Minnesota Twins: Full 2022 Twins Trade Deadline Preview

Cincinnati Reds Tyler Mahle throws a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals. (David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports)
Cincinnati Reds Tyler Mahle throws a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals. (David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Matt Wallner of the American League rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

Minnesota Twins Trade Deadline Preview: Prospects to Move

Top Available Prospects to Move: I’m writing this in the hope that the Twins can miraculously avoid losing Alex Kirilloff and Jose Miranda in a deal for an ace. I’m hopeful that a package of prospects plus Max Kepler will get a deal done. With that said, the Twins do have some valuable young talents to move.

Spencer Steer and Matt Wallner are both great players at AAA in the middle of strong seasons that will likely be moved for an arm, as neither has a path to playing time in the majors right now. Austin Martin’s value is lower in the midst of a disappointing season, but he has a ton of talent and would be worth moving for the Twins.

Simeon Woods Richardson is having a solid year and could be moved for an arm, while Marco Raya and Steve Hajjar are very intriguing options a little lower down the list. While all these are good young players, none might be enough to bring back an ace.

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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tyler Mahle pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) /

Minnesota Twins Trade Deadline Preview: Final Prediction

All reports indicate that the Twins have been extremely aggressive in looking for pitching talent to help their lineup out. For once, I’m inclined to believe they’ll really go all-out in what may be Carlos Correa’s only season with the team. I think the team makes two deals this offseason:

  • Tyler Mahle for Simeon Woods Richardson, Spencer Steer, Matt Wallner, and Yasser Mercedes.
  • David Robertson and Yan Gomes for Steve Hajjar, Misael Urbina, and Brent Headrick

These deals would cost the Twins a lot of talent, but would make the team immensely better. Hopefully they’re willing to go all out and make this a season worth remembering as the one where the postseason streak ended.

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