Rochester Red Wings- Triple-A 2017 record: 80-62
Joel Skinner will be managing the Twins long time Triple-A affiliate Rochester Red Wings. The Red Wings have a strong pitching staff and will be in contention for the International League championship during the 2018 season. Here’s a look at the Rochester Red Wings Opening Day roster.
Position players: Willians Astudillo, Jordan Pacheco, Bobby Wilson, Taylor Featherston, Gregorio Petit, Leonardo Reginatto, Brock Stassi, Nick Buss, Jake Cave, Jermaine Curtis, Zack Granite, Kennys Vargas, James Ramsey
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Pitchers: Nick Anderson, D.J. Baxendale, Alan Busenitz, Casey Crosby, John Curtiss, Tyler Duffey, Dietrich Enns, Myles Jaye, Matt Magill, Adalberto Mejia, Mason Melotakis, Jake Reed, Fernando Romero, Aaron Slegers
A player to keep an eye on
Fernando Romero has the potential to anchor a Major League rotation in the near future. He is currently the Minnesota Twins number two ranked prospect and will be in the mix if Minnesota needs a starter during the 2018 season. His future is as bright as they come, we may see it soon in the Twin Cities.
Romero was solid last season pitching in Double-A Chattanooga. He started 23 games with a 3.53 ERA and 141 strikeouts in 125 innings pitched. His 3.2 BB/9 is evidence of a pitcher who keeps it around the strike zone. He is a big piece in the future for the Minnesota Twins.
This season, Romero will test his stuff against the highest level of the Minor Leagues. The Twins still have questions in the rotation as we look past the 2018 season. Romero is sure to be part of the answer, and that’s an exciting thing for Twins fans.
The Minnesota Twins Minor League system will have a lot of success once again during this season. We will surely see some of these players playing in the Majors throughout points of this season. Keep an eye on Puckett’s Pond for all the latest Twins-related news.