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Minnesota Twins

Stadium: Target Field | Manager: Ron Gardenhire
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Twins.2505861054.50
AL Central Division5th2nd3rd5th
American League 7th5th9th14th
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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
8/31 vs. BAL
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
J. MauerDH
K. Vargas1B
T. Plouffe3B
C. ParmeleeRF
E. NunezSS
E. FryerC
J. SchaferLF
 
8/30 vs. BAL
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
J. MauerDH
K. Vargas1B
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
K. SuzukiC
E. EscobarSS
J. SchaferLF
 
8/29 vs. BAL
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
J. MauerDH
K. Vargas1B
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
E. EscobarSS
E. FryerC
J. SchaferLF
 
8/28 vs. KC
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
K. SuzukiC
K. VargasDH
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
C. Parmelee1B
E. NunezSS
J. SchaferLF
 
8/27 vs. KC
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
K. SuzukiC
E. EscobarSS
J. SchaferLF

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
B. Dozier2B.2402061
J. Mauer1B.271441
T. Plouffe3B.2521166
C. ColabelloRF.229639
J. KubelLF.224113
J. PintoDH.222716
K. SuzukiC.293352
A. HicksCF.19819
P. FlorimonSS.09201
 
Notes
  • 108 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 6 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
6 Game(s)
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
K. SuzukiC
E. EscobarSS
J. SchaferLF
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

 
 

Chris Parmelee, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
75.252236240
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 26, OF - 48, DH - 1
Ricky Nolasco, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
510128.15.963389
 
News
Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco was hit hard Sunday against the Orioles in Baltimore, dropping to 5-10 on the season. The right-hander coughed up eight runs on 12 hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings of a 12-8 defeat.

Nolasco has allowed four-plus earned runs in four of his last five starts. He owns a 5.96 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP over 22 starts (128 1/3 innings). His next start will come Friday at home against the Angels.
Caleb Thielbar, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2144.13.45030
 
Eric Fryer, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
24.2129131
 
Position Breakdown
C - 21, DH - 2
Kyle Gibson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1110149.04.234789
 
News
Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson struck out six batters Saturday at Baltimore, which is the fourth time in his last seven starts he had at least five strikeouts. He accomplished that feat just twice in his first 19 appearances.

Gibson's strikeout rate has increased to 7.34 K/9 over his last seven starts.

"Having more consistency to my release point and the shape of my pitches was something that added to that tonight," Gibson said Saturday, per the Pioneer Press. "I’ve been really working on staying on line, and what that does is it allows all the pitches to come out of my hand on relatively the same trajectory toward home plate and the same arm slot. When you can do that, it takes the hitter a little bit longer to be able to recognize that."

Trevor May, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0419.010.421415
 
News
Twins pitcher Trevor May was hit hard again on Friday against the Orioles in Baltimore, dropping to 0-4 on the year. The right-hander was shelled for eight runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight over 4 2/3 innings of a 9-1 defeat.

May has allowed five-plus runs in each of his last two starts. He owns a whopping 10.42 ERA over 19 innings of work. He will look to pick up the pieces Wednesday at home against the White Sox.
Kurt Suzuki, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
112.293333520
 
Position Breakdown
C - 101, DH - 5
Ryan Pressly, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2018.12.45010
 
Mike Pelfrey, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0323.27.991810
 
Injuries
Groin - 60-day DL. Out until at least late August (Updated - 8/23/14)
Samuel Deduno, #21
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2592.04.60074
 
News
Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno has been claimed off waivers by the Astros Saturday, MLB.com reports.

Deduno was placed on outright waivers and will report to the Astros in the coming days, according to the report. He has pitched mostly out of the bullpen for the Twins this season, posting a 4.60 ERA in 92 innings of work. 

Jordan Schafer, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
87.2452201226
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 54, DH - 1
News
Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer continues to produce since joining the team, as he extended his heating streak to seven games in a 6-1 loss to the Royals Wednesday.

Schafer went 1 for 3 with a stolen base Wednesday, raising his average since joining the Twins to .305 in 59 at-bats. He has appeared in all but two games since, and has a .397 on-base percentage with 10 runs scored and nine stolen bases in 10 tries.  

Tommy Milone, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
64113.14.213370
 
News
Twins pitcher Tommy Milone had a rough start Thursday against the Royals.

Milone allowed four runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings. He did not record any strikeouts, but walked two batters. Milone gave up two runs in the first inning. After giving up a leadoff single, Milone allowed an RBI-single to Alex Gordon after the runner got into scoring position. Gordon would reach second on a walk, and score on another RBI-single. Milone made it through the next two innings without any issues, but was tagged for a run in both the fourth and fifth innings. 

Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie had similar struggles during the start, giving Milone the no-decision. He’ll take on the White Sox in his next start.

Trevor Plouffe, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
115.2546012691
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 108, DH - 6
News
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe has embarked on a late-August hot streak that has vaulted his slugging percentage back over .400.

Plouffe is 28 for 89 this month with three home runs, 20 RBI and 14 runs scored. His current 11-for-28 run has improved his stat line on the season to .251/.317/.417 with 10 home runs and a career-high 65 RBI.

Brian Dozier, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
133.24497206120
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 133
Casey Fien, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5556.03.38145
 
Danny Santana, #39
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
78.3135073612
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 21, OF - 57, DH - 3
Anthony Swarzak, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3167.04.30038
 
Eduardo Nunez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
57.251213198
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 2, SS - 15, 3B - 13, OF - 15, DH - 7
Oswaldo Arcia, #31
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
80.2233714431
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 77, DH - 2
Joe Mauer, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
96.271494413
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 81, DH - 15
Glen Perkins, #15
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3156.12.723265
 
Eduardo Escobar, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
114.272424241
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 6, SS - 86, 3B - 21, OF - 3, DH - 1
Kennys Vargas, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
29.309174240
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 7, DH - 22
Jared Burton, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2354.24.28141
 
Phil Hughes, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
149172.23.7015152
 
News
Phil Hughes was cruising along Wednesday at Kansas City until the Royals rallied for six runs, the first four off him, in the eighth inning. As a result, Hughes didn't meet the criteria for a quality start, but that doesn't mean he wasn't quality.

Of course, considering he allowed just one earned run in each of his previous four starts, winning all of them, Fantasy owners probably don't need to be convinced of his utility by now, but as has been the case in just about all of his poor starts this year, home runs weren't the cause of his downfall Wednesday, as they were so many times in his days with the Yankees. He didn't allow any in that start and has allowed just three in his last 10 -- four of which were less than quality.

As Al Melchior has pointed out time and time again, Hughes has become the strike-throwingest (well, how would you put it?) starting pitcher in the majors this year -- and by a wide margin. Between that and his dramatically reduced home run rate, you wonder how he's ever less than quality.

For all the success he's had this year, you could argue he's been unlucky still.

Brian Duensing, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3348.23.33029