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

Minnesota Twins pitching prospect Spencer Steedley & 2 young fans

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Players

Blair Erickson

Blair Erickson
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: October 28, 1984 (1984-10-28) (age 25)
Sacramento, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-America Second team (2002)
  • National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association (NCBWA) preseason All-America third team (2002)

Blair Marshall Erickson (October 28, 1984, Sacramento, California) is a minor league pitcher in the Minnesota Twins' organization. The 6'1", 212 lbs. right hander out of the University of California-Irvine was the Twins' 10th-round pick in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.[1]

Blair began the 2008 season with the Twins' Midwest League affiliate, the Beloit Snappers, however, was promoted to the Twins' advanced-A affiliate, the Fort Myers Miracle at the mid-point of the season. In 48 games (all in relief), Blair went 4-3 with a 2.87 earned run average, 76 strikeouts amd one save. In 2009, he was 1-5 with a 4.39 ERA and fifteen saves out of Fort Myers' bullpen.


Matt Fox

Matt Fox

Smiling for a picture with an autograph seeking fan
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: December 4, 1982 (1982-12-04) (age 27)
Columbus, Ohio
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Matt Fox (Born December 4, 1982 in Columbus, Ohio), is a minor league pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization. He was a first round sandwich pick (35th overall) in the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft who was originally signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth round of the 2001 draft.

Fox was ranked the 11th best prospect in the Appalachian League by Baseball America in his first season in professional ball with the Elizabethton Twins. A shoulder injury kept him on the disabled list for the entire 2005 season, however, he returned in 2006 to go 4-0 with two saves and a 3.79 earned run average.

His final start of the 2008 season came in the first game of the Florida State League championship series against the Daytona Cubs. Fox struck out ten over six innings to extend the streak of scoreless innings pitched by Fort Myers Miracle starting pitchers to 18.2 in the post season. Unfortunately, the bullpen imploded, and he was unable to record the win as the Cubs defeated the Miracle 5-1. Daytona went on to win the series in four games.

Fox has both started and pitched in relief during his minor league career, however, he was used primarily as a starter in 2009 for the Twins' Double A affiliate, the New Britain Rock Cats. He went 9-9 with a 3.58 ERA and 120 strikeouts in 2009 to help the Rock Cats to their first post season appearance since 2003.


Aaron Hicks

Aaron Hicks
Minnesota Twins
Center Fielder
Born: October 2, 1989 (1989-10-02) (age 20)
Long Beach, California
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Aaron M. Hicks (Born October 2, 1989 in Long Beach, California) is a center fielder in the Minnesota Twins organization currently assigned to their Midwest League A affiliate, the Beloit Snappers.

The 6'2", 170 lbs. switch hitter from Wilson High School was the Twins' first round pick in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. In his first professional season, Hicks was tabbed a 2008 Baseball America Rookie All-Star and named the top prospect in the Twins' organization. He batted .318 with four home runs, 27 runs batted in, twelve stolen bases and 28 walks for the Gulf Coast League Twins to earn a Gulf Coast League postseason All-Star nod.

In 2009, Hicks batted .251 with four home runs, 29 RBIs, ten steals and 40 walks for Beloit.[2]


Steven Hirschfeld

Steven Hirschfeld

Fort Myers Miracle pitching prospect
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: September 8, 1985 (1985-09-08) (age 24)
Moab, Utah
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Steven Joseph Hirschfeld (September 8, 1985, Moab, Utah) is a minor league pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization currently assigned to their advanced A affiliate, the Fort Myers Miracle. The 6'5" right hander was the Twins' ninth-round pick in the 2007 first year player draft.

Hirschfeld played basketball for three seasons and two years of football at Grand County High School in Moab, along with four year as a varsity letterman in baseball. He was named MVP as a junior in 2003, and was his team's captain in 2003 & 2004. Before signing with the Twins, Hirschfeld was drafted in the 29th round of the 2004 draft by the Montreal Expos, and the 25th round of the 2005 draft by the Colorado Rockies, but chose, instead, to attend the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas.[3]

Hirschfeld joined Miracle teammates David Bromberg, Carlos Gutierrez, Spencer Steedley, Daniel Lehmann, Chris Cates, Steve Singleton, Ben Revere & Chris Parmelee as 2009 Florida State League All-Stars as a late addition, replacing injured St. Lucie Mets pitcher Brant Rustich. This is Hirschfeld's second All Star selection, as in 2008, he represented the Twins organization in the Midwest League All Star game as a member of the Beloit Snappers. With Beloit in 2008, he went 10-5 with a 3.30 ERA in 31 appearances, including 16 starts. He's been used primarily out of the bullpen thusfar with Fort Myers, though he does have three starts.[4]


Danny Lehmann

Danny Lehmann

Smiling for a picture with an autograph seeking fan
Minnesota Twins — No. 81
Catcher
Born: September 5, 1985 (1985-09-05) (age 24)
Denver, Colorado
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Daniel Joseph Lehmann (September 5, 1985, Denver, Colorado) is a catcher in the Minnesota Twins' organization who signed with the Twins in the eighth round of the 2007 First Year Player Draft. He is 5'11" tall, and weights 186 lbs., and bats and throws right handed.[5]

The former Rice University standout began the 2008 season with the Beloit Snappers of the Midwest League. He batted only .240 with no home runs, yet his defensive skills (catching 14 of 35 base stealers for a 40% success rate) earned him a Midwest League All-Star selection, and a promotion to the Twins' advanced-A affiliate, the Fort Myers Miracle. With the Miracle, he batted .244 with no home runs and six runs batted in backing up All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos.

He reported to Spring training with the Twins on February 15 as a non-roster invitee, and begins the 2009 season on the Miracle roster, however, spent part of the season with the Twins' double A affiliate, the New Britain Rock Cats. With New Britain, he batted .243 with three RBIs; with Fort Myers, Lehmann batted .286 and caught nine of twelve would-be base stealers to earn himself a Florida State League All-star selection.[6]


Jose Lugo

Jose Lugo

With the Fort Myers Miracle in 2008
Minnesota Twins — No. 74
Pitcher
Born: August 10, 1984 (1984-08-10) (age 25)
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Bats: Leftt Throws: Left
Teams

Jose A. Lugo (Adames) (born April 10, 1984 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a minor league relief pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization.

Lugo signed with the Oakland Athletics on January 30, 2002. Over four seasons in their organization, he compiled a 14-6 record. The Minnesota Twins selected Lugo in the Rule V Draft following the 2005 season. He split 2006 between the Elizabethton Twins and Beloit Snappers, going 8-4 with a 3.56 earned run average in 13 games started with Elizabethton and 1-4 with a 4.45 ERA in 22 relief appearances with the Snappers. With Beloit again in 2007, he went 5-6 with a 4.32 ERA in 40 games (seven starts). In 2008, he pitched for the Fort Myers Miracle, making 51 relief appearances and going 2-6 with a 4.04 ERA.

On December 11, 2008, he was acquired by the Kansas City Royals in the Rule V Draft, and on that same day he was traded to the Seattle Mariners for cash considerations.[7] He was sent back to the Twins on April 1, 2009.[8]


Chris Parmelee

Chris Parmelee

Twins 2006 First Round Draft Pick
Minnesota Twins — No. 83
Outfielder
Born: February 24, 1988 (1988-02-24) (age 22)
Long Beach, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Christopher Matthew Parmelee[9] (born February 24, 1988 in Long Beach, California) is a minor league baseball first baseman/outfielder in the Minnesota Twins organization. He stands 6'1" and weighs 223 lbs., and bats and throws left handed.

The Twins selected Parmelee with their first round (20th overall) pick in the 2006 MLB draft after he hit .407 with 11 home runs and 26 runs batted in as a senior at Chino Hills High School in California. As soon as the Twins signed Parmelee, he instantly became one of the organizations top power hitting prospects and they are projecting him to be a potential impact player in the middle of their lineup within the next few years.[10]

Parmelee began the 2009 season assigned to the Twins' advanced A affiliate, the Fort Myers Miracle-- with whom he batted .244 with five home runs and 28 RBIs in the first half of the season. He joined teammates David Bromberg, Chris Cates, Carlos Gutierrez, Steven Hirschfeld, Daniel Lehmann, Ben Revere, Steve Singleton & Spencer Steedley as All-stars for the Florida State League's Southern division, and won the home run derby held before the game.[11]


Tyler Robertson

Tyler Robertson
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: December 23, 1987 (1987-12-23) (age 22)
Simi Valley, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All-League & All-Metro High School Teams (2006)
  • Baseball America Low Class A All-Star (2007)
  • Twins' Minor League Pitcher of the Month (July 2007)

Tyler Robertson (December 23, 1987, Simi Valley, California) is a minor league pitcher in the Minnesota Twins' organization currently assigned to the Twins' addvanced-A affiliate, the Fort Myers Miracle. The 6'5" 220 lbs. left hander was the Twins' third-round pick in the June 2006 draft.

In the first half of the 2008 season, Tyler went 4-2 with a 2.76 earned run average and 58 strike outs over 11 starts to help Fort Myers captured the Florida State League first-half West Division title. One of those wins was a complete game 6-1 victory over the Tampa Yankees at Steinbrenner Field.

He was pulled after four innings against the Vero Beach Devil Rays on July 7 with shoulder soreness, and did not pitch again for the rest of the season.[12]


Steve Singleton

Steve Singleton

Waiting on deck for his at bat
Minnesota Twins — No. 84
Second Baseman
Born: September 12, 1985 (1985-09-12) (age 24)
San Francisco, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Steven Scott Singleton (September 12, 1985, San Francisco, California) is a second baseman in the Minnesota Twins organization selected by the Twins in the 11th round of the June 2006 draft. He is 5'11" tall and weighs 189 lbs. He bats left handed, but plays his position righty.[13]

Singleton began the 2008 season with the Twins' Class A Affiliate, the Beloit Snappers. He batted .302 with six home runs and 32 runs batted in to earned himself starting honors on the Midwest League Western Division All-Star Team, and a promotion to the Twins' advanced-A affiliate, the Fort Myers Miracle. With the Miracle, he batted .295 with five home runs and 25 RBIs.

In 2009, Singleton joins teammates David Bromberg, Carlos Gutierrez, Spencer Steedley, Daniel Lehmann, Chris Cates, Chris Parmelee and Ben Revere as All-stars for the Florida State League's Southern division. Singleton was promoted to double A New Britain during the second half of the season.[11]


Spencer Steedley

Spencer Steedley

Twins pitching prospect currently assigned to the New Britain Rock Cats
Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: May 31, 1985 (1985-05-31) (age 24)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Spencer Steedley (May 31, 1985) is a left-handed pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization currently assigned to their Eastern League double A affiliate, the New Britain Rock Cats. He is 6'2" tall, and weighs 194 lbs.[14]

Spencer is from Charlotte, North Carolina, and attended UNC-Charlotte, where he earned first-team A-10 All-Conference in 2006 and was named Pitcher of the Week in February, 2007 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.[15] He was selected by the Twins in the 25th round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.

His first season with the Twins, he was assigned to their Rookie Appalachian League affiliate, the Elizabethton Twins. He pitched primarily out of the bullpen, with only one start, and compiled a 2-3 record with a 2.92 earned run average, and struck out 51 in only 37 innings.

He began the 2008 season in class A with the Midwest League Beloit Snappers. After compiling a 5-3 record with a 2.14 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 46.1 innings, he was named a Midwest League Western division All-Star.

Following the All-Star game, he was promoted to the Fort Myers Miracle. With the Miracle, he went 1-4 with a 6.59 ERA in 15 games (four starts). Thus far, he's been used exclusively in the bullpen in 2009, however, he's been outstanding in that role. In the first half of the season, Steedley went 3-0 with a 0.74 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 24.1 innings to earn a Florida State League All-Star selection.[16] Spencer was promoted to double A New Britain during the second half of the season.


Minor League affiliate rosters

Triple-A[17]

Rochester Red Wings roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Catchers
  • None

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On Minnesota Twins 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-12-16
Transactions

Double-A[18]

New Britain Rock Cats roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

  • -- Rudy Hernandez (batting)
  • -- Stu Cliburn (pitching)

† Disabled list
* On Minnesota Twins 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-12-16
Transactions

Class A-Advanced[19]

Fort Myers Miracle roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Catchers
  • 8 Allan de San Miguel
  • 18 Jair Fernandez
  • 38 Juan Richardson
  • 28 Alexander Soto

Infielders

Outfielders

  •  5 Joe Benson
  • 21 Evan Bigley
  • 23 Mark Dolenc
  •  7 Ben Revere
Manager

Coaches

  • 26 Jim Dwyer (hitting)
  • 13 Steve Mintz (pitching)
  • 26 Larry Bennese (trainer)
  • 13 Mike MacDonald (strength coach)

† Disabled list
* On Minnesota Twins 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-11-20
Transactions

Class A[20]

Beloit Snappers roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 23 Daniel Berlind
  • 13 Steven Blevins
  • 35 Billy Bullock
  • 19 Kyle Carr
  • 30 Liam Hendricks
  • -- Brian Kirwan
  • 17 Blake Martin
  • 32 Daniel Osterbrock
  • 38 Bruce Pugh
  •  7 Brad Stillings
  • 18 Brad Tippett
  • 10 Thomas Wright
Catchers
  •  8 Jeff Lanning
  • 12 Daniel Rams

Infielders

  •  9 James Beresford
  • 31 Dominic De La Osa
  • 11 Nathan Hanson
  • -- Paul Kelly
  •  2 Drew Thompson
  • 33 Jon Waltenbury
  • 18 Reggie Williams

Outfielders

  • 15 Michael Harrington
  •  5 Aaron Hicks
  • 28 Adam Severino
Manager
  • 39 Nelson Prada

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On Minnesota Twins 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated March 10, 2010
Transactions

Rookie[21][22]

Elizabethton Twins roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • -- Miguel Munoz
  • 48 Kyle Carr
  • 30 Alex Curry
  • 17 Jarrad Eacott
  • 39 Nathan Fritz
  • -- Liam Hendriks
  • 22 Lee Martin
Catchers
  • vacant

Infielders

  • 5 Nicholas Papasan

Outfielders

  • 4 Chris Herrmann OF
  • 8 Daniel Rohlfing RF
  • 17 Jonathan Goncalves CF
  • 23 Herbert Lara RF
  • 24 Reggie Williams LF
  • -- Steven Liddle OF
Manager

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On Minnesota Twins 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-06-18
Transactions

Gulf Coast League Twins roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 48 Eddie Ahorrio
  • 43 Edison Alvarez
  • 54 Richard Calcano
  • 39 Eliecer Cardenas
  • 16 Raynard Doran
  • 74 Nelvin Fuentes
  • 30 Jose Gonzalez
  • 32 B.J Hermsen
  • 77 Andrei Lobanov
  • 70 Jean Mijares
  • 51 Leonardo Parra
  • 51 Jan Rehacek
  • 71 Adrian Salcedo
  • 32 Michael Tonkin
  • 40 Blayne Weller
Catchers

Infielders

  • 33 Hyeong-rok Choi
  • 5 Trayvone Johnson
  • 21 In Kyun Kang
  • 41 Nick Lockwood
  • 7 Jairo Perez
  • 68 Rory Rhodes
  • 12 Daniel Santana
  • 35 Kennys Vargas

Outfielders

  • 15 Oswaldo Arcia
  • 8 Brian Bistagne
  • 53 Hyun-wook Choi
  • 44 Nick Freitas
  • 80 Matej Hejma
  • 25 Wang-Wei Lin
  • 1 Daniel Ortiz
Manager

Coaches

  • 20 Milt Cuyler (Hitting coach)
  • 22 Ivan Arteaga (Pitching coach)
  • Ramon Borrego (Coach)

† Disabled list
* On Minnesota Twins 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-10-20
Transactions

References

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