Twins Notes: Morneau, Mauer, Butera, Carroll, Mientkiewicz, Liriano and more.
Arcia is alreadya quality middle-of-the-order bat having more success at age 22 than anyone in Twins history but Hrbek, Ortiz, and Mauer.
Laudner is the last Twins minor-leaguer to hit 40 homers, going deep 42 times at Double-A as a 23-year-old in 1981.
As the Twins stumble toward a third consecutive 90-loss season next week’s trade deadline is an opportunity to acquire young talent.
Colabello is never going to be confused for an in-his-prime Morneau, but the question is whether he can provide similar production to the post-2010 version of Morneau and do so at a fraction of the cost.
Offense was expected to be a relative strength, but instead the Twins are on pace to score the second-fewest runs of any Twins team in the past 30 years.
There isn’t much question that Buxton and No. 3- ranked Miguel Sano are the best Twins prospect duo of at least the past 25 years,
Here’s my follow-up look at the other end of the spectrum after concentrating last time on the best young hitters in Twins history.
Oswaldo Arcia’s performance as a 22-year-old rookie got me thinking about the team’s other early achievers.
For an organization that has shied away from high-school pitchers to use the fourth overall pick on him suggests they feel he’s truly special.
I’d hate to see how unspeakably bad the rotation would be if improving it hadn’t been the team’s supposed focus of the offseason.