Minnesota Twins 1B Trade Candidate No. 2: Garrett Cooper, Miami Marlins
Similar to the last article, we’re going after the Miami Marlins’ corner infielders, and today it’s Garrett Cooper. The first baseman and designated hitter is in the midst of an excellent season, building off of two stellar seasons in 2020 and 2021.
He’s slashing .321/.385/.469 with a 140 OPS+ and he’s hitting the ball hard. Despite a lack of homers, he’s currently tied for tenth in the National League in doubles, proving that he’s clocking the ball regularly.
His defense isn’t as good as it’s been in previous years, but playing in a strong system in Minnesota with Jorge Polanco next to you and Carlos Correa at shortstop will probably help Cooper perform better.
On top of this, Cooper is under contract through 2025, so the Minnesota Twins would be able to have his consistent bat in the lineup for the next three years. If the Marlins are willing to deal him, the Twins should take a stab at bringing him to Minnesota.