Minnesota Twins: Ranking the Future Impacts of MiLB Signings
By Otto Johnson
Minnesota Twins Minor League Free Agent Signing No. 5: Tzu-Wei Lin
- Talent: 3
- Playing Time: 3
- Past History 3
- Overall Grade: 3
The highest ranked hitter on this list, Tzu-Wei Lin is a former Boston Red Sox Top 30 prospect who was thought highly of for his versatility and hitting skill. While that hitting has never come to fruition, he has proved himself a useful player in the past.
Lin has always been a good defender who can play multiple positions, and that’s how he earns the 4 grade for past history. He did an exceptional job of being a solid glove, but outside of his first 25 game stint in the majors in 2017, he’s failed to hit above .250 since.
In addition to recent struggles, Lin also faces an uphill battle for playing time. In order for a player to have an impact, they need to see the field, and while once again, his versatility helps, Lin likely won’t see the field in Minnesota.
He has talent, and that’s been shown throughout his career, he just needs to stay healthy and use his versatility to show it off. The Twins giving him a minor league deal shows they think he can do that, but i’m not so sure.