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Where the Twins' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

April 4, 2017

With the 2017 season getting started, here's a look at where the Twins' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:1. Nick Gordon -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)

  1. Stephen Gonsalves -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
  2. Alex Kirilloff -- Disabled list
  3. Fernando Romero -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
  4. Tyler

With the 2017 season getting started, here's a look at where the Twins' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:
1. Nick Gordon -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)

  1. Stephen Gonsalves -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
  2. Alex Kirilloff -- Disabled list
  3. Fernando Romero -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
  4. Tyler Jay -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
  5. Kohl Stewart -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
  6. Travis Blankenhorn -- Cedar Rapids Kernels (A)
  7. Adalberto Mejia -- Minnesota Twins (MLB)
  8. Felix Jorge -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
  9. Lewin Diaz -- Cedar Rapids Kernels (A)
  10. J.T. Chargois -- Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
  11. Ben Rortvedt -- Cedar Rapids Kernels (A)
  12. LaMonte Wade -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
  13. Daniel Palka -- Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
  14. Mitch Garver -- Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
  15. Nick Burdi -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
  16. Wander Javier -- Extended spring training
  17. Lewis Thorpe -- Extended spring training
  18. Trevor Hildenberger -- Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
  19. Jake Reed -- Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
  20. Mason Melotakis -- Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
  21. Zack Granite -- Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
  22. Huascar Ynoa -- Extended spring training
  23. Jose Miranda -- Extended spring training
  24. Akil Baddoo -- Extended spring training
  25. Lachlan Wells -- Fort Myers Miracle (A Adv)
  26. Randy Rosario -- Fort Myers Miracle (A Adv)
  27. Luis Arraez -- Fort Myers Miracle (A Adv)
  28. Engelb Vielma -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
  29. Griffin Jax -- Extended spring training
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    Team to watch
    It's often been said that Double-A is the level to watch the best prospects. That's certainly true of the Twins' system. There are nine Top 30 prospects slated to begin the year with the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Southern League. That includes the top two prospects, Nick Gordon and Stephen Gonsalves, and six of the Top 10 overall.
    Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2017 season
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    Rochester Red Wings
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    On the shelf
    After winning the Appalachian League's MVP Award during his pro debut last summer, people were excited to see what 2016 first-rounder Alex Kirilloff could do in his first full season. They'll have to wait a year as the outfielder had Tommy John surgery early this spring.

Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanMayo and Facebook, and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast.