The Minnesota Twins have one of the deepest farm systems in all of major league baseball. While plenty of Twins Territorians are aware of that fact, it also appears that Keith Law is impressed by what the Twins have done down on the farm. His pre-season rankings have been released, and he is favorable towards the organization.
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Looking through the Twins farm system doesn’t take long to find talent. Names like Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, Max Kepler, Nick Gordon, Lewis Thorpe, Kohl Stewart, and many others help to provide a glimpse of the future. With so many top-notch prospects on the not so distant horizon, the losing for the Twins appears to be coming to an end.
While Keith Law sifts through the Twins organization, he notes that many of the top prospects from a season ago still remain ready to make an impact at the next level. He summarizes in saying “The Twins return almost their entire top 10 intact but have added first-rounder Nick Gordon and a slew of college relievers who look like they’ll move quickly to the high minors, and they continue to find value on the international front.”
Although the Twins have done an incredible job developing a strong farm system, Law also points out that in 2014, it did very little to help them. Buxton and Sano saw wasted seasons due to injury, and Meyer was never called up to the big leagues. This year that should change, and Law sees it happening quickly.
"…Alex Meyer on the verge of the big leagues and Miguel Sano not far behind."
The lone team outpacing the Twins in the minor leagues is led by one of the best general managers in all of baseball, Theo Epstein and his Cubs. Boasting names like Kris Bryant, and guys that made an impact last season such as Jorge Soler, Arismendy Alcantra, and Javier Baez, the Cubs are loaded.
With the Twins in position to see the minor league talent start to bubble over, we should start to see the turnaround at the major league level sooner rather than later.