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State of the System: Minnesota Twins

Lewis, Kirilloff lead batch of top prospects nearing the Majors
December 14, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s State of the System series is evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlighting prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offering a peek at 2021. After a tough stretch for most of

The Show Before the Show: Episode 283

Twins' Sabato discusses instructs, road from UNC to first round
November 5, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Toolshed: 10 most fun callups of 2020 season

Revisiting quick risers, late bloomers who made way to Majors
October 2, 2020

There were 210 Major League debuts (and perhaps still counting) during the 2020 season. This week, Toolshed looks back at the 10 most fun first callups of the 2020 season, listed in chronological order of debut date. To be clear, this isn't focused on how they did in their first

Twins add Kirilloff for MLB debut in playoffs

No. 27 overall prospect joining Minnesota for Wild Card Series
September 29, 2020

Alex Kirilloff thrived in his last postseason appearance. He'll get a chance under an even brighter spotlight. The Twins have added MLB Pipeline's No. 27 overall prospect to their roster for the Wild Card Series against the Astros, which began Tuesday afternoon with a 4-1 loss. "Alex Kirilloff is ready

The Road to The Show™: Alex Kirilloff

Twins No. 2 prospect has become one of Minors' best pure hitters
September 23, 2020

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Minnesota Twins outfielder/first baseman Alex Kirilloff. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Cut it out: Rochester rooters finally take their seats

Frontier Field, serving as Jays' alt site, adds cardboard supporters
August 27, 2020

To be a Rochester Red Wings fan in 2020, you've got to be cut out for the job. The Red Wings, Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, welcomed their first crowd of the year on Aug. 21. This Frontier Field gathering, eclectic yet inanimate, was in the form of approximately

Waful left lasting impression in Central New York

Lifelong Syracuse resident, former team president was a local icon
July 29, 2020

It was a life well lived and one that touched tens of thousands in the Syracuse area. When Don Waful died last September at the age of 103, he left a legacy of charity, friendship and charm that will far supersede his century on this Earth. Born in Newark, New

Prospects in the Twins’ 2020 player pool

Lewis, Kirilloff could realize MLB dream in shortened season
July 13, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Best streams of 2019: Pitching duels

Davidson, Gore, McKay, May anchored stingy performances
July 6, 2020

Few things are more captivating in a baseball game than when both starting pitchers bring their absolute best stuff. Even if there’s not much action on the offensive end, watching two guys paint masterpiece performances on the mound one inning after another showcases the beauty of the sport like no

Reds' Gutierrez suspended for 80 games

Dodgers' Aleaziz, Idrogo and Twins' Rosario also receive bans
June 28, 2020

Vladimir Gutierrez was one of four Minor Leaguers suspended for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Major League Baseball announced Sunday. The No. 15 Reds prospect received an 80-game suspension after he tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. Dodgers prospects Reza Aleaziz and Juan Idrogo and

2020 Draft recap: Minnesota Twins

Twins stock up on power as next gen Bomba Squad forms
June 26, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. Specific Draft classes seldom match the personality of the big league squad. Often, players selected by a given team could have contrasting tools that might help plug some

Pitchers Horacek, Shew turning into aces of web

Twins, Cards prospects team up to launch agency during lockdown
June 17, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic halted baseball back in March, hundreds of players across the country have been forced to find ways to occupy their time from home as they continue to train and stay in shape. It’s been a relatively uneventful stretch on that front for some, but for

The Road to The Show™: Royce Lewis

Top overall pick in '17 Draft making climb to Minnesota
June 8, 2020

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Minnesota Twins shortstop Royce Lewis: First round, first pick. On June 12, 2017, the Twins put Royce Lewis in exclusive company as a

Mussels come up mighty during COVID-19 testing

FSL club serves lunch to state workers, provides food for charities
June 5, 2020

FORT MYERS, Florida -- Things were finally starting to get back to a semblance of normal for general manager Judd Loveland and employees of the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. After a month of working from home due to the statewide shutdown from the COVID-19 pandemic, Loveland began going back into