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2022 Minnesota Twins Top MLB Prospects

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After back-to-back first-place finishes in the AL Central the previous two seasons, the Twins bottomed out in 2021, finishing 16 games below .500 and last in the division. Their slow start led to a deadline sell-off and, in turn, helped restock the top of their system after deals with the Blue Jays (Jose Berrios) and Rays (Nelson Cruz).

Today, we unveil their 10 best prospects entering 2022.

We'll be chatting the Twins farm system at 2 p.m. ET. You can submit your questions ahead of time here

Here's how we project their lineup in 2025, with their 2025 ages in parentheses.


Catcher: Ryan Jeffers (27)
First Base: Alex Kirilloff (27)
Second Base: Luis Arraez (27)
Third Base: Jose Miranda (26)
Shortstop: Royce Lewis (25)
Left Field: Austin Martin (26)
Center Field: Byron Buxton (31)
Right Field: Trevor Larnach (28)
Designated Hitter: Miguel Sano (31)

No. 1 Starter: Jordan Balazovic (26)
No. 2 Starter: Joe Ryan (28)
No. 3 Starter: Josh Winder (28)
No. 4 Starter: Chase Petty (22)
No. 5 Starter: Simeon Woods Richardson (24)
Closer: Jhoan Duran (27)

Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Minnesota's Top 10, click here.


Best Hitter for Average: Austin Martin
Best Power Hitter: Jose Miranda
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Austin Martin
Fastest Baserunner: Royce Lewis
Best Athlete: Royce Lewis
Best Fastball: Chase Petty
Best Curveball: Jordan Balazovic
Best Slider: Josh Winder
Best Changeup: Simeon Woods Richardson
Best Control: Joe Ryan
Best Defensive Catcher: Ben Rortvedt
Best Defensive Infielder: Jermaine Palacios
Best Infield Arm: Jermaine Palacios
Best Defensive Outfielder: Austin Martin
Best Outfield Arm: Emmanuel Rodriguez

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