Posted by: gravessack | September 7, 2013

Presley, Pinto, and The Up-And-Comers

Well, this Twins season is quickly wrapping up with no post-season berth, another dismal season, and 3 Twins players traded away. During the last month, the Twins said good-bye to catcher Drew Butera, infielder Jamey Carroll, and first baseman Justin Morneau. Just when the Twins have some momentum this year, they lose it. But, don’t worry, I sense something special coming.

September call-ups is like competition for starting roles for next year. Since the Rochester Red Wings are competing in the Triple-A post-season, that has hindered the Twins call-up plans. With that said, the Twins had no choice to call up catcher Josmil Pinto due to Mauer’s concussion and they added outfielder Alex Presley. Since Pinto and Presley landed in the Twins starting line-up, they have been playing really well. Pinto has played in 4 games and has 9 hits with 2 doubles and a home run. As for Presley, he has played in 5 games for the Twins racking up 8 hits and a home run in 23 at-bats. I am excited to watch them in the stretch run, and I hope more newbies appear before season’s end.

Today, I will predict the 2014 Twins starting line-up and bench players.

Starting Line-Up: 

1

Center Field

Byron Buxton
2

First Base

Joe Mauer
3

Third Base

Miguel Sano
4

Designated Hitter

J. Willingham/J. Morneau
5

Catcher

Josmil Pinto
6

Second Base

Brian Dozier
7

Right Field

Aaron Hicks
8

Left Field

Oswaldo Arcia
9

Shortstop

Pedro Florimon

Bench:

Outfield Alex Presley
Infield Chris Colabello
Catcher Ryan Doumit
Extra Clete Thomas

As you can see, I am predicting a new, revamped Twins line-up for next year with young talent. The time is now to see what Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano can do in the Major Leagues. Plus, the Twins should go after Morneau in free agency this off-season and he should be a designated hitter.

Written by: Michael L. Sack

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Responses

  1. I love the line up but I would make a couple more changes. First I think Doumit gets traded in favor of Herrman being the back up catcher. Two, I believe and think that Willingham will be gone as well. I would give the DH spot to Plouffe.


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