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September 30, 2020 11:04 AM
Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Another start at catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffers is starting at catcher and batting ninth in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Astros.

It seems the rookie backstop is atop the Twins' depth chart, as he will draw his second straight start of these playoffs. Jeffers went 0-for-2 in Game 1 before being replaced by Mitch Garver.

September 12, 2020 09:36 AM
Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Homers again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffers went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 3-1 win over the Indians on Friday.

Jeffers provided some insurance after taking Shane Bieber deep with two outs in the seventh inning to extend the Twins' lead to 3-0. The rookie has homered in two of his last three games but could see a decrease in playing time shortly as Mitch Garver (side) may be activated from the injured list during in the next week.

September 7, 2020 07:48 PM
Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Drills first career homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffers went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and an RBI single in Monday's 6-2 win over the Tigers.

Jeffers opened the scoring in the third inning by taking Michael Fulmer deep for his first big-league homer. He added an RBI single in the fourth. The rookie has held down the catching duties nicely since being called up Aug. 20, slashing .265/.324/.353 to go along with three RBI. He should continue to receive the bulk of the time behind the dish moving forward.

September 7, 2020 01:04 PM
Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Takes over as primary catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffers will start at catcher and will bat ninth Monday against the Tigers.

With Alex Avila (back) joining Mitch Garver (side) on the 10-day injured list Saturday, Jeffers now sits atop the Twins' depth chart at catcher. The 23-year-old has thus far gotten off to a rough start to his big-league career, slashing .226/.294/.226 over 34 plate appearances.

August 30, 2020 12:40 PM
Twins' Ryan Jeffers: On bench again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.

Sitting for the third time in four games, Jeffers looks to have slipped behind Alex Avila on the depth chart. So long as Mitch Garver (side) remains on the injured list, the righty-hitting Jeffers should at least fill the short side of a platoon with the lefty-hitting Avila.

August 29, 2020 12:56 PM
Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Retreats to bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffers is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Twins

It is quite unusual for Jeffers to be out of the lineup against a southpaw, in this case Matt Boyd, but the Tigers are also starting a lefty in game 2. Jeffers figures to be reinserted into the lineup for the second half of the twin bill while Alex Avila gets the nod behind the plate in the first game.

August 23, 2020 01:40 PM
Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Picks up another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffers will start at catcher and bat ninth Sunday against the Royals.

Since joining the Twins' active roster Thursday as a replacement for top backstop Mitch Garver (side), Jeffers has now received starts in three of the team's four games. The right-handed-hitting Jeffers, who has gone 2-for-7 with four strikeouts to begin his career, has made two of his three starts against southpaws, so he may not be guaranteed the majority of the work versus right-handed pitching. Instead, lefty-hitting veteran Alex Avila likely ranks as the Twins' top catcher versus righties while Garver is sidelined.

August 20, 2020 05:16 PM
Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Contract purchased by Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffers' contract was purchased by the Twins on Thursday, Brandon Warne of reports.

The Twins were in need of catching depth after Mitch Garver (side) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday. Jeffers will start Thursday's contest against the Brewers and bat ninth as he'll make his major-league debut. While Alex Avila should have the slight edge for playing time while Garver is sidelined, Jeffers could see a fair amount of time behind the plate in the coming days.

June 30, 2020 10:44 AM
Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Joins 60-man pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffers was added to the 60-man player pool ahead of training camp, reports.

Jeffers made a strong impression in spring training before MLB was shut down due to the pandemic. After a breakout season at Double-A, he's a candidate to contribute in the majors this season if the Twins need a catcher. He'll likely begin the season at Minnesota's alternate training site.

March 19, 2020 01:16 PM
Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Camp standout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffers really impressed on both sides of the ball in big-league camp, Mike Rosenbaum of reports. "He's a total pro with his plate discipline, with how he manages counts," said assistant general manager Jeremy Zoll. "He's a really physical guy, and we think that his advanced approach is going to allow him to hit, and hit for power."

Zoll says Jeffers has been one of the best receivers in the minors since he was drafted with the 59th overall pick in 2018 and has really started to excel at managing a pitching staff and calling a game. He has also started to tap into a promising offensive profile. Prior to the season getting delayed, there seemed to be a chance that Jeffers could help the big-league club this summer, but if the season is shortened significantly, he may not finish his minor-league development in time to make his big-league debut in 2020.

February 3, 2020 01:16 PM
Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Gets big-league camp invite
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jeffers was invited to big-league camp by the Twins on Monday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Jeffers has just 24 games at the Double-A level under his belt, so he's unlikely to be under consideration for an Opening Day roster spot. The 22-year-old catcher hit .264/.341/.421 with 14 homers in 103 games at the High-A and Double-A levels last season.

July 25, 2019 12:48 PM
Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Moving up to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins promoted Jeffers from High-A Fort Myers to Double-A Pensacola on Thursday, Brandon Warne of reports.

Jeffers and pitching prospect Jhoan Duran will make the jump to the Southern League together after neither had much left to prove at Pensacola. The 22-year-old turned in a .256/.330/.402 slash line (120 wRC+) across 315 plate appearances at Fort Myers, with that production rendered more meaningful by the fact that he's a catching product. While not a top-shelf defender, Jeffers' quality arm and respectable receiving skills should allow him to stick behind the plate as he moves through the system.

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