Wow, only two catchers and Isola being one of them? 15 hours ago, Copyright 2023 DiamondCentric Minnesota Twins 25-man roster for 2023 with positions, height, weight, and jersey numbers for all Twins players. Hoping he is ready as the Texas league isn't easy on pitchers. He didn't hit much, but he showed a good approach and played very good defense at shortstop. I was a little surprised Headricks jumped to AAA, pleasantly so, and wasn't sure if Festa might do the same. After two big innings from the Cardinals, the Surge tied it up 7-7. Not sure the starters can go enough innings for this team to be as good as last year. You cannot paste images directly. Bringing you closer to the Shockers you love and inside the sports you love to watch. Probably enough arms to work well at the AA level, but not sure I'm seeing much upside. I'm interested in hearing how Isola and Winkel do at catcher. He turns singles into doubles. #1 - Brooks Lee Maybe in LF? I believe Wolters is with the Saints, but no mention of the other two since spring training. Wichita, KS - In conjunction with the Minnesota Twins, the Wichita Wind Surge are pleased to announce their 2021 Opening Day Roster, which features five top-30 Twins prospects according to MLB.com. Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of InsideTheBook.com, and co-author of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. So that's where we'll start. Prior to 2020, the Wind Surge had been located in Metairie, Louisiana, playing as the New Orleans Baby Cakes. 14.5K Followers. Perhaps not for an extended run, but he has demonstrated that he can hit (at least some ). Takashi Miyoshi is the team's bench coach. most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics. What is the scenario that Martin jumps straight from AA? Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our The Surge home opener is May 11 against the Amarillo Sod Poodles. Boyle and Brink are older and maybe they stabilize this pen. Certainly gotta love a starting staff headed by Canterino, SWR and Varland. Roster. The Wind Surge play their first home game at Riverfront Stadium on Tuesday, April 11. Recall that the Twins signed three catchers this winter to MiLB contracts, all of whom had a fair amount of big league time. Blayne Enlow came off of the Twins 40-man roster this offseason, but the organization was thrilled when he cleared waivers and will stick in the organization. Boy, this will be another fun trip. I imagine he is on the injured list? Wichita Wind Surge 25-man roster for 2023 with positions, height, weight, and jersey numbers for all Wind Surge players. 50 Adam Lau. The Shockers also collected the first run and home run in the ballpark's history. magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible. He's got a good combination of plate discipline and some pop in his bat. 04/12/23. For now, he'll continue to get his work in on a daily basis. He seemed to raise his game to a new level last year. Lots of 24 y-o and up. He's a big dude with tremendous power potential, kind of in the Franmil Reyes mold. Hopefully it will be very tough to crack the big league roster for awhile as you say but AA is going to still be crucial to watch.  Wichita manager Ramon Borrego was selected as the league's Manager of the Year. Isola has the bat and Winkel has the defense. There are 15 pitchers and 13 position players. Should be a good team until those guys get moved up. Glad to see they feel he's up to the challenge. The clubs top prospect is Gilberto Celestino, #8 on the Twins top-30 list according to MLB.com. 04/02/23. Winkel already at AA, after being drafted in 2021, is very interesting. It got only better in the finale of a six-game series with the Wind Surge. Hopefully a bump to Double-A will help him take off. Check out what's in store fo. Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor Still not sold on the amount of upside across the roster, but there is talent here. Could be a fun team if the pitching holds up and a couple of the best arms, like Festa, can continue to develop. But even if he plays great defense, he has to hit at some point. DaShawn Keirsey Jr. crushed a three-run shot to left field. Fajardo and Smith were both selected in the minor-league portion of the Rule 5 draft. Keirsey and Soularie need an injury free season as both could be realistic MLB options by 2025. 17 players return to the club that played there last year. Wichita returns 17 players from last years club, including 26-year-old left-handed pitcher Kody Funderburk, a Texas League All-Star who compiled a 10-5 record with a 2.94 ERA last season, and 23-year-old David Festa, a 6-foot-6 starting pitcher who is rated as the 11th-best prospect for the Twins. Guessing here, but I think Enlow is listed as a reliever because he finished there in 2022? Can their 40 man really be that full? His pitching coaches will be Dan Urbina and DJ Engle. (estim. I like Prato a lot as a do everything and play everywhere super utility that I thought had a real shot to begin at AAA. That team is stacked. Your previous content has been restored. Also moving in the right direction through the MiLB system is Michael Boyle '15, who is pitching for the Double-A Wichita Wind Surge in the Minnesota Twins organization. Wichita promoted pitcher Kody Funderburk to Class AAA St Paul and activated Andrew Cabezas from the development roster. Lacking the higher end talent depth we saw there last year but there are guys who could rise especially on the pitching side. His OBP has been good along with the occasional power production, but his propensity to whiff at a "Sano-esque" rate is alarming. This was the one level I've been "concerned" about as I think it lacks a degree of talent and depth due to past trades and other promotions, and some younger players not yet ready. Was surprised to see Travis Adams on the list as I had him penciled in at High A. I'm expecting guys like Hidalgo and Nowlin to get moved up at mid season. Winkel already at AA, after being drafted in 2021, is very interesting. Other than Festa, I think this is the weakest AA team the Twins have fielded by far .. Rozek is a Minnesota native and went to Minnesota State-Mankato. Cedar Rapids Kernels placed C Charles Mack on the 7-day injured list. Pitching is what wins, right? This was the one level I've been "concerned" about as I think it lacks a degree of talent and depth due to past trades and other promotions, and some younger players not yet ready. pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed Copyright 2023 DiamondCentric DaShawn Keirsey was healthy in 2022 and really put things together. Pitchers: B/T: HT: WT: DOB: Status: MLB 40-man: Travis . He should do the majority of the catching. Pitchers Canterino on the long-term IL? Wichita, KS Brooks Lee drilled a three run base clearing double in the eighth inning and the Wichita Wind Surge had another come from behind victory over Springfield 12-11. Gross and Funderburk were starters last year in Cedar Rapids. At Tacoma's Cheney Stadium, a statue of namesake Ben Cheney sits in the stands. please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and Great speed and bat made strides last season. Interesting thought. But he's mostly aged 1B and DH and the bat doesn't look special enough for that role going forward. He started the season in Ft. Myers, moved up to Cedar Rapids, and ended with a few outings for the Wind Surge. I hope that means they really feel he's ready. April 27, 2023 | 00:00:50. Final Sat, Apr 29. The clubs top prospect. Watched a lot of the Wichita games on MiLB last summer and to be honest, wasn't that impressed with Martin. I'm not a scout by any means but I take a mean video. The Drillers will open the Texas League season against the Wichita Wind Surge at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Wichita. You must use your email address instead of your display name in order to log in. Likewise, Gray, Holland, Prato, Sabato and Severino all spent the final month or more in Wichita last year. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. Has Gray done enough for this promotion? I think the bullpen will be good. Wichita Wind Surge activated C Frank Nigro. Wichita, KS - In conjunction with the Minnesota Twins, the Wichita Wind Surge are pleased to announce their 2021 Opening Day Roster, which features five Top 30 Twins prospects according to MLB.com. Wichita, KS In conjunction with the Minnesota Twins, the Wichita Wind Surge are pleased to announce their 2021 Opening Day Roster, which features five top-30 Twins prospects according to MLB.com. 78-59, 729 Runs, 627 Runs Allowed. Or did they have opt outs and are gone? Ed Bailey Courtesy After being . He never played for St. Paul but was likely there long enough to pass through protocol (negative test, quarantine?) Draft. Brandon Komar earned the win pitching seven innings and allowed one hit for Springfield. The team will have two Top 20 prospects including the #1 overall Twins prospect. It appears in its original form at Gary Ashwill and his collaborators. Dennis Ortega (24) - Venezuelan backstop joined the Twins this spring after spending 2014-2021 with the Cardinals organization. I was a little surprised Headricks jumped to AAA, pleasantly so, and wasn't sure if Festa might do the same. It is an interesting list. Julien has played there. Powered by Invision Community. 04/30/23. I know he's largely an infielder, but this team doesn't have right handed outfielders who can actually hit AND get on base so I think he's going get a look on the MLB team sooner than people expect. I think the bullpen will be good. Wichita, KS - In conjunction with the Minnesota Twins, the Wichita Wind Surge are pleased to announce their 2022 Opening Day Roster, which features seven top-30 Twins prospects according to MLB.com. By Isola returns and may need to do more catching because of it. The next step is caringforit. Time to lace up baseball cleats, pick up a bat . Holland is super fast and can run wild on the bases. April 4, 2022. Upload or insert images from URL. He returned to Wichita at the beginning of the 2022 season and was moved to a role as a relief pitcher. Can he finally tap in to all of that athleticism? The deadline for Major League teams to put together their 40-man rosters ahead of next month's Rule 5 draft has come and gone, and four players who spent time with the Wind Surge were put on On Sunday afternoon, the Wichita Wind Surge announced their 28-man Opening Day roster. This says otherwise and I'm back on that bandwagon! Wichita Wind Surge roster. RHP Cory Lewis assigned to Fort Myers Mighty Mussels from FCL Twins. rebuild this lost statistical history. I hope that means they really feel he's ready. After Tuesday's start, Wainwright said he was ready "whenever they need me." The team will have two Top 20 prospects including the #1 overall Twins prospect Brooks Lee. His coaching staff is different, but starting a roster with seven top prospects and some other very intriguing prospects is a great place to start. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. First and foremost, he is a tremendous defensive centerfielder, with great range and the ability to close on fly balls and create web gems. Celestino was called up directly from Wichita last year. These guys in Wichita may have only a half a year to show that they are worth keeping or the mid-season call-ups from Cedar Rapids will push them out. Cardinals. Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who So much has changed in our system. 1.5 Wichita Wind Surge. Thanks. Brooks Lee, a 22-year-old shortstop who was the No. I guess so, even though he didn't set the world on fire since being a pretty high draft choice, with a mediocre 2022 probably being his best season so far. I'm thinking the starting pitching could be a little weaker than last year after Festa. I know Lewis and Palacios will be in St. Paul. But even if he plays great defense, he has to hit at some point. Thanks J .. The last time I lived in Wichita the Twins weren't here so that really changes how I will watch the games. Keirsey - I would like to see him step up and be a great outfielder. On Sunday afternoon, the Wichita Wind Surge announced their 28-man Opening Day roster. As new credible My future Twins in this group are Lee and Festa. Clearly Brooks Lee is the top prospect in this group. When their season ended, he was promoted to the Saints for the final couple of weeks of their season. He played mostly second base in Cedar Rapids and then mostly third base in Wichita. Current rosters are based on captured player transactions and so if there is any conflict between these rosters and those on offficial MLB/MILB sites, the latter prevails. He spent 2013-2019 in Phillies organization, reaching AAA. Relief Pitchers: Tyler Beck, Michael Boyle, Jose Bravo, Jordan Brink, Chad Donato, Blayne Enlow, Osiris German, Hunter McMahon, Seth Nordlin, Alex Scherff.  Initially postponed due to the pandemic, the season was ultimately cancelled on June 30. Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by I think the INF is the strength of the club and Lee makes it pretty good by himself. April 26, 2023 Wichita, KS - The Springfield Cardinals bounced back from a 12-3 loss on Tuesday to even the series defeating the Wind Surge 10-12 on Wednesday afternoon. Lee is the star of the team. So much has changed in our system. Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of Return to Top; Major League Players. Latest Twins coverage from our writers Springfield started off with a 2-0 lead in the first. Wichita, KS In conjunction with the Minnesota Twins, the Wichita Wind Surge are pleased to announce their 2021 Opening Day Roster, which features five top-30 Twins prospects according to MLB.com. There are 15 pitchers and 13 position players. Many historical player head shots courtesy of David Davis. BA Newsletter: Get Analysis, Rankings Delivered To Your Inbox! Five prospects likely to open in the Double-A Southern League to pay close attention to in the first months of the season. He had a couple of inside-the-park homers. With covid, I believe he's only played 3yrs and has shown some decent numbers until last year. Copyright 2023 Baseball America Enterprises. . I hope that means more catching for Isola. Spent 2014-2020 with the Cleveland organization. C Dillon Tatum assigned to Fort Myers Mighty Mussels from Wichita Wind Surge. Fantasy. Wow, only two catchers and Isola being one of them? The data is based on the last 50 completed orders. There are 15 pitchers and 13 position players. Holland has primarily an outfielder at this stage. Does Isola face a put up or shut up season? Well, I had fun last night. Guessing here, but I think Enlow is listed as a reliever because he finished there in 2022? Any news on Steve Berman, Alex Phillips, Zach Neff, Tyler Beck? Smith is very intriguing. The hitting coach is Shawn Schlechter. 04/11/23. Glad to see they feel he's up to the challenge. Wichita Wind Surge Opening Day Roster - 2023, The Wichita Wind Surge roster had 28 players on it. Twins released Greiner and Sisco at the end of March. Giants: IF/OF Brett Wisely was added to the roster as the 27th player for the . The Wichita Wind Surge roster had 28 players on it. as development continues. He has been on the Injured List the majority of the time with the Twins but is finally healthy and ready to go this year. Are those guys still injured? Lee headlined the roster announcement for the Wind Surge on Sunday, which included 28 players 15 pitchers and 13 position players for the 2023 season.  In the best-of-five series, they were defeated by the second-place Northwest Arkansas Naturals, 32. This data is constructed from the best available information as Twins No. Not sure what is left to say. The top 10 youngest players in each full-season minor league on Opening Day 2023. Other than what MacMahon did last year, I'm not sure there's much to get excited here. 1. Prato seemed to play more in LF than anywhere else at the end of last year, if I remember correctly. Speaking of guys being healthy, Alex Scherff came to the Twins from the Red Sox organization. The Official Site of the Wichita Wind Surge. With the Wichita Wind Surge set to begin their 2021 season on Tuesday with a six-game road series against the Springfield Cardinals, here is a look at the top prospects who will begin the season . All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only. Any time you are at a game and see something interesting I would like to see a comment from you. Seth Stohs has been blogging about the Minnesota Twins since May 2003. The Wind Surge were supposed to begin play in 2020 as the Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins in the Pacific Coast League.However, a combination of the cancellation of the 2020 . He had a solid showing in his first big-league camp. I enjoy observing body language and approach and feel like it can tell me a lot. I like Prato a lot as a do everything and play everywhere super utility that I thought had a real shot to begin at AAA. Twins released Greiner and Sisco at the end of March. Happy Hour for fans 21 and over until gates open to first pitch. Spent 2021 at AA Bowie. Travis Adams spent most of 2022 in Ft. Myers, but he spent the final month in Cedar Rapids. Here is a look at five Top 100 prospects in particular who are candidates to rise quickly in 2023.  Owner Lou Schwechheimer died from complications from COVID on July 29, 2020. You'll see top Major League Baseball prospects competing at the Double-A level, the second-highest of Minor League Baseball. The pitching side is loaded with Canterino, SWR, Vallimont and Varland. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Josh Winder #14, Cole Sands #15 and Dakota Chalmers #30. Another poor season could result in a DFA. I know he's largely an infielder, but this team doesn't have right handed outfielders who can actually hit AND get on base so I think he's going get a look on the MLB team sooner than people expect. Splitting time between three levels, the Cal Poly product finished his rookie season with a .303 batting average, .388 on-base percentage and .451 slugging percentage with 17 runs scored, 15 RBI and four home runs in 122 at bats stretched across 31 games. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to Minor League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are the property of Minor League Baseball. 1 prospect Brooks Lee ripped a go-ahead three-run double to right-center in the 8th inning for the Wichita Wind Surge Tickets. Springfield started off with a 2-0 lead in the first. The Official Site of the Wichita Wind Surge Wichita Wind Surge. Hopefully, just a solid year for him health and performance-wise. Prato broke out in 2022. There is a report of Celestino added to St. Paul in the window between his last Wichita game and major league debut. Got a lot of looks at ST, and struggled mightily at the plate. 2022 Wichita Wind Surge Opening Day Roster Preview, Here's How to Make Room for Alex Kirilloff, Week in Review: Slaying Demons and Smacking Dingers. 1 Twins prospect Brooks Lee collects his first three-hit game of the season for Double-A Wichita. Legumina was named to the Twins' 40-man roster ahead of the season before he was traded. 1B - Bechtold played there a lot last year. Recall that the Twins signed three catchers this winter to MiLB contracts, all of whom had a fair amount of big league time. and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help #13 - David Festa, MORE FROM TWINS DAILY Clear editor. Catchers: Alex Isola, Patrick Winkel Really going to keep my eye on Winkel at catcher. He's got three solid pitches, but it comes with a fastball that routinely hit 97 and 98 mph a year ago and touched 99. Wichita, KS - Brooks Lee drilled a three run base clearing double in the eighth inning and the Wichita Wind Surge had another come from behind victory over Springfield 12-11. * - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? I'm thinking the starting pitching could be a little weaker than last year after Festa. Chinese Professional Baseball League (Fgn), Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCAA), California Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Pennsylvania State Athletics Conference (NCAA), Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (NCAA), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (NCAA), Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (NCAA), Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCAA), Scores from any date in Major League history, Minor, Foreign, College, & Black Baseball, Frequently Asked Questions about MLB and Baseball, Subscribe to Stathead Baseball: Get your first month FREE. Can either one do well enough on the reverse to make them into major league catchers? You cannot paste images directly. 17 players return to the club that played there last year.  Instead of being a Miami Marlins affiliate, the Wind Surge became affiliated with the Minnesota Twins. I hope that means more catching for Isola. Seth Stohs, April 2 in Twins Minor League Talk. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. A founder and owner of Twins Daily, Seth has been a Twins fan for 40 years and has a passion for covering the minor leagues and prospects. April 27, 2023 . Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Monday, May 1, 12:21AM. German is intriguing in that he has one of the best changeups in the organization. So, he's got time to continue developing. So that's where we'll start. Looks like a lot of competition for the starting pitcher spots. Having reviewed both this roster and the CR roster, the Twins have incredible depth in their minor league system. Yunior Severino commanded the charge offensively, cracking his sixth homer of the season on his way toward four . Isola will not be a major league catcher, to our disappointment. They will begin their season on Thursday (April 6) with three games in Springfield. Roster. This story was originally published April 3, 2023, 6:00 AM. Like, will Wallner cut down on the strikeouts and pass up Larnach? He could and should continue to get time. Let's . Catchers: Alex Isola, Patrick Winkel 04/20/23. Hitting Coach: Derek Shomon Maybe our hopes of Isola catching 3 days a week aren't going to come to fruition. Real-time updates and all local stories you want right in the palm of your hand. Festa was the Twins 13th round pick in 2021 from Seton Hall. We recently switched our login system from requiring display names to email addresses in order to log in. The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. Display as a link instead, Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, Pitching is what wins, right? Players. He has developed into a very exciting prospect. So Lewis and Palacios will be starting where? #13 - David Festa, I am interested in this team because I really only know about three of them. The Wind Surge adjusted a game time in May, Saturday May 20th will be a 6:05 start. Ben and Carlos give their final thoughts on the World Baseball Classic, their anticipation for Opening Day and touch on a few more spring training players of note. A command and control guy, Adams was hitting 97 mph by the end of last year. 04/11/23. The Wichita Wind Surge of the Double-A Central League ended the 2021 season with a record of 69 wins and 51 losses, finishing first in the league's North Division. Roster Moves: April 27th, 2023. Listed on the "Developmental", List. A left-hander, he's become crafty southpaw. He had a solid showing in his first big-league camp. It's his only path to the majors IMO. League: Texas League Isola played 5 games, 2 at DH, 2 at 1B and 1 at C. This is consistent with last year. Wichita opens the season on Thursday . Up next: 7:05 p.m. Saturday and 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Tulsa vs. Wichita Wind Surge at ONEOK Field. The most pivotal player, imo, career wise is Sabato. This page was last edited on 12 April 2023, at 03:35. So, I'm not expecting domination out of the gate. For much more on each player, click the hyperlink with the name and see all of the Twins Daily stories in which each player is tagged. Current Greats: . Pitchers and Minorleaguesplits.com. 40 Man Roster Depth Chart Coaches Top 30 Prospects Transactions Injury Updates Front Office Broadcasters Minor League Affiliates. . The Wichita Wind Surge roster had 28 players on it. The top prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization will begin the season in Wichita, playing at the Double-A level for the Wind Surge. System analysis, top prospects, projected lineups, and more. Hard to picture a offensive-first player who hasn't provided a lot of offense at a offensive defensive position (that's easy to say/think/type) getting selected. Top prospect Brooks Lee headlines the team's roster to start the season. He had been a really good prospect as a starter, but injuries derailed that a bit. I enjoy observing body language and approach and feel like it can tell me a lot. May 9: Cheney Stadium, home of the Tacoma Rainiers. international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Following up on the Wichita catchers - this week, Winkel played catcher for 4 games, Nigro 1 and Isola 1. Schulfer and X? He's got a good combination of plate discipline and some pop in his bat. The OF has a shot to have at least a couple solid guys. Paste as plain text instead, Question, Seth, are some of the pitchers starting the year on the IL? Some veterans for sure, but mostly guys drafted in 2018 and 2019 who lost a season to the pandemic. The Wichita Wind Surge are a Minor League Baseball team of the Texas League and the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Third times a charm: Ramon Borrego wants title in third year with Wichita Wind Surge. April 27, 2023 I trust he should be in AAA. But like you said, trading away Hajjar and Povich hurts this team. Sammons, Schulfer and Vallimont were in the Wichita rotation in 2021. You can post now and register later. They weren't listed in St. Paul and aren't here. Seth: Thanks for the insight/breakdown of the Wind Surge roster. The 22-year-old outfielder spent the majority of the 2019 season in Class A Cedar Rapids and batted .276 with 10 home runs, 24 doubles, 52 runs scored and 51 RBI in 117 games for the Kernels. Sabato? The infield is highlighted by Jose Miranda, the Twins #19 prospect, along with Andrew Bechtold, Peter Mooney, Jermaine Palacios and Damek Tomscha. At Dallas Baptist, he was a fantastic two-way player, but the Twins have developed him into a pitcher to watch. Their debut marked the first Minor League Baseball game in Wichita - and the entire state of Kansas - since the Texas League Wichita Wranglers played their final season in 2007. He had, Mahle Diagnosed with Forearm Strain and Elbow Impingement, Here's How to Make Room for Alex Kirilloff, Week in Review: Slaying Demons and Smacking Dingers.