2019 Minnesota Twins Projected Lineup and Rotation


Twins Projected Lineup

This is a post that will update throughout the off-season. Feel free to share and comment, projections/rankings from FanGraphs and BR Reference. (So, don’t yell at us). Enjoy!

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Updated: January 8, 2019

The Nitty Gritty … 


2018 Finish: 78-84 (2nd in AL Central)
2019 Projected Finish: 83-79 (2nd in AL Central)
2018 Team War: 27.6
2019 Team Projected War: 36.4
2018 Salary: $115,509,520
2019 Projected Salary: $115,000,000
2019 Current Salary: $57,300,000
2019 Salary Remaining: ($41.0 Arbitration Expected) $16,700,000

Minnesota Twins Projected Lineup

  1. Jonathan Schoop – 2B – 2.2 WAR
  2. Eddie Rosario – LF – 2.6 WAR
  3. Miguel Sano – 3B – 2.5 WAR
  4. Nelson Cruz – DH – 3.2 WAR
  5. Max Kepler – RF – 2.8 WAR
  6. C.J. Cron – 1B – 1.8 WAR
  7. Jorge Polanco – SS – 2.5 WAR
  8. Jason Castro – C – 1.5 WAR
  9. Byron Buxton – CF – 2.3 WAR

Notable Bench Options (with positive WAR):

Mitch Garver – .7 WAR
Willians Astudillo – .6 WAR
Ehire Adrianza – .3 WAR
Jake Cave – .3 WAR
Michael Reed – .3 WAR
Tyler Austin – .3 WAR
Ronald Torreyes – .2 WAR

Minnesota Twins Projected Rotation

  1. Jose Berrios – 2.7 WAR
  2. Kyle Gibson – 2.6 WAR
  3. Michael Pineda – 2.2 WAR
  4. Jake Od0rizzi – 1.2 WAR
  5. Adalberto Mejia – .4 WAR
  6. Closer – Blake Parker – .5 WAR

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