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Minnesota is winning despite no expectations, shaky pitching, and the league's youngest lineup.

No one expected the Twins to be good this season. Competitive? Maybe. Decent enough to create hope for the future? Definitely. But actually good? No way. Minnesota was coming off a disastrous 59-103 year. Las Vegas pegged their over/under win total at 74.5. PECOTA projected them for 78 wins, and that was the most optimistic Twins projection you could find. They started the season surprisingly well, but a very rough stretch after the All-Star break left the Twins three games below .500 and pushed their playoff odds down to a season-low 5.3 percent on July 31.

And so they became sellers, trading Jaime Garcia to the Yankees less than a week after acquiring him from the Braves, and sending All-Star closer Brandon Kintzler to the Nationals. Neither deal brought back huge value, but because Minnesota was barely clinging to the periphery of Wild Card contention there was plenty of logic in trading a pair of impending free agents for three mid-level pitching prospects. After all, no one expected the Twins to be good. Staying above .500 for the entire first half was an accomplishment in itself, and now that they’d come back down to earth the focus on 2018 and beyond could resume.

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More like the land of a thousand prospects, amirite?

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Notes on prospects who stood out abroad yesterday, including Jorge Polanco and C.J. Cron.

Prospect of the Day: Jorge Polanco, 2B, Twins (Leones del Escogido, DWL): 3-5, R 2 2B. Doubles power is probably the best the Twins are going to consistently get out of Polanco, but he has the bat speed to hit a lot of them. If he hits close to .300 and hits the spacious gaps at Target Field, he could be an above-average offensive player at a key defensive position. That’s a nice player.


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