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
Sean Miller – Miller has come back to earth some, but is still playing well, playing around the infield at second, short, and third. He’s currently played 12 games, hitting .289/.333/.311 with a double, 2 stolen bases, 7 runs scored, 7 RBI, and a 3/9 BB/K ratio.
Chris Paul – Paul has split his time between first and third, having some solid moments at the plate, currently hitting .279/.323/.459 over 15 games with 3 doubles, a triple, 2 home runs, 12 runs scored, 10 RBI, and 3/17 BB/K ratio.
LaMonte Wade – Wade’s early slump has kept him from looking better, as he’s hit fairly well since coming out of it before having a collision in the game Saturday night that resulted in a concussion and questions when he will return. In 19 games, he is currently hitting .238/.351/.413 with 3 doubles, a triple, 2 home runs, a stolen base, 8 runs, 8 RBI, and a 9/10 BB/K ratio.
Tyler Jay – Jay has had two rough appearances, skewing his numbers as he’s been quite good otherwise. He’s made 8 appearance, throwing 7 2/3 innings, with a 5.87 ERA, 1.96 WHIP, and a 5/9 BB/K ratio.
Ryan Eades has now allowed his first earned run of the fall, but he’s still excelling, making 9 appearances, one start, throwing 11 2/3 innings with a 0.77 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and a 3/10 BB/K ratio.
Andrew Vasquez is impressing not just the Twins in Arizona, making 10 appearances, throwing 11 2/3 innings, with a 0.77 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and a 4/13 BB/K ratio.
Thomas Hackimer has really just had one poor outing in the fall. He’s made 8 appearances, throwing 9 2/3 innings, allowing a 2.79 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and a 7/9 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.
Catcher Carlos Paulino has played 15 games for Gigantes del Cibao, hitting .208/.232/.245 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored, 4 RBI, and a 2/14 BB/K ratio. Paulino is technically a free agent, but he was with the Twins last season.
David Hurlbut is pitching for Tigres del Licey, and he’s now made 4 appearances, 3 starts, throwing 14 2/3 innings, with a 5.52 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and a 4/7 BB/K ratio. Like Paulino, he’s a minor league free agent currently, but was with the Twins in 2017.
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.
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 – Pitching for Bravos de Margarita, Marzi has made 6 starts, throwing 27 innings, with a 4.67 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and a 11/12 BB/K ratio.
Leonardo Reginatto – Marzi’s teammate in Venezuela spent the season in Rochester in his second season in the Twins system, and he’s hit well in the VWL, hitting .341/.398/.375 over 25 games with 3 doubles, 13 runs scored, 14 RBI, 2 stolen bases, and a 8/14 BB/K ratio. He is a minor league free agent currently.
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. He is also a free agent.
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, play will begin this week, but STILL currently the only one who has been announced that is a current Twins prospect is outfielder Aaron Whitefield.