Minnesota Twins: Ranking the Future Impacts of MiLB Signings

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Derek Law of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Derek Law of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /
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Juan Minaya of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

Minnesota Twins Minor League Free Agent Signing No. 2: Juan Minaya

  • Talent: 3
  • Playing Time: 5
  • Past History: 4
  • Overall Grade: 4

We’ve finally reached the high level guys on this list. The third and final player re-signed by the Twins, Juan Minaya joined the Minnesota Twins before the 2020 season on another minor league deal, and while he didn’t appear in a game in 2020, that doesn’t mean he won’t in 2021.

The Twins clearly thought enough of Minaya’s talent to keep him around for the 2021 season, and his major league track record is the most successful of any player on this list. Over his 125 game career, Minaya is the only one on this list with a sub-4 ERA, offering a lot of hope for future success.

Similar to the other relievers, he has a five in the playing time category, as he looks like a candidate to pitch at least 20 innings if injuries pop up in 2021, especially if the team opts not to add more relief pitchers for the upcoming season.

While he isn’t likely to offer any elite numbers, especially after the team felt he wasn’t a good enough option to play in 2020, he has the lengthiest history of success and could put together some good numbers for a team that loves to use a lot of relievers.

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