Minnesota Twins: Breaking Down the 2022 AL Central Rivals-Kansas City

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Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and starting pitcher Brady Singer celebrate a win over Cleveland. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and starting pitcher Brady Singer celebrate a win over Cleveland. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller looks for the sign against the Seattle Mariners. (James Snook-USA TODAY Sports) /

Minnesota Twins: AL Central Rival Projected Rotation and Bullpen

Rotation

  1. Zack Greinke
  2. Brad Keller
  3. Brady Singer
  4. Kris Bubic
  5. Daniel Lynch

Bullpen

  • Scott Barlow
  • Josh Staumont
  • Amir Garrett
  • Taylor Clarke
  • Carlos Hernandez
  • Jake Brentz
  • Joel Payamps
  • Gabe Speier
  • Domingo Tapia
  • Dylan Coleman
  • Collin Snider

If you’re worried about the Minnesota Twins bullpen, be grateful you’re not Royals fans. Barlow, Staumont, and Garrett are a solid Top 3, but the other pitchers are complete wild cards. Pitching has been a big issue for the Royals and it seems to be once again.

In the rotation, Zack Greinke, Brady Singer, Daniel Lynch, and Kris Bubic are all first round picks, with Brad Keller the lone exception. Greinke is the only proven arm, but he’s also the only one over 26. The other four need to prove they can be more consistent starters.

When I talked to Gillespie, he agreed: “The biggest pitching hole is the starting rotation, which is loaded with potential and talent but short on consistency and results. If Greinke has a good season, Brad Keller pitches like he can, and Brady Singer and Kris Bubic come around, the Royals could get back to .500.”

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