Looking Ahead: My Realistic 2015 Minnesota Twins roster
by, 08-09-2013 at 01:14 AM (1194 Views)
As many of you know, 2014 Will be an add on type of year or build on year off of the success the Twins have had from 2011-2013.... But almost certainly the Twins will again NOT compete in 2014. The same could be said for 2015 as well, however i think that is the year, while in transition, the Twins can breakout and build a playoff team and atmosphere. Bring back the winning way again in the Twin Cities. This assuming Gardy is at the helm and the chemistry is very good in the clubhouse.
Many may think 2016 or 2017 may be the next most likihood scenerio in which the Twins respectively compete for division crowns again. And while that may be true and very exciting, and hopefully not any later than those yrs. I see the Twins actually competing in 2015, particulary the second half.
#1 Brandon Morrow
#2 Kyle Gibson
#3 *Alex Meyer
#4 Scott Diamond/ Samuel Deduno
#5 Trevor May (may be in and out from bullpen to rotation)
CL Glen Perkins
RP Casey Fien
RP Jared Burton
RP Caleb Theilbar
MR Ryan Pressly
MR *Matt Hauser / Michael Tonkin
LR Andrew Albers
C - Chris Herrmann, Josmil Pinto
1B - Joe Mauer , Chris Collabello
2B - Eddie Rosario
SS - Brian Dozier , Daniel Santana, Eduardo Escobar
3B- *Miguel Sano
CF - Aaron Hicks
OF - Oswaldo Arcia
OF - Trevor Plouffe (hoping for a bit of alex gordon magic with the move)
4th OF - Chris Parmelee (i think he'll have hit his way on to the team by now)
lineup .... and semi reasonable outcome 2015 line:
1. S , Aaron Hicks (.255 / 340 / 775)
2. L , Eddie Rosario (. 275/ 330 / 780)
3. L , Joe Mauer (.330 / 390 / 840)
4. R, *Miguel Sano (.245 / 320 / 860)
5. L, Oswaldo Arcia (.285 / 345 / 810)
6. R, Trevor Plouffe (.265 / 335/ 800)
7. R, Josmil Pinto (.275 / 340/ 795)
8. L , Chris Parmelee (DH) / Collabelo
9. R , Dozier / Santana
10th man --- Chris Herrmann
AAA Rochester Red Wings
OFer's Byron Buxton, Danny Ortiz, and Evan Bigley
InFer's James Beresford, Nate Hanson, Deibinson Romero, Travis Harrison levi michael?
Catcher Kyle Knudson
pitchers: Liam Hendriks, Logan Darnell, Alex Wimmers, DJ Baxendale, BJ Hermsen
Zach Jones, Edgar Ibarra, Dakota Watts, A.J. Achter, Jose Gonzalez, Ricky Bowen
AA New Britian Rock Cats
Ofer's A.B. Walker, Max Kepler, Nathan Roberts / Lance Ray
InFer's Jorge Polanco, Kennys Vargas, Aderlin Mejia, Adam Bryant.
Cathcer Matt Koch , Bo Atolbeli
ptichers: Jose Berrios, Jason Wheeler, Tyler Duffy, Tyler Jones, Mason Melotakis
Corey Williams, Madison Boer, Hudson Boyd, Luke Bard, Sam Gilbert, Miguel Munoz, Manuel Solimon, Ryan Eades.? Kohl Stewart i think will be with the Miracle
Behind my thinking, My rationale is that... I think while this team is young, I think they could be in position to make a trade or 2 and a nice pickup at the trade deadline in the middle of the summer , and THEN could be in position to challenge the Royals, or Tigers or maybe Indians down the stretch and challenge for the playoff spot. Now with that said, hopefully only 2 of those 3 clubs are in contention and not all 3.
With guys like Zach Jones and Byron Buxton being hopeful September Call-ups (or sooner!) to Give the young team a little added spark.
Question i have is this too optimistic ?
Or is this feasable and very passable? I think Brandon Morrow would be a nice 2014-2015 FA addition, with Josh Johnson (twin cities native) another opiton potentially. Maybe via trade