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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Lewis Thorpe of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Kansas City Royals (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /

Minnesota Twins Prospects No. 15-No. 11

No. 15: Gilberto Celestino, OF

Expected 2020 Level: AAA

Preseason Ranking: No. 14

Age: 21

Hit: 50/Power: 40/Run: 55/Arm: 55/Field: 60/Overall: 50

Gilberto Celestino is the most MLB ready center fielder prospect with good field, run, and arm tools. The only question is whether or not his bat will hold up. If it does, watch out. If not, he’ll be a really good defensive substitute. He’ll get his first MLB action as a member of the 60-man squad.

No. 14: Matt Wallner, OF

Expected 2020 Level: A

Preseason Rank: No. 13

Age: 22

Hit: 45/Power: 55/Run: 40/Arm: 65/Field: 50/Overall: 50

Armed with the best arm in the system and plus power, Minnesota native Matt Wallner has all the tools needed to be a very good corner outfielder. His only issue is that he needs to show he can hit for average consistently. Once that happens, he’ll fly through the system.

No. 13: Lewis Thorpe, LHP

Expected 2020 Level: MLB

Preseason Rank: No. 12

Age: 24

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

Easily the best lefty in the system, Lewis Thorpe is set to graduate and join the Minnesota Twins as a reliever, but he still has the talent and the durability to be a No. 3 starter. Look for him to continue trying to make his mark while improving his slider and changeup so he can become a starter by 2022.

No. 12: Blayne Enlow, RHP

Expected 2020 Level: High A

Preseason Ranking: 11

Age: 21

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

Blayne Enlow is a still young pitcher with a well-developed mix and solid control. He doesn’t have a ton of upside, as he won’t be more than a No. 3 starter, but he’s an extremely sharp pitcher who knows how to work with what he’s got. I expect him to be a quick riser.

No. 11: Brent Rooker, OF/1B

Expected 2020 Level: AAA

Preseason Ranking: 10

Age: 25

Hit: 50/Power: 65/Run: 50/Arm: 50/Field: 40/Overall: 50

The most well-developed power hitter in the system, Brent Rooker isn’t a skilled fielder which has slowed his path to the majors. He’ll turn 26 before the 2021 season, so the Twins need to make a decision on whether they will trade Rooker or find a spot for him, as Rooker works best as a DH.

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