La Velle E. Neal III has covered baseball for the Star Tribune since 1998 (the post-Knoblauch era). Born and raised in Chicago, he grew up following the White Sox and hating the Cubs. He attended both the University of Illinois and Illinois-Chicago and began his baseball writing career at the Kansas City Star. He can be heard occasionally on KFAN radio, lending his great baseball mind to Paul Allen and other hosts. Mark Rosen borrows him occasionally for WCCO-TV.

Sano, Arcia among top minor leaguers

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III under Twins Farm System, Twins prospects Updated: September 14, 2012 - 4:23 PM

Baseball America has released it's minor league All-Star selections, and two Twins prospects made the list.

Class A Beloit third baseman Miguel Sano was named to BA's second team after slugging 28 homers and driving in 100 runs for the Snappers.  His batting average and errors at third are concerns, but this was Sano's first full season in the minors, and he's only 19. So he has a very bright future. Rangers third baseman Mike Olt was named to the first team.

Oswaldo Arcia joined Sano on the second team - and could be coming to major league stadium near you sometime next season. He hit .309-7-31 in 55 games at Class A Fort Myers, got promoted to Class AA New Britain, then went .328-10-67 in 69 games. He improved when many prospects struggle making the tough jump to Class AA. He's 21 and should debut sometime next season.

BA also named All-Stars at every level. Chris Parmelee is the DH on the Class AAA All-Stars; Aaron Hicks is the centerfielder on the Class AA All-Stars; Josmil Pinto is the catcher on the High Class A All-Stars; Sano is the third baseman on the Low-A All-Stars and Max Kepler is an outfielder on the short-season league All-Stars. 

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Miami - LP: M. Dunn 1 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: D. Carpenter 3
Arizona - WP: T. Cahill 7 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop 5
San Francisco 8 Top 11th Inning
Colorado 8
Texas - WP: M. Perez 3 FINAL
Oakland - LP: S. Gray 0
Houston - LP: J. Fields 3 FINAL
Seattle - WP: F. Rodney 5
Cincinnati 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Pittsburgh 0
LA Angels 0 Top 1st Inning
Washington 0
Kansas City 0 Bottom 1st Inning
Cleveland 0
Baltimore 1 Bottom 1st Inning
Toronto 0
Chicago WSox 0 Top 1st Inning
Detroit 0
St. Louis 0 Top 1st Inning
NY Mets 0
Minnesota 0 Top 1st Inning
Tampa Bay 0
NY Yankees 0 Top 1st Inning
Boston 0
San Diego - T. Ross 7:10 PM
Milwaukee - K. Lohse
Philadelphia - C. Hamels 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - Z. Greinke
Charlotte 4 1st Qtr 9:52
Miami 5
Dallas 7:00 PM
San Antonio
Portland 8:30 PM
Houston
Pittsburgh 0 1st Prd 17:40
Columbus 0
Anaheim 7:00 PM
Dallas
St. Louis 8:30 PM
Chicago
Houston 6:30 PM
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