Mar 4, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton (70) runs down the first base line during a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Plenty Of Youth Early
Having regurgitated plenty of lineup cards early on this week, it’s hard not to get excited about what is to come for the Twins. Seeing names like Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sano, and Byron Buxton get plenty of playing time in big league camp, the reminder is that the future is nearly here.
For the most part, Sano has looked comfortable at third base. A tough hop turned into a rushed throw and an error against the Baltimore Orioles, but he has held his own for the most part. At the plate, albeit in a limited number of at bats, he still does remain hittless. Byron Buxton is also without a hit thus far in the spring, while Rosario has gotten himself on the board.
In the outfield, Rosario and Buxton have looked good next to each other. For the lack of the speed the Opening Day lineup might have on the corners in Oswaldo Arcia and Torii Hunter, Buxton and Rosario represent a significant upgrade. While the keys aren’t yet handed over, it’s wildly apparent that the Twins aren’t giving a look at the youth for no reason.
As the games continue on, Sano, Rosario, and Buxton continuing to settle in and get comfortable is something the Twins have to be hoping for. Counting on each of them at some point this season is probably already on the table.