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Where the Twins' top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the Twins' top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2016 season getting started, here's a look at where the Twins' Top 30 Prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Jose Berrios -- Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
2. Max Kepler -- Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
3. Tyler Jay -- Fort Myers Miracle (A Adv)
4. Nick Gordon -- Fort Myers Miracle (A Adv)
5. Jorge Polanco -- Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
6. Stephen Gonsalves -- Fort Myers Miracle (A Adv)
7. Kohl Stewart -- Fort Myers Miracle (A Adv)
8. Nick Burdi -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA) -- DL
9. J.T. Chargois -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
10. Adam Brett Walker III -- Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
11. Alex Meyer -- Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
12. Lewis Thorpe -- Fort Myers Miracle (A Adv)
13. Taylor Rogers -- Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
14. Wander Javier -- Dominican Summer League
15. Jake Reed -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
16. Engelb Vielma -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
17. Fernando Romero -- Cedar Rapids Kernels (A) -- DL
18. Travis Blankenhorn -- Extended spring camp
19. Mason Melotakis -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
20. Jermaine Palacios -- Cedar Rapids Kernels (A)
21. Trey Cabbage -- Extended spring camp
22. Stuart Turner -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
23. Travis Harrison -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
24. Yorman Landa -- Fort Myers Miracle (A Adv)
25. Felix Jorge -- Fort Myers Miracle (A Adv)
26. Alex Robinson -- Extended spring camp
27. LaMonte Wade -- Cedar Rapids Kernels (A)
28. Daniel Palka -- Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
29. Lachlan Wells -- Extended spring camp
30. Lewin Diaz -- Extended spring camp

Team to watch
Chattanooga has the most Top 30 representatives when everyone is healthy, with eight, but Rochester's squad might be the one to watch. There, you can see top prospect Jose Berrios try to pitch his way into the big league rotation and outfielder Max Kepler hit his way into that lineup. Add in No. 5 prospect Jorge Polanco and the plus plus raw power of No. 10 Adam Brett Walker II and the Red Wings could be must-watch MiLB.TV.

Top prospects' starting spots
Division Teams
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WAS
AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
NL Central CHC, CIN , MIL, PIT, STL
AL Central CLE, CWS, DET, KC, MIN
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
Top 100 Prospects

Teams on MiLB.TV
Rochester Red Wings

New faces
The Twins used their entire international bonus pool, and then some, to bring Wander Javier into the organization. Ranked No. 12 on MLBPipeline's Top 30 International Prospects list last summer, Javier got $4 million to sign with Minnesota. He'll take the first steps of his professional career in the Dominican Summer League.

On the shelf
Nick Burdi had some forearm tightness a couple of weeks ago in Spring Training and is currently on a throwing program to get him ready to eventually head to Chattanooga. Fernando Romero is officially on the Cedar Rapids disabled list, but is in extended spring camp finishing up his rehab from Tommy John surgery.

Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @JonathanMayo, and listen to him on the Pipeline Podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.