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Minnesota Twins

Stadium: Target Field | Manager: Ron Gardenhire
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Twins.247524994.43
AL Central Division5th4th4th4th
American League 10th8th11th13th
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J. Schafer
E. Nunez
D. Santana
J. Schafer
O. Arcia
C. Parmelee
E. Nunez
T. Plouffe
E. Escobar
E. Nunez
E. Escobar
E. Nunez
D. Santana
Rotation
1. P. Hughes
2. K. Gibson
3. T. Milone
4. R. Nolasco
5. T. May
B. Dozier
E. Escobar
E. Nunez
J. Mauer
C. Parmelee
K. Vargas
DH
K. Vargas
E. Nunez
DL
M. Pelfrey
K. Suzuki
E. Fryer
  Bullpen
G. Perkins (CL)
C. Fien
J. Burton
B. Duensing
S. Deduno
C. Thielbar
R. Pressly
A. Swarzak
Last Updated: 08/15/2014
 
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Last Five Games
8/20 vs. CLE
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
E. EscobarSS
E. FryerC
J. SchaferLF
 
8/19 vs. CLE
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
K. SuzukiC
E. EscobarSS
J. SchaferLF
 
8/18 vs. KC
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
C. ParmeleeLF
E. FryerC
E. EscobarSS
 
8/17 vs. KC
D. SantanaSS
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
O. ArciaRF
K. SuzukiC
C. ParmeleeLF
E. Escobar3B
J. SchaferCF
 
8/16 vs. KC
D. SantanaSS
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
K. SuzukiC
C. ParmeleeLF
J. SchaferCF

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
B. Dozier2B.2322053
J. Mauer1B.277432
T. Plouffe3B.241958
C. ColabelloRF.229639
J. KubelLF.224113
J. PintoDH.222716
K. SuzukiC.302349
A. HicksCF.19819
P. FlorimonSS.09201
 
Notes
  • 103 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 6 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
3 Game(s)
B. Dozier2B
K. SuzukiC
C. Parmelee1B
K. MoralesDH
J. WillinghamLF
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
E. EscobarSS
S. FuldCF
3 Game(s)
D. SantanaSS
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
J. WillinghamLF
K. MoralesDH
O. ArciaRF
K. SuzukiC
E. Escobar3B
S. FuldCF
2 Game(s)
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
T. Plouffe3B
K. SuzukiC
O. ArciaRF
E. EscobarSS
J. SchaferLF
2 Game(s)
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
T. Plouffe3B
C. ColabelloRF
J. KubelLF
J. PintoDH
K. SuzukiC
S. FuldCF
P. FlorimonSS
2 Game(s)
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
T. Plouffe3B
C. ColabelloRF
J. KubelLF
J. PintoDH
K. SuzukiC
S. FuldCF
E. EscobarSS

 
 

Chris Parmelee, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
68.251216220
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 23, OF - 45
Ricky Nolasco, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
59116.15.963081
 
News
Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco had a tough start Wednesday against the Indians.

Nolasco allowed four runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one during the outing. Nolasco found himself in trouble early, as Zach Walters hit a solo shot against him in the second inning. Cleveland struck again in the fourth. A run scored on two straight doubles to open the inning. Mike Aviles was able to drive in the second run of the inning with a single. Nolasco would pitch into the seventh, but was pulled after giving up a single. That run would come around to score, and was charged to Nolasco. 

With the loss, Nolasco dropped to 5-9. He’ll take on the Royals in his next start.

Caleb Thielbar, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2140.23.32029
 
Eric Fryer, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
20.2186131
 
Position Breakdown
C - 18, DH - 2
Kyle Gibson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
119139.14.134078
 
News
Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson had a rough start Tuesday against the Indians.

Gibson allowed five runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked two during the outing. Gibson was spotted a five-run lead before he even took the mound, but couldn’t hold on. A solo home run in the second started the scoring for Cleveland. They struck again in the fourth after Gibson gave up three singles during the inning. Gibson gave up another run in the fifth on a wild pitch. After giving up a single in the sixth inning, Gibson was removed from the game. That run would come around to score, and was charged to Gibson. 

Gibson left with the game tied, picking up the no-decision. He’ll make his next start against the Tigers. 

Trevor May, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
029.09.00133
 
News
Twins pitcher Trevor May can’t go five innings Monday against the Royals. 

May allowed three runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked three during the outing. May got off to a strong start, tossing four scoreless innings to open the game. He fell apart in the fifth. Control issues were a big problem during the inning. May wound up walking the bases loaded. He allowed two straight singles, driving in all three runs. After another single loaded the bases again, May was pulled.

With the loss, May fell to 0-2. His next start will come against the Tigers. 

Kurt Suzuki, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
104.302323490
 
Position Breakdown
C - 93, DH - 5
News
Scuffling Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki has been given the night off Wednesday with Cleveland in town. Eric Fryer is set to start instead.

Suzuki is hitless in nine at-bats over the last three games, but he still boasts a strong stat line of .302/.363/.395.

Ryan Pressly, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1014.02.5708
 
Mike Pelfrey, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0323.27.991810
 
Injuries
Groin - 60-day DL. Out until at least early August (Updated - 6/19/14)
News
Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey will not pitch again this season, according to MLB.com.

Pelfrey is currently throwing from 105 feet, but the team won't rush him back. He's been sidelined since May 1 after elbow surgery. 

Samuel Deduno, #21
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2586.24.47068
 
Jordan Schafer, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
76.188130321
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 43, DH - 1
Tommy Milone, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
64103.23.993167
 
Trevor Plouffe, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
105.241529581
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 98, DH - 6
News
Twins infielder Trevor Plouffe came up with a big hit late in Monday's game against the Royals, but it was not enough to stave off a 6-4 loss.

Plouffe had just one hit, but it was a big one, as he brought the Twins back into the game with his three-run home run in the ninth inning. Unfortunately, the rally would end there, with Plouffe finishing the game 1 for 4 with three RBI and a strikeout.

Plouffe has nine home runs and 58 RBI in 402 at-bats on the season, while hitting .244/.313/.400.

Brian Dozier, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
122.23385205320
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 122
Casey Fien, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5552.12.75143
 
Danny Santana, #39
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
67.3124252812
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 20, OF - 47, DH - 3
Anthony Swarzak, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2163.14.12037
 
Eduardo Nunez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
52.250183187
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 1, SS - 13, 3B - 12, OF - 15, DH - 6
Oswaldo Arcia, #31
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
71.2303213361
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 68, DH - 2
News
Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia continued his ridiculous home run binge Tuesday against the Indians.

Arcia struck immediately. With two men on in the first inning, Arcia took an 84 mph changeup out to right for the three-run shot. It was his only hit of the game. Arcia would finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI.

Joe Mauer, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
85.278424323
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 74, DH - 11
Glen Perkins, #15
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3053.12.533163
 
News
Twins pitcher Glen Perkins saved his 32nd game Thursday against the Indians.

Perkins entered with a three-run lead and shut the door quickly. He tossed a perfect inning of work against Cleveland. Perkins struck out one batter during the outing. The save puts Perkins just four away from his career-high of 36 saves from last season. Perkins has a 2.48 ERA.

Eduardo Escobar, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
106.272373221
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 6, SS - 78, 3B - 21, OF - 3, DH - 1
Kennys Vargas, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.292103160
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 3, DH - 15
News
I've got to hand it to Al Melchior: His predictions this year have been spot-on.

To say I didn't like Kennys Vargas would be inaccurate. Back on Aug. 5, I touted him under the headline "Kennys Vargas could surprise people." But I wasn't willing to endorse him over Kendrys Morales and Steve Pearce, as Al did Thursday morning on the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast.

So of course that afternoon, Vargas goes 3 for 4 with a homer. The timing is incredible.

I'm still not willing to endorse him over Morales, who has a steady track record, or Pearce, who CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman spoke enthusiastically about on Thursday's Fantasy Baseball Today, but he's now officially surprised people. No "could" about it.

Given his strikeout rate, his batting average could be in for a steep regression, but I think Vargas deserves at least as much hype as C.J. Cron got earlier this season. His ownership rate reached 56 percent at one point. Vargas' is currently 35.

Jared Burton, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2249.14.20137
 
Phil Hughes, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
138158.03.7615140
 
News
Twins pitcher Phil Hughes twirled yet another gem Thursday, in a 4-1 win over the Indians, his fourth straight.

Hughes allowed just one run for the fourth start in a row, while completing seven full innings yet again. He scattered five hits without walking a batter, and struck out eight over 97 pitches for the win.

Hughes improved his record to 14-8 with the win, while lowering his ERA to 3.65. He will try to stretch his winning streak to five starts when he takes on the Royals Wednesday. 

Brian Duensing, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3345.02.80029