2012 Minnesota Twins Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 Minnesota Twins Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Minnesota Twins Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

#1 Miguel Sano 3B
Born: 5/11/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Elizabethton Twins
2011 Combined Stats: .292, 18(2B), 7(3B), 20HR, 59RBI

#2 Oswaldo Arcia OF
Born: 5/9/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Fort Myers Miracle
2011 Combined Stats: .291, 23(2B), 4(3B), 13HR, 51RBI

#3 Eddie Rosario OF
Born: 9/28/1991
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Elizabethton Twins
2011 Combined Stats: .337, 9(2B), 9(3B), 21HR, 60RBI, 17SB

#4 Levi Michael SS
Born: 2/9/1991
Highest Level Reached: 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#5 Joe Benson OF
Born: 3/5/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Minnesota Twins
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .284, 29(2B), 4(2B), 16HR, 67RBI, 14SB
MAJORS: .239, 6(2B), 1(3B), 2RBI (17 hits in 71 at-bats)

#6 Liam Hendriks RHP
Born: 2/10/1989
Highest Level Reached: MLB Minnesota Twins
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 12-6, 3.36ERA, 139.1IP, 21BB, 111K, .258BAA
MAJORS: 0-2, 6.17ERA, 23.1IP, 6BB, 16K, .312BAA

#7 Kyle Gibson RHP
Born: 10/23/1987
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Rochester Red Wings
2011 Combined Stats: 3-8, 4.81ERA, 95.1IP, 27BB, 91K, .282BAA
(Had Tommy John Surgery In September 2011 Not Expected Back Till Late 2012)

#8 Hudson Boyd RHP
Born: 10/8/1992
Highest Level Reached: Supplemental 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#9 Aaron Hicks OF
Born: 10/2/1989
Highest Level Reached: High-A Fort Myers Miracle
2011 Combined Stats: .242, 31(2B), 5(3B), 5HR, 38RBI, 17SB

#10 Travis Harrison 3B
Born: 10/17/1992
Highest Level Reached: Supplemental 1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#11 Madison Boer RHP
Born: 11/9/1989
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Beloit Snappers
2011 Combined Stats: 2-1, 3.91ERA, 11 Saves, 25.1IP, 3BB, 43K, .253BAA

#12 Pat Dean LHP
Born: 5/25/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A New Britain Rock Cats
2011 Combined Stats: 5-7, 5.00ERA, 108IP, 25BB, 76K, .299BAA

#13 Matt Summers RHP
Born: 8/17/1989
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Elizabethton Twins
2011 Combined Stats: 1-1, 0.87ERA, 6 Saves, 5BB, 36K, .153BAA (4th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#14 Alex Wimmers RHP
Born: 11/1/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A Fort Myers Miracle
2011 Combined Stats: 2-3, 4.10ERA, 41.2IP, 23BB, 40K, .185BAA

#15 Max Kepler OF
Born: 2/10/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Elizabethton Twins
2011 Combined Stats: .262, 11(2B), 3(3B), 1HR, 24RBI

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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