A second youth movement is taking over the Minnesota Twins

Now that Brooks Lee has made his debut, the Twins second youth movement is in full swing.
Brooks Lee and a new group of young players is helping a second youth movement overtake the Minnesota Twins.
Brooks Lee and a new group of young players is helping a second youth movement overtake the Minnesota Twins. / Brace Hemmelgarn/GettyImages
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Starting a new job is always tough because you don’t know the new manager, co-workers, or surroundings, and the expectations for you to be successful can be high.

The same can be said for top baseball prospects when they finally make their MLB debut, where the lights shine the brightest.

Luckily for Twins top prospects Brooks Lee and David Festa, they can lean on each other's familiarity as they once again shared a diamond on July 3, this time as MLB players.

The last time Festa and Lee were on the field together

On June 20 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Festa started on the mound for the Twins Triple-A affiliate the St. Paul Saints, and behind him at second base was Lee.

In the game, Festa gave up four runs and struck out six in 5 2/3 innings, earning the win behind the bat of fellow top prospect Lee.

Lee went 2-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs in the game as the Saints got the win over the Mud Hens 8-5.

Twins fans will hope for similar results in the majors, as both players have started another youth movement.

The second youth movement in Minnesota

Last season, the Twins had a youth movement that carried them to the playoffs, and now, in 2024, the second wave has officially arrived in Minnesota.

It started with Simeon Woods Richardson, who solidified himself in the Twins starting rotation. The 23-year-old is 3-1 with a solid 3.52 ERA and is coming off a nice outing against the Detroit Tigers.

Following Woods Richardson in the youth movement, Festa made his debut on the road in Arizona on June 27. He gave up five runs in five innings, but the Twins offense was able to help the 24-year-old, scoring 13 runs, giving Festa his first MLB win.

Lee made his MLB debut for the Twins, batting eighth and playing third base behind a familiar face in Festa. Lee and Festa will look to rekindle their success in Triple-A and win games as the next youth movement is in full swing. 

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