Minnesota Twins: Predicting Arrival Times for the Twins Top 20 Prospects

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Jose Miranda of the Minnesota Twins throws during a spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)
Jose Miranda of the Minnesota Twins throws during a spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /
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Cole Sands of the Minnesota Twins pitches during a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /

Minnesota Twins Prospects No. 15-11

No. 15 Prospect: Cole Sands, RHP

Cole Sands is one of four starting pitchers on this list who is just about MLB-ready. He was dominant at Double-AA last year, and if he dominates in Triple-AAA too, expect him to get the big league nod shortly after Josh Winder does (more on him later). ETA: Late 2022

No. 14: Blayne Enlow, RHP

It’s nearly impossible to predict how Blayne Enlow will return from Tommy John surgery, but given that he’s likely to start the year in Double-AA, it’ll all come down to how he performs in his return to the field. Given his situation, and the other starting pitching prospects, we’ll go with a conservative guess. ETA: Late 2023

No. 13: Noah Miller, SS

Noah Miller is expected to move pretty quickly through the system, given his seemingly high floor. His first twenty-two games in pro ball didn’t offer much in terms optimism, but he’s just 19, so there’s plenty of development yet to come. ETA: 2025

No. 12: Emmanuel Rodriguez, OF

Emmanuel Rodriguez has an monumentally high ceiling, but at 19, he’s still extremely raw. He needs time to develop those skills, but after a successful first run in pro ball, Rodriguez should move well through the system. He may take time, but the future is bright. ETA: Late 2024

No. 11: Louie Varland, RHP

At 24, Louie Varland is older than most prospects, but his results last year were the best in the system. If he can repeat his success at Double-AA, Varland could reach Triple-AAA as soon as the first of the Winder-Balazovic-Sands-Strotman trio is promoted. There’s nothing that suggests that won’t be the case. ETA: Early 2023

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