Twins Add Gordon, Wade, Arraez To 40-Man Roster
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Nick Gordon)When we considered which minor leaguers could be added to the 40-man roster, Nick Gordon and LaMonte Wade were the two players listed as "Givens." Luis Arraez was among the group of players in that next tier.
Gordon was the Twins top pick in the 2014 draft out of high school in Orlando. He began his career in Elizabethton and moved up one level each season until he began 2017 in Double-A for the second straight year. He struggled offensively in the second half of his Triple-A debut. His shortstop defense continues to get very mixed reviews and he will most likely wind up at second base. He has been an invite to big league spring training the last two years.
Wade was the Twins ninth-round draft pick in 2015 out of the University of Maryland. He put up strong numbers as well until struggling to some degree in his Triple-A debut in the second half of the 2018 season. Known for his patient approach and knowledge of the strike zone, Wade added some pop in his bat in 2018. He can play all three outfield positions. He went to big league camp in 2018 for the first time as a non-roster invite.
Arraez has pretty much hit since joining the organization. If not for a missed 2017 season (torn ACL), he might already be in the big leagues.
Also Dan Hayes noted that the Twins have traded Minnesota native and one of the top relief pitchers in the system Nick Anderson to the Miami Marlins for infielder Brian Schales
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Here is a list of other Twins minor leaguers who were not added to the 40-man roster. These players will be eligible to be selected in the December Winter Meetings.
Right-Handed PItchers: Jake Reed, Cody Stashak, Johan Quezada, Andro Cutura, Hector Lujan, Ryan Eades
Left-Handed Relief Pitchers: Tyler Jay
Outfielders: Zander Wiel, Jaylin Davis
Catchers: Brian Navarreto
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