The Minnesota Twins are reshaping their franchise with an injection of youth and prospects.
Every Thursday for the rest of the season, FOX Sports North will take a closer look at some specific young players — as well as noting others who might be stepping up — measuring, highlighting and evaluating their progress.
This is the 12th edition of the 2017 Young Twins Tracker.
Notable: Gonsalves fanned 17 hitters in 10 2/3 innings pitched, his best two-game stretch for Ks since June 15-23, when he whiffed 19 hitters — but that was in 14 innings. The Lookouts won both games Gonsalves started last week.
Notable: Rooker was promoted to Single-A Fort Myers on July 18 after hitting.282/.364/.588 with 17 RBI and seven homers in 22 games for the Elizabethton Twins. He’s still searching for his first Single-A hit through two games, but he reached base for the first time on Wednesday with a walk.
Notable: Stewart threw 54 of his 86 pitches for strikes during an easy 9-3 win over Jacksonville on July 14.
Others: Chattanooga OF LaMonte Wade (9th round, 2015) went 4-for-5 with four RBI – all coming in his eight-inning grand slam – on Wednesday. … Byung Ho Park hit a walk-off single to lead Triple-A Rochester to a 7-6 win. … Cedar Rapids RHP Griffin Jax (3rd round, 2016) allowed one run in seven innings. … Chattanooga scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Jacksonville 5-4 last Thursday, aided by a walk-off RBI from 2B Alex Perez (23rd round, 2015). … Rochester RHP Aaron Slegers (5th round, 2013) pitched seven scoreless innings and improved to 10-4 on the year. … Slegers hasn’t allowed a run in his last 14 2/3 innings, and he’s picked up a win in his last six starts.