Stock Up, Stock Down for the Minnesota Twins’ Top Five Prospects

Minnesota Twins Top Five Prospects: Stock Up, Stock Down

Minnesota Twins, Top Prospects
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The Minnesota Twins have two of the top prospects in all of baseball, but a minor league system that is full of talent should not be overlooked. Hopes are high for the future after the struggles of the last three seasons, and a return to playoff contention should come soon.

Here’s my up to the moment list of the Twins’ top five prospects, with a “Stock Up” or “Stock Down” attached to each.

5. SP Trevor May-Stock Up

Trevor May
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5. SP Trevor May-Stock Up

Trevor May
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May allowed just one hit over six shutout innings in his last start for Triple-A Rochester, and he has a 2.93 ERA with 16 strikeouts and just three walks over his first three starts.

If he can put a lackluster last two seasons behind him and continue to show excellent control, May could make the jump to the big leagues before the end of the season.

4. 2B/OF Eddie Rosario-Stock Down

Eddie Rosario
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4. 2B/OF Eddie Rosario-Stock Down

Eddie Rosario
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A 50-game suspension after testing positive for a drug of abuse a second time has Rosario’s stock down right now. He recently reported to extended spring training in Florida, and will play for Double-A New Britain once he is eligible.

3. SP Alex Meyer-Stock Up

Alex Meyer
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3. SP Alex Meyer-Stock Up

Alex Meyer
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Meyer has a 5.14 ERA through three starts with Triple-A Rochester, but as long as he is healthy he should make his major league debut later this season.

2. 3B Miguel Sano-Stock Down

Miguel Sano
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2. 3B Miguel Sano-Stock Down

Miguel Sano
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Sano will almost surely miss the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. Barring an unforeseen setback, his status as one of the top prospects in all of baseball remains unchanged looking toward 2015.

1. OF Byron Buxton-Stock Up

Byron Buxton
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1. OF Byron Buxton-Stock Up

Byron Buxton
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Buxton has been sidelined by a sprained left wrist since mid-March, so if this list was compiled a week ago his stock would probably be down. However, he is on track to play in extended spring training games this week and could report to a minor league affiliate (Double-A New Britain?) soon if things go well.

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