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2006 AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS
MiLB .294 46 8 52 1 .366 .450 .816

Opening Day Age: 23   |   ETA in Majors: 2008
2006 Club(s): Kinston (A+), Akron (AA)

Toregas had a breakout in the Carolina League last year, hitting .336 and throwing out 48 percent of basestealers to earn a promotion to Double-A. Thatís where heíll start this season, most likely, but heís got a higher ceiling than any other backstop in the system.

Credit: Will Bentzel

2006 AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS
MiLB .273 31 8 34 3 .369 .500 .869

Opening Day Age: 19   |   ETA in Majors: 2010
2006 Club(s): GCL Twins (R), Beloit (A)

The Twins' top pick last June is the complete offensive package with the bat, showing remarkable plate discipline for a high schooler. That should allow him to move fairly quickly, either as a first baseman or right fielder.

Credit: Beloit Snappers

2006 AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS
MiLB .318 84 1 46 50 .385 .398 .783

Opening Day Age: 22   |   ETA in Majors: 2008
2006 Club(s): Ft. Myers (A+), New Britain (AA), Twins (MLB)

The Twins got Casilla for JC Romero, and boy were they pleased to watch him go from Fort Myers to the big leagues in one season. He can flat out fly, with 50 steals in 2006, and can handle second and/or short with defensive aplomb.

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2006 AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS
MiLB .325 111 29 101 22 .427 .588 1.016

Opening Day Age: 23   |   ETA in Majors: 2007   |   2006 Top 50 Rank: 2
2006 Club(s): Wichita (AA)

The Royals really wanted to proceed cautiously, but Gordon made the opposite decision easy by hitting .360 in his first 50 spring at-bats. The Gordon era starts now, with Mark Teahen moving to the outfield.

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2006 AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS
MiLB .280 58 3 48 4 .352 .384 .736

Opening Day Age: 20   |   ETA in Majors: 2009
2006 Club(s): Beloit (A)

Kellyís 2006 season was cut short with a knee injury, but upon returning to health, he's at the top of the depth chart at this position. The Twins also have Trevor Plouffe, but he could be forced over to third so Kelly can stay at short.

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2006 AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS
MiLB .304 59 9 69 27 .387 .457 .844

Opening Day Age: 20   |   ETA in Majors: 2008   |   2006 Top 50 Rank: 6
2006 Club(s): West Michigan (A)

There isnít anything Maybin canít do on the baseball field and heís just scratching the surface of his abilities. He may start the year in Lakeland, but he wonít finish there. He could push Curtis Granderson to a corner sooner than youíd think.

Credit: Emily Smith

2006 AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS
MiLB .296 64 13 70 7 .229 .229 .457
MLB .229 1 0 5 0 .229 .229 .457

Opening Day Age: 22   |   ETA in Majors: 2007
2006 Club(s): Charlotte (AAA), White Sox (MLB)

Heís still only 22, so another brief go-round in Triple-A wonít hurt him. The power started to come in 2006 and will continue to develop. With an outfield of 30-somethings in Chicago, Sweeney should see some big-league time this year.

Credit: Joy R. Absalon

2006 AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS
MiLB .286 71 5 44 45 .393 .405 .798

Opening Day Age: 23   |   ETA in Majors: 2008
2006 Club(s): Kinston (A+), Lake County (A), Akron (AA)

Crowe got some nice playing time this spring, showing the brass what he can do atop a lineup. Itís a crowded outfield in Clevelandís system, but Crowe will continue to stand out with his speed and plate discipline.

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2006 AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG OPS
MiLB .331 82 15 96 1 .388 .499 .887

Opening Day Age: 20   |   ETA in Majors: 2007   |   2006 Top 50 Rank: 13
2006 Club(s): Wichita (AA)

Butler was just as good as, if not better than, Gordon this spring. His bat is big-league ready, but thereís no room for him and heís too young to just DH. Heíll force his way into the lineup somehow during this season.

Credit: Larry Smith

2006 W-L SV ERA IP H BB K AVG.
MiLB 0-0 0 0.00 10.1 2 1 9 .118
MLB 0-0 0 6.10 10.1 8 10 6 .205

Opening Day Age: 21   |   ETA in Majors: 2007   |   2006 Top 50 Rank: 19
2006 Club(s): Lakeland (A+), Detroit (MLB)

After getting to the bigs as a reliever soon after being drafted, Miller now can go back to the Minors to work on getting back full-time as a starter. It shouldn't take the tall lefty too long to get there.

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2006 W-L SV ERA IP H BB K AVG.
MiLB 14-4 0 1.99 135.2 87 32 154 .179
MLB 3-6 0 5.76 50.0 62 23 38 .301

Opening Day Age: 21   |   ETA in Majors: 2007   |   2006 Top 50 Rank: 21
2006 Club(s): Ft. Myers (A+), New Britain (AA), Rochester (AAA), Twins (MLB)

Even if he doesnít break camp with the big-league club, itís hard to imagine he wonít be called upon to replace someone in the Twinsí very shaky back end of the rotation.

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2006 W-L SV ERA IP H BB K AVG.
MiLB 4-2 3 3.13 60.1 44 21 80 .201

Opening Day Age: 23   |   ETA in Majors: 2007
2006 Club(s): Akron (AA)

Heís got closer-of-the-future stuff, what with his 11.65 Kís per 9 innings and all. Hitters managed just a .201 batting average against Sipp in 2006. Even if he never saves games, heís going to be one heckuva nasty lefty setup man.

Credit: Mike Karlovec