Saturday, June 27, 2015

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?

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