Minnesota Twins Pre-Season Staff Predictions

Mar 24, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor (right) talks with Twins center fielder Max Kepler (left) as Twins first base coach Butch Davis (center) listens on during a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 24, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor (right) talks with Twins center fielder Max Kepler (left) as Twins first base coach Butch Davis (center) listens on during a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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  • When will Jose Berrios debut?

Jordan: With Duffey being sent down, we may not see Berrios as soon as we thought. I’ll say July.

Martin: I ran a weekly reaction piece on Berrios in December talking about this issue. My thoughts then are confirmed by the Twins actions now. Berrios will be treated like the Chicago Cubs treated Kris Bryant. I expect to Berrios on the active roster no later than May. Milone and Nolasco are place holders at this point.

Scott: Someone will tweak an elbow or a hamstring. Duffey may get the call first but Berrios will his chance. I’ll say May 10th.

Paul: If an injury occurs, then Berrios could be up in a moment’s notice. Barring injuries, I don’t think the Twins are in any hurry to get him with the big league club. The team would love to see Milone or Nolasco put up good enough numbers to be trade bait come July. I think they’ll get every chance to show some upside. I’m expecting to see Berrios in late July.

Manuel: If he does well in Triple A, I would think very, very soon. Maybe even in late April or early May. I just have this gut feeling that some of our starting pitchers may struggle, especially during the first few weeks.

Mike: Sometime after April 14th. If the Twins wait until that day to call him up, they’ll get an additional year of control. He definitely won’t be up before that deadline has passed. I’m also going to guess that they keep him down until a less important deadline in early June. The Super Two deadline has not been set yet but if the Twins kept him down until then, Berrios will lose out on the opportunity to earn a 4th year of arbitration. My prediction is early June if the rotation is performing adequately.

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