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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Minnesota Twins Prospects No. 5-No. 1

No. 5: Simeon Woods-Richardson, RHP

Simeon Woods-Richardson turns 22 in September, but until then he’s got time to develop in Double-AA. He’s not going to make the majors this year, but if things go right, it shouldn’t take too much longer after this year. ETA: Late 2023

No. 4: Joe Ryan, RHP

After an impressive start to his big league career, Joe Ryan will be the team’s Opening Day starter, so yeah, he’ll be on the roster. ETA: Opening Day

No. 3: Jordan Balazovic, RHP

Jordan Balazovic is going to start off the year in Triple-AAA, and if he is successful out of the gate, Balazovic could also join Winder in the rotation later this year. If things go right, i’d expect him to make his first big league appearance before the All-Star break. ETA: Mid-2022

No. 2: Royce Lewis, SS

Royce Lewis is returning to pro ball for the first time since he dominated Fall Ball back in 2019, but there’s no reason for Lewis to be rushed with Carlos Correa at shortstop. He’ll reach the big leagues sooner, rather than later. ETA: Early 2023

No. 1: Austin Martin, 2B/OF

Austin Martin is in a similar spot to Lewis. He’s got incredible potential, but Martin isn’t big-league ready just yet. He needs more seasoning at Double-AA to prove his power can develop, but he could make it early in 2023. ETA: Early 2023

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