Team to watch
Twins fans will be on the lookout for Lookouts at the start of the 2015 season. The organization's new Double-A affiliate, the Chattanooga Lookouts, have no fewer than a dozen Top 30 prospects on their roster. It starts, of course, with the No. 1 prospect in baseball, Byron Buxton, but also includes Miguel Sano (No. 11 overall, No. 2 Twins) and No. 4 Twins prospect Jose Berrios (No. 33 overall).
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Having players from the previous year's Draft on a Top 30 list is certainly nothing unusual, but having two in Double-A is slightly less common. Some of that has to do with the Twins' penchant for college reliever types. Nick Burdi (No. 8) and Jake Reed (No. 13) will both start the year pitching out of Chattanooga's bullpen, but they might not be there long.
On the shelf
The Twins have a trio of pitchers coming back from Tommy John surgery. No. 10 prospect Lewis Thorpe tried to rehab his elbow, and early reports were that he was throwing well in Spring Training before he went under the knife. Fernando Romero (No. 21) will miss most of the 2015 season after having the operation last year, and lefty Mason Melotakis (27) had his surgery at the end of the 2014 campaign.
Jonathan Mayo is an MLB.com Draft and prospect expert. He has been a reporter for MLB.com since 1999.
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