Over the past few years, the Twins have recalled several players from their minor league system. In 2008, the Twins received significant contributions from several players who have been promoted to... More > the team within the last two years including Denard Span, Kevin Slowey, Alexi Casilla, Nick Blackburn, Glen Perkins and even September call-up Jose Mijares. The staples in the middle of the Twins lineup, Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Jason Kubel, and Michael Cuddyer were all drafted and developed in the Twins system.
The Twins have an organizational philosophy to build from within. The next time the Twins call up some hot shot minor leaguer, be able to impress your friends with how much you know about him! (Learn about the Twins prospects from Allen (Michael) to Yersich (Greg).< Less