Today we begin our major project for the off-season: the Top 20 Prospect Lists for 2019 for each major league organization.
The first step is the yearly community organizational discussion, beginning with the Minnesota Twins.
By tradition, the first three teams to be analyzed are the Twins, the Atlanta Braves, and the Kansas City Royals. After that, teams are selected basically on my whims, although we’ll alternate between leagues and I usually put an early focus on the World Series teams. We don’t know who that is yet, but we’ll line them up behind the top three this way: Twins, Braves, Royals, NL World Series Team, AL World Series team.
So let’s get started today and talk about the Minnesota Twins farm system and the general state of the organization. Some possible points for discussion include, but are not limited to:
***The Twins finished 77-84, second place in the American League Central Division. Do they get past .500 in 2019? Any chance to win the division?
***Who is your best candidate to replace manager Paul Molitor? If you don’t have a specific name, what qualities would you look for in a manager?
***Is Jake Cave someone you can commit to long-term?
***True or False: Jose Berrios will be a candidate for the Cy Young Award in 2019 or 2020.
***Do you put Fernando Romero and Stephen Gonsalves in the rotation?
***Your plans for Nick Gordon?
***What’s your development plan for hot prospects Alex Kirilloff and Royce Lewis?
***Who are your sleepers?
Have at it!