The Tampa Bay Rays feature three former Twins, all relief pitchers. Nick Anderson- Nick Anderson was a former Twins prospect who never got his chance with the big-league squad. He was traded away for next to nothing, and has since become one of baseball’s best relievers.
Generally, that is the positive side of his batting philosophy—when he hits the ball, he hits it a long way. According to Baseball Savant data, he basically presented the “Pedro Cerrano” batting philosophy (Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball.
Marea My vote for the 2020 Twins MVP is Kenta Maeda. Not only did he emerge as the team’s ace, but he showed beautiful restraint by not murdering Taylor Rogers after blowing a 3-run lead after his near no-hitter in August. Runner up: Byron Buxton.