Where Twins top prospects are starting '21

May 4th, 2021

With the 2021 season getting started, here's a look at where the Twins' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

  1. Royce Lewis (MLB No. 15), SS -- Injured
  2. Alex Kirilloff (MLB No. 21), OF -- Minnesota (MLB)
  3. Trevor Larnach (MLB No. 69), OF -- St. Paul (Triple-A)
  4. Jordan Balazovic (MLB No. 84), RHP -- Injured
  5. Jhoan Duran (MLB No. 90), RHP -- St. Paul (Triple-A)
  6. Aaron Sabato, 1B -- Fort Myers (Low-A)
  7. Matt Canterino, RHP -- Cedar Rapids (High-A)
  8. Gilberto Celestino, OF -- Wichita (Double-A)
  9. Keoni Cavaco, SS -- Fort Myers (Low-A)
  10. Misael Urbina, OF -- Extended spring training
  11. Blayne Enlow, RHP -- Cedar Rapids (High-A)
  12. Brent Rooker, OF -- St. Paul (Triple-A)
  13. Matt Wallner, OF -- Cedar Rapids (High-A)
  14. Josh Winder, RHP -- Wichita (Double-A)
  15. Cole Sands, RHP -- Wichita (Double-A)
  16. Alerick Soularie, OF -- Injured
  17. Edwar Colina, RHP -- Injured
  18. Travis Blankenhorn, 2B -- St. Paul (Triple-A)
  19. Jose Miranda, INF -- Wichita (Double-A)
  20. Emmanuel Rodriguez, OF -- Extended spring training
  21. Chris Vallimont, RHP -- Injured
  22. Wander Javier, SS -- Cedar Rapids (High-A)
  23. Will Holland, SS -- Fort Myers (Low-A)
  24. Bailey Ober, RHP -- St. Paul (Triple-A)
  25. Marco Raya, RHP -- Extended spring training
  26. Seth Gray, 3B -- Cedar Rapids (High-A)
  27. Luis Rijo, RHP -- Cedar Rapids (High-A)
  28. Ben Rortvedt, C -- Minnesota (MLB)
  29. Danny De Andrade, SS -- Dominican complex
  30. Dakota Chalmers, RHP -- Wichita (Double-A)

Team to watch

Just head to the other Twin City to check out St. Paul. Not only is this the stable of players that will help the Twins compete this year, there’s a pair of Top 100 players in Larnach and Duran there, not to mention top 15 prospect Brent Rooker, who has big league experience on his resume.

Teams on MiLB.TV

Triple-A St. Paul
Double-A Wichita
High-A Cedar Rapids

New faces

De Andrade was No. 16 on the MLB Pipeline Top 30 international list when the delayed 2020-21 international signing period opened on Jan. 15. The Twins inked the Venezeulan infielder for $2.2 million and he has the chance to be an impact hitter, even if he ends up sliding over to third as he matures.

On the shelf

Lewis will miss all of 2021 due to his torn ACL. Balazovic’s back injury has him out for the time being, but he’ll head to Double-A Wichita once he’s ready.