The Twins fielded the most powerful lineup in Major League history last season by hitting a big-league record 307 home runs en route to winning the American League Central.
On Tuesday evening, that lineup added a guy who hit 37 homers last season when third baseman Josh Donaldson agreed to a reported four-year, $84 million deal that includes a $16 million club option and an $8 million buyout in the fifth season. That will enable the Twins to move Miguel Sano and his 34 home runs to first base.
Here is a projection of how the Twins’ lineup could look in 2020. Notice Sano is batting eighth in this order.
— SKOR North (@SKORNorth) January 15, 2020
Here are the 2019 home run and RBI totals for each member of this lineup:
Kepler 36 home runs and 90 RBIs
Polanco 22 and 79
Cruz 41 and 108
Donaldson 37 and 94
Rosario 32 and 109
Garver 31 and 67
Arraez 4 and 28
Sano 34 and 79
Buxton 10 and 46