Minnesota Twins: Breaking Down the 2022 AL Central Rivals-Chicago
Minnesota Twins: AL Central Rival Projected Lineup
- C: Yasmani Grandal
- 1B: Jose Abreu
- 2B: Josh Harrison
- SS: Tim Anderson
- 3B: Yoan Moncada
- LF: Eloy Jimenez
- CF: Luis Robert
- RF: A.J. Pollock
- DH: Andrew Vaughn
The White Sox lineup is quite formidable. If Luis Robert, A.J. Pollock, Eloy Jimenez can stay healthy, that’s one of the best offensive groups in baseball. Jose Abreu and Yasmani Grandal have been remarkably consistent, even as they age. Tim Anderson is the engine for this offense though.
He’s a 20-20 threat, and if he’s playing well, the team is. Moncada, Harrison, and Vaughn round out the starters, but their bench is deep too. Gavin Sheets, Leury Garcia, Reese McGuire, Micker Adolfo, and Adam Engel are a solid bench, and with Jake Burger and Adam Haseley at the Top of the minors, there’s more help on the way.
As far as prospects go, Parise doesn’t see many arriving in 2022:
"There is a good chance that Micker Adolfo makes his MLB debut soon if the Sox don’t trade him. Andrew Vaughn and Gavin Sheets are locks to make the team, so Jake Burger is the next best prospect that could see time. I’m not really expecting anyone else."