Top Minnesota Twins MiLB Free Agents to Re-Sign: No. 7-4
No. 7: Aaron Whitefield (OF)
2021 Stats to Remember: .257/.327/.353, 6 HR, 58 RBI, 36 SB in 111 G (Double-AA)
Aaron Whitefield made the opening day roster in 2020 for his speed alone, but his struggles with hitting the ball have remained. Hopefully he’ll be back again, as his speed could be a nice boost to a playoff roster.
No. 6: Tomas Telis (C/1B)
2021 Stats to Remember: .296/.340/.418, 12 HR, 50 RBI, 5 SB in 101 G (Triple-AAA)
As I talked about earlier this week, the Twins are very thin behind the plate. Bringing back Tomas Telis, the man who has been near the top of the Minnesota Twins’ organizational catching depth chart would provide far more stability in case of injury.
No. 5: Erik Manoah Jr. (RHP)
2021 Stats to Remember: 2.57 ERA, 0.976, 60-14 K-BB ratio in 42 IP (Double-AA and Triple-AAA)
The 26 year-old had an up and down year in the minors, struggling at Triple-AAA after killing the lower levels. As I’ve said before though, the Twins need more relief pitching, so keeping him around seems beneficial for the team.
No. 4: Drew Maggi (2B/SS/3B)
2021 Stats to Remember: .252/.354/.456, 16 HR, 50 RBI, 12 SB in 95 G (Triple-AAA)
Drew Maggi was extremely popular with Twins fans after his stellar season in Triple-AAA in St. Paul, but it makes sense Maggi wanted to leave. The Twins didn’t have a real ability to get him playing time at the major league level, so he was kind of shifted and stuck, but his talent is clearly present.