The 2022 Minnesota Twins season will be a big one for the team, whether it be for the lack of direction the franchise is currently struggling with, the numerous former top prospects with no clear path to playing time, or the several players on expiring contracts heading into this season.
When baseball does eventually start up again, the team will have to make moves based on how they plan to play out the year. Regardless of these moves, there are several Twins players who are in make-or-break mode for themselves as members of the organization.
Can these four Minnesota Twins players prove they belong in the organization for 2022 and beyond?
I’m not talking about Byron Buxton or Jorge Polanco, whose spots are secure regardless of how 2022 goes. I’m also not talking about players like Jake Cave or Kyle Garlick whose future on this team is pretty certain unless something drastic changes.
I’m talking about guys who are coming into a contract year with a lot to prove and are running out of time to prove it, whether they are on an expiring deal or potential trade bait, we’ll break down four current Twins players who need to show up or get shown the door in 2022.