Minnesota Twins: Giving the players their final letter grades
By Chris Schad
The Minnesota Twins’ year came to a disappointing end, but how did each player fare in a historic 2019 season?
The Minnesota Twins deserved a better fate than this. Roughly two days after their season-ending loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday night, the Twins are left wondering what could have been and where the team could go as they prepare for the 2020 season.
With the hot stove season now in full force, the Twins must first take a look at their roster and see how each player performed. For some, their final season grades are worthy of bringing a big smile into Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey and General Manager’s Thad Levine’s office to be hung on their refrigerator (That is, if they actually have one in their office) or maybe even get an extension like the ones Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler received.
On the flip side, there are some players that should be shuttering in fear as they await what kind of fate looms in the offseason. For the players that had a rough year, that could include a demotion to Triple-A Rochester, a trade or an outright non-tendering that would get them out of the Twins organization for good.
As usual, we’ll be grading on an A through F scale, which takes into account a player’s statistical performance, fulfilling their role on the team, their impact on and off the field and which ways they helped (or hindered) the Twins capturing their first American League Central Division title since the 2010 season.