Minnesota Twins: Top 1B Trade Candidates for the Twins to Target
By Otto Johnson
Minnesota Twins 1B Trade Candidate No. 3: Trey Mancini, Baltimore Orioles
Speaking of the Baltimore Orioles, the team who the Twins just walked off last night, the next candidate is Trey Mancini. In addition to first base, Mancini can also play the corner outfield spots for the Twins when needed.
Mancini is currently slashing .279/.355/.420 with a 122 OPS+, his second year returning from a cancer diagnosis that caused him to miss the entire 2020 season. He might not have the same power that he had last year, but he’s still playing at a high level. Even better, his Baseball Savant page suggests that his play can only get better.
His defense is also really strong, as he’s yet to make an error at first all year. The defense may have some lapses when he has to play in right field, but that’s not where he’d be primarily used in Minnesota.
He’s only under contract for the rest of this season, so the Orioles would probably be willing to let him go for a single solid prospect and not a huge haul. If the Twins can add him to the roster, he’d be a big playoff asset.