Top Minnesota Twins MiLB Free Agents to Re-Sign: No. 10-8
No. 10: Tzu-Wei Lin (SS/2B/OF)
2021 Stats to Remember: 7 G, .269/.367/.308, 1 XBH, 4 RBI, 3 SB (Triple-AAA)
Yes, Tzu-Wei Lin did miss almost all of the 2021 season due to injuries. Yes, he wasn’t exceptionally good when he played. The Twins still are incredibly thin at shortstop though, so signing Lin to another minor league deal would be a good move for depth.
No. 9: Eiker Huizi (RHP)
2021 Stats to Remember: 2.79 ERA, 1.241 WHIP, 17-8 K-BB ratio in 19.1 IP (Rookie Ball)
Still just 21 years old, Eiker Huizi had a quietly solid season in Rookie Ball last year. Playing in Rookie Ball at 21 isn’t great, but reaching a deal to bring him back for next year would allow Huizi to prove 2021 wasn’t just a flash in the pan.
No. 8: Samuel Perez (LHP)
2021 Stats to Remember: 1.45 ERA, 0.911 WHIP, 39-5 K-BB ratio in 37.1 IP (Rookie Ball)
Samuel Perez is slightly older than Huizi, but he had far better numbers and is a left-handed reliever. It makes a good deal of sense for the Twins to bring him back and allow him to build off of a very good stretch from 2018-2021, especially for a Single-A bullpen.