Minnesota Twins: Predicting Arrival Times for the Twins Top 20 Prospects
The Minnesota Twins roster is mostly set, but the Minnesota Twins farm system is full of exciting prospects that are knocking on the door of the majors. With a couple top names even having a shot at making the Opening Day roster, we are breaking down when they could arrive at the big league club.
A couple notes first; for one thing, this list isn’t about when they are ready. Trevor Larnach and Jose Miranda are both ready, but Gio Urshela and Max Kepler are blocking their path, so we predict when they’ll arrive. Second, we used the Puckett’s Pond Top 50 Prospect list for our rankings, so that’s where this is coming from.
We predict the arrival times for the Minnesota Twins Top 20 prospects.
In addition, we just wanted to talk Trevor Larnach. He’s not a prospect anymore, but if he heads down to Triple-AAA and performs at a similar rate to his minor league averages, we’ll see him before the end of May. He can’t get here soon enough. In the meantime, we’ll get started with number 20: Marco Raya.
Minnesota Twins Prospects No. 20-16
No. 20 Prospect: Marco Raya, RHP
Given that we haven’t seen Marco Raya pitch in a professional game yet, it seems very unlikely we’ll see him before his 22nd birthday. I do expect him to move quickly through the system and make the leap in the next three years. ETA: 2025
No. 19 Prospect: Keoni Cavaco, SS
After various setbacks from injury and ineffectiveness, it’s getting harder to see Keoni Cavaco in a Minnesota Twins uniform. 2022 will be a big year to determine what becomes of the former first round pick. ETA: 2025
No. 18 Prospect: Aaron Sabato, 1B
Expected to be a quick riser in the Twins system, Sabato struggled out of the gate before bouncing back in the second half. He didn’t look great in Spring Training, but if he picks up where he left off at High-A, we could see him sooner rather than later. ETA: Late 2023
No. 17 Prospect: Gilberto Celestino, CF
We’ve already seen Gilberto Celestino in the majors once, and with a little more time, he’s ready to get the call back to the majors soon. He didn’t make the Opening Day roster, but he’ll be in Minneapolis before the end of June. ETA: Early 2022
No. 16 Prospect: Matt Wallner, OF
Another prospect who’s dealt with a lot of missed time, Matt Wallner has the potential of an All-Star corner outfielder but a floor nearly as low. I have a lot of faith in the hometown player though, and could see him getting called up next September. ETA: Late 2023