The Minnesota Twins have built one of the top farm systems in baseball, but how can that translate to their success in 2020?
Since General Manager Thad Levine and President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey took over the Minnesota Twins, one of the top priorities has been building a foundation for this team to have long-term success. With some of the holdovers from the previous regime such as Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and Alex Kirilloff in place, the Twins’ front office duo has surrounded that talent with even more pieces, resulting in six prospects landing on Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects list.
Prospects are great and build excitement for the future, but most Twins fans want to know how the team is going to do right now. After their 2019 season went down in flames during the postseason, the Twins have several needs on their pitching staff and in case of an injury, they’ll need players at the minor league level that can step in and help Minnesota avoid their second-half swoon from last July and August.
Despite what’s at the minor league level, the Twins are a good team. But the six prospects that landed on the preseason hype list should draw another level of excitement and if their time comes, it could mean that the future could be now in Minnesota.