Minnesota Twins Position of Need No. 3: Third Base
I’ll start off with the position the Twins don’t really need as much, but the team could use an upgrade. Gio Urshela has had some clutch at-bats and made some spectacular plays, but the team is worse when he’s playing.
His OPS of .694 is worst of the ten starters and his OPS+ is the second worst. Outside of Nick Gordon and Jose Miranda, every other player who has played more than seventeen games has performed better offensively. The fact that Miranda is their only other option at the position is brutal as well (even if he has been better over the last month).
If they feel comfortable with that duo, I would understand if the Minnesota Twins chose to ride with the pair and not spend valuable assets to make a move at this position. Even with his defensive issues, Miranda is expected to be the guy at third for right now.
If not, utility man Jon Berti, Brandon Drury, and Josh Rojas are low cost guys that wouldn’t even cost a top prospect from the team. There are immediate upgrades out there, even if they aren’t elite upgrades that the team might want. Again, this position isn’t a desperate need, but making a small addition could make this slight weakness into a strength.