2022 Player Outlook
Pagan was in contention for saves in 2021. He saved 20 in 2019 for the Tampa Bay Rays and he even recorded two in 2020. He wasn’t in the mix last season for saves. However, he did post a 4-3 record with 17 saves while averaging over a strikeout per inning. His big problem was that he struggled to keep the ball in the ballpark. In 63.1 innings of work he surrendered 16 home runs which inflated his ERA to 4.83. But 2022 is upon us and the closer role is available in Minnesota for Pagan. It may not be fully his job, but he figures to be one of the primary guys.