Minnesota Twins: Ranking the 13 International Free Agents Signings

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A general view of the Minnesota Twins celebration sign during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
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A general view of the Minnesota Twins celebration sign during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** /

Tough to Predict for the Minnesota Twins

These are players that don’t have a lot of information and aren’t as highly regarded that signed with the Minnesota Twins. While they don’t look like much, there is a chance they’ll be able to turn things around and show some upside.

T-No. 9: RHP Oscar Paredes, Venezuela

T-No. 9: SS Denyerbe Gervis, Venezuela

T-No. 9: OF Ismael Perez, Dominican Republic

T-No. 9: RHP Jose Olivares, Venezuela

T-No. 9: SS Santo Martinez, Dominican Republic

The issue for these five players is the lack of information on them. All five have signed with the Twins, but we don’t know for how much, their skill sets, or anything else about them outside of position and birth country. Because of this, they wrap up tied for last in these rankings.

T-No. 7: C Giovanny Rivero, Venezuela

T-No. 7: C Deiner Contreras, Venezuela

The same situation for the players in behind them, there is virtually nothing that separates these guys, other than the position they play. Their ability to be behind the dish is their big advantage. In a system that’s extremely week behind Mitch Garver and Ryan Jeffers, they could have lots of opportunities for playing time.

No. 6: OF Andres Centeno, Venezuela ($300,000)

No. 5: SS Luis Rodriguez, Dominican Republic ($360,000)

No. 4: SS Reynaldo Madrigal, Dominican Republic ($400,000)

No. 3: SS Rafael Cruz, Dominican Republic ($500,000)

It’s almost disappointing the lack of information on these players, but using Spotrac, we were able to find out how much their signing bonuses were for, and rank them based on that. The Twins had some of the most money to spend of any franchise, and they used it. While it’s hard to determine the value of these guys without scouting reports, their bonuses indicate potential.

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