferguson, Captive Photons
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 6, Pawtucket 0 (Completion of 6/5/15)
Box Score
Rain forced a game to be suspended between these two clubs earlier this month. Rochester held a 1-0 lead in the second inning before the rain came tumbling down. There were a lot of zeros put on the board before the Red Wings pushed across five runs between the sixth and seventh frames.

Reynaldo Rodriguez, Oswaldo Arcia, and Doug Bernier all finished the game with three hit efforts. Rodriguez scored three runs and fell a home run shy of the cycle. Arcia drove in a pair of runs and added his second double. Aaron Hicks went 1-for-2 with an RBI as part of his rehab stint.

Pat Dean had originally started the game back at the beginning of the month. He pitched two shutout innings before the rain interrupted things. Taylor Rogers picked up where Dean left off. Rogers earned his sixth victory by tossing seven scoreless frames with four strikeouts and two walks.

Rochester 3, Pawtucket 0 (Game 2- 7 Innings)
Box Score
A trio of Red Wings pitchers kept the shutout innings piling up. Logan Darnell started the game and took a no decision after lasting four innings and limiting the Red Sox to two hits. Caleb Thielbar earned his fifth win after pitching two innings with a pair of walks. AJ Achter collected his 13th save even after allowing a hit in the final frame.

Argenis Diaz, Jose Martinez, and Carlos Paulino each picked up two hits with Diaz scoring two of the team's three runs. Martinez hit his 9th double and drove in a run. Reynaldo Rodriguez continued his hot hitting from earlier in the day as he drove in a run and added his 17th double.

CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
Chattanooga 3, Montgomery 5
Box Score
Adam Brett Walker homered for the third straight game and the fifth time in the last six games but it still wasn't enough for Chattanooga to scrape out a win. Niko Goodrum added a solo-blast, his first of the season, and Max Kepler went 1-for-4 with a double. Miguel Sano didn't see a lot of good pitches as he was walked in two of his five tripe to the plate. The team was a dreadful 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base.

Jason Wheeler was forced out of the game with two outs in the sixth after giving up five runs (four earned runs) on seven hits with seven strikeouts. Brandon Peterson and JT Chargois finished out the game without allowing another run to score and this left the Lookouts with a chance for a comeback.

It was the fourth loss in the last five games for the Lookouts after winning eight out of nine games.

MIRACLE MATTERS
Fort Myers 1, Dunedin 3
Box Score
After seeing their 10-game winning streak snapped on Sunday, Fort Myers finds themselves in the midst of a two-game losing streak. Kohl Stewart took the loss even though he put together quite the pitching performance. Over six innings, he allowed two runs on seven hits with two strikeouts. Alex Muren and DJ Johnson finished the game with two scoreless innings but it wasn't enough.

The Miracle lacked much offensive punch on Monday night. Alex Swim had the lone extra-base hit a double that drove in the lone run for his team. Mitch Garver went 2-for-4 while Engelb Vielma reached base two times and scored a run. The team went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position and left six runners on base.

KERNELS NUGGETS
Cedar Rapids 4, Wisconsin 0
Box Score
Sam Gibbons took the hill for the Kernels and last six frames. He had mixed results on the mound as he didn't allow an earned run and he struck out five but he did allow four walks and two hits. Luke Bard was good in relief as he didn't allow a run in two innings of work. Trevor Hildenberger finished off the shutout with a perfect ninth inning.

Jorge Fernandez was right in the middle of a lot of the offensive action for Cedar Rapids. He went 2-for-4 including a triple in the top of the ninth that lead to a big insurance run. Tanner English picked up a pair of hits but was very close to having a three hit night as he was thrown out on a close play. Nick Gordon drove in a run and he made multiple tough defensive plays at shortstop.

E-Twins E-Notes
E-Twins 6, Bristol 0
Box Score
Like their counterparts at Triple-A, the E-Twins kept their opponents off the board with an impressive pitching performance. Dereck Rodriguez was superb as took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning. He allowed one hit over seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts and one walk. CK Irby and Tyler Stirewalt finished off the shutout by allowing a combined three base runners.

It was only the fourth start of Rodriguez's career and he admitted he didn't realize he had a no-hitter going until it was too late. "To be honest... I didn't even think about it until the seventh inning, when I got that first out and everyone started cheering," he said. "And I made the mistake of looking at the scoreboard, and sure enough the next guy got a hit."

The E-Twins scored at least one run in each of the first four innings and that was more than enough for Mr. Rodriguez. Austin Diemer scored two runs and smacked his first double. Tyler Kuresa drove in a pair of runs. Kamran Young and Rainis Silva both went 2-for-3 and Young scored twice.

GCL Twins Takes
GCL Twins 3, GCL Rays 1
Box Score
The GCL Twins bounced back over the .500 mark with today's win against the GCL Rays who have one victory to their name. Randy Rosario picked up his first win after tossing five shutout innings. He scattered three hits and struck out four. Johan Quezada earned his second save by striking out two in 1.2 innings of work.

Luis Martinez lead the offensive charge. He finished the day 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI. Lewin Diaz had his first multi-hit game of the season, The team didn't have any extra-base hits and they left six men on base. Luis Arraez stole his second base of the season and Martinez and Diaz each collected their first stolen bag.

TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Dereck Rodriguez, Elizabethton Twins
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Reynaldo Rodriguez, Rochester Red Wings

TUESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester vs. Pawtucket (6:05 CST) – RHP Ervin Santana
Chattanooga- Scheduled Off Day
Ft. Myers @ Dunedin (5:30 CST) – LHP Stephen Gonsalves
Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin (12:05 CST) – LHP Luke Westphal
Elizabethton vs. Bristol (6:00 CST) – TBA
GLC Twins vs. GCL Rays (11:00 am CST) – TBA

2015 Topps Stadium Club Review: Minnesota Twins

Topps Stadium Club made it's big return in 2014 and Topps is bringing it back for 2015. Stadium Club was an important set to collectors in the 1990's and Topps stays true to those releases with stunning photography.

The base set includes 300 cards including parallels like White Foil (1:8 packs), Gold Foil (1:16 packs), hobby exclusive Black and White Foil (1:48), Foil Board (#/25) and Members Only (one per case). Packs will be available at retail stores this year after being a hobby exclusive last year.

49. Kurt Suzuki
61. Joe Mauer
131. Phil Hughes
159. Torii Hunter
277. Oswaldo Arcia
289. Danny Santana
293. Trevor May- RC

Minnesota is a little underrepresented in the base set with only seven cards available. It's disappointing to see the likes of Glen Perkins or Brian Dozier missing from another set. Young players like Arcia, Santana, and May continue to add to their collection of cards. Hunter gets his 2015 card in a Twins jersey that hasn't gone through Photoshop.

The Twins inserts in Stadium Club are few and far between but both Twins inserts come with autographed versions. The Kennys Vargas autograph market continues to be saturated. He seems to have an autograph card in almost every Topps release this season. The Base Card Autograph set has multiple versions including White (#/50), Gold (#/25), and Orange (1/1).

A Topps Twins set seems like it couldn't be complete without a Mauer inset for collectors to hunt. He's featured in the True Colors set which comes in refractors, gold refractors, electric refractors (#/25). There's also a very rare True Colors Autograph set with a Mauer autograph that is numbered out of five.

Overall, the photography and crisp look of Stadium Club offer something unique to trading card collectors. Mauer and Vargas continue to get the bulk of Topps attention but it would be nice to see players like Dozier and Perkins getting a little action. Twins fans will still like this product and they have a chance to find some very nice cards.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Twins Minor League Report (6/27): Ten-Straight for Fort Myers

Credit: Lindwood Ferguson, Captive Photons (Ryan Eades, Fort Myers Miracle)
Rain impact more than one contest across the Twins system on Saturday night. The Red Wings and the E-Twins weren't able to take the field as the conditions were unplayable. There was plenty of other action on Saturday evening as the rest of the farm system tries to get the second half of their season's off to the right start. 

Let's take a look down on the pond to find out who did well and who's starting the second half on a good note. 

RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester --, Charlotte -- (Postponed)
Rain snuffed out this contest between the Red Wings and the Knights. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday with two seven-inning contests beginning at 1:35 pm. Rochester has lost four of their last six game and the club will look to get back on the winning track with parts of four games in the next two days.

CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
Chattanooga 2, Montgomery 7
Box Score
The Lookouts found themselves in an early hole as the Biscuits were up three runs by the end of the third frame. Chattanooga would claw their way back to tie the game in the sixth but it would be enough as Montgomery scored four in their last two plate appearances to win.

Adam Brett Walker accounted for most of Chattanooga's offense as he smacked his 21st home run, a two-run shot. He also struck out two times in the game so it was a fairly typical night for Mr. Walker. Miguel Sano reached in all four of his plate appearances with two walks, two singles, and two runs scored. Levi Michael had a rough night as he struck out four times out of the lead-off spot.

Brett Lee started and took a no decision after allowing three runs over five innings. He struck out one and walked three. Jake Reed was charged with the loss even though only one of the three runs he allowed was earned. Even JT Chargois, who has been very good this season, allowed a run in his inning of work.

MIRACLE MATTERS
Fort Myers 2, Dunedin 1
Box Score
Ryan Eades took no prisoners and left this game with his fifth victory on the mound. In seven inning pitched, he allowed one earned run and scattered five hits including six strikeouts and two walks. Corey Williams and D.J Johnson shut out the Blue Jays the rest of the way. It was the second hold of the season for Williams and the third save for Johnson.

On the offensive side of the ball, Marcus Knecht and Mitch Garver each went 2-for-4 with a double and Knecht drove in a pair of runs. Knecht used a two-out double, his 14th double, to drive in the winning runs. In nine chances, it was the club's only hit with runners in scoring position.

With the win, the Miracle stretched their winning streak to 10 games and they are a perfect 3-0 to start the second half of the season. Palm Beach is also 3-0 so the Miracle are tied for first place in the Florida State League South Division.

KERNELS NUGGETS
Cedar Rapids 4, Quad Cities 6 (10th Inning)
Box Score
The Kernels offense took awhile to wake up in this game as the club was shutout until the sixth inning. Cedar Rapids pushed across four runs in the sixth to find themselves with the lead. However, Quad Cities would end up tying the game in the ninth and winning it in extra innings.

Rafael Valera started things for the Kernels by reaching on an error in the sixth. Tanner English and Nick Gordon followed with singles to score the first run. The team executed a double steal in front of a double from Edgar Corcino to score two runs. Alex Real capped the scoring with a single.

Keaton Steele got the start and didn't make it through five innings. He allowed three runs on five hits with two strikeouts and four walks. Jared Wilson was very good in relief as he tossed 3.1 scoreless frames with four strikeouts. Cameron Booser was charged with a blow save, his third, and the loss after allowing three runs on four hits with four walks.

E-Twins E-Notes
E-Twins --, Pulaski -- (Postponed)
Like their counterparts at Triple-A, the E-Twins contest against the Pulaski Yankees was postponed due to rain. Elizabethton has started the season going 2-2 after winning the first game of their series with Pulaski on Friday evening. The teams will play a double header on Sunday to make-up for tonight's postponed game. 

GCL Twins Takes
GCL Twins 2, GCL Red Sox 3
Box Score
The GCL Twins met up with the juggernaut of the GCL so far this season. The GCL Red Sox are undefeated to start the season and that streak continued on Saturday. Williams Ramirez started the contest for the Twins and he allowed one hit in four innings while striking out seven. Rich Condeelis took the loss as he gave up two earned runs in less than an inning of work.

Roberto Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double to lead the offensive charge for the GCL Twins. Luis Arraez hit his third double of the season. Lewin Diaz knocked in a run and hit his first double. Overall, the team left six men on base and went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Ryan Eades, Fort Myers Miracle
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Marcus Knecht, Fort Myers Miracle

SUNDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester vs. Charlotte (12:35 CST) – RHP Tyler Duffey
Rochester vs. Charlotte (Game 2)- RHP Greg Peavey
Chattanooga @ Montgomery (5:35 CST)- RHP Jose Berrios
Ft. Myers @ Dunedin (4:00 CST) – LHP Mat Batts
Cedar Rapids vs. Quad Cities (3:05 CST)- RHP Zach Tillery
Elizabethton vs. Pulaski (5:00 CST) - RHP Cody Stashak
Elizabethton vs. Pulaski (Game 2)- TBA

Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss the Saturday games.

Twins Minor League Leader Board (through June 26)

All-Star Games are over and this means some changes will be coming within the Twins system. Alex Meyer was called-up and he made his MLB debut last night in Milwaukee. There will be other promotions throughout the system as team's start the second half and are looking for a boost. 

Here is a look at the updated Twins minor league standings and statistical leaders through Friday, June 26. Feel free to discuss.
Credit: Linwood Ferguson, Captive Photons
STANDINGS

Here is a quick look at where the teams rank in their divisions as the second half of the season kicks off for many of the full season affiliates and the rookie leagues are just getting started. 

Rochester is 37-36, 3-4 since last week. They dropped to  4.5 games behind Scranton/Wilkes Barre in the International League North Division. They are two games ahead of Pawtucket for second place and 4.5 games out of the wild card spot. 

Chattanooga is 0-2 to start the second half after ending the first half on a four game winning streak. They went 3-2 in the last week and have already clinched a playoff spot after winning their first division title in the first half of the year. 

Ft. Myers has gone a perfect 5-0 since last week. They are 2-0 to start the second half and tied with Palm Beach for first place in the Florida State League South. They finished the first half of the season seven games behind Charlotte so the Miracle need to win the second half in order to defend their FSL Championship.

Cedar Rapids is 1-1 as the second half begins, and they went 2-3 the last seven days. They are one games behind Burlington at this early juncture. They already were able to clinch a first half playoff berth as the runner up in the West Division of the Midwest League.


Elizabethton started the season going 2-2 and they are tied with four other teams atop the Appalachian League West Division. The E-Twins went 1-2 in their road series with Bluefield before returning home. Last night, the club defeated Pulaski in their home opener.

The GCL Twins are 3-2 as their season begins and they sit two games behind the GCL Red Sox in the GCL South Division. The Twins lost 6-1 to those Red Sox on Friday night. This came on the heels of the club winning three-of-four games from the GCL Orioles including two extra-inning thrillers.  

HITTERS

For batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS and IsoP, we used a minimum of 190 plate appearances.

Plate Appearances: Zach Granite (301), Travis Harrison (281) , Adam Brett Walker (280), 
Nick Gordon (279), Jorge Polanco (278) 

Batting Average: 
Max Kepler (.332), James Beresford (.323), Alex Swim (.315), Jorge Polanco (.293), Dalton Hicks (.289)

On-Base Percentage: Max Kepler (.402), 
Zach Granite (.371), Travis Harrison (.367), Alex Swim (.360), James Beresford (.359)

Slugging Percentage: Adam Brett Walker (.586), Max Kepler (.531), Miguel Sano (.515), Byron Buxton (.489), Danny Ortiz (.441)

Isolated Power (IsoP): Adam Brett Walker (.321), Miguel Sano (.252), Max Kepler (.210), Byron Buxton (.207), Danny Ortiz (.184)

OPS: Max Kepler (.933), Adam Brett Walker (.911), Miguel Sano (.868), Byron Buxton (.840), Travis Harrison (.756)

Hits: Alex Swim (81), Jorge Polanco (76), 
James Beresford/Zach Granite/Max Kepler (75), Adam Brett Walker (69) 

2B: Max Kepler (20), Danny Ortiz (19), 
Travis Harrison (18),  Adam Brett Walker (17), Miguel Sano (16)

3B: Byron Buxton (12), Max Kepler (8), Max Murphy/Tanner English (6), Aaron Hicks/TJ White (4)

HR: Adam Brett Walker (20), Miguel Sano (14), Danny Ortiz/Reynaldo Rodriguez (7), Byron Buxton/Trey Vavra/Josmil Pinto (6)

Runs: Miguel Sano (50), 
Adam Brett Walker/Zach Granite (47), Byron Buxton (44), Max Kepler (41), Travis Harrison (40)

RBI: Adam Brett Walker (61), 
Miguel Sano (44), Danny Ortiz (43), Byron Buxton/Zach Larson (37), Reynaldo Rodriguez (36)

SB: Byron Buxton/Tanner English (20), Engelb Vielma (17), Nick Gordon (15), Jorge Polanco/Zach Granite (14).

STARTING PITCHERS (50 IP)

Innings: Taylor Rogers (96.1), Tyler Duffey (90.1), Pat Dean (85.1), JO Berrios (83.2), Greg Peavey (73.1)

ERA: Stephen Gonsalves (1.96)
, Mat Batts (2.02), Chih-Wei Hu (2.34), Felix Jorge (2.37), Ryan Eades (3.09)

WHIP: Felix Jorge (0.91), Stephen Gonsalves (0.97), Mat Batts (1.01), Chih-Wei Hu (1.10), 
Tyler Duffey (1.15), Aaron Slegers (1.16)

K/9: Stephen Gonsalves (10.8), Alex Meyer (9.7), JO Berrios (9.3), Tyler Duffey (9.2), 
Mat Batts (8.5), Alex Wimmers (8.4)

BB/9: Greg Peavey (1.6), Mat Batts/Tyler Duffey (1.8), 
Felix Jorge (1.9), Aaron Slegers/Pat Dean (2.0)

Strikeouts: 
Tyler Duffey (88), JO Berrios (86), Stephen Gonsalves (83), Mat Batts/Taylor Rogers (67), Alex Wimmers (65)

Wins: Stephen Gonsalves (7-1), JO Berrios (7-3), Jared Wilson (6-2), Greg Peavey (6-3), Taylor Rogers (6-4)RELIEF PITCHERS

Games: AJ Achter (30), Alex Muren/Todd Van Steensel (25), JT Chargois/Zack Jones/Brandon Peterson (24)

Innings: 
Alex Muren (44.0), Todd Van Steensel (43.1), Randy LeBlanc (42.1), Madison Boer (39.1), Mike Theofanopoulos (36.2)

ERA: Trevor Hildenberger (0.96), Brandon Peterson (0.72), Cameron Booser (1.57), 
Alex Muren (1.64), Randy LeBlanc (1.70) 

WHIP: 
AJ Achter (0.61), Trevor Hildenberger (0.70), Brandon Peterson (0.80), Alex Muren (1.04), Tim Shibuya/Todd Van Steensel (1.13)

K/9: Cameron Booser (13.8), 
Jose Velez (12.9), Brandon Peterson (12.8), Todd Van Steensel (12.5), Trevor Hildenberger (11.8), Lester Oliveros (11.5)

BB/9: Trevor Hildenberger (1.2), 
Tim Shibuya (1.5), AJ Achter (1.7), Randy LeBlanc (2.6), Alex Muren (2.7), Lester Oliveros (2.9)

Saves: AJ Achter (12), Zack Jones (10), JT Chargois (9), Trevor Hildenberger/Todd Van Steensel (8), Cameron Booser (7)

There you have it. The Twins Minor League Leader Board through Friday, June 26.

What are your thoughts? What surprised you?