I know this story is not unique to the Minnesota Twins. Every year prospects are traded before they ever play an MLB game with the team that drafted them. Every year players decide not to sign with the team that drafted them and go the college route. That does not mean we cannot reminisce on Twins players that could have been. Looking through some draft history here are some names that would have looked pretty good in a Twins uniform.
Brian Anderson, 3rd basemen Miami Marlins
I have always been intrigued by simulations. Pretend worlds are a lot of fun. I will get into more of that in a moment. For now, I would like to tell the Twins fan base that I do believe Joe Mauer is a hall of famer.
6 all-star appearances
3 batting titles at catcher
.388 Career OBP
.306 Career BA
Of course, if Joe Mauer played his whole career at catcher, he is first ballot with no debate. That did not happen though. He last caught in 2013 and
Hello Twins Territory. My name is Jason and I would like to introduce myself. I have been watching the Twins since…well maybe when I was a young boy in 1987. I’m currently living near North Dakota but will be relocating to downtown Minneapolis this week if the closing does not fall through last minute. I don’t need an Alex Colome type April 2021 on this one. I am hoping to do some writing about the Twins here on Twins Daily. Maybe daily, but maybe not. Let’s see how this goes for a bit first. I
I think the Twins should be engaging teams now instead of waiting to the trade deadline for bullpen help. We really need to stop the bleeding. Pagan is falling apart, Duffy has been suspect etc. We could trade from outfield depth such as Gordan or Kepler and I think we could trade Sano if anyone wanted to role the dice. Once Larnach returns from IL we will be pretty deep at outfield with Matt Wallner waiting in the wings at Wichita.