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Twins prospects up the ante in arms race

Three pitchers crack playoff roster, Lewis earns AFL MVP nod
November 18, 2019

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Top to bottom, the Twins organization is brimming with confidence. The big club won

Wiel wields mighty bat in Red Wings opener

Twins outfielder ties career high with seven RBIs, two long balls
July 11, 2019

The International League's midseason break was just what Zander Wiel needed to etch his name into Red Wings lore Thursday.In the circuit's return after the Triple-A All-Star Game, the Minnesota prospect went 4-for-4 with two homers, seven RBIs and three runs as Rochester thumped Lehigh Valley, 13-5, in the first

Southern notes: Wiel rolls on with Lookouts

Twins prospect trying to add to Curacao's proud baseball tradition
June 14, 2018

Wiel (pronounced, "wheel") is a famous athletic name in Curacao, but not because of the island's present passion and claim to fame.Baseball was a secondary sport when Randy Wiel was competing internationally for his homeland in basketball, as an Olympic sprinter and in swimming.

Kranson and Wells Fuel Victory to Break Home Wins Record

September 2, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 2, 2017) - The Fort Myers Miracle (42-24) used solo home runs from Zander Wiel and Mitchell Kranson to defeat the Jupiter Hammerheads (32-33) 4-1 on Saturday night. The win is Fort Myers' 13th in a row at home and their 46th on the season, breaking a

Power Surge Boosts Miracle Over Charlotte in 14-2 Win

Miracle Plate Six in the First AND Fourth
August 25, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 25, 2017) - The Fort Myers Miracle (39-21) blasted a season-high four home runs in their 14-2 series-opening win against the Charlotte Stone Crabs (35-25), reducing their magic number to six. Jaylin Davis supplied a pair of home runs, Tanner English plated four with one grand swing,

Miracle Outlast Threshers, Rain on Wednesday Night

Wiel Connects for HR #12
August 24, 2017

CLEARWATER, Fla. (August 23, 2017) - The Fort Myers Miracle (38-20) powered through a first inning rain delay of an hour and 38 minutes to grab a 6-4 win over the Clearwater Threshers (26-33) on Wednesday night. Zander Wiel clocked his third home run over the last four games in the

Wiel Homers Again but Win Streak Snapped at Ten

Miracle Commit Season-High Four Errors in 3-2 Loss
August 20, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (August 20, 2017) - The Fort Myers Miracle (37-19) had their ten-game win streak snapped with a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Yankees (37-17) on Sunday afternoon. Zander Wiel homered, but Fort Myers left the tying run at third base in the ninth inning.Most of the day's runs came

Wiel and Rooker Power Miracle to Tenth Straight Win

Beeker Wins FSL Debut
August 19, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (August 19, 2017) - Zander Wiel and Brent Rooker each homered as the Fort Myers Miracle (37-18) captured their season-high tenth straight win with an 8-3 victory over the Tampa Yankees (36-17) on Saturday night.Wiel's blast came with two outs in the first inning off RHP Taylor Widener (L,

Doubleheader Sweep Features Fifth Walk-Off of the Month

11 Straight at Home, 8 Straight Overall
August 16, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 16, 2017) - Zander Wiel provided a walk-off single in the eighth inning of a seven-inning game to complete a doubleheader sweep as the Fort Myers Miracle (35-18) defeated the Lakeland Flying Tigers (24-25) 5-4 and 3-2 on Wednesday night. The wins mark eleven in a row

Offense Explodes to Sweep Blue Jays with 11-7 Win

English, 4 Hits; Wiel, HR Shy of Cycle
August 13, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 13, 2017) - The Fort Myers Miracle (32-18) swept the Dunedin Blue Jays (28-22) with an 11-7 win on Sunday evening to claim their fifth straight win. Tanner English provided four hits, and Zander Wiel fell a home run shy of the cycle in the win.Fort Myers

Miracle Sweep Jupiter with a Wiel Walk-Off

August 6, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 6, 2017) - Zander Wiel's RBI-single in the bottom of the tenth inning gave the Fort Myers Miracle (27-16) a 5-4 walk-off win over the Jupiter Hammerheads (24-18) on Sunday afternoon. Wiel and Tanner English launched back-to-back home runs in the first inning to provide the other

Poppen's Strong Start Propels Miracle to 6-3 Win

Wiel Blasts Off in Win
July 16, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 16, 2017) - An early onslaught of runs for the Fort Myers Miracle (17-5) and a second straight quality start from RHP Sean Poppen (W, 2-0) led to a 6-3 win over the St. Lucie Mets (8-15) on Sunday evening. Zander Wiel provided a two-run home run

Four Knocks for Wiel, Miracle Win Rubber Match in Tampa

Thorpe Deals Longest Outing of Season
July 6, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (July 6, 2017) - Zander Wiel supplied four hits and Jaylin Davis launched his first FSL home run in the Fort Myers Miracle's (9-4) 8-3 win over the Tampa Yankees (8-5). LHP Lewis Thorpe (W, 2-2) tossed a season high 5.2 innings to earn his second win of the

11-Run Eighth Leads to Eighth Straight Home Win

Haley, Thorpe, Theo and Clay Combine for Shutout
June 30, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 30, 2017) - The Fort Myers Miracle's (5-2) grabbed 11 eighth-inning runs to down the St. Lucie Mets (1-6) on Friday night. 16 men came to the plate in the frame as three pitchers combined to shutout the Mets.Before the Miracle plated their runs, RHP Justin Haley