Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: Pitching for Awards


Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, November 15th, 2017

Welcome to the November 15th 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 walked off with a win on Tuesday, 6-5 over Scottsdale. Chris Paul made the start at first base, going 2-4 with a run scored. Ryan Eades threw two scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 3.

Surprise will play against Mesa on Wednesday at 1:30PM Central.

Twins players totals in the AFL:
Chris Paul, 17 games, 67 AB, .284/.324/.448, 13 R, 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 3/18 BB/K
Sean Miller, 13 games, 48 AB, .271/.314/.292, 7 R, 2B, 7 RBI, 2/1 SB, 3/9 BB/K
LaMonte Wade, 19 games, 63 AB, .238/.351/.413, 8 R, 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 1/2 SB, 9/10 BB/K
Andrew Vasquez, 10 games, 0-0, 11 2/3 IP, 0.77 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 4/13 BB/K
Thomas Hackimer, 9 games, 0-1, 10 2/3 IP, 2.53 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 7/10 BB/K
Tyler Jay, 9 games, 0-0, 8 2/3 IP, 5.19 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, 5/10 BB/K
Ryan Eades, 10 games, 1 GS, 2-0, 13 2/3 IP, 0.66 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 3/13 BB/K

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Molitor wins Manager of the Year

Paul Molitor has had quite a ride since taking over the manager’s role for the Twins. After losing over 100 games in 2016, he led the team to the playoffs in 2017. On Tuesday, he became the second Hall of Fame player to be selected as the manager of the year, joining Frank Robinson with that distinction.

Rodriguez signs with Giants system

Dereck Rodriguez, who finished the season on the Southern League championship team in Chattanooga in their rotation, was a free agent this offseason, and he moved to the Giants system, announced in his Instagram this week.

Notes from around baseball

Next: Twins Early Offseason Moves

One Last Thing

He’s not a finalist for the award, but when the voting is announced tonight, don’t be surprised if Minnesota Twins starter Ervin Santana is one of the top 5 vote-getters for the American League Cy Young award. Santana finished 7th among AL pitchers in bWAR, 5th in ERA, 7th in wins, 5th in WHIP, 2nd in innings pitched, tied for 1st in complete games and shutouts, and tied for 3rd in games started.

The Twins have not had a pitcher since Phil Hughes in 2014 even get a vote in the Cy Young awards, and before Hughes, the last Twins pitcher to get a vote was Francisco Liriano in 2010. The last time a Twins pitcher finished higher than 7th in the voting was when Johan Santana won his last award as a member of the Twins in 2006.