5 Prospects the Minnesota Twins Could Call Up by August

Minnesota Twins: 5 Prospects That Could be Called Up by August

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The Minnesota Twins are quickly falling off the fringes of playoff contention with just three wins in their last 13 games, and the time is coming for some younger players to get an opportunity.

With 90-plus losses looking likely again this year, here are five prospects that could be with the Twins by August.

5. P Logan Darnell

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5. P Logan Darnell

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Darnell made one appearance for the Twins in May and has a 3.15 ERA in 15 starts for Triple-A Rochester so far this year. If he continues to pitch solidly over the next couple weeks he may get a more extended opportunity.

4. OF Aaron Hicks

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4. OF Aaron Hicks

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Hicks stretches the definition of prospect since he has seen a lot of major league action over the last two years. But he is still just 24 years old, and currently trying to get on track in Double-A. With little to lose as the season winds down, the Twins may give Hicks another opportunity soon.

3. 1B Kennys Vargas

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3. 1B Kennys Vargas

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Vargas is hitting .291 with 14 home runs and 57 RBI at Double-A New Britain this year. A trade will likely need to happen in order to make room for him before the end of the month, but Vargas is making a strong case to skip Triple-A and get his first look at big league pitching this year.

2. SP Trevor May

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2. SP Trevor May

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May will miss this coming weekend's Futures Game with a calf injury, but he has pitched more than well enough at Triple-A this year (8-4 with a 2.94 ERA and a 9.2 K/9 rate over 14 starts) to earn a call-up if he gets healthy quickly.

1. SP Alex Meyer

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1. SP Alex Meyer

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Meyer has a 3.46 ERA and 93 strikeouts over 83.1 innings (17 starts) for Triple-A Rochester this year, and he will replace May on the United States roster for the Futures Game on Sunday. It looks like only a matter of time before Meyer is pitching in a game that counts, at least in the standings, at Target Field this year.

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