The Minnesota Twins are set to head to Fort Myers to kick off Spring Training in a relatively short period of time. With manager Paul Molitor embarking upon his first season with the Twins, you can expect some dynamics with the team to change. Noted as more of a believer in advanced statistics than Ron Gardenhire, it remains to be seen what kind of strategy Molitor will put in place.
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One thing is for certain, Paul Molitor will want the Twins to be better on the basepaths than they were a season ago. After watching the Kansas City Royals steal runs and put themselves in solid position because of key decisions in the playoffs, the Twins have a lot to improve upon. In 2014, only four Twins players stole double-digit bases, and one of them (Sam Fuld) is no longer on the team.
With some top prospect talent possessing a decent amount of speed, as well as the Twins looking to increase their scoring chances, Molitor could show an increased desire to swipe bases. Let’s take a look at who should pace the Twins in that category.