Minnesota Twins Need No. 1: Right-Handed Outfielder
The biggest issue that the Twins currently have is in their outfield. This might seem a big confusing, considering Byron Buxton, Trevor Larnach, Alex Kirilloff, Joey Gallo, and a shift-free Max Kepler are on this team, but it’s a little more specific than that. The team needs a right-handed hitter.
Buxton is your everyday starter until he gets hurt, Gallo is exclusively a lefty-only batter, Kirilloff will also have to play first, and we haven’t seen enough of Larnach to know if he’s truly the guy or not.
To make matters worse, outside of Buxton, all of those guys are lefties, the team knows it needs some help in this area, as it has already been in contact with A.J. Pollock and Andrew McCutchen. Now, with both of those players signed, Trey Mancini signed, and Kyle Garlick designated for assignment to make room for Correa, the Twins’ need is even greater.
In free agency, there aren’t many options available. Robbie Grossman is a switch-hitter who is dominant against lefties and is well-liked as a former Twin. Adam Duvall is a lefty killer and would be a good option. Jurickson Profar is a switch-hitter with a ton of versatility, but he’s merely solid against lefties.
Each of these options would help fill the need, but it’s unlikely we see any move until Max Kepler has been dealt. Regardless, if the Twins make a deal at any of these three spots, the team would become a lot stronger.