The Minnesota Twins are headed into 2021 without Eddie Rosario for the first season in a while. We look at five potential replacements.
The 2020-21 offseason is moving quickly, and one of the biggest moves for the Minnesota Twins was the non-tender of Eddie Rosario. Rosario, the Twins 4th Round pick in 2010, had been one of the longest tenured players in the organization, making his debut for the team five years later.
After leading the league in triples his rookie year and finishing sixth in Rookie of the Year voting, Eddie’s play afterwards was extremely offense-heavy, hitting .277 with 119 homers and 388 RBI, serving as a key piece of the Twins teams over the last five years.
Despite that production, Rosario was somehow both a fan-favorite and a public enemy with noted base-running and defensive gaffes, and this all led to the Twins parting ways with the outfielder.
Eddie Rosario was a fun, but flawed, player for the Twins who filled the spot in front of the bleacher seats at Target Field for the last six seasons. This raises the question: Who will be the one that fills his spot in the lineup on Opening Day 2021?
We go into several answers to that question, whether it’s a top prospect or a big time free agent, here are some options that the front office, led by Derek Falvey and Thad Levine, might have in mind to replace Eddie Rosario.