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Earlier this week, I handed out the “awards” for Twins minor league relief pitcher and starting pitcher of April. In each case, I was able to profile six pitchers and there were good numbers. Today, I am going to profile five Twins minor league hitters who had solid Aprils. Unlike with the pitchers, it was really tough to come up with hitters. If I’m being honest, it was a two-player race for the April Hitter of the Month. And, today, when the Twins have an off day after being shut out two straight games (and no-hit late last night by Jered Weaver), I wish I could tell you that there were several players at AAA Rochester who are hitting so well that they are pushing their way up to the big leagues. There aren’t.
Here are my selections for the Top 5 Twins Minor League hitters in April:
Number 5 - Ft. Myers - Danny Santana - (29-95) .305/.327/.453 with four doubles, two triples, two home runs and 11 RBI.
Number 4 – New Britain – Deibinson Romero - (25-89) .281/.337/.494 with eight doubles, a triple, 3 home runs and 17 RBI.
Number 3 - New Britain – Aaron Hicks - (24-88) .273/.347/.477 with four doubles, a triple, four home runs and 14 RBI.
Number 2 - Beloit – Eddie Rosario - (29-89) .326/.429/.472 with eight doubles, a triple, one home run and 16 RBI.
The April Minnesota Twins Minor League Hitter of the Month is...
Beloit Snappers 3B Miguel Sano (24-87) .276/.422/.586 with five doubles, two triples, six home runs and 19 RBI.
There were several strong performances in April, even if there weren’t many strong hitters. Earlier in the week, we named the Twins Relief Pitcher and Starting Pitcher of the month of April. Please feel free to discuss.
At Twins Daily, there are a bunch of great articles, blogs and forum discussions.
John wrote an article called Just Better than Awful in which he looked at some recent playoff teams that didn’t exactly have stellar pitching. Yes, there is an article on Jered Weaver’s No-Hitter against the Twins. Twins Fan from Afar wrote the Wednesday Night Minor League game notes article. Parker noted that Francisco Liriano made some positive steps and wonders if it can continue.
The NoDak Twins Fan wrote a fun article highlighting the Twins best offensive performances in a game.
In the Forums, there are discussions on whether there will be some major Off Day Transactions for the Twins today? Is the Twins organization broken? And on-going discussion has asked What Would It Take to Question Your Fandom.
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