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Triple-A IL impacting Twins at Major League level

April 14, 2024

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Rookie Martin shines on tough night: 'Props to him'

Twins' No. 15 prospect picks up first 2 MLB hits, only batter not to K vs. Dodgers' Glasnow
April 10, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS -- The last thing a deeply slumping Minnesota offense needed on Tuesday night was to face the overwhelming stuff of Dodgers ace Tyler Glasnow -- and, indeed, the result for much of the night was probably their most difficult performance amid this trying season-opening stretch. More of what the

Here's where the Twins' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

April 4, 2024

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Twins’ Top 30 prospects are projected to start: 1. Walker Jenkins (MLB No. 10), OF -- Fort Myers (Single-A) 2. Brooks Lee (MLB No. 18), SS -- St. Paul (Triple-A) injured list (lower back) 3. Emmanuel Rodriguez (MLB No.

Twins' farm system teeming with talent for 2024

April 1, 2024

To see the impact that a healthy farm system can have on an organization, look no further back than last season, when three rookies -- Royce Lewis, Edouard Julien and Matt Wallner -- were most prominent in the Twins’ second-half offensive surge that pulled them away in the American League

Lewis-Martin friendship already goes way back

March 31, 2024

This story was excerpted from Do-Hyoung Park’s Twins Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. Austin Martin looked to his right as he spoke to the media for the first time as a big leaguer. There, next to his

Lewis on IL with 'severe' quad strain; prospect Martin recalled

March 30, 2024

KANSAS CITY -- It looks like Royce Lewis will miss meaningful time for a fifth consecutive season. Lewis was placed on the IL on Saturday with what president of baseball operations Derek Falvey described as a “severe” right quad strain he sustained on Opening Day. In a corresponding move, the

Twins reassign No. 2 prospect Lee after 'great camp'

March 22, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Despite their Grapefruit League action being rained out on Friday, big news came out of Twins camp as the spring roster continued to shrink. Ranked as the Twins' No. 2 prospect per MLB Pipeline and No. 18 overall, shortstop Brooks Lee was reassigned to Minor League

Twins' prospects get to dream big in Spring Breakout

March 16, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- As the Twins rallied back from an early deficit to win Saturday’s Spring Training game against the Rays, 6-5, a couple of Minnesota’s prospects took a pass through the big league clubhouse at Hammond Stadium. In full uniform with their own game scheduled to start after

LIVE: Rays-Twins Spring Breakout

March 16, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On Saturday, March 16, the Twins will host the Rays at Hammond Stadium in Spring Breakout, a first-of-its-kind exhibition featuring the top prospects in each farm system. Here’s everything to know about that game and this exciting new event. What is Spring Breakout? MLB Spring Breakout

Ben's Biz: 2024 Triple-A promotional night highlights

March 15, 2024

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE.

Best of Spring Breakout: Catchers, pitchers, infielders, outfielders

March 14, 2024

Spring Breakout is here, and if you can’t tell, we’re just a little excited. It all started on Thursday, when No. 7 Reds prospect Cam Collier hit the first homer in a 4-1 victory over the Rangers' prospects, and the showdown of the night saw MLB Pipeline's No. 3 overall

'Emma,' outfield lead Twins’ Breakout group

March 14, 2024

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Here's the Twins' Spring Breakout roster

March 14, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For all the hype that Walker Jenkins has generated with the stories, the exemplary numbers and the snippets of video that pop up on social media courtesy of the Twins’ player development team, he’s largely been out of the spotlight as he has geared up for

Ranking the 10 best Spring Breakout rosters

March 13, 2024

The 2024 MLB Pipeline preseason Farm System Rankings were published Friday night, giving fans an idea of how the young talent of each organization lines up. Supporters for all 30 clubs will get a closer look at the next generation of stars this week during MLB's inaugural Spring Breakout --

Twins top prospect Jenkins passing every test at camp

March 12, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins knew they were in for a promising pick when they jumped from No. 13 to No. 5 in the 2023 Draft lottery. There was a Big Five in the Draft class between four stellar outfielders (two from college, two from high school) and a

Top pitching prospect Festa building endurance

'I want to be a guy that can throw 150-200 innings,' says Twins' premier young arm
March 10, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Festa uses various terms to describe his physique over the years -- “premature for my build” is one of them, and, well, “tall and skinny” is really the more blunt way he puts it, as is apparent when standing near him in a room. He

Andrew Cossetti highlights

March 6, 2024

Kody Funderburk highlights

March 6, 2024

Rayne Doncon highlights

March 6, 2024

Here are the Twins' 2024 Top 30 prospects

March 5, 2024

The Royce Lewis prospect era is finally over. The former No. 1 overall pick had been the organization’s top prospect for five years and “slid” to No. 2 at this time a year ago. Brooks Lee (the club’s top pick in 2022) took over, but he held the reins for

How Woods Richardson boosted his velocity

March 3, 2024

Unless a person watching Simeon Woods Richardson deliver the pitch to Juan Soto on Monday was one of the pitching development staffers who had already been working closely with him for a month, or his pitching coach, or perhaps a prospect enthusiast, the roughly six-inch drop in his release point

Canterino showcases arsenal in return from Tommy John surgery

February 29, 2024

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Matt Canterino says with a sheepish grin that he probably looks down to check that his right arm is still in one piece “a little bit too much” as he navigates his first healthy MLB Spring Training. It’s hard to blame him, because as Thursday showed,

JSerra prepped Royce Lewis for everything baseball (and life) would throw at him

February 28, 2024

On March 9, 2017, Royce Lewis arrived at the ballpark with added pep in his step. With a plethora of talent evaluators in the stands, Lewis, then a high school senior mere months away from becoming the first overall pick in the MLB Draft, was a powder keg of energy

Switch-hitting Lee seeks to improve righty swing ahead of MLB debut

February 21, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Following Brooks Lee’s first full professional season, during which he catapulted all the way up to Triple-A and put himself in position to make his MLB debut in 2024, he went right back to San Luis Obispo, Calif., where he fell back into the easy routine

Lee ready to put Twins' future on display in Spring Breakout

February 15, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- For many prospects in an organization, it’s tough to take center stage even during Spring Training, often limited to a handful of at-bats as late-inning replacements wearing anonymous jerseys and high numbers on the field long after the Major League players have subbed out. But during