We continue going over the top young stars in the American League Central, this time looking at the best Minnesota Twins players and prospects under 26.
The Minnesota Twins are one of the best teams in baseball this year and are easily the class of the AL Central. They have built a strong roster and a deep farm system, and they show no signs of slowing down any time in the near future.
As we break down the top young players in the division, it’s important that we take a look at the Twins’ top players under the age of 26. We’ve already broken down the top 5 rising stars in the division, and we know who the division’s biggest star under 26 is (looking at you Shane Bieber), but we haven’t gone over the Twins’ top youngsters.
The Twins have plenty of talented players and prospects under the age of 26, but we’re going to focus on ranking the six that are the most valuable for Minnesota. In order to make the list, the player/prospect needs to be 25 or younger. With such simple qualifications, let’s get into it with the honorable mentions.
Minnesota Twins Top 5 under 26: Honorable Mentions
Jhoan Duran, RHP, AA, 22 Years Old
With arguably the most upside of any arm in the system, Jhoan Duran is the number 5 prospect in the Twins system for a reason. He’s still working on his curveball and changeup, but he could be a front of the rotation arm.
Without much talent at the major league level that’s under 26 for the Twins (and in the AL Central), players like Duran will creep onto this list, as Duran does here. He’s still got lots of time to develop and the Twins will wait patiently while he does.
Jordan Balazovic, RHP, AA, 21 Years Old
Just like Duran, Jordan Balazovic is one of the Twins top arms in the system. Probably the sixth most valuable talent the Twins have (right now), just missing the list, but that doesn’t take away from his value.
Balazovic is the No. 97 prospect in all of baseball so he’s got the recognition and the arm. He could become another star along with Duran, making them well worth a mention here.