Updated: Projecting Your Minnesota Twins Opening Day Lineup

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Sep 23, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks (32) at bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

9. Aaron Hicks CF: This may be the last chapter for Hicks, and it is entirely up to him as to how it is written. Byron Buxton is still a ways away and has battled injuries, and although Jordan Schafer is in the fold, Hicks has a much higher ceiling. Hitting only .215 isn’t going to get it done though, and Hicks needs to bring his .291/.387/.441 line from Double and Triple-A last season to the major league level. Hopefully the work ethic improves under the new regime, and Hicks ends up being part of the player the Twins expected him to be.

Looking at it from a top down view, the Twins organization can be commended to a certain extent. Despite being void of the nationally known big names, the Twins offense has plenty of pop, and after being amongst the best in the majors a year ago when it came to run production, this lineup has a chance to take another step forward. Paired with a better pitching rotation, look for the Twins to be somewhat of a revelation in 2015.

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