The St. Paul Saints, an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins’ Triple, should be one of the most talented teams in the minor leagues judging by their proud talents.
Having gained valuable experience for a potential future role in the MLB, the team has become the perfect place for the twins to hide the stars of tomorrow.
Royce Lewis, for example, who started his Majors career early, is now back in St. Paul playing every day instead of spending a lot of time on the MLB bench as a Carlos Correa substitute.
Alex Kirilov, who was fascinated by the young prospects with the Big League club last season, has been a bit upset this season and is getting valuable at-bat instead of sitting out of the Twins’ outfield rotation in Triple-A.
Managers Gilberto Celestino and Trevor Larnach (while healthy) love to play and Byron Buckston and Max Kepler are regulars.
“Royce Lewis is playing lineup, shortstop at Triple tonight and moving on. StPaulSaints. Alex Kirilov is playing first base and batting second. And #MNTwins The top pitching prospect, Jordan Balazovic, is on the mound, “Twins insider Aaron Gliman tweeted Thursday.
Royce Lewis plays and leads the lineup, shortstop at Triple tonight StPaulSaints.
Alex Kirilov is playing first base and batting second.
And #MNTwins Top pitching prospects, Jordan Balazovic, have on the mound.
– Aaron Gliman (AronGliman) May 19, 2022
The twins have some good prospects
That lineup should load, those two are at the top.
For Balazovic, he had a 3.62 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 97 doubles innings last year: if he manages to triple, we’ll see him in the majors later in the summer.
The Saints also had current MLB contributors Josh Winder and Joan Duran for some time last year.
The twins have an impressive collection of young talent and some of them are now helping the club.
Those who are not are getting valuable time to play with the saints in the hope of finally being called.