Twins instructional league roster, schedule

September 20th, 2018

At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a year. Players work on specific parts of their game and get offseason workout plans while often playing a handful of games against nearby teams to provide low-key competition to put what they are working on into practice.
Instructional league rosters
Here's a look at the Twins' roster, with the players' rank in the team's Top 30 Prospects' list in parentheses:
CATCHERS:David Banuelos; Trevor Casanova; Andrew Cosgrove; Michael Davis; Yeremi De La Cruz; Taylor Grzelakowski; Caleb Hamilton; Ryan Jeffers; Mitchell Kranson; Brian Navarreto; Yeison Perez; Ben Rodriguez; Ben Rortvedt (No. 24); Kidany Salva; Laron Smith; Janigson Villalobos; Chris Williams
INFIELDERS:Luis Arraez (No. 15); Andrew Bechtold (No. 27); Travis Blankenhorn (No. 18); Ryan Costello; Ricky De La Torre; Yeltsin Encarnacion; Michael Helman; Royce Lewis (No. 1); Charlie Mack; Jose Miranda (No. 29); Brent Rooker (No. 7); Yunior Severino (No. 21); Gabe Snyder; Victor Tademo; Zander Wiel
OUTFIELDERS: Jared Akins; Jean Carlos Arias; Akil Baddoo (No. 12); Trey Cabbage; Shane Carrier; Gilberto Celestino (No. 14); Ernie De La Trinidad; Tanner English; Joe Garry; Dashawn Keirsey; Alex Kirilloff (No. 2); Trevor Larnach (No. 6); Gabriel Maciel (No. 17); Alberoni Nunez; Jacob Pearson (No. 25); Erick Rivera; Albee Weiss; Aaron Whitefield
Sun., Sept. 23 - Report date
Mon., Sept. 24 - First workout
Sat., Oct. 6 - Last workout