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Birth Date5-3-1988
Height5' 9"
Weight175 lbs
Age30 years, 1 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
1.92014
2.52015
-1.02016
0.52017
0.82018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 MIN 22 13 30 28 1 5 0 0 0 5 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 .179 .233 .179 .146 -2.9 -0.8 -0.4
2011 MIN 23 117 481 450 56 120 9 5 0 139 26 41 2 0 3 30 34 9 .267 .310 .309 .228 6.1 -7.1 -0.1
2012 MIN 24 124 553 511 70 150 13 6 0 175 29 54 3 4 6 32 40 9 .293 .333 .342 .242 11.4 5.8 1.8
2013 PHI 25 88 336 315 37 96 9 3 0 111 16 36 0 0 5 17 22 8 .305 .338 .352 .250 7.9 8.9 1.8
2014 PHI 26 151 626 601 71 184 13 7 2 217 13 49 4 1 28 49 8 .306 .325 .361 .261 24.5 -7.3 1.9
2015 PHI 27 96 388 366 49 109 13 6 1 137 19 36 1 0 2 26 24 5 .298 .334 .374 .268 18.0 1.2 2.1
2015 TOR 27 56 246 226 35 72 9 1 1 86 13 28 1 3 3 19 7 2 .319 .354 .381 .268 10.9 -7.1 0.4
2016 WAS 28 103 375 350 44 76 9 7 2 105 18 34 3 2 2 24 14 5 .217 .260 .300 .201 -8.5 -1.3 -1.0
2017 ANA 29 109 308 291 37 80 13 2 1 100 15 25 0 2 0 20 21 6 .275 .308 .344 .238 5.0 0.0 0.5
Career8573343313840089288377107515130814122119821153.284.319.343.24372.2-7.67.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 TWI Rk 50 216 .328 .257 .338 .361 .264 .358 94 17.3 6.9 0.6 8.9 2.0 26.8 3.4 26.8 3.4
2008 BLT A 83 374 .337 .252 .323 .371 .260 .413 103 29.6 10.6 0 2.6 4.8 45.0 4.9 45.0 4.9
2009 FTM A+ 121 517 .280 .255 .326 .368 .255 .332 96 11 15.3 -1 1.2 5.6 30.8 3.3 30.8 3.3
2010 MIN MLB 13 30 .146 .258 .314 .402 .251 .217 111 -3.5 0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.2 -2.9 -0.4 -2.9 -0.4
2010 NBR AA 94 406 .273 .256 .332 .392 .254 .340 100 5.7 11.6 0.1 4.3 2.6 19.9 2.5 19.9 2.5
2011 MIN MLB 117 481 .228 .255 .315 .396 .255 .293 103 -15.3 13.0 0.5 -7.1 8.0 6.1 -0.1 6.1 -0.1
2011 ROC AAA 32 141 .234 .257 .325 .395 .254 .325 99 -4.3 4.4 0.2 0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2012 MIN MLB 124 553 .242 .255 .318 .406 .260 .325 106 -9.9 15.1 -3.5 5.8 9.6 11.4 1.8 11.4 1.8
2012 ROC AAA 23 101 .256 .267 .334 .402 .258 .348 96 -0.4 3.0 -0.4 0.1 1.6 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2013 PHI MLB 88 336 .250 .258 .318 .396 .261 .344 105 -3.3 8.8 0.8 8.9 1.5 7.9 1.8 7.9 1.8
2014 PHI MLB 151 626 .261 .248 .306 .379 .257 .330 97 0.4 16.1 1.4 -7.3 6.5 24.5 1.9 24.5 1.9
2015 PHI MLB 96 388 .268 .254 .312 .396 .260 .328 99 2.9 10.5 -1.3 1.2 5.9 18.0 2.1 18.0 2.1
2015 TOR MLB 56 246 .268 .254 .320 .411 .263 .355 103 1.8 6.6 -1.5 -7.1 3.9 10.9 0.4 10.9 0.4
2016 WAS MLB 103 375 .201 .255 .319 .414 .267 .234 93 -22.5 10.6 0.3 -1.3 3.0 -8.5 -1.0 -8.5 -1.0
2016 SYR AAA 5 17 .203 .260 .314 .393 .266 .188 102 -1 0.5 0 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2017 ANA MLB 109 308 .238 .252 .322 .424 .259 .296 102 -7.1 9.0 -1.9 0.0 4.9 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2018 SLC AAA 17 73 .219 .268 .345 .429 .258 .270 122 -3.3 2.2 -0.5 2.5 0.4 -1.2 0.1 -1.2 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 TWI Rk 216 46 62 6 10 0 29 13 20 21 9 .325 .388 .461 .136 .328 26.8 8.9 3.4
2008 BLT A 374 51 129 17 10 1 43 27 31 44 13 .379 .430 .497 .118 .337 45.0 2.6 4.9
2009 FTM A+ 517 75 145 13 4 2 48 40 34 45 17 .311 .374 .369 .058 .280 30.8 1.2 3.3
2010 NBR AA 406 44 110 10 4 1 23 32 41 36 13 .305 .372 .363 .058 .273 19.9 4.3 2.5
2010 MIN MLB 30 1 5 0 0 0 2 2 5 0 1 .179 .233 .179 .000 .146 -2.9 -0.8 -0.4
2011 MIN MLB 481 56 120 9 5 0 30 26 41 34 9 .267 .310 .309 .042 .228 6.1 -7.1 -0.1
2011 ROC AAA 141 15 40 3 1 1 9 6 11 8 2 .303 .338 .364 .061 .234 -0.1 0.2 0.0
2012 ROC AAA 101 9 31 1 0 0 6 4 6 6 2 .330 .360 .340 .011 .256 3.8 0.1 0.4
2012 MIN MLB 553 70 150 13 6 0 32 29 54 40 9 .293 .333 .342 .049 .242 11.4 5.8 1.8
2013 PHI MLB 336 37 96 9 3 0 17 16 36 22 8 .305 .338 .352 .048 .250 7.9 8.9 1.8
2014 PHI MLB 626 71 184 13 7 2 28 13 49 49 8 .306 .325 .361 .055 .261 24.5 -7.3 1.9
2015 PHI MLB 388 49 109 13 6 1 26 19 36 24 5 .298 .334 .374 .077 .268 18.0 1.2 2.1
2015 TOR MLB 246 35 72 9 1 1 19 13 28 7 2 .319 .354 .381 .062 .268 10.9 -7.1 0.4
2016 WAS MLB 375 44 76 9 7 2 24 18 34 14 5 .217 .260 .300 .083 .201 -8.5 -1.3 -1.0
2016 SYR AAA 17 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .188 .235 .188 .000 .203 0.1 0.3 0.0
2017 ANA MLB 308 37 80 13 2 1 20 15 25 21 6 .275 .308 .344 .069 .238 5.0 0.0 0.5
2018 SLC AAA 73 11 18 3 0 1 9 4 5 1 0 .265 .301 .353 .088 .219 -1.2 2.5 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2010 105 0.4286 0.3905 0.8293 0.5778 0.2500 0.8846 0.7333 0.1707 57 0.002353
2011 1700 0.4941 0.3853 0.9053 0.5143 0.2593 0.9444 0.8296 0.0947 881 0.000146
2012 1992 0.4910 0.3870 0.9131 0.5010 0.2771 0.9653 0.8221 0.0869 1005 -0.005404
2013 1147 0.4943 0.3793 0.9103 0.4832 0.2776 0.9453 0.8509 0.0897 584 -0.010254
2014 2241 0.5274 0.4047 0.9162 0.5102 0.2871 0.9867 0.7763 0.0838 1143 0.001968
2015 2253 0.5016 0.4132 0.8915 0.5133 0.3126 0.9690 0.7635 0.1085 1127 0.007525
2016 1343 0.5019 0.3805 0.9041 0.4585 0.3019 0.9612 0.8168 0.0959 0 0.000000
2017 1107 0.5194 0.4318 0.9059 0.5409 0.3139 0.9582 0.8084 0.0941 0 0.000000
Career118880.5040.39780.90580.50480.28920.96330.80360.0942780.29-0.0001

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-10 2014-07-10 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Soreness -
2014-06-17 2014-06-18 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Soreness -
2014-06-11 2014-06-11 DTD 0 0 - Thumb Sprain Sliding -
2014-05-15 2014-05-21 DTD 6 4 - General Medical Illness - -
2014-04-11 2014-04-11 DTD 0 0 - Trunk Soreness Ribcage - -
2013-07-14 2013-09-30 15-DL 78 67 Right Ankle Surgery Medial Malleolus Fracture From Foul Ball 2013-07-16 -
2013-05-02 2013-05-03 DTD 1 1 Right Fingers Sprain Ring Finger From Diving - -
2013-04-25 2013-04-30 DTD 5 4 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2012-08-16 2012-08-19 DTD 3 2 - Ankle Sprain - -
2011-09-30 2011-09-30 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Loose Bodies 2011-09-30 -
2011-09-11 2011-09-13 DTD 2 1 - General Medical Illness Flu - -
2010-08-04 2010-08-26 Minors 22 0 Right Face Fracture Orbital Fracture HBP -
2009-07-21 2009-08-02 Minors 12 0 Left Knee Swelling -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 ANA $4,000,000
2016 WAS $6,250,000
2015 PHI $4,100,000
2014 PHI $1,950,000
2013 PHI $515,000
2012 MIN $492,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$17,307,500
7 yrTotal$17,307,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 149 dBarry Meister1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 2/25/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Cincinnati 3/25/18.
  • 1 year/$4M (2017). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/23/16. Performance bonuses: $0.125M each for 300, 325, 350 plate appearances. $0.175M each for 375, 400 PAs. $0.2M each for 425, 450 PAs. $0.225M each for 475, 500, 525, 575 PAs.
  • 1 year/$6.25M (2016). Acquired by Washington in trade from Toronto 1/8/16 (Nationals to pay Blue Jays cash to make up difference in 2016 salaries between Revere and Drew Storen). Signed by Washington 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 450, 500 plate appearances. Non-tendered by Washington 12/2/16.
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2015). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Toronto in trade from Philadelphia 7/31/15, with Phillies paying $1,456,284 remaining on contract).
  • 1 year/$1.95M (2014). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/26/14 (avoided arbitration, $2.425M-$1.4M).
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2013). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4925M (2012). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/12. Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Minnesota 12/6/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Minnesota 9/5/10.
  • Drafted by Minnesota 2007 (1-28) (Lexington Catholic HS, Ky.). Signed 6/12/07, $0.75M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .273 .314 .336 .248
11 vs R (Multi) .268 .303 .341 .234
18 Split (Multi) -.005 -.011 .006 -.013
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .203 .262 .288 .215
31 vs R (2016) .220 .260 .302 .198
38 Split (2016) .017 -.002 .014 -.017
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)With the trade deadline approaching what players should we be watching that could be moved that would improve their fantasy value by going to a different park
(Ryan from OKC)
Zobrist would be helped moving almost anywhere out of Oakland. Yovani Gallardo would get a boost moving out of Texas, as would any other pitcher getting traded from Texas. Ben Revere could be helped if he moves somewhere with a larger outfield where he can spray more hits, though this is a marginal jump. It seems like most of the market is a pitching market, and many of the pitchers in hitters' parks (Arizona, Colorado, Texas) aren't on the verge of being moved, with the possible exception of Gallardo. (Mike Gianella)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Does PFM value SB too much or is it that we don't value them enough? Preset PFM inputs yield. Player A 83 25 80 26 .261 $26.74 player B 71 23 79 9 .269 $11.86 I'd rather have Player B at that price and use the surplus $14.88 to buy SB and other stats. Also Tony Cingrani is projected by PFM to be a top 35 SP when he can be drafted much later than that. Is he a player to target late in drafts hoping that PECOTA's analysis will yield a nice profit? Thank you.
(Julio Ramos from San Antonio)
It's a little bit of both. We probably should be paying more for SB and in mixed formats in particular they get the short shrift. That being said, PECOTA putting a Top 5 or 10 value on a one trick pony like Billy Hamilton overemphasizes his true value, particularly if you don't turn the SGP feature ON. Most importantly, if you value SB "correctly" but your league is paying significantly less for it, you are going to wind up with Billy Hamilton, Dee Gordon, and Ben Revere and not have enough stats elsewhere to compete in your league.

As far as Cingrani goes, I don't like him but the high whiff potential does make him a deeper mixed sleeper. He should probably be getting a little play in the reserve rounds or late in the draft portion. (Mike Gianella)
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Torii Hunter, Denard Span, Ben Revere, Aaron Hicks, Byron Buxton, do the Twins have a fetish for this type of player or what?
(Ace from PA)
Athletic CFs? Who wouldn't? Though, the only real common link between these three is position, ethnicity, and a tie to Minnesota. Otherwise, they're vastly different skill-sets. (Paul Sporer)
2014-05-28 14:15:00 (link to chat)What is the most appropriate way for baseball fans to celebrate Ben Revere's first career home run?
(bobbygrace from DC)
By listening to Sam be a big wet blanket about it at the beginning of today's episode of Effectively Wild. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-08-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Phillies are the 4th largest media market in the USA (A.C. Nielsen). Their projected TV deal is supposed to be at least $5 billion. Are they going to unload for Shin-Soo Choo and Hunter Pence plus a couple of shutdown relievers or continue with this Toothpick bat fraud Ben Revere and that no-talent triple-A bullpen? Is some TV network actually going to pay $5 billion for that?
(Free_AEC from South Jersey)
I can't speak for how the Phillies will spend their money, but they should see a lucrative new TV deal which will allow them to try and reload and get competitive. Their player salaries have been very high, and I've wondered how they were able to sustain that through attendance which until this season was off the charts. The new TV deal gets them back in that stage. Now, whether they hang on to veterans that will be deep in the throes of regression is another question. (Maury Brown About Biogenesis and Business)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)I just sold Michael Bourn for Ben Revere, Roberto Osuna, and Jonathan Pettibone in my 16 team mixed dynasty h2h league. Did I yield enough? We can keep all our players and have 40 man rosters that include 20 minors slots. I'm loaded with bats, and have iffy pitching with Homer Baily as my ace. Thoughts?
(Eric from Iowa)
That's a pretty good return right there. I think Pettibone can develop into a useful piece, especially in your deep league. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! Could you rank these following players on chances of a breakout season: Kyle Seager, Brandon Belt, Todd Frazier, Ben Revere, Matt Harvey, and Mike Moustakas?
(Derek from Kansas City)
Harvey
Belt
Moustakas
Revere
Seager
Frazier (Zachary Levine)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)H2H dynasty points league, no points taken away for K's or CS, would you rather Ben Revere or Carlos Gomez? Thanks
(Randy from Boston)
If you're not being penalized for K/CS, I'd rather have Gomez. I'm really high on him for fantasy purposes this year and unless he hits .210 he's going to play every day. Revere is a one-trick pony. I'm not convinced any discernible power is coming so he'd have to hit .320 to even be in this discussion. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)in an NL-only 12 team auction league, roughly how would you value Phillies outfielders? It seems crowded with mediocrity, unknowns and worse with Ben Revere, Delmon Young, Darin Ruf, John Mayberry Jr. Domonic Brown and Lance Nix. Any upside here?
(Broken Arrow from Texas)
Revere, Mayberry, Ruf, Brown, 50 feet of crap, Young. In all seriousness, the 1st 2 are the only ones I want to deal with. Ruf went undrafted in LABR which is 29 rounds and 15 teams for a mixed league. (Jason Collette)
2013-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm working on my starting outfield for this season. Who should I play? 500 ABs to Ben Revere? How about Domonic Brown? John Mayberry Jr.? Is Delmon Young better than any of these guys? Where in the world is Shane Victorino?
(Charlie Manuel from the hills of West Virginia)
The only thing I'm fairly confident of is that Delmon is probably not better than any of those guys. Brown and Mayberry can platoon. Shane Victorino has gone to a happier place: the Red Sox clubhouse. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which former Twins CF will have a better season? Ben Revere or Denard Span. I would assume Span due to the lineup around him?
(Tommy from Houston)
Span. Revere's defense is real nice but I don't like the swing and I don't buy him developing secondary skills overnight. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for taking the time to assist me in my journey towards fantasy relevance, and although that is a bit of an oxymoron i will digress to my question, which is, Ben Revere the new Juan Pierre? His peripherals in low and high minors were pretty decent, how likely is it that he can repeat his OBP from last year? Second Question... How likely is it that Billy Butler repeats his HR total from last year... and a third question who will win the superbowl? San Fran is 2 to 1 and i think those are some solid odds. Thank you in advance
(Nasir Jones from NY)
I think Revere can keep hitting for average, so he can post something like a league-average OBP even though he rarely walks. If you buy him for the steals and aren't concerned about the lack of power, he's a useful fantasy player.

PECOTA projects Butler for 20 HR in 637 PA. PECOTA is pretty conservative. I think I'd take the over on 20 and the under on 29.

I'm not kidding when I say that I have no idea who's in the Super Bowl. Or the NFL playoffs, for that matter. Know nothing about handegg. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Off the top of your head. Who has a better season Ben Revere or Michael Bourn?
(Josh from Philly)
Bourn. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was impressed by Ben Revere season last year, does he have the makings of a younger Ichiro
(kenny915 from ri)
Kenny from ri, I love your state. While I like Ben Revere a lot, he is not as talented as Ichiro, one of the best defenders I have ever seen with an outstanding and accurate throwing arm combined with the most unique offensive approach I've seen. But he is a very good player. (Dan Evans)
2012-09-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)Is this the offseason in which Denard Span is dealt away from Minnesota?
(Bradley Ankrom from New York)
It seems that way. I don't get it. They've got him crazy-cheap for the next three years, and if they don't think they're going to compete at all in three years, fine, I get that, but then there's a whole laundry list of *other* stuff they should be doing that they haven't been. I guess the thinking is that he and Ben Revere should both be playing CF, but while I love Revere and certainly *can* see him turning into a very good player, I'm not at all convinced that that's what's going to happen, and with his terrible arm, I'm not sure he's not better off just being a really rangy LF. So yeah, I think they will trade him, but I don't really get it. (Bill Parker)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)In mocks, I am seeing a ton of steals still on the board in the later rounds. What is your 2012 philosophy on steals?
(chiefsalsa from Utah)
You're right that there are a lot of late steals in mixed leagues this year. I like Ben Revere a lot for steals. Jose Altuve may be a decent MI speed source. Bonifacio can play everywhere. Even Coco Crisp is like a 15th rounder. Waiting on speed in a mixed league isn't a bad play this year. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any "sophomores" you like to break out this season
(moehk21 from NYC)
I like Ben Revere, Eric Thames, Lucas Duda, Cory Luebke, Danny Duffy, Henderson Alvarez all to various degrees. (Derek Carty)
2011-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Michael Cuddyer playing over his head because it is a contract year, or is he one of those players who benefits from playing different positions?
(jhardman from Apex, NC)
Well, I've yet to see a study that shows contract years to have a real impact on performance, but I don't think playing different positions really helps a guy either. That said, I don't Cuddyer's performance is all that unsustainable. Maybe a tick too much power and a bit too much speed, but that's about it. Watch what happens as the trade deadline approaches, though. I wouldn't be surprised to see Cuddyer traded, potentially opening up more playing time for a guy like Ben Revere. That could actually benefit Cuddyer's value, though, moving out of the lowest-scoring offense in the league, out of that park, and potentially to the easier league. (Derek Carty)
2010-10-12 12:00:00 (link to chat)The Twins OF is looking mighty crowded. With guys like Ben Revere and Joe Benson (to a lesser extent) knocking on the door, who do think they might try and move in the off-season?
(Tobias from Minnesota)
They've got the option on Kubel at just under $5MM, which is nowhere near the lock it looked like it would be after 2009. There's also the question of Jim Thome, who is just totally and completely awesome in pretty much every way. One possible solution would be to let Kubel DH and make room in right. But that means no more taters for Jimmers. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Most likely starting CF for the twins in 3-5 years, Ben Revere or Aaron Hicks?
(Corey from St. Paul, MN)
I like Revere, but I love Hicks. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has Ben Revere's stock moved up/down/or stayed the same this year?
(tfierst from MN)
Unchanged. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think about the Twins keeping Hicks in instructional THIS LONG?
(tfierst from MN)
The Twins is notoriously conservative with players, so I can't say I'm shocked. I'd also point out that every time I questions what the Twins are doing, be it their development plans, or them drafting weird guys in the first round like Ben Revere or Gutierrez, I quickly learn every time that the Twins are much smarter than I am. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Yeah, yeah I know its small sample, etc, but is there any concern over Ben Revere's slow start? His walk levels are returning back to normal, but the power is nowhere to be seen. Small sample size, small sample size, ....... please just be small sample size.
(tfierst from Saint Paul, MN)
.292 with a .370 OBP is a slow start? As far as the power goes, he already has matched last year's HR total with one, he's walking and running more than ever. ZERO concern. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-10-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Keith...that's one more college football player than I could name. Now, back to baseball. What kind of a career do you think Ben Revere will have?
(Adam from DC)
I'm a huge Ben Revere fan. Going into the year, I think I was the only one to have him as Minnesota's No. 1 prospect, so I'm pretty happy about that as well. He's obviously going to hit for average, and he also has surprising pop for his size. He's never going to be a home run hitter, but he's not a slappy guy -- he does drive the ball into the gaps pretty consistently, which also makes me happy because then I get to watch him run. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-09-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)Almost exactly a year ago, I asked you for good news about the Twins system and you offered me, basically, Denard Span's second half in Rochester. I'd like to thank you for that and ask another bit of 2008 good news.
(Nightclub Dwight from The Nice Nice)
Ben Revere is really good. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)With his .303/.399/.484 start in the FSL, how good does the Aaron Hicks pick look for the Twins. And with Ben Revere tearing up the Midwest League, does any team have two better looking CF candidates in their system?
(sodbuster from Wagner, SD)
Great question. Without putting too much thought into it, I'm not sure anything comes close to matching the Twins when it comes to very young tools outfielders with those two and Angel Morales. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ben Revere is fun to watch here in Beloit, but is his game going to translate to the upper levels?
(jlebeck66 from WI)
I really think it is. That guy can just plain hit, and if you've seen him (I see you are in Wisconsin, so I hope you have), you know that he's just not some tiny slap hitter, he drives the ball and gets leverage in a way that kind of reminds me of Erick Aybar. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Ben Revere, could he be the Twins #1 prospect going into next year?
(Brock D from Shakopee, MN)
If you go back in time, I had him as the Twins No. 1 prospect going into THIS year -- and I think I was the only one. Sometimes the squirrel finds a nut, huh? I think he'll likely be No. 1 again. The fact that after 54 games at Low-A Beloit he's still over .400 helps his chances. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)More impressive about Ben Revere...hitting over .400 or that he is 2nd in the midwest league in SLG? Think he can maintain excellent 2B and 3B power as he advances?
(Norville Barnes from Muncie, IN)
I do. He's really interesting to watch because he's so small, but on a power level, he kind of reminds me of Erick Aybar where the bat is so fast that he can drive them into the gaps and you're really surprised to see the ball hit so hard -- he's legit. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-06-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)Knowing what we know now, what player was most underrated in last year's draft besides Heyward?
(Jason from DC)
Off the top of my head, Ben Revere. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableYes, and they milk it. And some of those players can be fun. Love Span, looking forward to Ben Revere, though I think Kevin would agree that he had a kind of mediocre season. Still, at some point you have to get some actual players, and even if you are cheap, spend what you do spend wisely. There's no earthly reason that Punto should be the fifth-highest paid player on the Twins after Morneau, Mauer, Cuddyer, and Nathan. (Steven Goldman)
 

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