Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip: here come the awards
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, November 11th, 2017
Welcome to the November 11th edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond, offseason edition. You’ll find the most recent news of the Minnesota Twins organization, stories from around the game, and links to any information you may want to know about the Minnesota Twins or baseball as we work our way through the hot stove season!
Minnesota Twins Scores, News and Notes
Arizona Fall League Update
Surprise had a big offensive day, led by a 7-run 5th inning, to defeat Peoria 11-5. LaMonte Wade got the start in right field and went 0-2 with two sacrifice flies leading to two RBI along with a strikeout. Chris Paul started at first base, going 2-4, scoring 2 runs, hitting a solo home run, striking out once. He also committed his first error of the fall. Sean Miller started at second base and went 0-3, scoring a run and driving in a run, walking once.
Surprise will play against Peoria at 7 PM Saturday in the Military Appreciation Game, live on MLB Network and MLB.com.
Twins players totals in the AFL:
Chris Paul, 14 games, 57 AB, .263/.311/.421, 10 R, 3 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3/16 BB/K
Sean Miller, 12 games, 45 AB, .289/.333/.311, 7 R, 2B, 7 RBI, 2/1 SB, 3/9 BB/K
LaMonte Wade, 18 games, 63 AB, .238/.351/.413, 8 R, 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 1/2 SB, 9/10 BB/K
Andrew Vasquez, 9 games, 0-0, 11 1/3 IP, 0.79 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 3/12 BB/K
Thomas Hackimer, 8 games, 0-1, 9 2/3 IP, 2.79 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 7/9 BB/K
Tyler Jay, 8 games, 0-0, 7 2/3 IP, 5.87 ERA, 1.96 WHIP, 5/9 BB/K
Ryan Eades, 9 games, 1 GS, 2-0, 11 2/3 IP, 0.77 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 3/10 BB/K
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Buxton wins Wilson Defensive Player of the Year
The Wilson Defensive Awards honor one player at each position in the league, so to be selected for one is already a more exclusive honor than even a Gold Glove, but on top of the individual positions, the awards from Wilson also choose one player across baseball as the best defender in all the game, and Buxton won that award this season.
Buxton wins Platinum Glove
On the same day, Rawlings announced their Platinum Glove winners for the best defender in each league. Buxton already won the American League Rawlings Gold Glove in center field, but now adds the honor of the American League Rawlings Platinum Glove winner for 2017 as well!
Notes from around baseball
- Buxton, Dodgers take top Wilson Defensive Awards
- Marlins taking calls on Stanton
- Statcast best plays by FAs
- Judge reports he’s a work in progress
- Ortiz has theme night at AHL game
Next: Twins Early Offseason Moves
One Last Thing
Last evening, Byron Buxton brought home two awards, giving the Twins a total of five (Buxton’s Gold Glove, Wilson CF of the year, Wilson Defensive Player of the Year, Platinum Glove; Dozier’s Gold Glove). We know that there is only one more award that the Twins have a finalist for, and that’s Paul Molitor for the Manger of the Year Award, but there are multiple other awards that could be interesting to see how the Twins players and management do in the voting.
Here is a run down of the award schedule remaining:
Monday, November 13th: Rookie of the Year awards announced – Unlikely that the Twins have anyone that gets major notice for this, but Trevor Hildenberger may get a down-ballot vote somewhere.
Tuesday, November 14th: Manager of the Year awards announced – Molitor is a finalist in the AL against Terry Francona of Cleveland and A.J. Hinch of Houston.
Wednesday, November 15th: Cy Young awards announced – No finalists, but Ervin Santana should get a number of votes in the AL award.
Thursday, November 16th: MVP awards announced – No finalists, but it could be interesting to see how many Minnesota Twins players ended up receiving votes in the process.
Friday, November 17th: Esurance MLB awards – These are voted on by fans, and multiple Twins are up for vote. Derek Falvey is up for Executive of the Year, and Buxton is up for Best Defensive Play and Best Offensive Play. You can vote by clicking here.