Minnesota Twins minor league players

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Below are select minor league players and 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 26)
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.

Travis Blankenhorn[edit]

Travis Blankenhorn
Minnesota Twins
Infielder
Born: (1996-08-03) August 3, 1996 (age 21)
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Travis Allan Blankenhorn (born August 3, 1996) is an American professional baseball infielder in the Minnesota Twins organization.

Blankenhorn attended Pottsville Area High School in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the third round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.[3][4] He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Twins and was later promoted to the Elizabethton Twins. He posted a combined .244 batting average with 3 home runs and 23 RBIs in 53 games between both clubs. Blankenhorn spent 2016 with both Elizabethon and the Cedar Rapids Kernels, and he batted a combined .293 with ten home runs and 41 RBIs between both teams.[5] In 2017, he returned to Cedar Rapids, posting a .251 batting average, 13 home runs, 69 RBIs, and a .784 OPS in 118 games.[6]

Zack Jones[edit]

Zack Jones
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: (1990-12-04) December 4, 1990 (age 26)
San Jose, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Zachary James Jones (born December 4, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization

Jones attended Santa Teresa High School in San Jose, California, and San Jose State University. The Minnesota Twins selected him in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft. Exposed in the 2015 Rule 5 draft,[7] Jones was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers.[8] Jones strained his right shoulder in spring training with the Brewers, and began the 2016 season on the disabled list.[9] Jones was returned to the Twins on June 19.[10]

Zack Littell[edit]

Zack Littell
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: (1995-10-05) October 5, 1995 (age 22)
Mebane, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Zack Stuart Littell (born October 5, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization.

Littell attended Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane, North Carolina. He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 11th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[11] Littell made his professional debut with the Arizona League Mariners. He pitched 2014 with the Pulaski Mariners and 2015 with the Clinton LumberKings. He started 2016 with Clinton and was promoted to the Bakersfield Blaze in July.[12][13]

On July 30, 2017, the Yankees traded Littell and Dietrich Enns to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for Jaime García and cash consideration.[14] The Twins added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[15]

Mason Melotakis[edit]

Mason Melotakis
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: (1991-06-28) June 28, 1991 (age 26)
Grapevine, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Left

Mason Emmanual Melotakis (born June 28, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins organization.

Melotakis attended Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas, and the Northwestern State University of Louisiana. The Twins selected him in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft. In 2014, he underwent Tommy John surgery.[16] After the 2015 season, the Twins added him to their 40-man roster.[17]

Greg Peavey[edit]

Greg Peavey
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: (1988-07-11) July 11, 1988 (age 29)
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 in Vancouver, Washington, 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.[18][19]

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.[20] At the 2014 Winter Meetings, the Minnesota Twins selected Peavey from the Mets in the Rule 5 draft.[21] In 2015, Peavey pitched for the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Class AA Southern League[22] and the Rochester Red Wings of the Class AAA International League.[23] Peavy finished 2015 with a combined 5.02 ERA between both clubs.[24]

During the offseasons, Peavey returns to Hudson's Bay and serves as an assistant coach on the basketball team.[25]

Fernando Romero[edit]

Fernando Romero
Minnesota Twins – No. 77
Pitcher
Born: (1994-12-24) December 24, 1994 (age 22)
San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Fernando Ernesto Romero Peralta (born December 24, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization.

Romero signed with the Minnesota Twins as an international free agent in November 2011.[26] He made his professional debut in 2012 with the Dominican Summer League Twins and pitched 2013 with the Gulf Coast Twins. After three starts with the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2014, Romero suffered a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament which required Tommy John Surgery.[27] The injury ended his 2014 season and caused him to miss the entire 2015 season.

Romero returned from the injury in 2016 and started the year with Cedar Rapids,[28] and after five starts was promoted to the Fort Myers Miracle.[29] Romero ended 2016 with a combined 1.89 ERA in 90.1 innings pitched between both clubs.[30] The Twins added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[31]

Tyler Watson[edit]

Tyler Watson
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: (1997-05-22) May 22, 1997 (age 20)
Gilbert, Arizona
Bats: Right Throws: Left

Tyler Jaymes Watson (born May 22, 1997) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization. He was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 34th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.

A native of Gilbert, Arizona, Watson pitched at Perry High School. Despite being drafted in the later rounds of the 2015 draft, he elected to sign for a $400,000 bonus, well above the slot value.[32] After posting a 2.64 ERA as a starter across two levels in 2016 (Class A Short Season, with the Auburn Doubledays, and Class A Full Season, with the Hagerstown Suns), Watson was labeled by Baseball America and Minor League Ball as a prospect to watch in the Nationals farm system.[33][34] In 2017, Watson was selected among several Hagerstown players to participate in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.[35]

On July 31, 2017, Watson was traded to the Minnesota Twins for Brandon Kintzler [36].

Watson is a left-handed pitcher with a low-90s fastball, an above-average curveball, and a developing changeup.[34]

Minor League affiliate rosters[edit]

Triple-A[edit]

Rochester Red Wings roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 17 Luke Bard
  • -- Ryan Eades
  • 23 Stephen Gonsalves
  • 25 Michael Kohn
  • 53 Mason Melotakis
  • 40 Jake Reed

Catchers


Infielders


Outfielders

  •  2 Levi Michael

Designated hitters

Manager

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Double-A[edit]

Chattanooga Lookouts roster
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Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

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Class A-Advanced[edit]

Fort Myers Miracle roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 25 Brady Anderson
  • -- Henry Centeno Injury icon 2.svg
  • 11 Sam Clay
  • 30 Jonny Drozd
  • 12 David Fischer
  • 21 Tom Hackimer
  • 38 Anthony McIver
  • 15 Alex Muren
  • 40 Williams Ramirez
  • 31 Dereck Rodríguez
  • 27 Cody Stashak Injury icon 2.svg
  • 17 Michael Theofanopoulos
  • 36 Lewis Thorpe
  • 44 Andrew Vasquez
  • 19 Lachlan Wells

Catchers

  • 26 Kevin Garcia
  • 22 Brian Navarreto

Infielders

  • -- Luis Arraez Injury icon 2.svg
  • 33 Shane Kennedy Injury icon 2.svg
  •  1 Sean Miller
  • 23 Nelson Molina
  • -- Brian Olson Injury icon 2.svg
  •  5 Chris Paul Injury icon 2.svg
  •  2 Alex Perez
  •  4 Bradley Strong
  •  9 Trey Vavra
  • 24 Zander Wiel

Outfielders

  • 20 Tanner English
  •  7 Daniel Kihle
  • 13 Max Murphy
  •  8 Rafael P. Valera


Manager

Coaches

  • 38 Henry Bonilla (pitching)
  • -- Steve Singleton (hitting)


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Class A[edit]

Cedar Rapids Kernels roster
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Pitchers

  • 21 Charlie Barnes
  • 31 Tyler Beardsley
  • 26 Clark Beeker
  • 30 Domenick Carlini Injury icon 2.svg
  • 33 Max Cordy
  • -- Andro Cutura Injury icon 2.svg
  • 15 Colton Davis
  • 16 Griffin Jax (Military leave)
  • 23 Logan Lombana
  • 35 Hector Lujan
  • 11 Anthony Marzi
  • 19 Ryan Mason
  • 44 Patrick McGuff
  • 36 Bryan Sammons
  • 32 Evan Sanders
  • 37 Alex Schick Injury icon 2.svg
  • 39 Tyler Watson

Catchers

  •  2 Caleb Hamilton
  •  9 Ben Rortvedt

Infielders

Outfielders

  • 25 Trey Cabbage
  • 38 Shane Carrier
  • 18 Christian Cavaness
  • 16 Jimmy Kerrigan
  • 17 Lean Marrero Injury icon 2.svg
  •  1 Aaron Whitefield


Manager

Coaches


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Advanced Rookie[edit]

Elizabethton Twins roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 50 Melvi Acosta
  • -- Cam Booser ‡
  • 44 Christian Broussard
  • 22 Nick Brown
  • 13 Edwar Colina
  • -- Miguel De Jesus Injury icon 2.svg
  • 46 Randy Dobnak
  • 17 Calvin Faucher Injury icon 2.svg
  • 40 Jared Finkel
  • 43 Juan Gamez
  • 33 Moises Gomez
  • 45 Brusdar Graterol
  • 15 Blair Lasko
  • 36 Jose Martinez
  • 18 Jovani Moran
  • 51 Bailey Ober
  • -- Callan Pearce Injury icon 2.svg
  • 30 Rickey Ramirez
  • 48 Ryley Widell

Catchers

  •  4 Andrew Cosgrove
  • -- Bryant Hayman Injury icon 2.svg
  • 24 Robert Molina
  • 11 Rainis Silva
  • 26 Colton Waltner

Infielders

  • 20 Andrew Bechtold
  • 39 Carson Crites
  •  7 Wander Javier
  • 23 Kolton Kendrick
  • 27 Jose Miranda
  •  9 Ariel Montesino
  • 21 Gorge Munoz
  • 35 J. J. Robinson

Outfielders

  • 12 Matt Albanese
  • 31 Akil Baddoo
  •  5 Mark Contreras
  • 41 T. J. Dixon
  • -- Alex Kirilloff Injury icon 2.svg


Manager

Coaches

  • 19 Luis Ramirez (pitching)
  •  1 Jeff Reed (hitting)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
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Roster updated August 23, 2017
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Rookie[edit]

Gulf Coast League Twins roster
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Pitchers

  • 47 Petru Balan
  • 97 Vadim Balan
  • 41 Jordan Balazovic
  • 65 Tyler Beardsly #
  • 31 Tyler Benninghoff Injury icon 2.svg
  • 38 Jose Bermudez
  • 96 Austin Bizzle
  • 77 Taylor Clemensia
  • 49 Amilcar Cruz
  • 68 Blayne Enlow
  • 52 Zach Featherstone
  • 25 Pedro Garcia
  • 22 Brusdar Graterol
  • 33 Matt Jones
  • 83 Zach Jones #
  • 46 Landon Leach
  • 26 Juan Mojica
  • 53 Derek Molina Injury icon 2.svg
  • 23 Matz Schutte
  • 62 Carlos Suniaga
  • 85 Nick Tepesch #

Catchers

  • 20 Jhon Alvarez
  •  7 Kerby Camacho
  • 12 Darling Cuesto
  • 17 Kidany Salva

Infielders

  • 70 Ricky De La Torre
  • 21 Dane Hutcheon
  •  4 Royce Lewis
  • 44 Humberto Maldonado
  • 30 Emmanuel Morel
  • 16 ALex Robles
  • 71 Benjamin Rodriguez
  • 43 Victor Tademo
  • 32 Roni Tapia

Outfielders

  •  5 Jared Akins
  • 13 Jean Carlos Arias
  •  2 Akil Baddoo
  • 40 Colton Burns
  •  9 Edgar Herrera Injury icon 2.svg


Manager

  • 24 Ramón Borrego

Coaches

  • 36 Cibney Bello (pitching)
  • 37 Toby Gardenhire (hitting)
  • 11 Virgil Vasquez (pitching)

60-day disabled list

  • -- Johan Quezada

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Foreign Rookie[edit]

Dominican Summer League Twins roster
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Pitchers

  • 31 Luis Bellorin
  • 41 Prelander Berroa
  • 98 Cristian Castro
  • -- Steven Cruz
  • 49 Luciano De La Cruz
  • 53 Yeremi Garcia
  • 32 Osiris German
  • 21 Luis Gil
  • 44 Robert Gutierrez
  • 52 Andriu Marin
  • 38 Michael Montero
  • -- Anderson Munoz
  • 50 Junior Navas
  • 43 Elvis Rivas
  • 39 Fernando Sanchez
  • 70 Fredderi Soto
  • 33 Jesus Toledo
  • 87 Frandy Torres

Catchers

  • 20 Yeremi De La Cruz
  •  9 Victor Heredia
  •  2 Jeferson Morales
  • 13 Yeison Perez
  • 60 Oliver Tejada

Infielders

  • -- Alexandre De Oliveira ‡
  • 11 Yeltsin Encarnacion
  • -- Pedro Estaba ‡
  •  7 Jesus Feliz
  • 24 Zaino Henriquez
  • 24 Agustin Marte
  •  5 Ruben Santana
  • 15 Estamy Urena
  • 26 Wander Valdez

Outfielders

  • 60 Brahiap Carrillo
  • 23 Francisco Hernandez ‡
  • 12 Francisco Martinez
  • 30 Juan Martinez
  •  8 Alberoni Nunez
  • 62 Felix Reyes
  • 55 Cesar Salazar
  • 16 Samuel Vasquez


Manager


Coaches

  • -- Jimmy Alvarez (hitting)
  • 56 Leury Bonilla (hitting)
  • 36 Ed Estrada (hitting)
  • -- Jairo Rodriguez (hitting)
  • 85 Manny Santana (pitching)


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