Benson, left, with Parmelee - mwlguide/Flickr.com
At his PBC Blog, Dejan reports that the Detroit Tigers have turned their attention to free agent shortstop Adam Everett, and so the man-crushing Alan and I did over Matt Joyce and Jeff Larish is all for naught.
In the same piece, Dejan mentions the Minnesota Twins as a potential suitor for Jack Wilson. Of Minnesota's top 10 prospects (as determined by Baseball America), two project as center fielders without above-average power (Aaron Hicks and Ben Revere) and a handful of others are intriguing young pitchers (Jose Mijares, Anthony Swarzak, Shooter Hunt, Kevin Mulvey and Carlos Gutierrez). Those names would appear out of reach in negotiations for a player of Wilson's caliber at first glance.
No. 10 prospect Angel Morales, a right-handed hitting outfielder, is described as having "wicked raw power, with plenty of leverage and strength in his swing." The Twins' 2006 No. 1 pick, Chris Parmelee, a left-handed hitting outfielder, did not make the top 10 but is described as having the best power in the system. Morales, 19, and Parmelee, 20, would be interesting high risk-reward targets. Joe Benson fits the same mold.
On a more light-hearted note, Rinku appears to enjoy the scenery in Southern California -- and we're not talking about palm trees. The Million Dollar Arm Blog continues to impress.
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Earlier at Pirate Revolution:
Stumbling through a Larish/Joyce Debate.
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