Minnesota Twins: Ranking the Top 10 MiLB Free Agents we should re-sign
By Otto Johnson
Top Minnesota Twins MiLB Free Agents to Re-Sign: No. 3-1
No. 3: John Gant (RHP)
2021 Stats to Remember: 4.09 ERA (4.78 FIP), 1.509 WHIP, 92-71 K-BB in 110.2 IP (MLB)
Yes, John Gant had a very tough season in 2021, but the main part of the return for J.A. Happ still offers a lot of value as a swingman. He’s put together great numbers in the past, and if he’s willing to return for cheap, he’d add a lot of value in the bullpen. Similar to Maggi, I don’t think he’ll be back anytime soon.
No. 2: B.J. Boyd (OF)
2021 Stats to Remember: .291/.394/.484 16 HR, 73 RBI, 11 SB in 92 G (Double-AA)
B.J. Boyd put together one of the best seasons by a Minnesota Twins minor league player this season, mashing the ball all over. He opted for free agency because he’ll likely earn more money on the open market, but if the Twins could find a way to get him back, he might just find his way to the bigs in 2022.
No. 1: Trey Cabbage (OF/1B/3B)
2021 Stats to Remember: .264/.346/.535, 27 HR, 82 RBI, 6 SB, in 108 G (Double-AA)
As good as B.J. Boyd was in Double-AA, Trey Cabbage‘s power made his season even better. He’s continued to step up and get better every single year. He pounded the baseball, and despite his age, he joins Boyd as someone who can be a really good addition to the Twins’ outfield depth if he returns.