Minnesota Twins: Minor League free agents
Needed in an emergency
Position: First Base/Outfield Age: 28
Brief 2017 stats: 51 games, 90 PA, 13 hits, 2 HR, 7 RBI, .167/.278/.295 at MLB level
50 games, 196 PA, 43 hits, 4 HR, 22 RBI, .249/.321/.341 at Triple-A
Stassi mostly played first base but also played a few games in the corner outfield positions. A fairly competent fielder, 2017 was his only year of MLB experience. He could be 2018’s version of Ben Paulson; a player provides depth at only the Triple-A level.
Position: Outfield Age: 33
Brief 2017 stats: 73 games, 297 PA, 71 hits, 4 HR, 30 RBI, .260/.283/.377 at Triple-A
Petit played all but a dozen games at shortstop even though he’s been a utility infielder much like Reginatto. He last played in the MLB in 2016 for the Los Angeles Angels (89 games) and has a lifetime MLB slash line of .249/.291/.353. Will most likely play alongside Reginatto as a utility infielder at Triple-A. Not on the 40-man roster.
Position: Pitcher Age: 28
Brief 2017 stats: Started 17 of 19 games, 95.2 innings, 105 hits, 42 ER, 73 K, 41 BB at Triple-A
Magill pitched predominantly as a starter his entire career. He last pitched in the MLB in 2016 with the Cincinnati Reds; appeared in 5 games, in 4.1 innings he had a 6.23 ERA. Magill will probably start at Triple-A. In a pinch, he could help out the Twins but he’d have to be added to the 40-man roster.
Position: Outfield Age: 29
Brief 2017 stats: 51 games, 194 PA, 42 hits, 0 HR, 19 RBI, .247/.328/.300 at Triple-A
LaMarre might be a familiar name to some as he has played 29 games in the MLB. He will certainly get a chance to compete for the fifth outfield role but his MLB batting line may hold him back. He has slashed .054/.103/.054 in the MLB while playing primarily in center field.
Position: Catcher Age: 26
Brief 2017 stats: 36 games, 128 PA, 41 hits, 4 HR, 22 RBI, .342/.370/.558 at Triple-A
One of the better hitters on this list, Astudillo already has eight minor league seasons under his belt. A career .311/.350/.401 in the minors, he has played foreign ball four consecutive winters in Venezuela. He could push Bobby Wilson out of third on the depth charts for catchers if he fields well behind the plate.
Position: Outfield Age: 32
Brief 2017 stats: 42 games, 169 PA, 41 hits, 3 HR, 22 RBI, .273/.351/.420 at Independent
Pacheco has played 377 games at the MLB level and has a career slash line of .272/.310/.365. Listed as first basemen, he has also played third base and catcher. Last season, Pacheco played for the Long Island Ducks in an independent league. The 2017 Ducks roster featured former MLB players David Aardsma, Rafael Perez, Lew Ford and more.
Position: Outfield Age: 28
Brief 2017 stats: Played one game in AAA with triple-A Tacoma
Ramsey as played all outfield spots and has played 266 games at Triple-A. He has a slash line of .256/.337/.404 in 266 games at Triple-A.
Sometimes a change of scenery is good for a player. Ramsey seems like he could benefit from playing with a new team. He could get a better chance with the Twins but will probably provide depth in the outfield at Triple-A for the entire season.