September is just around the corner. And I can't wait.
It's a rather exciting time. New major leaguers with their own excitement and nervousness, new lineups, new substitutions, etc.
So there are several players I think that could make a major impact or fill a major hole for the Twins...or maybe several players I'm excited about seeing again.
First, there's Bobby Korecky. Korecky's claim to fame came from his brief stint up in Minnesota back in May. His outing against Boston, where he pitched out of an inherited jam and then came around and nearly scored the winning run, was a proving moment of his career. He never got a chance, due to there just not being enough roster spots. But come September 3rd, his presence in the bullpen will be huge for such a hugely depleted group. He has done just fine in Rochester, with a 2.99 ERA and a quite remarkable 1.17 WHIP.
Another person who also never got a chance to be a mainstay in the majors is Matt Macri. He went 11-for-30 in 14 games with the Twins in May and June and got himself a home run and 4 RBI. While it is mostly a slice of his performance, I think his presence will also help the team. He provides a good bat and also provides another right-handed option in the infield. He played a lot of third base, but putting him at short could work too!
Some other ideas: Jason Pridie (batting .281), Bobby Kielty (just because I wanna see him again), Garrett Jones (19 homers), and maybe even Alejandro Mochela (only because I see his average is at .350).
Yessir. It's exciting. And the Twins can come up big.