Minnesota Twins: 5 prospects that could make an impact in September

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FORT MYERS, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: Zack Littell #52 of the Minnesota Twins poses for a portrait during Minnesota Twins Photo Day on February 22, 2019 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 22: Zack Littell #52 of the Minnesota Twins poses for a portrait during Minnesota Twins Photo Day on February 22, 2019 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 09: Randy Dobnak #68 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch in his major league debut against the Cleveland Indians during the sixth inning of the game on August 9, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 09: Randy Dobnak #68 of the Minnesota Twins delivers a pitch in his major league debut against the Cleveland Indians during the sixth inning of the game on August 9, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Randy Dobnak

The Twins bullpen has raised the blood pressure of the coaching staff and fans throughout the season and even though the collective performance has been a roller coaster, they could still use one more arm to even things out.

Much like in the case of Smeltzer, Randy Dobnak has been one of the relievers that have been on the Minneapolis to Rochester pipeline this season, making his major league debut back on Aug. 9. While four scoreless innings doesn’t indicate that he’ll be a shutdown reliever, the 24-year old could be a factor down the stretch.

Dobnak has had a rapid rise to the major leagues, posting a 2.07 ERA while rising through High-A Fort Myers all the way to Minnesota. It’s not a given that success translates to the majors in the biggest month of the season, but the Twins could certainly do worse with their call-ups.

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