RP Brad Hand, Padres
Another reliever that the Twins should check in on is left hander Brad Hand. He takes the 9th spot, right behind Neshek on the trade deadline candidate list. Hand is having a successful 2017, appearing in 25 games and holding a 2.18 ERA over 33.0 innings pitched.
Noted stats for Hands ranking on this list is his strikeouts per nine innings rate which currently sits at 11.7 Hand also has a good 15% whiff rate. Both would be welcomed traits to add to a soft looking Twins bullpen.
Like Neshek, Hand is a player the Twins go after only if the team is still in playoff contention. He would also be rental player as his contract expires at the end of this season. Having Hand come out of the bullpen, instead of Craig Breslow, would be a welcomed sight.