Future Watch: Minnesota Twins Baseball Cards, trio to collect – The Minnesota Twins aren’t lacking high-quality prospects. So much so, that some of the prospects I’ve written about in the past, won’t appear on this list. They have more coming, and these players are all worth collecting. Some will take a while to develop, and some are close. All of them are talented.
Aaron Sabato was drafted 27th overall by the Twins in the 2020 MLB Amateur Draft. This guy is a natural. Although he grew up in Rye Brook, New York, he attended Greenwich High School in Greenwich Connecticut. He was a four-year starter there. In his senior season, Sabato batted .560 with 14 home runs in just 22 games. He was named first-team All Connecticut.
After that, the first baseman attended the University of North Carolina. As a true freshman, this prospect hit .343 with 25 doubles, 18 home runs, and 63 RBI. Those 18 home runs by a freshman set a school record, and he was named National Freshman Hitter of the Year. His sophomore season was cut short by the pandemic, and he still hit seven homers with 18 RBI. Sabato attended major league spring training and will power his way through the organization quickly.
Royce Lewis was drafted first overall in 2017. When you’re drafted first overall there are expectations. This shortstop has a ton of talent but not every prospect’s path to the big leagues is a smooth one.
Lewis went right from the draft into Rookie Ball and finishing out 2017 with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. He hit eight doubles, three triples, four home runs, and 27 RBI with 18 steals that season.
In 2018, Lewis played for two teams again starting with Cedar Rapids and finishing in A+ with the Fort Meyers Miracle hitting 14 home runs with 74 RBI and 28 steals.
2019, was similar to 2018, and he finished out the year with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in AA ball. His 26 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs, and 49 RBI was another solid season. Before Lewis could get in Spring Training, a physical revealed a torn ACL. He is expected to fully recover, and the blend of speed and power that he has, as an infielder, means he’s still one of their top prospects.
Danny De Andrade has a lot of buzz. The Twins signed him as an international free agent in the winter of 2021. He was 16 at the time, and he could move to third base based on his 5-11 frame. At 173 pounds, he will fill out, but his ability to hit to all fields is already being talked about. He has a fluid swing, and his weight distribution is near perfect. If you’re in the hobby for the long haul, he’s your guy.
Future Watch: Minnesota Twins Baseball Cards, trio to collect – Resources
- Minnesota Twins – MLB Prospect Pipeline
- Secondary Market Pricing – Minnesota Twins Baseball Cards
- Minnesota Twins on Twitter – @Twins
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