Twins 2024 Opening Day roster projection 1.0: An early look at how things might shake out

2024 Minnesota Twins Spring Training
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Twins Opening Day infield 



Carlos Santana


Alex Kirilloff


Edouard Julien


Carlos Correa


Royce Lewis


Ryan Jeffers


Christian Vazquez


Kyle Farmer


Here's where things start to get really interesting -- and tricky.

The most popular name at the start of Spring Training has been Brooks Lee. The highly touted No. 2 prospect in the Twins farm system has exceeded expectations at every turn and has a legit shot at making the Opening Day roster depending on what happens over the next month.

Lee is the second-in-line, though, when it comes to prospects getting called up. Austin Martin is expected to be in Minnesota's plans which could mean two spots needing to open up for them both to make the roster.

That's just the tip of the iceberg, as the Twins have Jose Miranda on the fringe of the roster as well. Miranda had a pretty bad season last year, slumping offensively before injuries took him out of the equation. He managed to start rebuilding himself at Triple-A, but he's down to his final option which means Minnesota needs to be careful about calling him back up.

Miranda helps add depth at first base, where Carlos Santana and Alex Kirilloff are expected to platoon. Edouard Julien's bat needs to be in the lineup, which can happen with him either playing second or sliding over to be a part of that first base group. All three players add value as DH, which means Miranda's best shot might be as depth behind Royce Lewis at third.

Kyle Farmer might be someone who boxes Miranda out of a roster spot, though, as he was brought back effectively as a free agent signing (thanks to his pricey arbitration settlement) and can play all over the infield.