3 most exciting non-roster players Twins invited to Spring Training

There's a lot to be excited about with Twins Spring Training finally here.

Wichita Wind Surge v Amarillo Sod Poodles
Wichita Wind Surge v Amarillo Sod Poodles / John E. Moore III/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
2 of 3
Next

DaShawn Keirsey, OF

Back in November the Twins opted not to protect DaShawn Keirsey from the Rule 5 Draft which raised some concern among fans that a potential impact prospect might be stolen by another team. That didn't happen, and now we're going to see if the hype was worth it during Spring Training.

He wasn't protected, which means the Twins weren't ready to add him to the 40-man roster but he can prove his worth by building on a strong 2023 season.

Keirsey started the year in Double-A but jumped up a level after 91 games at Wichita. After arriving at St. Paul he hit .264/.375/.364 with a double, three triples, and two home runs in 39 games which came on the heels of him slashing .305/.363/.488 earlier in the season.

It's not just some potential offense that he brings, as Keirsey is a speed demon who could end up being the fastest player in the organization if it were put to a test. He projects as a utility outfielder who can play all three positions, which is a huge selling point considering how the Twins still need to figure out some corner outfield depth heading into the season.

Trading Nick Gordon to Miami subtracted a do-it-all player that Minnesota loves to plug into the lineup but Keirsey could prove to be a worthy replacement.