Projecting The Twins 5th Starter

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Earlier this week, we took a look at what the Minnesota Twins 2015 rotation may look like. At this point, Phil Hughes, Ervin Santana, and Ricky Nolasco are all locks for the rotation. An expected possibility would be that Kyle Gibson would occupy the fourth spot in the starting rotation. This leaves the 5th spot an open competition, and there is a slew of possibilities the Twins could explore.

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Consider that the Minnesota Twins can finally consider pitching an asset in 2015, and that the options available to them should lead to a vast improvement on the mound. Although the club may lack that front line starter that many teams have, the depth of quality arms is to be noted. When it comes to breaking down the possibilities for the 5th starter, it may be best to do so on an individual basis.

Starting with the most likely possibilities, and going through them all, let’s take a look…