Minnesota Twins: Ranking the Top 25 Free Agent Outfielders Available

New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo singles against the Atlanta Braves. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
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The Minnesota Twins are facing a tough challenge ahead of the 2023 season. After the 2022 season went awry, fans are angry, and the roster has some pretty major holes. In order to fix things, the team needs to spend, and after seeing nine players entering the free agent pool, there’s lots of money to work with.

In addition to some potential trade moves (the Twins have a lot of decent talent in the high minors), the Twins could use help everywhere other than second, whether that be another catcher to pair with Ryan Jeffers, a shortstop, a true first baseman, any of the outfield spots (Buck needs a backup), or more pitching.

We rank the Top 25 outfielders for the Minnesota Twins to go after in Free Agency.

With all of those needs in mind and free agency about to begin, it’s time to break down the different players that they can spend money on. We’ll go position by position, talk strengths and weaknesses, whether the Twins would be interested, and if there’s a real chance.

For each list, we’ll be breaking down the positions into three groups: decent players who would be disappointments, good players who would fill the need, and top notch players that fans would be thrilled to get.

So far, we’ve covered catcher, first base, and shortstop, and we continue onward with the outfield. Similar to second base, third base isn’t a need at all, as Royce Lewis and Brooks Lee both profile there with Gio Urshela and Jose Miranda in the bigs now, a thin market (Justin Turner and Brandon Drury are the only noteworthy options) means we best focus elsewhere.

The outfield is an extremely interesting situation. As mentioned yesterday, the re-addition of Kyle Garlick is a game-changer in that the Twins simply have too many outfielders on the roster who only can hold organizational depth roles. I’d expect that to change tomorrow on the 40-Man roster deadline, especially with so many great free agent options. With that in mind, let’s dig in.