The Minnesota Twins had multiple players featured on the Baseball America classification All-Star teams.
While the Minnesota Twins major league club makes a push for a playoff spot, the minor league season is complete, leaving award season in full force. That includes the recent classification awards from Baseball America. Let’s take a look at which Twins prospects made the lists:
Mitch Garver, C – Garver has been seemingly passed over on a number of postseason all star teams by other catchers who were in AAA this season, but he certainly has a great argument for the spot, as he hit .291/.387/.541 with 29 doubles and 17 home runs as a key piece of the Rochester lineup. Garver’s abilities behind the plate have increased every year to the point where he’s forced a discussion for 2018 how he will be used, even though the Twins just spent fairly substantial money on Jason Castro this past offseason.
Others who could have been considered
Aaron Slegers, RHP – Slegers may not be a guy who has dominant stuff, but his numbers compare quite well with those chosen for the AAA team this season. Slegers went 15-4 with Rochester in 24 starts, hurling 148 1/3 innings, with a 3.40 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and a 29/119 BB/K ratio. The wins would have led all five starters, but so would have the innings. While his strikeout rate would not have been the highest of the group of five, he would not have been the lowest, either.
Let’s take a look at some of the other teams to see how Twins prospects fared…