Saturday, April 6, 2019

How they were built: Minnesota Twins



       The Twins are an interesting team. They have talent in many different places, and due to a weak division, could make a playoff run. This is how they were built.

       Catchers
Willians Astudillo
Astudillo signed with the Twins in November 2017.
Jason Castro
Castro signed a three year deal with the Twins in December 2016.
Mitch Garver
Garver was a 9th round pick in 2013.

       Infielders
CJ Cron
Cron was claimed off waivers from the Rays in November.
Jonathan Schoop
The Twins signed Schoop in early December
Jorge Polanco
Polanco signed as an amateur free agent in 2009.
Marwin Gonzalez
Gonzalez signed a two year deal in February.
Ehire Adrianza
The Twins claimed Adrianza off waivers from the Brewers in February 2017.

       Outfielders
Byron Buxton
Buxton was the 2nd overall pick of the 2012 draft.
Eddie Rosario
Rosario was a 4th round pick in the 2010 draft.
Max Kepler
Kepler signed in 2009 as an amateur free agent.
Jake Cave
In March 2018, the Twins acquired Cave from the Yankees for Luis Gil.
Nelson Cruz
Cruz signed a one year deal with an option for 2020 in January.

       Pitchers
Jose Berrios
Berrios was a first round pick (32nd overall) in 2012.
Kyle Gibson
Gibson was a first round pick (22nd overall) in 2009.
Jake Odorizzi
In February 2018, the Twins acquired Odorizzi from the Rays for Jermaine Palacios.
Michael Pineda
Pineda signed a two year deal with the Twins in December 2017.
Martin Perez
Perez signed with the Twins as a free agent in January.
Adalberto Mejia
The Twins acquired Mejia in July 2016 from the Giants for Eduardo Nunez.
Chase De Jong
The Twins acquired De Jong and Ryan Costello in July from the Mariners for Zach Duke.
Ryne Harper
Harper signed with the Twins on a minor league deal on January 31.
Trevor Hildenberger
Hildenberger was drafted in the 22nd round in 2014.
Blake Parker
Parker signed with the Twins in January.
Trevor May
May was acquired in December 2012 from the Phillies with Vance Worley for Ben Revere.
Taylor Rogers
Rogers was drafted in the 11th round in the 2012 draft.

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Miguel Sano
Sano was an amateur free agent signing in 2009.
Matt Magill
Magill signed with the Twins in January 2018.
Addison Reed
Reed signed a two year deal with the Twins in January 2018.

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