Minnesota Twins minor league players

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Below are the rosters of the minor league affiliates of the Minnesota Twins:

Players[edit]

Jason Adam[edit]

Jason Adam
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: (1991-08-04) August 4, 1991 (age 23)
Overland Park, Kansas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jason Kendall Adam is an American professional baseball player for the Minnesota Twins. The right handed pitcher was drafted in the 5th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, by the Kansas City Royals.[1]

In his senior season at Blue Valley Northwest High School, Adam pitched 41 23 innings with a 2.16 earned run average. His 79 strikeouts to just 7 walks impressed scouts. Adam signed with the Royals, forgoing his college commitment to the University of Missouri.[2]

On August 11, 2014, Adam was traded to the Minnesota Twins for Josh Willingham.


Michael Cederoth[edit]

Michael Cederoth
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: (1992-11-25) November 25, 1992 (age 22)
El Cajon, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Michael Sean Cederoth (born November 25, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in Minor League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins organization. He previously played college baseball for the San Diego State Aztecs.

Cederoth attended Steele Canyon High School in Spring Valley, California. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Cederoth in the 41st round of the 2011 MLB Draft, but he did not sign. He enrolled at San Diego State University to play college baseball for the San Diego State Aztecs baseball team. In 2012, his sophomore year, he suffered a broken jaw when a line drive struck him in the face.[3] Due to inconsistency in his freshman and sophomore year, the Aztecs transitioned Cederoth into a relief pitcher in 2014, his junior year.[4] Serving as the Aztecs' closer, Cederoth had a 6-2 win–loss record, 20 saves, a 2.28 earned run average, and 55 strikeouts in 51 23 innings pitched. After the season, Louisville Slugger named Cederoth a First Team All-American.[5]

The Minnesota Twins selected Cederoth in the third round, with the 79th overall selection, of the 2014 MLB Draft.[6] After he signed, he pitched for the Elizabethton Twins of the Rookie-level Appalachian League


Stephen Gonsalves[edit]

Stephen Gonsalves
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: (1994-07-08) July 8, 1994 (age 20)
San Diego, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Stephen William Gonsalves (born July 8, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization.

Gonsalves attended Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, California.[7] He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[8] He was expected to be selected earlier in the draft, but was suspended his senior season for nearly a month.[9] Gonsalves signed with the Twins and made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Twins. He was later promoted to the Elizabethton Twins.[10] In 2014, he pitched for Elizabeton and the Cedar Rapids Kernels.[11]


Niko Goodrum[edit]

Niko Goodrum
Minnesota Twins
Shortstop / Third baseman
Born: (1992-02-28) February 28, 1992 (age 22)
Fayetteville, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Cartier Niko Goodrum (born February 28, 1992) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Minnesota Twins' organization.

Goodrum attended Fayette County High School in Fayetteville, Georgia. The Minnesota Twins selected Goodrum in the second round, with the 71st overall selection, of the 2010 MLB Draft.[12] He signed, receiving a $514,800 signing bonus, and made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Twins of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.[13]

With the Elizabethton Twins of the Rookie-level Appalachian League in 2011, Goodrum had a .275 batting average.[14] For the Cedar Rapids Kernals of the Class A Midwest League in 2013, Goodrum batted .260. In 2014, Goodrum played for the Fort Myers Miracle of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, and he transitioned from shortstop to third base.[15]

Goodrum's father, Tim, played college football for Fort Valley State University.[15]


Travis Harrison[edit]

Travis Harrison
Minnesota Twins
Outfielder / Third baseman
Born: (1992-10-17) October 17, 1992 (age 22)
Aliso Viejo, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Travis J. Harrison (born October 17, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder and third baseman in the Minnesota Twins organization.

Harrison attended Tustin High School in Tustin, California and was the Orange County Register's offensive player of the year as a freshman.[16] He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.[17] He signed with the Twins and made his professional debut in 2012 with the Elizabethton Twins. In 2013 he played with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. After spending his first two professional seasons as a third baseman, Harrison was moved to the outfield in 2014 with the Fort Myers Miracle.[18]


Daniel Ortiz[edit]

Daniel Ortiz
Minnesota Twins – No. --
Outfielder
Born: (1990-01-05) January 5, 1990 (age 24)
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Daniel Ortiz (born January 5, 1990) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Ortiz was drafted in the fourth round (126th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in the 2008 MLB draft out of Benjamin Harrison High School in Cayey, Puerto Rico.[19] After signing for $253,000, Ortiz reported to the GCL Twins where he did well, hitting .274 with two home runs and 27 RBIs over 48 games.[20] Daniel was forced to miss the 2009 season after undergoing left knee surgery during the offseason[21] and as a result, his stock dropped dramatically from a high-round draft selection to a player still playing in a Rookie League two seasons after being drafted. Ortiz did little to change that perception over the next two years, hitting .259 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs over 62 games with the Elizabethton Twins in 2010 and .239 with 10 homers and 71 RBIs the following year with Low-A Beloit. For the 2012 season, Ortiz began the year back with the Snappers but quickly proved that he was a changed player, hitting .299 with 8 runs and 13 RBIs through only 22 games and earning himself a spot on the midseason Midwest League all-star team.[22] This production was enough to warrant a promotion and Ortiz started the month of May with the High-A Fort Myers Miracle. Over the rest of the season, Ortiz continued to hit for both average and power, finishing with a .269 batting average, eight home runs and 35 RBIs. Ortiz was promoted again to begin the 2013 year, playing for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats. Though at 23 he was 1.4 years younger than the average Double-A player, Ortiz proved that he was where he belonged, hitting a career high 12 home runs to go along with a .258 batting average and 60 RBIs. In 2014 Ortiz remained with the Rock Cats and absolutely tore up the Eastern League for 48 games, and he owned a .500 SLG%, a .325 AVG, and 31 RBIs before an early-June call up to the Rochester Red Wings. In only 55 games since his promotion, Ortiz has hit 7 home runs, driven in 29 runs, recorded a slugging percentage of .456, and owns a respectable .257 batting average, all in a league where he is a full three years younger than the average player.[23]


Greg Peavey[edit]

Greg Peavey
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: (1988-07-11) July 11, 1988 (age 26)
Vancouver, Washington
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Gregory S. Peavey (born July 11, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins' organization.

Peavey attended Hudson's Bay High School, where he played baseball and basketball. The New York Yankees selected him in the 24th round of the 2007 MLB Draft, but he did not sign. He enrolled at Oregon State University, and played college baseball for the Oregon State Beavers baseball team. After his sophomore year at Oregon State, the Houston Astros selected Peavey in the 32nd round of the 2009 MLB Draft. Peavey did not sign, returning to Oregon State for his junior year. The New York Mets selected Peavey in the sixth round, with the 182nd overall selection, of the 2010 MLB Draft. He agreed to a contract with the Mets.[24][25]

In 2014, Peavey pitched for the Binghamton Mets of the Class AA Eastern League. He was named the team's pitcher of the year at the end of the season.[26] At the 2014 Winter Meetings, the Minnesota Twins selected Peavey from the Mets in the Rule 5 draft.[27]

During the offseasons, Peavey returns to Hudson's Bay and serves as an assistant coach on the basketball team.[28]


Reynaldo Rodriguez[edit]

Reynaldo Rodriguez
Minnesota Twins
First baseman
Born: (1986-02-07) February 7, 1986 (age 28)
Cartagena, Colombia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Reynaldo Rodriguez, a first baseman and corner outfielder, was signed as an undrafted 19 year old free agent by the New York Yankees in 2006. He spent that season and the next season performing well in rookie ball. He was released and returned to Colombia where he played in 2008 before being signed by the Yuma Scorpions of the independent Golden Baseball League for the 2009 season. He had a breakout year in 2009 and headed Baseball America's Independent League Top Prospects List and had his contract purchased by the Boston Red Sox in the off-season. Always a hitter for average his power developed as he matured and with Boston he made it up to the triple-a Pawtucket Red Sox. Over the 2012 offseason, he became a free agent and was signed by the Minnesota Twins where he had 21 homeruns and an OPS of .787 in AA New Britain in 121 games. In 2014 he continued his hot hitting posting 20 home runs and an .870 OPS while batting .293 in 122 games before being promoted to AAA Rochester where he is now.


Jason Wheeler[edit]

Jason Wheeler
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: (1990-10-27) October 27, 1990 (age 24)
Torrance, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Jason Wheeler (born October 27, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization.

Wheeler was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the eighth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft out of Loyola Marymount University.[29]

His brother, Ryan Wheeler, has played in Major League Baseball.[30]


Alex Wimmers[edit]

Alex Wimmers
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: (1988-11-01) November 1, 1988 (age 26)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Alex Wimmers (born November 1, 1988) is a professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins organization.

Wimmers attended Ohio State University, where he played college baseball for the Ohio State Buckeyes baseball team. The Twins drafted Wimmers in the first round, with the 21st overall selection, of the 2010 MLB Draft. He signed with the Twins, receiving a $1.332 million signing bonus.[31]

On August 2, 2012, Wimmers underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament of elbow joint. He had made one start with the New Britain Rock Cats of the Class AA] Eastern League and one with the Gulf Coast League Twins of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.[32] He underwent elbow surgery in October 2013,[31] but was healthy to start the 2014 season.[33]


Minor League affiliate rosters[edit]

Triple-A[edit]

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Double-A[edit]

Chattanooga Lookouts roster
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Pitchers

  • 25 Jason Adam
  • 15 Pat Dean
  • 19 Jim Fuller
  • 36 Edgar Ibarra
  • 20 Cole Johnson
  • 18 Mason Melotakis Injury icon 2.svg
  • 38 Taylor Rogers
  • 30 Adrian Salcedo
  • -- Matt Summers Injury icon 2.svg
  • 51 Daniel Turpen
  • 44 Jason Wheeler
  • 12 Alex Wimmers

Catchers

  • 26 Kyle Kundson
  • 22 Matt Koch

Infielders

  • 37 Mike Gonzales
  • 32 Nate Hanson
  •  4 Levi Michael
  • 24 Jorge Polanco *
  • -- Miguel Sano Injury icon 2.svg
  •  2 Tony Thomas
  • 17 Brandon Waring Injury icon 2.svg
  •  5 Stephen Wickens

Outfielders

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Class A-Advanced[edit]

Fort Myers Miracle roster
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Pitchers

  • 31 D.J. Baxendale Injury icon 2.svg
  • 21 Madison Boer
  • 35 Brian Gilbert
  • 33 Steven Gruver
  • 43 B. J. Hermsen
  • 45 David Hurlbut Injury icon 2.svg
  • 38 D.J. Johnson
  • 37 Tyler Jones
  • -- Zack Jones Injury icon 2.svg
  • 22 Brett Lee
  • 40 Ethan Mildren
  • 24 Alex Muren
  • 44 Brandon Peterson
  • 19 Tim Shibuya Injury icon 2.svg
  • 32 Aaron Slegers
  • 18 Matt Tomshaw
  • 27 Todd Van Steel
  • -- Corey Williams Injury icon 2.svg

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Class A[edit]

Cedar Rapids Kernels roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 46 Mat Batts
  • 21 Brandon Bixler
  • 38 Hudson Boyd
  •  2 Nick Burdi
  • 37 Ryan Eades
  • 32 Dallas Gallant
  • 43 Stephen Gonsalves
  • 40 Chih-Wei Hu
  • -- Yorman Landa Injury icon 2.svg
  • 27 Chris Mazza
  • 24 Josue Montanez
  • 47 Ricky Nolasco #
  • 36 Jake Reed
  • 44 Fernando Romero Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Randy Rosario Injury icon 2.svg
  • 19 Kohl Stewart Injury icon 2.svg
  • 33 Lewis Thorpe
  • 20 Jared Wilson

Catchers

  • 25 Mitch Garver
  •  9 Michael Quesada
  • 41 Alex Swim

Infielders

  • 18 Chad Christensen
  • 22 Bryan Haar
  • 23 Joe Mauer #
  •  7 Tanner Vavra
  •  1 Engelb Vielma
  •  4 Logan Wade
  • 26 Ryan Walker

Outfielders

  • 11 Max Murphy
  • 17 J.D. Williams

Manager

Coaches


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Rookie[edit]

Elizabethton Twins roster
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Pitchers

  • 25 Cameron Booser
  • 30 Michael Cederoth
  • -- J.T. Chargois Injury icon 2.svg
  • 12 Samuel Clay
  • 46 John Curtiss
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  • 35 Sam Gibbons
  •  2 Carson Goldsmith Injury icon 2.svg
  • 17 C. K. Irby
  • 27 Felix Jorge
  • 15 Randy LeBlanc
  • 44 Kuo Hua Lo
  • 21 Derrick Penilla
  • 51 Brandon Poulson
  • 31 Dereck Rodriguez
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Catchers

  • 38 Brett Doe
  • 32 Jorge Fernandez
  • 24 Brian Navarreto
  • 22 Alex Real

Infielders

  •  9 Nick Gordon
  •  7 Jonatan Hinojosa
  •  4 Will Hurt
  •  8 Pat Kelly
  • 48 Tyler Kuresa
  • 19 Tyler Mautner
  • 18 Blake Schmit
  • 33 Trey Vavra

Outfielders

  • 37 Dutch Deol
  • 11 Austin Diemer
  • 23 Tanner English
  •  5 Jeremias Pineda
  • -- Jake Proctor Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Ryan Tufts Injury icon 2.svg

Manager

Coaches

  •  1 Jeff Reed (hitting)
  • 43 Henry Bonilla (pitching)


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Gulf Coast League Twins roster
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  • 72 Jose Abreu Injury icon 2.svg
  • 18 Josh Burris
  • 47 Damian Defrank Injury icon 2.svg
  • 95 Eduardo Del Rosario
  • 21 Brandon Easton
  • 23 Onas Farfan Injury icon 2.svg
  • 51 Miguel Gonzalez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 58 Josh Guyer
  • 15 Zach Hayden
  • 69 Onesimo Hernandez
  • 61 David Hurlbut
  • 50 Zack Jones
  • 40 Wilfredy Liranzo Injury icon 2.svg
  • 39 Miles Nordgren
  • 60 Callan Pearce
  • 38 Jhon Silva
  • 49 Alexis Tapia
  • 41 Michael Theofanopoulos
  • 66 Zach Tillery
  • 88 Seth Wagner
  • 90 Leonel Zazueta
  • 57 Reyson Zoquiel Injury icon 2.svg

Catchers

  • 45 Gabriel Ojeda
  • 64 Joel Polanco
  • 22 Jarrard Poteete
  • 93 Rainis Silva

Infielders

  •  7 Jack Barrie
  •  1 Manuel Guzman
  • 19 Nelson Molina
  •  8 Joel Ramirez
  • 92 Rafael P Valera
  • 65 Ruar Verkerk
  • 46 T.J. White

Outfielders

  • 44 Dubal Baez
  •  2 Tyree Davis
  • 30 Frank Encarnacion
  • -- Roberto Gonzalez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 52 Zack Granite Injury icon 2.svg
  • 11 Zack Larson
  • 24 Amaurys Minier
  • 37 Ariel Montesino
  • 91 Corey Wimberly

Manager

  • 12 Ramón Borrego

Coaches

  • 17 Rudy Hernández (hitting)
  • 16 Riccardo Ingram (coach)
  • 19 Luis Ramirez (pitching)
  • 31 Ehren Wassermann (pitching)


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Pitchers

  • 57 Carlos Aponte
  • 60 Erick Balbuena
  • 50 Robener Cabrera
  • 43 Moises Gomez
  • 65 Luis Hernandez
  • 53 Juan Herrera
  • 51 Ramses Herrera
  • 40 Jadison Jimenez
  • 56 Jose Martinez
  • 32 Randolph Perez
  • 17 Sebastian Perez
  • 25 Johan Quezada
  • -- Daulin Ramirez
  • 41 Jose Ramirez
  •  5 Williams Ramirez
  • 39 Gabriel Rosario
  • 38 Argenis Silva

Catchers

  • 31 Jhonathan Alvarez
  • 94 Carlos Martinez
  • 37 Robert Molina

Infielders

  • 46 Jorge Andrade
  • 11 Luis Arraez
  • -- Alexandre De Oliveira ‡
  • 48 Eugenio Diaz
  • 15 Lewin Diaz
  • -- Pedro Estaba ‡
  • 27 Edwin Franco
  • 33 Emmanuel Morel
  • 44 Jorge Munoz
  • 43 Jermaine Palacios
  • 13 Roni Tapia
  • 19 Gabriel A. Ynfante

Outfielders

  • 26 Junior Amarante
  • 21 Francisco Hernandez
  • 36 Jet Hernandez
  • 52 Edgar Herrera
  •  9 Luis Martinez
  • 24 Francis Mateo
  • 47 Jorge Parra
  • 18 Antonio Tovar

Manager

  • 25 Jimmy Alvarez

Coaches


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References[edit]

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