Team Strengths: Despite All the struggles of Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton, the Twins finished 13th in the majors in runs scored last year.
Eddie Rosario, Max Kepler and Jake Cave headed an underrated outfield, while Jorge Polanco continued to develop into a solid-hitting shortstop. The Twins additional Nelson Cruz, C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop in free service, fixing a righthanded power shortage, in addition to flexible utilityman Marwin Gonzalez.
Team Weaknesses: The Twins drafted and signed 21 pitchers in the top three rounds from 2008-15 and have just two starters to show for this. Even though Jose Berrios and Kyle Gibson are staples in the turning, the battles to develop further depth has left the Twins brief of arms and contributed to a 4.50 ERA last year, 22nd in the majors.
What They Were About ItThe Twins remained to address their pitching shortage. Fernando Romero, Stephen Gonsalves and Kohl Stewart made the debuts last year and have a opportunity to play bigger roles this season. As he recovered from Tommy John surgery, michael Pineda, who signed up, will make his Twins introduction this year as well.
Last Outlook: Additional power and pitching thickness have the Twins to compete than a year. Whether Sano and Buxton can find their 2017 form will go a long way toward determining if they challenge the Indians.
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