Minnesota Twins: Predicting the Twins starting rotation for 2020
By Otto Johnson
As the Minnesota Twins head into the offseason with four spots open in the rotation, it’s time to take a look at who might start for the Twins in 2020.
The Minnesota Twins’ rotation, once considered a strength, fell apart in the back half of the 2019 season, with one starter being suspended and two more completely losing their ability to pitch throughout the last two months. The rotation looked terrible against the New York Yankees, and teams can’t win in the playoffs without solid starting pitching. Just ask the Yankees. Or the Washington Nationals, Tampa Bay Rays, or Houston Astros.
Jose Berrios is the only starter locked in for next year, so that means the team needs to put starters behind (or if they’re lucky, in front of) their current ace. The Twins must also decide if any of their in-house options are ready for a bigger role, if they want to bring in outside help, or if they want to bring back even just part of the rotation.
The Minnesota Twins have a rare chance to rebuild their rotation from nothing. They can choose to bring back most of last year’s group or go into a very top-heavy group of starting pitchers. We’ll dive into the possibilities of what will happen to the Twins starters and who they could try to pick up, or even call up.