With the 60 game season plan being announced, teams will have expanded rosters for part of the season. Teams will have 30 players on their roster, reducing to 28 players on the 15th day, further reducing to the regular 26 players on the 29th day of the season. The Twins have a lot more options than usual, and the unlikelihood of a 2020 MiLB season means we could be seeing a lot more prospects in the MLB. So here’s how I think some of the Twins top prospects can become impactful players in 2020.
Let’s say that Royce Lewis, Alex Kirilloff, Jhoan Duran, and/or maybe Jordan Balazovic get added to the 30-man roster. They get to spend some time in the MLB and make their highly anticipated Major League debuts. They could perform well enough, or another player or pitcher gets injured, and they could take a spot on the 28 or 26-man rosters.
I don’t think there’s a huge chance of the top prospects being on the roster for most or the whole season, but it’s possible. I think Kirilloff could even take over as the starting left fielder if he outperforms Eddie Rosario. Duran or Balazovic could take over as an end of the rotation starter if Homer Bailey falters or someone else gets injured or test positive for COVID-19.