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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Royce Lewis of the Minnesota Twins looks on during a spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /

Minnesota Twins Prospects No. 5-No. 1

No. 5: Jhoan Duran, RHP

Expected 2020 Level: AA

Preseason Ranking: No. 5

Age: 22

Fastball: 65/Curveball: 50/Splitter: 60/Changeup: 40/Control: 50/Overall: 55

Jhoan Duran has the highest ceiling of any pitcher in the Twins system. Duran has a dominant fastball/slider combo, and though his curveball and changeup need work, he has the ability to be a No. 1 starter if everything clicks into place.

No. 4 Trevor Larnach, OF

Expected 2020 Level: AA

Preseason Ranking: No. 4

Age: 23

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

Trevor Larnach has the ability to become an All-Star corner outfielder. His hit tool is already excellent, he can hit 20 homers a game, and has a solid arm. His floor is the highest of any hitter in the Twins’ system, but hopefully he still has a ways to go.

No. 3: Jordan Balazovic, RHP

Expected 2020 Level: AA

Preseason Ranking: No. 3

Age: 21

Fastball: 65/Slider: 60/Changeup: 50/Control: 55/Overall: 60

I was stunned when Jordan Balazovic was left off the MLB 60-man player pool. The most MLB-ready starter in the Twins system (except for Lewis Thorpe), Balazovic has an excellent three pitch mix and is a very safe bet to become a No. 2 starter with upside. He’ll be a Twins starter very soon.

No. 2: Alex Kirilloff, OF

Expected 2020 Level: AA

Preseason Ranking: 2

Age: 22

Hit: 65/Power: 60/Run: 50/Arm: 50/Field: 50/Overall: 60

Armed with a sweet swing and solid defensive tools, Alex Kirilloff has one of the best overall bats in the minor leagues. If Eddie Rosario didn’t exist, Kirilloff would be playing left field right now. Kirilloff showed he was ready to play after tearing up Spring Training, but look for him to prove it again as a member of the 60-man roster.

No. 1: Royce Lewis, SS

Expected 2020 Level: AA

Preseason Ranking: No. 1

Age: 21

Hit: 60/Power: 55/Run: 70/Arm: 55/Field: 60/Overall: 65

The top prospect in the Twins system since he was drafted first overall in 2017, confidence in Royce Lewis has never wavered through his up and down first three years in the pros. Expect Lewis to continue to learn as he always does and become an All-Star.

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