2012 has not gone the way the Minnesota Twins have imagined.
In a perfect world, general manager Terry Ryan would have made the right under-the-radar additions to the team's pitching staff and lineup to find themselves in the mix for the American League Central championship.
In the real world, the Twins have crashed and burned as they've had to tap into their minor league system for replacements for players who could not perform at the major league level.
That's lead the Twins to the bottom of the AL Central standings and on their way toward a meaningless September, right? Nope.
September will be a pivotal month for several Twins as they look to make an impression on Ryan and the Twins' front office for next year's roster.
Here's a look at some players who have a lot to gain if they have a solid month of September.