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Minnesota Twins Minor League Stars of the Week

We are back with this week's installment of the Minnesota Twins Minor League Stars of the Week. In this week's article, we take a look at the past week of minor league baseball in the Minnesota Twins organization and name the Minor League Stars of the Week. Make sure to get your voice heard by voting in the poll and speaking in the comments section!

Tyler Duffey - Rochester Red WIngs
Tyler Duffey - Rochester Red WIngs

This week we go into the Minnesota Twins minor league organization to find the shining talent that we name the Minor League Stars of the Week.  Read on to see who we have named for this week's stars and take a moment to answer the poll and comment on any other players you feel that should have been named.

  • Cedar Rapids Kernels (A - Low) - Luis Arraez (2B) - Our star for the Kernels this week is Luis Arraez, second baseman for Cedar Rapids.  Arraez has been red hot for the Kernels this past week with a .450 batting average (9/20) over his past five games played this week.  Arraez scored 8 runs, and drove in 3 with a double and a pair of home runs.  Luis was recently promoted from the GCL Twins and it looks like he is fitting in nicely in Cedar Rapids.
  • Fort Myers Miracle (A - High) - Felix Jorge (P) - This week's star from the Fort Myers Miracle is Felix Jorge, starting pitcher for the Miracle.  In his lone start this past week, Jorge pitched 6 2/3 strong innings, getting the win while allowing no runs and only three hits.  Felix struck out eight batters in this performance and only allowed one walk.  If Jorge continues to pitch like this and like the second half of 2015 in Cedar Rapids, there is a chance that he could be in Chattanooga before the end of 2016.
  • Chattanooga Lookouts (AA) - Levi Michael (2B) - Our star from the Chattanooga Lookouts this week is Levi Michael, second baseman for the Lookouts.  In this past week at Chattanooga, Michael has been one of the solid offensive pieces for the Lookouts, hitting .368 (7/19) over his last seven games.  Levi also scored four runs and drove in two over that span, along with taking four walks.  Michael still looks to be that multiple infield position type of player, in terms of projecting him to the major league level.  If he can continue to show offensive production, he should have a chance to see some time in Rochester in 2016.
  • Rochester Red Wings (AAA) - Tyler Duffey (P) - This week's star from the Rochester Red Wings is Tyler Duffey, starting pitcher for Rochester.  This makes it back to back starting pitchers for the Rochester star of the week and Duffey has been battling with Berrios for the best player on that ball club in 2016.  In Duffey's one start of the week, he pitched seven innings with a no decision.  Tyler did allow seven hits but only one run to go with six strikeouts and one walk.  There's no real projections to make with Duffey, he will be with the Twins again as soon as there is an opening that can give him a spot in the starting rotation.  With the reality that no team only uses five starters during the course of a season, we will see Duffey in 2016 in Minneapolis.
(Stats are through Wednesday, 4/20 games)

There you have it for this week, our Minor League Stars of the Week.  Check out the poll to vote for your favorite star and use the comments section to let us know who else you think has been deserving of being named a star!  Check back next week as we dive into playoff coverage of the Minnesota Twins minor league affiliates.