Rochester Red Wings SS Pedro Florimon was named to the International League’s all star team today. Florimon is Rochester’s only representative, which speaks to the overall lack of talent on the club. Claimed off waivers in the offseason from Baltimore, Florimon has spent half of 2012 at AA. While in AAA (47 games), Florimon is hitting .260/.323/.370 for the Red Wings. He’s hit just 3 homers and walked 15 times, but has struck out about once per game.
Florimon is an average defender and at 25 his offensive potential has pretty much been realized. He has just a .323 career OBP in the minors, so I don’t expect he’ll be making an impact in the majors anytime soon.
Twins prospect Oswaldo Arcia has been named to the 2012 Futures Game, the only Twin to receive that honor. Arcia, a native of Venezuela, will represent the world team.
Arcia was recently promoted to AA New Britain after dominating much of 2012 in high A with Fort Meyers, hitting ..309/.376/.517 in 57 games. If he performs at AA, Arcia will probably sneak his way onto some top 100 lists next year. He was unranked in both Baseball Prospectus’s and Baseball America’s top 100 lists. He was ranked 5th among Twins prospects at BA and BP. 2012 #2 overall pick Byron Buxton will slide ahead of him, but Arcia could be third after him and Miguel Sano.
Speaking of Sano, the organization’s #1 prospect and a probable top 10 prospect next winter, did not make the roster. His exclusion from the roster was likely a combination of there already being so many Dominican prospects in the game and the want for geographic diversity as well as Sano’s age and the likelihood he’ll be in the minors for at least a couple more years and will have the opportunity to make a roster in the future.
The Futures Game will take place July 8
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