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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Jorge Alcala of the Minnesota Twins (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /

Minnesota Twins Top Prospects No. 25-No. 21

No. 25: Misael Urbina, OF

2020 Expected Level: Rookie

Preseason Rank: No. 23

Age: 18

Hit: 55/Power: 45/Run: 60/Arm: 50/Field: 55/Overall: 45

A summer off won’t hurt Misael Urbina as much as other players, as the 18-year-old was very solidd in his first attempt at pro ball. Urbina has a solid hit tool for his age and his 19 steals in 50 games were excellent.

I could easily see him turning into a very good center fielder for the future, as he’s still at least three years away from the majors. There’s a lot that can happen between then and now, but I think he’ll definitely move up these rankings.

No. 24: Gabriel Maciel, OF

Expected 2020 Level: High A

Preseason Ranking: No. 22

Age: 21

Hit: 55/Power: 30/Run: 65/Arm: 50/Field: 60/Overall: 45

Arguably the fastest player in the Minnesota Twins system, Gabriel Maciel can run really well and field well. He hasn’t hit under .261 at any stop, so his hit tool is coming on nicely. A pretty realistic comparison to Maciel would be Ben Revere with a better arm, but if that’s what he ends up as, no one will complain.

No. 23: Cole Sands, RHP

Expected 2020 Level: AA

Preseason Ranking: No. 21

Age: 22

Fastball: 55/Curveball: 50/Changeup: 55/Control: 55/Overall: 45

None of Cole Sands is all that incredible. His fastball, curveball, and changeup are all solid, but none are incredible. His control is probably his best skill and what makes him valuable. He’ll never lead a rotation, but he has the ability to be a long term third or fourth starter with some reliability.

No. 22: Yunior Severino, 2B

2020 Expected Level: A

Preseason Ranking: No. 20

Age: 20

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

Yunior Severino is kind of the opposite of Cole Sands. Sands is a pitcher without elite potential, but has been consistently good, while Severino is a hitter with lots of potential, but hasn’t shown much. Severino came over from the Braves in 2017 and still has massive potential, but he’s running out of time to show it.

No. 21: Jorge Alcala, RHP

Expected 2020 Level: MLB

Preseason Ranking: No. 19

Age: 24

Fastball: 65/Curveball: 45/Slider: 55/Changeup: 45/Control: 40/Overall: 50

Jorge Alcala is about to turn 25 and will be a part of the major league bullpen, essentially taking his prospect status. The move to the bullpen will help turn Alcala into an elite reliever who relies on his 98 MPH fastball and good slider to get outs. He’ll be fun to watch.

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