Minnesota Twins: Non-Tendered free agents of interest

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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Mike Fiers #50 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at the Oakland Coliseum on September 22, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Mike Fiers #50 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at the Oakland Coliseum on September 22, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 24: Billy Hamilton #6 of the Cincinnati Reds bunts during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 24, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

OF Billy Hamilton

We highlighted Billy Hamilton in our trade partner series as we tried to come up with a trade for the Twins with the Reds. Now as a free agent he will grab plenty of intrigue. Hamilton has a lot of speed but has failed to put that into real production as he struggles to get on base with a .236/.299/.327 slash line in 2018. Hamilton even struggled to steal bases in 2018 seeing his total drop down to 34 after stealing more than 50 in previous seasons.

It is hard to really put a lot of stock in Hamilton at this point in his career. Hamilton’s speed will land him on a roster somewhere as at the very least a pinch runner/fielder. Doesn’t it also just make you slightly curious to know what it would be like to have both Hamilton and Byron Buxton in the same outfield?

3B/2B Yangervis Solarte

Yangervis Solarte was the talk of baseball in the first half among fantasy players as he stepped into the starting third base role in big ways for the Toronto Blue Jays. In March and April Solarte began the season with a .848 OPS and then for the first half hit .241/.297/.422 and a .719 OPS.

OF/1B Jordan Patterson

I wrote a bit about Jordan Patterson right after the Rule 5 roster decisions were made. He still becomes an intriguing bat even if he has now already been on and off of three different organizations in a matter of weeks.

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INF Chris Owings, Wilmer Flores, Tim Beckham, Ronald Torreyes

I am lumping these players, Chris Owings, Wilmer Flores, Tim Beckham, and Ronald Torreyes all together because to me they represent essentially the same type of player. They could all technically help fill out the Twins infield, but I would hope the Twins would be aiming their sights a bit higher.

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