Minnesota Twins Top 30 Prospects Post-MLB Draft

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Alex Kirilloff of the Minnesota Twins bats and hits a home run during a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox on February 28, 2020 at the Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)
Alex Kirilloff of the Minnesota Twins bats and hits a home run during a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox on February 28, 2020 at the Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Twins’ Dakota Chalmers (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /

Minnesota Twins Prospects No. 30-No. 26

No. 30: Chris Vallimont, RHP

2020 Expected Level: High A

Preseason Rank: No. 28

Age: 23

Fastball: 60/Curveball: 55/Slider: 50/Changeup: 50/Control: 45/Overall: 40

The same things that applied before the season still stand, but Chris Vallimont falls a few spots for the new prospects. He’s got good stuff, but his control needs work. This season will hurt Vallimont, as 23 is a bit older for a pitcher in High A.

In Vallimont’s first four starts after the trade, he only walked four batters. Hopefully this will be a continuing trend, and if that’s the case. Vallimont could move up this list quickly. He’ll be 24 before next season begins. He needs to move quickly.

No. 29: Will Holland, SS

2020 Expected Level: Rookie

Preseason Rank: No. 26

Age: 22

Hit: 40/Power: 55/Run: 60/Arm: 55/Field: 55/Overall: 45

Will Holland is an extremely athletic 2019 second-round pick who is incredibly raw. He struggled to hit for a consistent average over his first thirty-six games in the organization. He did manage to hit seven homers and steal eight bases in that short time, and he hit well in college, so there’s hope.

No. 28: Emmanuel Rodriguez, OF

2020 Expected Level: Rookie

Preseason Rank: No. 25

Age: 17

Hit: 50/Power: 50/Run: 55/Arm: 55/Field: 55/Overall: 45

Emmanuel Rodriguez is just 17, which makes missing the season a little more acceptable. He’s got a solid set of tools, but they aren’t perfect. That being said, the Twins paid him a $2.5 million more than every prospect (except Sabato) signed in 2020. He’ll climb these ranks with some time.

No. 27: Kala’i Rosario, OF

2020 Expected Level: N/A

Preseason Rank: N/A

Age: 18

Hit: 40/Power: 60/Run: 45/Arm: 45/Field: 45/Overall: 45

Kala’i Rosario is extremely young, having just turned 18 on July 2nd, but that didn’t stop him from making our Top 30 list. Rosario is really a one tool player, but that power is awe-inspiring. Some scouts have even graded it at the incredibly rare 80. I don’t think it’s there yet, but if he continues to grow his game, he could be a 30 homer guy.

No. 26: Dakota Chalmers, RHP

2020 Expected Level: AAA

Preseason Rank: 24

Age: 23

Fastball: 60/Curveball: 65/Changeup: 45/Control: 40/Overall: 45

My love of the Dakota Chalmers curveball was clear when I talked so highly of him in the last rankings. The pitch has a spin rate of over 3,000, making it really tough to hit. His control and changeup still need work, but I think he has a low floor and an extremely high ceiling.

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