Minnesota Twins Preseason 2022 Top 50 Prospects: Top 5 and Full Recap
By Otto Johnson
Minnesota Twins Top Prospects: 20-6
- Prospect No. 20: Marco Raya, RHP
- Prospect No. 19: Keoni Cavaco, SS
- Prospect No. 18: Aaron Sabato, 1B
- Prospect No. 17: Gilberto Celestino, OF
- Prospect No. 16: Matt Wallner, OF
This group of five prospects couldn’t be more different, though one thing is the same for all of them: with a good season, all five could shoot up the rankings. I think Marco Raya will fly up the lists if he’s as good as advertised. Matt Wallner is finally healthy, and he has the skills to move quickly.
Aaron Sabato finished last year on a tear, so if he can repeat that success, he can move back into the Top 10 range. If Keoni Cavaco can finally turn all his tools into success this year, he’ll do the same. Gilberto Celestino’s year ended a high note at Triple-AAA, but if he continues at that rate, he could jump up the board too.
- Prospect No. 15: Cole Sands, RHP
- Prospect No. 14: Blayne Enlow, RHP
- Prospect No. 13: Noah Miller, SS
- Prospect No. 12: Emmanuel Rodriguez, OF
- Prospect No. 11: Louie Varland, RHP
Noah Miller may not have the highest ceiling in the system, but he has a high floor, helping him land this high. Cole Sands needs to stay healthy to prove he can be a starter, and even if Blayne Enlow doesn’t make an appearance this year, his ceiling is still high enough to remain in the Top 15.
As for Emmanuel Rodriguez, if he continues to mature along his current path, he likely could end up as the Minnesota Twins’ No. 1 prospect within the next few years, while Louie Varland’s meteoric rise will continue even further if he has another good year like last year.
- Prospect No. 10: Jhoan Duran, RHP
- Prospect No. 9: Matt Canterino, RHP
- Prospect No. 8: Jose Miranda, 3B/2B/1B
- Prospect No. 7: Chase Petty, RHP
- Prospect No. 6: Josh Winder, RHP
Jhoan Duran, Matt Canterino, and Josh Winder are all extremely talented arms who have very big injury question marks that may help them build a great bullpen if things don’t work out. Chase Petty will get a chance to show he’s for real when he takes the mound for his first full season. Miranda should get every chance to prove he’s an everyday player to open the season in 2022.