Minnesota Twins: 2022 Opening Day Roster Prediction
Minnesota Twins Starting Rotation
- Sonny Gray, RHP
- Joe Ryan, RHP
- Bailey Ober, RHP
- Chris Archer, RHP
- Dylan Bundy, RHP
Out…of the Rotation, In as the Long Reliever:
- Griffin Jax, RHP
- Josh Winder, RHP
- Devin Smeltzer, LHP
It’s not the rotation we wanted, but it’s the rotation we have. Despite a higher than normal ERA in 2021, Sonny Gray is a high-end starter, even if he’s not a legitimate ace. Chris Archer is a fine back of the rotation option if he can remain healthy, and Dylan Bundy will definitely be better than last year.
Griffin Jax misses the rotation, but we’ll include him here as he seems likely to hold off non-roster guys Lewis Thorpe and Devin Smeltzer for the long reliever job. Winder may have missed the Opening Day rotation, but it won’t be long before he leapfrogs Bundy into the Top 5. The whole rotation rests on Joe Ryan and Bailey Ober though.
If Ryan and Ober pick up where they left off last year, this is a solid rotation. If not, the rotation will fold in on itself, forcing the lineup to carry too much of a load. The rotation is the key to seeing if this team wins 90 games or 75.
Roster Count: 19.