Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip: Final January Sunday

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Addison Reed
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Addison Reed /

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, January 28th, 2018

Welcome to the January 28th 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 Organizational Scores

Australian Baseball League Update
Brisbane split a double-header on Saturday. Aaron Whitefield started in center field in game 1, going 0-2 with a strikeout. In the second game, Aaron Whitefield started in left field, going 2-5 with a run scored and two strikeouts.

Player Stats:
Todd Van Steensel, Sydney – 6.2 IP, 12.15 ERA, 2.70 WHIP, 4/9 BB/K
Aaron Whitefield, Brisbane – .292/.364/.425, 106 AB, 2 HR, 10 SB, 13/29 BB/K

Dominican Winter League Update
The DWL was rained out Saturday.

Player Stats:
Tyler Kinley – Tigres del Licey – 19 IP, 0.47 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, 11/32 BB/K
Adalberto Mejia – Gigantes del Cibao – 21 IP, 3.43 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 8/15 BB/K
Kennys Vargas, Aguilas Cibaenas – .222/.311/.407, 54 AB, 2 HR, 7/20 BB/K
T.J. White – Gigantes del Cibao – .000/.000/.000, 14 AB, 0/5

Mexican Winter League Update
None of the Twins representatives are still playing in the league championship series.

Player Stats:
Jermaine Curtis, Naranjeros de Hermosillo – .161/.278/.226, 31 AB, 1 HR, 3/8 BB/K
Brock Stassi, Charros de Jaisco – .234/.387/.364, 107 AB, 2 HR, 28/25 BB/K

Puerto Rican Winter League Update
No Twins representatives are playing in the PRWL championship series.

Player Stats:
Nelson Molina, Indios de Mayaguez – .000/.000/.000, 2 AB
Kennys Vargas, Indios de Mayaguez – .308/.471/.558, 52 AB, 4 HR, 18/16 BB/K

Venezuelan Winter League Update
Caribes de Anzoategui won the championship on Saturday with a 4-0 over Cardenales de Lara. Willians Astudillo went 1-4.

Player Stats:
Melvi Acosta, Bravos de Margarita – 3 IP, 3.00 ERA, 2.33 WHIP, 1/1 BB/K
Willians Astudillo, Caribes de Anzoategui – .319/.365/.461, 204 AB, 6 HR, 11/4 BB/K
Omar Bencomo, Bravos de Margarita – 75 1/3 IP, 4.42 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 19/50 BB/K
Edwar Colina – Navegantes del Magallanes – 5 IP, 3.60 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 3/2 BB/K
Jermaine Curtis, Aguilas de Zulia – .400/.400/.600, 5 AB, 0/1 BB/K
Anderson Munoz, Aguilas de Zulia – 15 2/3 IP, 3.45 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 13/9 BB/K
Gregorio Petit, Leones del Caracas – .299/.358/.449, 3 HR, 3 SB, 11/17 BB/K
Leonardo Reginatto, Bravos de Margarita – .285/.326/.331, 172 AB, 1 HR, 3 SB, 10/32 BB/K

Minnesota Twins news and notes

Twins land 4 on Pipeline top 100
The Minnesota Twins have improved their farm system lately, and it has shown up as top 100 lists have come out with 4 or more Twins prospects on the list.

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One Last Thing

With three days left in the month, the Minnesota Twins have made one major league signing and seven minor league signings in the month of January. While plenty has been stated about the slow free agent market overall, for the Twins, this has been an above-average month in terms of activity

In 2017, the Twins made 8 minor league deals in the month of January. In 2011 and 2012, the Twins made 9 moves in each year, with one major league move in 2012 and 4 major league moves in 2011.