Twins assign six players to Arizona Fall League

BY foxsports • August 31, 2016

The Minnesota Twins have named six players to the Arizona Fall League, including a pair of high draft picks.

Shortstop Nick Gordon, outfielder Tanner English, catcher Mitch Garver, left-handed pitchers Mason Melotakis and Randy Rosario, as well as right-handed pitcher John Curtiss are headed to the AFL.

Gordon was a first-round pick of the Twins in 2014, and currently plays for the High Single-A Fort Myers Miracle, and is batting .296 with 131 hits and 50 RBI.

Melotakis was a second-round pick in 2012 and missed last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He has a 3.06 ERA through 32 1/3 innings and 35 games for Double-A Chattanooga.

English has hit .248 with Fort Myers this season, while Rosario has made two relief appearances since being called up from Single-A to Double-A two weeks ago.

Garver was also on the move recently, and joined the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings after spending 95 games in Double-A.

He's hitting .306 for the Red Wings through 17 games and 62 at-bats with 19 hits and seven RBI.

Curtiss started the season with the Single-A Midwest League's Cedar Rapids Kernels before being sent to Fort Myers, and has a 3.06 ERA through 36 games and 50 innings.