Minnesota Twins: Projected Playoff Roster
By Nate Palmer
RH Matt Belisle
RH Ryan Pressly
LH Gabriel Moya
RH Dillon Gee
This bullpen includes eight arms, but as was mentioned earlier it is possible it could go up to nine. Five of these guys should be in without question. That being current closer Matt Belisle, the teams best reliever in Trevor Hildenberger, Taylor Rogers, Alan Busenitz, and long reliever Dillon Gee.
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Ryan Pressly has been one of the most frustrating relievers for the Twins. He has shut-down closer stuff but hasn’t always commanded it well, but lately, he has pitched much better. Since July 1 Pressly has a 2.68 ERA and is striking out just over 8 batters per nine, earning him a spot in this version of a playoff bullpen.
Gabriel Moya makes it as the second left-hander coming out of the bullpen over Buddy Boshers. This move is a leap of faith as there are only three major league appearances for Moya, but there isn’t any reason to have faith Boshers at this point. Then Adalberto Mejia makes it as another long reliever. Mejia may thrive in a bullpen role during a playoff run as he is often very successful the first time through a lineup.
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This could be your 2017 playoff Minnesota Twins. It is still crazy to think this team will be a playoff team, but it is getting closer and closer to being a reality. Is someone being left off this roster that needs to be there for Twins as they try to make a playoff run? Let us know!