Minor Thoughts: Elizabethton Twins

Not much opinion, mostly just stats.

--The E-Twins had their worst season in a long time.  It still wasn't bad.  They were 37-31, in third place, 3.5 games out of first.  A lot of us would be pretty happy if the big club had a "bad" season like that.

--With all the short-season teams, I really don't know much about any of these guys.  Making projections about anybody at this level is a pretty chancy proposition.  So, all I'm really going to do from here on out is point out who had a good season.

--Zach Larson, an outfielder, started the year in the GCL, where he hit .317/.382/.467 in 120 at-bats.  Promoted to Elizabethton, he hit .301/.407/.438 in 73 at-bats.  He was a 20th round draft choice in 2012 and will be 20 in October.

--Bryan Haar, a first baseman, hit .293/.341/.474 in 232 at-bats.  He was a 34th round draft choice in 2012 from the University of San Diego and will be 24 in December.

--Logan Wade, a second baseman, hit .303/.333/.455 in 99 at-bats.  He was signed from Australia as an undrafted free agent in 2012.  He'll be 22 in November.

--Zach Granite, an outfielder, hit .285/.362/.343 in 242 at-bats.  He led the team with 14 stolen bases.  He also led in caught stealing with seven.  He was a 14th round draft choice in 2013 from Seton Hall.  He turns 21 today.

--Stuart Turner, a catcher, hit .264/.340/.380 in 121 at-bats.  He was drafted in the third round in 2013 from the University of Mississippi.  He'll be 22 in December.

--That's the list of everybody who had an OPS over .700 in a significant number of at-bats.  So, we'll go on to the pitchers.  Nobody threw more than 63 innings, so understand that in all these cases, we're dealing with small sample sizes.

--Hein Robb was 4-4, 2.71, 1.21 WHIP with 13 walks and 52 strikeouts in 63 innings.  He'll be 22 next season and comes from South Africa.

--Felix Jorge was 2-2, 2.95, 1.21 WHIP with 18 walks and 72 strikeouts in 61 innings.  He'll be 20 next season and was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

--Yorman Landa was 3-4, 2.78, 1.36 WHIP with 29 walks and 46 strikeouts in 55 innings.  Yes, he'll need to improve his control.  He turned 19 in June and was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2010.

--Randy Rosario was 4-3, 2.82, 1.34 WHIP with 18 walks and 37 strikeouts in 44.2 innings.  He'll be 20 next season and was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2010.

--Austin Malinowski was 4-3, 2.01, 1.09 WHIP with 17 walks and 43 strikeouts in 40.1 innings.  He'll be 21 in November and was drafted in the 16th round in 2011.

--Kuo Hua Lo was 2-1, 2.37, 1.13 WHIP with 14 walks and 34 strikeouts in 38 innings.  He'll be 21 in October and comes from Taiwan.

--Brandon Peterson was 0-2, 2.96, 1.13 WHIP with 9 walks and 40 strikeouts in 27.1 innings.  He'll be 22 next week and comes from Burnsville.

--Aaron Slegers was 0-0, 0.47, 0.95 WHIP with 2 walks and 18 strikeouts in 19 innings.  He just turned 21.

--Brandon Bixler was 1-1, 0.73, 0.81 WHIP with 4 walks and 18 strikeouts in 12.1 innings.  He'll turn 22 at the end of the year.  He finished the season in Cedar Rapids.  He was drafted in the 16th round in 2013 from Florida Gulf Coast University.

--Stephen Gonsalves was 1-1, 1.29, 1.00 WHIP with 4 walks and 21 strikeouts in 14 innings.  That followed a stint in the GCL, where he went 1-0, 0.63, 1.05 WHIP with 7 walks and 18 strikeouts in 14.1 innings.  He turned 19 in July.  He was a 4th round draft choice in 2013.

--Kohl Stewart did well in his one start for Elizabethton, but he did most of his pitching in the GCL, so we'll discuss him when we cover that team.

So, there are your 2013 Elizabethton Twins.  If nothing happens to disrupt our plans, we'll cover the GCL Twins tomorrow.

3 thoughts on “Minor Thoughts: Elizabethton Twins”

  1. Man, if we get to see Brandon Bixler on the Twins at the same time that Byron Buxton, well, it'll almost be as good as the one time that Shawn Chacon and Gustavo Chacin were the two starting pitchers in a game. And that was Epic!

    Edit: How could I forget that it happened twice!

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