Minnesota Twins: 2022 Midseason Top 50 Prospects, No. 50-21

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Minnesota Twins Top Prospects: No. 40-31

No. 40-RHP Travis Adams (PR: Not Ranked): A sixth round pick in 2021, Travis Adams has shined in his first full season of pro ball, posting a 3.50 ERA and a 69-15 K-BB ratio in 15 starts. He doesn’t have any elite pitches, but he could rise through the system with his high floor.

No. 39-RHP Austin Schulfer (PR: No. 50): One of the top relief pitchers in the system, the Minnesota Twins converted Austin Schulfer to relief full-time in 2022 and he’s produced, with a 1.35 ERA, 0.825 WHIP, and 9 K/9 between 29 games at AA and AAA. He limits walks and hits and is knocking on the MLB door despite phenomenal stuff.

No. 38-C/1B Alex Isola (PR: Not Ranked): Similar to Bechtold, Alex Isola’s prospect number is boosted by his ability to catch, even if he can’t do it at a super high level. He’s been hurt this year, but in 31 games, he’s slashed .307/.400/.500 with 6 homers. He’s 24, but the TCU product has some real upside. He should earn a 40-Man spot this upcoming year if his defense improves.

No. 37-OF Kyler Fedko (PR: Not Ranked): A 12th Round pick in 2021, the UConn product has shown a key eye and some surprising power in his first full pro season. He posted an .888 OPS in 26 games at A, and while his number have dipped since his promotion, his strong on-base skills make him one to keep an eye on in the future.

No. 36-2B/OF Alerick Soularie (PR: No. 27): The Minnesota Twins’ 2nd Round pick in 2020, Alerick Soularie has shown solid power, speed, and the ability to take walks. He’s also struggled on defense, hit for average, and limit strikeouts. I still like parts of his game, but he has a lot of work to do after a lackluster start, thus the drop in the rankings.

No. 35-SS Keoni Cavaco (PR: No. 19): I’ve long been a believer in Keoni Cavaco’s potential, but there’s been little to show for it. This year, he’s posted career-bests in batting average (.246), slugging percentage (.431), OPS (.713), homers (8), and games played. That’s good for him.

He still strikes out WAY too much (89 strikeouts in 65 games), his defense at short is below average (especially for his athleticism) and he hasn’t been able to advance past Low-A. For now, he’ll hang out below the Top 30 until he proves he’s really turned a corner.

No. 34-OF Kala’i Rosario (PR: No. 26): I’ll admit, I got a little to excited by Kala’i Rosario’s power potential when I moved him into the Top 30. He’s still got elite power and tremendous upside, but his lack of patience at the plate and monster strikeout numbers bring him back down to a more reasonable spot.

No. 33-C Jair Camargo (PR: No. 42): The top catching prospect in the Twins system, Jair Camargo is a solid defender behind the dish and has posted a .280/.299/.520 slashline with 9 homers in 37 games between High-A and AA this year.

Traded to Minnesota as a part of the Kenta Maeda trade, Camargo just turned 23 and if he can keep producing at this level might be able to make it to Minnesota by the time he turns 25. If his defense can keep improving and he can be a little more patient at the plate (a lot more walks, way less K’s), Camargo could be a solid big league catcher.

No. 32-2B/3B Yunior Severino (PR: No. 32): A longtime member of the Twins’ top prospect lists, Yunior Severino has posted a career-best .266/.386/.477 slashline with the best BB-K ratio of his career.

After the trade deadline, he’s earned his first shot at AA ball, and after struggling to prove his potential in his first few seasons, Severino seems to be really turning a corner. His ceiling is hard to judge as he’s almost 23, but he’s shown more signs of life than we’ve seen in a while.

No. 31-RHP Cole Sands (PR: No. 15): After a dominant 2021 season, Cole Sands has struggled at both AAA and in his brief MLB stints. He’s still walking a lot of guys and striking out more with his plus stuff, but he’s getting shelled at both levels. Until he starts to miss more bats at a higher level, I’m going to drop him from the Top 15 perch that he had before.