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A look at the Minnesota Twins farm system.

Updated: 2014-10-05T02:34:00.785-04:00


Dogs fall before hot Javilina offense


W: J. Jeffress (1-0, 3.00); L: J. Manship (0-1, 6.00)HR: None.Former Miracle hurler Jeff Manship (Minnesota) gave up 3 runs on four hits over three innings while fanning 3, putting the Desert Dogs in an early hole that they never recovered from. He'd take the loss, his first of the season for the defending Arizona Fall League champions.The Dogs actually got on the board first, with Evan Frey (

Dogs top Sox, 7-5


W: S. Lindsay (1-0, 0.00); L: T. Brummett (0-1, 6.75); SV: A. Carignan (1)HR: PDD: J. Arencibia (1). MSS: L. Morrison (1).Wednesday night the Phoenix Desert Dogs overcame the Mesa Solar Sox, 7-5. Both teams pounded out 10 hits each, but the Dogs made their hits count.A throwing error in the first inning put lead off man Evan Frey (Arizona) on second base to start the game for the Dogs. Steve

Solar Sox take AzFL opener


It took 10 innings, but the Mesa Solar Sox overcame the Phoenix Desert Dogs, 3-2 on the opening day of the 2008 Arizona Fall League Season.Mesa got on the board first, taking two runs from Phoenix starter Max Scherzer (Arizona), who went on to work 7 innings. A fielding error by Desert Dog Rusty Ryal (Arizona) allowed John Raynor (Florida) to reach. He was awarded second when the ball went into

Hicks, Morales recognized by Baseball America


GCL Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks leads off the list of Baseball American's top 20 GCL Prospects. This is probably not surprising has Hicks enjoyed a great season with the GCL Twins, having a chance to focus on his fielding and his batting. The list also included Michael Almanzar (3b), Casey Kelly (SS/rhp) and Derrik Gibson (3b) for the GCL Red Sox and Jarek Cunningham (3b/ss) for the GCL Pirates

Miracle, Twins extended affiliation


The Fort Myers Miracle and the Minnesota Twins announced Friday that they have expended their affiliation agreement for an additional four year, running through 2012. "We are delighted to extend our affiliation with Fort Myers," said Twins Director of Minor League Operations Jim Rantz. "[Fort Myers president] Linda McNabb and her staff have created a great environment for Minor League Baseball

Daytona defeats Miracle, 7-3 to capture FSL title


Fort Myers 3 at Daytona 7W: A. Cashner (1-0, 0.00); L: A. Burnett (1-1, 3.38)HR: FTM: J. Woodard (1). DAY: J. Adduci (1), Y. Carter (1).The Daytona Cubs were bound and determined not to wait one more day for a Florida State League Championship. As a result, they wasted little time defeating the Fort Myers Miracle, 7-3 to take the title.I said I would be happy if the Miracle got past Dunedin and I

Miracle avoid sweep, force game four


Fort Myers 5 at Daytona 3W: C. Gutierrez (1-1, 9.00); L: J. Russell (0-1, 6.75); SV: A. Slama (3)HR: FTM: E. Ovalle (1), W. Robbins (1). DAY: T. Thomas (1).It seems the Miracle weren't quite as done in as some bloggers seemed to think. Indeed, the Fort Myers Miracle will live to see game four of the best of five series against Daytona, batting their way past the Cubs at Jackie Robinson Stadium

Revere Named Brodie Trophy Player of the Year


Beloit Snappers Press ReleaseBen Revere did it all for the Snappers in 2008 and was named by the coaching staff as their Brodie Trophy Player of the Year. Ben was given the award before the Snappers took on the Burlington Bees on August 30th.Revere ended up leading the league in batting average (.375) and on-base percentage (.428), was second in stolen bases (44) and third in slugging percentage

Cubs put Miracle in 2-0 hole in best-of-five series


Daytona 9 at Fort Myers 1W: J. Jackson (1-0, 0.00); L: C. Devries (1-1, 4.22)HR: DAY: B. Lalli (1).The Daytona Cubs wasted no time sending the Fort Myers Miracle packing, taking five runs off Cole Devries in the 3rd inning in route to a 9-1 win, and a 2-0 game lead, in the best of five Florida State League Championship series.The Miracle will have to win three straight at Jackie Robinson Stadium

Cubs score late to take early lead in series


Daytona 5 at Fort Myers 1W: J. Latham (1-0, 0.00); L: C. Gutierrez (0-1, 13.50)HR: FTM: R. Tosoni (2).Matt Fox pitched an absolutely incredible game for six innings, scattering 3 hits and a pair of walks and striking out an astounding 10 batters. But unfortunately, the bullpen could not match his performance.Carlos Gutierrez would get Carlos Canzier to strike out swinging to start his shift in

Cubs shut out Cards to validate their bus ticket to Hammond Stadium


Daytona 6 at Palm Beach 0W: H. Chen (1-0, 0.00); L: M. Diapoules (0-1, 7.20)HR: None.When the Daytona Cubs were in town earlier in the year for the regular season, they bought with them the reputation of being quite the road team. Evidently the travel mojo is still in effect as they blanked the Palm Beach Cardinals 6-0 at Roger Dean Stadium, to earn themselves a trip to Southwest Florida and the

Miracle still waiting


Palm Beach 5 at Daytona 4W: S. Garceau (1-0, 2.70); L: M. Mateo (0-1, 2.45); SV: P. Parise (1)HR: None.The come-back Cubs fell one short at Jackie Robinson Stadium, as the Palm Beach Cardinals forced game three of the Eastern Division finals.Antonio DeJesus singled to lead off the top of the first inning and Peter Kozma followed suite. Steve Hill would ground into a double play that allowed

Miracle sweep way to West Division Championship


Dunedin 1 at Fort Myers 3W: A. Burnett (1-0, 0.00); L: R. Gonzalez (0-1, 3.00); SV: A. Slama (2)HR: None.The Fort Myers Miracle swept the Dunedin Blue Jays 2-game to none to become the 2008 West Division Champions of the Florida State League Wednesday night at Hammond Stadium.Alex Burnett pitched what may well have been one of the best games of his career, limiting the Jays to only 2 hits and 3

Miracle win in Dunedin, return home on Wednesday


Fort Myers 2 at Dunedin 1W: C. Devries (1-0, 0.00); L: B. Mills (0-1, 2.57); SV: A. Slama (1)HR: FTM: R. Tosoni (1). DUN: M. Liuzza (1).For the first time in Fort Myers Miracle playoff history, the Miracle took a win against the Dunedin Blue Jays - on the road.In 2003 and 2006, the Miracle won one against the Jays, but in each year, it was within the friendly confines of Hammond Stadium. The

E-Twins repeat as Appy League Champions


Pulaski 0 at Elizabethton 7W: D. Osterbrock (1-0, 0.00); L: B. Mohr (0-1, 40.50)HR: ELI: J. Waltenbury (1). Game of Friday, 29 August, 2008Dan Osterbrock gave up 9 hits, but no runs and struck out 11 over 7 inning to lead the Elizabethton Twins in a blanking of the Pulaski Mariners, 7-0. With the win, the Twins sweep the best of three series, 2-game to none, to repeat as Appalachian League

Cats, Wings end seasons on a winning note


Binghamton 1 at New Britain 3W: K. Aselton (8-6, 4.24); L: M. Antonini (1-3, 3.74); SV: R. Delaney (5)HR: None.The New Britain Rock Cats finished up their 2008 regular season with a win over the Binghamtom Mets, 3-1 at New Britain Stadium. Former Miracle Kyle Aselton picked up is eighth AA win while Rob Delaney recorded his 5th AA save.Aselton and Binghamton's Michael Antonini worked four

Yankees, rain disappoint Miracle faithful in final game of 2008


Tampa 6 at Fort Myers 5W: R. Semerano (4-1, 5.09); L: J. Lugo (2-6, 4.04); SV: J. Schmidt (16)HR: TAM: L. Nunez (3).It took Jose Lugo a total of two pitches to lose the final game of the regular season for the playoff bound Fort Myers Miracle. There is some speculation that the Miracle have been playing the cards close, and that they are ready to turn it on in the playoffs, but there should be a

Yankees provide fireworks on a Soggy Saturday Night


Tampa 10 at Fort Myers 2W: H. Sanchez (1-1, 3.38); L: D. Guerra (11-9, 5.47)HR: None.The Fort Myers Miracle left the park with 11 hits, but just couldn't get them strung together for runs, falling 10-2 to the Tampa Yankees.The game would suffer a nearly 2 hour delay after a brief, but heavy, rain shower soaked the field before it could be tarped, turning 3rd base into a muddy mess that required

Grand Slam a nice finish for Miracle


Tampa 0 at Fort Myers 4W: A. Slama (4-1, 1.03); L: P. Bartleski (2-1, 1.67)HR: FTM: J. Portes (12).A sac fly would have done it. Heck, a ground out would have done it. Just about anything would have worked.Johnny Woodard had drawn a walk in the bottom of the ninth for the Fort Myers Miracle and Danny Lehmann moved him to 2nd with a sac bunt. Edward Ovalle was brought in to pinch hit for Danny

E-Twins claim game one, DSL Twins done


Elizabethton 7 at Pulaski 4W: D. Rondon (1-0, 0.00); L: N. Czyz (0-1, 18.00); SV: S. Blevins (1)HR: ELI: E. Bigley (1).The Elizabethton Twins took early lead, held off a mid-game rally and went on to defeat the Pulaski Mariners, 7-4 in game one of the best-of-five Appalachian League Championship series.Reliever Danny Rondon would claim the win for the E-Twins, while Steve Blevins, a 2008

Devries helps Miracle tame Tigers


Lakeland 3 at Fort Myers 6W: C. Devries (10-9, 2.93); L: A. Figaro (0-5, 4.91); SV: C. Gutierrez (1)HR: LAK: J. Laster (22), C. Iorg (10). FTM: S. Singleton (5).Cole Devries and the Fort Myers Miracle would take the Lakeland Flying Tigers 6-3, and the didn't need the scripted bragging of little men to help them do it.Cale Iorg would put the Tigers on the board first, putting his 10th home run of

Nats double up Twins, crush playoff hopes


GCL Twins 5 at GCL Nationals 10W: P. Arnold (1-0, 3.18); L: M. Munoz (0-1, 67.50); SV: D. Gil (1)HR: None. While Miguel Munoz has shown an incredible capacity for the strike out, he has also demonstrated questionable control throughout the 2008 season. Thursday, Munoz was volatile.After getting Chris Curran to fly out in the first inning, Munoz would give up singles to Esmailyn Gonzalez and

Twins drop final two of regular season


GCL Twins 3 at GCL Red Sox 6W: C. Cabral (2-5, 5.55); L: J. Mijares (0-3, 5.13); SV: A. Batista (1)HR: None. The GCL Red Sox have nearly a whole new roster from what they started the year with, but that's not surprising for the deep pocketed Sox. So losing to them late in the season is not surprising either.It does mean however, the Twins lose home field advantage for the playoffs.Aaron Hicks

Celestino shuts down DSL Twins


DSL Twins 3 at DSL Mariners 6W: M. Celestino (1-0, 0.00); L: A. Salcedo (0-1, 2.25)HR: None.The DSL Twins dropped game two of their best of three series to the DSL Mariners Wednesday at the Eppy Guerrero Complex in Villa Mella.The Mariners would jump on a throwing error by shortstop Yorby Martinez to start out, allowing Victor Ozuna to reach, and then advance to 2nd when the ball went into the

Miracle split pair with Tigers


Lakeland 1 at Fort Myers 0W: R. Porcello (8-6, 2.66); L: S. Steedley (1-4, 6.59); SV: J. Sborz (7)HR: None. Rick Porcello pitched a brilliant game Wednesday evening, limiting the Fort Myers Miracle to 3 hits in route to handing them their 10th shut out of the season.Porcello would not allow a hit until the bottom of the 4th when Juan Portes singled off of him. Rene Tosoni would ground into a