Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Baseball America's Top 10 Twins Prospects

Baseball America, one of the most reliable sources for information on major league prospects, released their list of the top ten prospects in the Twins organization.  The cool thing about this list is that the folks at Baseball America break down the Best Tools in the Twins organization, the projected line-up in 2014, the top prospects of the last decade, the top draft picks of the last decade, and the largest bonuses in club history. 

Here is a breakdown of the top ten prospects including their seasons from last year, the tools they posess, and if they factor into the 2014 Twins line-up.

1.  Kyle Gibson RHP
Best Tools (in the Twins organization): Best Slider, Best Changeup

2010 Statistics
Levels Played At: A, AA, AAA
Record: (11-6) 
ERA: 2.96
K: 126
IP: 152.0

Projected 2014 Lineup: Number 2 Starter

2.  Aaron Hicks OF
Best Tools (in the Twins organization): Best Strike-Zone Discipline, Best Defensive Outfielder, Best Outfield Arm
2010 Statistics
Levels Played At: A
BA: .279
HR: 8
RBI: 49
OPS: .829

Projected 2014 Lineup: Right Field

3.  Miguel Sano 3B/SS
Best Tools (in the Twins organization): Best Power Hitter

2010 Statistics
Levels Played At: Rookie League
BA: .307
HR: 7
RBI: 29
OPS: .870

Projected 2014 Lineup: 1st Base

4.  Joe Benson OF
Best Tools (in the Twins organization): Best Athlete

2010 Statistics
Levels Played At: A, AA
BA: .259
HR: 27
RBI: 62
OPS: .881

Projected 2014 Lineup: Not listed

5.  Ben Revere OF
Best Tools (in the Twins organization): Fastest Baserunner, Best Hitter for Average

2010 Statistics
Levels Played At: AA, Majors
BA: .305
HR: 1
RBI: 23
OPS: .734

Projected 2014 Lineup: Not listed


6.  Liam Hendriks RHP
Best Tools (in the Twins organization): Best Control

2010 Statistics
Levels Pitched At: A
Record: (8-4) 
ERA: 1.74
K: 105
IP: 108.2

Projected 2014 Lineup: Number 3 Starter

7.  Alex Wimmers RHP

Best Tools (in the Twins organization): Not Listed

2010 Statistics
Levels Pitched At: A
Record: (2-0) 
ERA: 0.57
K: 23
IP: 15.2

Projected 2014 Lineup: Number 4 Starter

8.  Adrian Salcedo RHP
Best Tools (in the Twins organization): Not Listed

2010 Statistics
Levels Pitched At: Rookie, A
Record: (5-6) 
ERA: 4.15
K: 81
IP: 93.1

Projected 2014 Lineup: Not listed

9.  Oswaldo Arcia OF
Best Tools (in the Twins organization): Not Listed

2010 Statistics
Levels Played At: A
BA: .375
HR: 14
RBI: 51
OPS: 1.096

Projected 2014 Lineup: Not listed

10.  Carlos Gutierrez RHP
Best Tools (in the Twins organization): Not Listed

2010 Statistics
Levels Pitched At: AA, AAA
Record: (5-8) 
ERA: 4.50
K: 87
IP: 126.0

Projected 2014 Lineup: Closer

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