The Twins have claimed outfielder Kenny Wilson off waivers from the Blue Jays, the club announced. Wilson, 24, has yet to see MLB action.
Interestingly enough, Wilson hit the waiver wire after being designated for assignment by the Jays in order to make room for the claim of fellow outfielder Darin Mastroianni from Minnesota. In effect, then, the clubs swapped the two players.
In Wilson, Minnesota is adding a toolsy player with upside who seemingly still needs some time to develop. The 22nd ranked prospect in the Jays system entering the year, according to Baseball America, Wilson has not yet mastered Double-A. He started there this year after a solid (if unspectacular) run in his first go at that level at age 23. According to the Twins’ announcement, Wilson will begin his time with the Twins at that level as well.
Wouldn’t it have been easier with less paper work to just trade them
The Twins needed a 40-man spot for Ful when they DFA’d Mastroianni, b/c Bartlett hadn’t yet retired. When that went official, they had a 40-man spot open, and by that time WIlson was DFA’d and soon to hit the waiver wire.
So, a straight trade actually wouldn’t have been possible given the timing.
Why did they put him on outright waivers so quickly. They had 10 days. Why not wait for Bartlett to retire and then reactivate him
Mastro hasn’t been the same since the ankle injury. I hope that if MIN is hanging on to another glove-first, low-offense CF in the minors Wilson can at least run around and look the part.
When you’re toolsy, is that when you have a great physique but can’t hit sh.. Or is it the other way around, you’re a bit undeveloped, perhaps rotund ( like Matt carpenter was and Bartolommeo Colon is) but have great swing, timing and all that jazz?
Tools are not skills. Any idiot can have a whole box full of tools and not be able to do anything. You should see my garage…