Breaking Down The Kids

Aaron Hicks remains the creme de la creme of Minnesota Twins prospects.

That’s according to Minnesota Twins blogger Aaron Gleeman and Baseball America.

BA published its list of baseball’s top 100 prospects. You’ll find a number of Twins players listed.

Gleeman polished off his list of the Twins top 40 prospects in the above link. Gleeman goes with the OF Hicks, RHP Kyle Gibson, C Wilson Ramos, SS Miguel Angel Sano and OF Ben Revere in the top five in that order.

The next five are OF Angel Morales, RHP David Bromberg, 3B Danny Valencia, LHP Matthew Bashore, and RHP Billy Bullock.

As you can see, the Twins have quite a few good young outfielders. Morales is an intriguing prospect that kind of gets lost in the shuffle with Hicks and Revere getting most of the publicity. But Morales will be just 20 years old this year, and he’s shown a nice blend of power and speed in the lower levels.

The Twins have done a nice job over the last couple of years of replenishing their farm system with good prospects. Even if these guys don’t develop, they still provide valuable assets for the team should it want to make a trade.