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Updated: February 20th, 2013 8:55am
Twins have two top-10 prospects according to BA’s newest rankings

Twins have two top-10 prospects according to BA’s newest rankings

by Phil Mackey
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The accolades continue to roll in for the Minnesota Twins' newly-revamped farm system.

According to Baseball America's newest top-100 prospect list, unveiled Tuesday, the Twins have two players in the top 10 -- third baseman Miguel Sano (9) and outfielder Byron Buxton (10).

Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia (41), right-hander Alex Meyer (59), right-hander Kyle Gibson (68) and outfielder Aaron Hicks (72) also cracked the list.

Those same six players were also ranked in's top-100 prospect list earlier this offseason.

In an interview with 1500 ESPN on Sunday, Twins assistant GM Rob Antony said Sano, in particular, despite never having played above Low-A, is "not far away" from the big leagues. Sano hit .258/.373/.521 with 28 home runs and 100 RBIs for Beloit last year.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Oswaldo Arcia