Here is the link to their Top 50 Free Agent List with player write ups, community estimated contracts and Fangraphs estimated contracts.
Looking through the list the names that jumped out to me as good targets based on their projected contracts, need for the Twins, and upside/projected production are as follows:
12: Michael Brantley 2 years/24M Good Cruz replacement if he signs a 2 year deal elsewhere.
14: Kevin Gausman 2 years/28M or 3 years/36M Good breakout year in 2020 and always had potential. Good value signing imo that may be undervalued by the short season. Could backload the contract if payroll is tight.
16: Andrelton Simmons 2 years/17M Ankle injury really hurt him offensively and defensively this year. This move makes more sense if the Twins want to make Polanco their super utility guy or move him to 2B and make Arraez the super utility guy. Might be more likely to sign a 1 year deal to rebuild value.
19: Tommy La Stella 2 years/14-17M Super utility player
20: Nelson Cruz 1 year 12M I'm only giving him 1 year guaranteed. If he get's a 2nd guaranteed year elsewhere I'm passing.
21: Trevor May 2 years/12M 2nd best rated BP guy. Insane HR/FB will regress. Love the guy and this projected contract is reasonable. I took him over Rogers at this cost in my payroll spreadsheet.
24: Jake Odorizzi 1 year/12M or 3 years/39M He looked good when healthy just never could stay healthy. Unlikely to get the long term deal he wants but who knows. Might be more likely to sign a 1 year deal to rebuild value.
25: Drew Smyly 2 years/17M or 1 year 5-10M I like Smyly a lot. Him and Gausman were the 2 players I picked for the Twins' 4th and 5th SP spots in the payroll spreadsheet and even at a larger cost than the Twins Daily writers projected I would still target them as my top 2 starting pitchers.
26: Kolton Wong 2 years/15M Surprise add to the list. Would play 2B everyday and move Arraez to super utility.
27: Mike Minor 2 years/14M Might be more likely to sign a 1 year deal to rebuild value. Would want to work him out first to make sure his velocity is ok.
34: Alex Colome: 2 years/14M Good reliever.
35: Jurickson Profar 2 years/9-15M Super utility guy
36: Trevor Rosenthal 2 years/13-16M Good reliever is healthy again.
37: Kirby Yates 2 years/10M or 1 year/7M Might be more likely to take a 1 year deal to rebuild value. Great when healthy.
39: Corey Kluber 1 year/9M Bounce back SP target
40: Joakim Soria 1 year/7M Solid reliever
42: Garrett Richards 1 year/7M Always injured but good when healthy (ala Rich Hill)
46: Robbie Ray 1 year/8M Bounce back SP target
48: Robbie Grossman 1 year/6M If the Twins miss on Cruz and Brantley or they don't want Brantley Robbie's improved defense and power plus his existing on base skills make him a great stopgap as a LF/DH.
Tyler Clippard 1year/3.5M Clippard is my #1 BP target. Consistently been very good for a long time, durable, very cheap and was excellent last year. He was as good or better than nearly all of the other top FA relievers, will cost half as much with no multiyear deal needed. Sign me up.
Kike Hernandez 1 year/5-7M Much discussed super utility guy that may be more affordable than we thought to begin this offseason.
Clippard and Hernandez weren't included in Keith Law's top 40 Free Agents list either.
I didn't include Bauer because I don't think the Twins will pursue him, especially with the lost revenue of this past season.
What do you guys think of Fangraphs' list and the players I highlighted as targets? What are the players you would target or avoid?
Let me know your thoughts!