Age: 25 (born March 5, 1988)
Bats, throws: right, right
Drafted: Twins, second round, 2006
2012 season: A disaster; wrist and knee surgery made it a significant step backward. Batted .179 at Class AAA and .184 at Class AA.
Case for: Hit 27 homers in 2010, possesses a strong arm and is a good base stealer. Walks a lot, too.
Case against: Has had several seasons spoiled by injury (just 646 games in seven years), is a 100-strikeout guy, has somewhat less range than the others.
Age: 23 (born Oct. 2, 1989)
Bats, throws: switch, right
Drafted: Twins, first round, 2008
2012 season: Breakout season at Class AA New Britain with 13 homers, 45 extra-base hits, 79 walks, .384 on-base percentage.
Case for: Has been projected as future star since he was drafted and is getting more dangerous at the plate as he grows. Great athlete, big arm.
Case against: More than 100 strikeouts for three straight years, is thrown out stealing too much, and he hasn't spent a day at Class AAA.
Age: 27 (born Aug. 26, 1985)
Bats, throws: right, right
Drafted: Toronto, 16th round, 2007
2012: After a week in Class AA and a month in Class AAA, he played 77 games as the Twins' fourth outfielder. Stole 21 bases, hit three homers.
Case for: Has real big-league experience, was sure-handed in the outfield, and as Twins' top base-stealer, occasionally ignited the offense.
Case against: His .324 on-base percentage is low for a leadoff hitter, and he had only eight extra-base hits in 163 at-bats.
Dark horses: Brandon Boggs, Clete Thomas and Wilkin Ramirez
|Philadelphia - R. Hernandez||6:05 PM|
|Washington - D. Fister|
|Seattle - R. Elias||6:05 PM|
|Baltimore - W. Chen|
|Texas - J. Williams||6:05 PM|
|Cleveland - D. Salazar|
|Colorado - F. Morales||6:08 PM|
|Detroit - J. Verlander|
|Cincinnati - M. Latos||6:10 PM|
|Miami - J. Cosart|
|San Francisco - R. Vogelsong||6:10 PM|
|NY Mets - J. Niese|
|LA Angels - M. Shoemaker||6:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - J. Hellickson|
|NY Yankees - C. Capuano||6:10 PM|
|Boston - A. Ranaudo|
|Minnesota - L. Darnell||7:10 PM|
|Chicago WSox - C. Sale|
|Toronto - J. Happ||7:10 PM|
|Houston - C. McHugh|
|Milwaukee - W. Peralta||7:15 PM|
|St. Louis - A. Wainwright|
|Kansas City - J. Guthrie||8:35 PM|
|Oakland - S. Gray|
|Pittsburgh - E. Volquez||8:40 PM|
|Arizona - V. Nuno|
|Atlanta - M. Minor||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - E. Stults|
|Chicago Cubs - K. Hendricks||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - D. Haren|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Indianapolis||8/7/14 6:00 PM|
|San Francisco||8/7/14 6:30 PM|
|New England||8/7/14 6:30 PM|
|Cincinnati||8/7/14 7:00 PM|
|Seattle||8/7/14 8:00 PM|
|Dallas||8/7/14 9:00 PM|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|Brt Columbia||9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Edmonton||8/8/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||8/8/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/9/14 6:30 PM|