Log in Register

Login to your account

Username *
Password *
Remember Me

Create an account

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
Name *
Username *
Password *
Verify password *
Email *
Verify email *

fb mb tw mb

Sunday 17th Dec 2017

domingo CATCHER: Jason Castro's bat may not have developed as hoped, but he's good enough   behind the dish to warrant regular playing time. Mitch Garver is the current backup.

 INFIELD: Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier are stalwarts on the right side. A healthy Miguel   Sano locks down the hot corner with Jorge Polanco currently slated for shortstop.   Eduardo Escobar deserves mention since he usually get his at bats by season's end.

 OUTFIELD: Is this the year Byron Buxton plays the whole season in the Bigs? His glove   says yes, hopefully his stick agrees. Eddie Rosario emerged as a regular with Max Kepler at minimum playing versus right-handers, though his leather also warrants full time run.

 DESIGNATED HITTER: Robbie Grossman is the leading candidate, though he can also back up all three outfield spots. Kennys Vargas and even Byung Ho Park are in the mix.

BENCH: Escobar and Zack Granite provide infield and outfield depth, along with possibly Vargas and Park.

Nelson POD 2017ROTATION: Ervin Santana currently fronts the staff, but it won't be long before he's supplanted by Jose Berrios. Kyle Gibson is back as a mid-rotation innings eater. Aaron Slegers, Adalberto Mejia and Dietrich Enns will compete for the last spots, provided no one else is brought in (I think some will).

BULLPEN: It's funny how things work out. The Twins bullpen held its own after being gutted at the trade deadline. Still, there's no one to really consider the front-runner for closer. Trevor Hildenberger did it in the minors, but is more of a finesse guy than your typical fireballer. Alan Busenitz is a dark horse to emerge with the role, though the likelihood is the club looks to build on its wild card appearance and brings in an established stopper.

PROSPECTS TO WATCH: Shortstop Nick Gordon is close, though he's known more for this glove than offensive prowess. Stephen Gonsalves could work himself into some starts after debuting last season.

POSSIBLE ACQUISITIONS: The offense seems fine, with maybe a minor tweak or two. If the Twins were to spend, it would be on a starting pitcher or two, along with a ninth inning guy.

Do you want to win your league?

Platinum 2018, featuring the industry's earliest projections has launched. All you have to do is register an account, make sure you're logged in and click HERE.

Please direct all questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Follow me on Twitter @ToddZola

Follow the site on Twitter @Mastersball


Add comment

Security code

Latest Tweets

CS 20 ball 600