Unfiltered Access will be highlighting the stories of the Rochester Red Wings and their opponents along with their journey to the pinnacle of baseball throughout the 2018 season. Unfiltered Access will be providing exclusive interviews, prospect updates, and breakdown of the triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.
The Rochester Red Wings have been surging as of late to nearly the top of the International League North Standings. The Red Wings last home stand saw them welcome home run threat Miguel Sano to Western New York on a rehab assignment. While Sano’s time in Rochester may have come to an end they are not lacking homerun power.
The Minnesota Twins acquired a power bat in that of Chris Carter from the Los Angeles Angels. The former NL-homerun champion was assigned to the Rochester Red Wings making his debut with the team on Friday, May 25. In his the midst of a stretch of six games in four days, Carter would go on to hit a his first big fly with the Red Wings in his debut.
“I just got a call and was told I got traded,” said Carter, who tied for the National League HR lead in 2016 when he hit 41 for the Milwaukee Brewers.
With Joe Mauer currently on the disabled list for the Twins the Carter acquisition provides depth to the big league club while providing some much needed pop to the Wings.
“It’s always good to have another power hitter in front of me,” said Kennys Vargas, who has struggled at the plate this season “He has a lot of experience and hopefully I can learn a lot from him.”
The Minnesota Twins 26th ranked prospect Jake Cave made his major league debut on May 19. While he would be optioned back to AAA less than a week after his debut for Miguel Sano he made the most of his opportunity. Putting on his best Sano impersonation, Cave became just the 11th Minnesota Twin to hit a home run in his major league debut.
Stephen Gonsalves, LHP, Prospect Ranking: 3
(4-1), 2.39 era, 26.1 IP, 32 SO
Zack Littell, RHP, Prospect Ranking15
(1-0), 2.05 era, 22 IP, 24 SO
John Curtis, RHP, Prospect Ranking: 20
(2-0), 1.65 era, 16.1 IP, 25 SO
Jake Cave, OF, Prospect Ranking: 26
.279 Avg., 2 HR, 18 RBI
Zack Granite, CF, Prospect Ranking: 27
.214 Avg., 0 HR, 0 RBI
Unfiltered Access will continue to update information on the Red Wings as information emerges.