Minnesota Twins Winter League and Fall League Update
With multiple members of the Minnesota Twins organization playing in winter and fall leagues, this is your one spot to get a check on how each is doing!
Arizona Fall League
Chris Paul – After winning the Bowman Hitting Challenge October 21st, Paul has continued hitting well, splitting time between third base and first base, hitting .306/.359/.444 over 9 games with 2 doubles, a home run, 6 runs scored, 5 RBI, and 2/9 BB/K ratio.
Sean Miller – Miller is playing well in the AFL, hitting better than expected for sure, playing around the infield well at second, short, and third. He’s currently played 7 games, hitting .346/.393/.385 with a double, a stolen base, 6 runs scored, 3 RBI, and a 2/5 BB/K ratio.
LaMonte Wade – Wade came out of a slump at the end of last week, and he’s continued hitting steady this week, climbing slowly but surely up in his stats. He’s currently hitting .250/.362/.375 with 2 doubles, a home run, a stolen base, 5 runs, 4 RBI, and a 5/4 BB/K ratio.
Tyler Jay – Jay continues to impress, even when he struggles some, but he’s really only had one “blow up” performance in the AFL. He’s made 6 appearance, throwing 5 2/3 innings, with a 3.18 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and a 1/7 BB/K ratio.
Ryan Eades has seemingly found a home in the bullpen, especially when focusing on one-inning appearances in the AFL. So far, Eades has not allowed an earned run through 6 appearances, throwing 6 1/3 innings with a 1.11 WHIP, and a 1/6 BB/K ratio.
Andrew Vasquez continued his dominant season in the minor leagues in 2017 with a dominant AFL, making 6 appearances, throwing 7 1/3 innings, with a 1.23 ERA, 0.55 WHIP, and a 1/7 BB/K ratio.
Thomas Hackimer was rolling in the AFL until a blow up on Friday that really skewed his current numbers. He’s made 5 appearances, throwing 6 innings, allowing a 4.50 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, and a 5/6 BB/K ratio.
Dominican Winter League
Williams Ramirez still has yet to pitch for Aguilas Cibaenas on the season, but he is on the active roster.
Gigantes del Cibao has two Twins on the roster, with lefty reliever Randy Rosario having thrown twice, pitching one inning without allowing a run, with a 1/1 BB/K ratio.
Catcher Carlos Paulino has played 8 games for Gigantes del Cibao, hitting .250/.276/.286 with a double, 2 runs scored, and a 1/9 BB/K ratio.
David Hurlbut is pitching for Tigres del Licey, and he’s now made two appearances, one start, throwing 7 innings, with a 2.57 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and a 3/4 BB/K ratio.
Puerto Rican Winter League
The rosters have not officially been announced for the Puerto Rican league, which has been pushed back to January due to the damage from Hurricane Maria.
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Venezuelan Winter League
The Twins have always populated the Venezuelan Winter League well, and 2017 is no different. Twelve days into the league and the five Minnesota Twins in the league have already shown well.
Anderson Munoz – Signed with the Twins in March, but he didn’t pitch in the organization in 2017. He’s made 4 appearances for Aguiles de Zulia, throwing 5 1/3 innings, allowing a 3.38 ERA, 0.56 WHIP, and a 2/6 BB/K ratio.
Anthony Marzi – Signed out of independent ball this season, Marzi showed well across both A-ball levels as a solid built lefty, with a 1.93 ERA and 1.02 WHIP over 60 2/3 innings, with a 16/42 BB/K ratio. Marzi had one bad outing, but he continues to improve as he works away from that outing, having now made 3 starts, throwing 12 1/3 innings, with a 4.38 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, and a 4/7 BB/K ratio.
Leonardo Reginatto – Marzi’s teammate in Venezuela spent the season in Rochester in his second season in the Twins system, hitting well at .303/.369/.390 in 86 games playing between 2B/3B. He has continued to hit well in the VWL, hitting .339/.377/.375 over 15 games with 2 doubles, 10 runs scored, 12 RBI, and a 4/7 BB/K ratio.
Henry Centeno – Signed as a minor league free agent from the Rays in 2017, Centeno spent his time in the GCL, but he only made 5 appearances, throwing 9 1/3 innings. He’s made just one appearance for Navegantes del Magallanes, allowing a run without recording an out.
Edwar Colina – Colina was signed ahead of 2016 and jumped from DSL to Elizabethton in 2017, throwing well for the advanced rookie level. He’s with Navegantes del Magallanes, where he’s made 7 appearances, throwing 5 innings, with a 3.60 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 3/2 BB/K ratio.
Australian Baseball League
Rosters are being released, but currently the only one who has been announced that is a current Twins prospect is outfielder Aaron Whitefield.