Minnesota Twins: Top 1B Trade Candidates for the Twins to Target

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Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell smiles as he leaves the field. (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell smiles as he leaves the field. (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker hits a walk off fielder’s choice against the San Diego Padres. (Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports) /

Minnesota Twins 1B Trade Candidate No. 4: Christian Walker, Arizona Diamondbacks

Some people may question why Christian Walker is a strong trade acquisition, similar to Brian Anderson in the last article. First, his defense is stellar. Walker is an excellent defender. Arraez has his issues there, and Kirilloff isn’t perfect, but Walker would be a massive upgrade there.

Walker also has a SERIOUS power bat, one that the Twins lineup could use a little bit more of as they’re currently well behind the Yankees and Astros in those categories. His 19 homers and .462 slugging percentage are second and fourth on the team respectively.

He’s also doing a stellar job of getting on-base with a OBP that’s over 100 points better than his batting average. His 37 walks would currently be first on the Twins, and despite his low batting average, he’d be a good bat to add.

He also wouldn’t be a free agent until 2025, so the team can have him hang around for a bit too. If his price tag isn’t too high (and let’s be honest, it shouldn’t), the Twins could add another bat for a playoff run.

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