Twins' corner outfielders are a concern

  • Article by: Dennis Brackin , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 29, 2013 - 6:47 PM

Let’s cut to the chase: Josh Willingham and Chris Parmelee lack speed and range, meaning the starting center fielder better be able to cover a lot of ground.

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hjlazniMar. 31, 13 9:45 AM

Twins concerned that 5 of the 9 batters will hit a combined .234.

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twinsfanwy1Mar. 31, 1310:57 AM

You guys at the Strib have really been punishing guys like Parmelee and Sano for high error totals in the minor leagues. There are a lot of other factors to consider, such as; rougher infields, less money is available for groundskeeping, and the players are learning, they are working on developing proper technique-they haven't honed those skills like MLB players should be expected to. My concern is that Parmelee hasn't played as much right field as I would have liked. Still, Gardy has said he's liked what he's seen from Parm this spring. All I'm saying is, lets give Parmelee a chance in RF before we say he can't cut it out there.

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stanbobMar. 31, 13 2:49 PM

The parmalee experiment in right will be over by May 1st, unfortunately so will the twins season...

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jmndodgeMar. 31, 13 3:03 PM

Don't expect Parmelee or Willingham to make many errors - just don't expect them to run down many base hits turning them into line drive outs. Hicks might well benefit from taking charge right from the begining.

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BallFourMar. 31, 13 4:40 PM

Willingham played 119 games in the outfield last year. He'll probably play fewer than 100 out there in 2013.

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partskcojApr. 1, 1311:15 AM

Corner OFs ...Check Selig..with this pitching staff maybe Selig will let the Twins play with six OFs ,two of em in the stands. Gonna be 162 games of BP just like a softball beer league. Ten run mercy rule would also be appropriate.

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