Minnesota Twins: Ranking the Future Impacts of MiLB Signings
By Otto Johnson
The Minnesota Twins have signed eight players to minor league contracts, so we wanted to rank the impact each player could have on the team in 2021.
The Minnesota Twins haven’t been very busy in the 2020-21 offseason so far, only making one major league signing in the three months since their season ended. Instead, they’ve been working on bringing in players on minor league contracts that have a chance to become major league deals.
The Twins have signed or re-signed eight players to minor league deals, including signing right-handed relievers Derek Law, Glenn Sparkman, and Luke Farrell, infielder Tzu-Wei Lin, infielder/outfielder Rob Refsnyder, and re-signing left-hander Danny Coulombe, righty Juan Minaya and catcher Tomas Telis.
While it’s unlikely all eight will have an impact on the Minnesota Twins, at least one of them should be a helpful piece for the Twins in the 2021 season. The Twins have a good history with minor league-level signings, with Caleb Thielbar, Willians Astudillo, and Chris Gimenez have all worked out well for the Falvey regime.
With that in mind, we ranked all eight of the free agent signings on how well they might do for the Minnesota Twins in 2021, grading each player on three areas: talent, playing time, and past history on a scale of 1-5. After averaging those three out, we ranked them all from highest to lowest. Let’s get into it.