Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: Historical fantasy beginnings
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, November 16th, 2017
Welcome to the November 16th 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
The Surprise offense had a big showing on Thursday, defeating Mesa 10-5 to close out the Arizona Fall League. Chris Paul played first base and batted cleanup, going 2-5 with a pair of runs scored and a pair of strikeouts. Sean Miller was the designated hitter and went 1-4.
Tyler Jay had another rough outing, getting hit well in his one inning of work, allowing a run on two hits and striking out one. Tom Hackimer threw a scoreless inning, allowing a hit.
Twins players final totals in the AFL:
Chris Paul, 18 games, 72 AB, .292/.329/.444, 15 R, 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 3/20 BB/K
Sean Miller, 15 games, 55 AB, .255/.293/.273, 7 R, 2B, 7 RBI, 2/1 SB, 3/10 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, 11 games, 0-0, 12 2/3 IP, 1.42 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 5/14 BB/K
Thomas Hackimer, 10 games, 0-1, 11 2/3 IP, 2.31 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 7/10 BB/K
Tyler Jay, 10 games, 0-0, 9 2/3 IP, 5.59 ERA, 1.86 WHIP, 5/11 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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Twins radio to return to WCCO
After a couple years away, the Minnesota Twins will return their broadcasts to WCCO this coming season. WCCO was the Twins’ radio broadcast home for the first 46 years of the franchise, until 2006.
Twins get competitive balance pick
An important part of the offseason planning came into place for the Twins. With the new qualifying offer system, the Twins would only give up their 3rd pick in the draft, which will be the pick they were awarded Thursday, the #75 overall selection in the draft.
Dozier 11th, Buxton 18th in AL MVP voting
Jose Altuve ran away with the award, but Brian Dozier and Byron Buxton each got support in the American League MVP voting.
Notes from around baseball
- Stanton, Altuve win MVP awards
- All 9 FAs with qualifying offers reject them
- Votto finished 2nd in historic NL MVP vote
- Upton pushes Verlander’s workout
- Boddicker and Kershaw share link
Next: Twins Early Offseason Moves
One Last Thing
On this day in 1979, on a flight to Texas, Daniel Okert sketched out the first rules for fantasy baseball. In two weeks, he would reveal these rules a group of friends in New York City, and the game of rotisserie baseball was launched.
In 2017, the Twins had two players in the top 50 players in ESPN’s player rankings of all players for fantasy baseball, with Brian Dozier at #34 and Ervin Santana at #37. Eddie Rosario (#81) joined the pair as a top 100 player. Byron Buxton (#121) and Jose Berrios (#138) ranked between 101-150. While drafting a Twins player has not been extremely fruitful in fantasy recently, the hope is that the Twins could have players worth picking very early on!