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Minnesota Twins

Stadium: Target Field | Manager: Ron Gardenhire
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Twins.2515831044.47
AL Central Division5th2nd4th5th
American League 7th5th10th14th
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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
8/28 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
 
8/26 vs. KC
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
K. SuzukiC
E. EscobarSS
J. SchaferLF
 
8/24 vs. DET
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
K. SuzukiC
E. EscobarSS
J. SchaferLF
 
8/23 vs. DET
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.273440
T. Plouffe3B.2491065
C. ColabelloRF.229639
J. KubelLF.224113
J. PintoDH.222716
K. SuzukiC.293352
A. HicksCF.19819
P. FlorimonSS.09201
 
Notes
  • 105 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
73.245236220
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 25, OF - 47
Ricky Nolasco, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
59123.15.623187
 
News
Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco turned in a fantastic start Tuesday against the Royals.

Nolasco allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings. He struck out six and issued one walk during the outing. Nolasco wasn’t in danger much during the start. He did have some issues in the second inning, hitting a batter and giving up a single, but managed to pitch around it. He allowed three hits and one walk over the next five innings. Nolasco also hit another batter during his final inning, but again managed to get out of the frame unscathed. 

The Royals managed a big comeback in the ninth, giving Nolasco the no-decision. He’ll take on the Orioles in his next start.

Caleb Thielbar, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2142.23.38029
 
Eric Fryer, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
22.2178131
 
Position Breakdown
C - 19, DH - 2
Kyle Gibson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1110144.04.314483
 
Trevor May, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0314.18.79137
 
Kurt Suzuki, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
111.293333520
 
Position Breakdown
C - 99, DH - 5
Ryan Pressly, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2017.12.60010
 
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
2589.24.62069
 
Jordan Schafer, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
84.2362101125
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 50, 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
112.2495810651
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 104, 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
130.24094206120
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 129
Casey Fien, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5556.03.38145
 
Danny Santana, #39
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
75.3174863412
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 21, OF - 53, DH - 3
Anthony Swarzak, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3166.03.95037
 
Eduardo Nunez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
56.253213198
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 2, SS - 13, 3B - 13, OF - 15, DH - 7
Oswaldo Arcia, #31
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
78.2283714421
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 74, DH - 2
Joe Mauer, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
93.273474403
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 80, DH - 12
Glen Perkins, #15
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3156.12.723265
 
News
Twins closer Glen Perkins took his first loss Tuesday against the Royals.

Perkins entered the game with a one-run lead. Alcides Escobar led things off with a single, putting the tying run on first base. Alex Gordon then stepped to the plate and took an 81 mph slider out to right center for the walkoff shot.

With the loss, Perkins dropped to 3-1. 

Eduardo Escobar, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
112.277424241
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 6, SS - 84, 3B - 21, OF - 3, DH - 1
Kennys Vargas, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
26.312174240
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 4, DH - 21
News
Kennys Vargas has his strengths for sure. The most obvious is ... his strength. He can hit the ball out of the park and has done so four times in his first 95 at-bats.

But that projects to, what, 24 homers in 600 at-bats? It certainly isn't why he's the No. 4 first baseman in Head-to-Head leagues since arriving Aug. 1. And that worries me.

It worries me because if it's supposed to be his strength, then other, less sustainable aspects of his game are carrying him, leaving him vulnerable to collapse.

I don't think it's at all a stretch to say he won't keep hitting .337. He has already struck out 27 times in those 95 at-bats, and with only four walks. Once opposing pitchers pick up on his tendencies, they'll take advantage of his aggressiveness. To put it another way, his .424 BABIP is ridiculous.

Vargas has also accumulated 23 RBI in only 23 games. The law of averages says that won't last even before you apply the correction in batting average. Cut those two measurements down to size, and Vargas is looking more like a Kendrys Morales-type player.

Which may seem unfair to those only familiar with the 2014 version of Kendrys Morales, but basically all I'm saying is Vargas is a serviceable corner infielder at this stage of his career, nothing more. You can ride him while he's hot, but ultimately he won't measure up to first basemen like Justin Morneau and Matt Adams.

Jared Burton, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2253.24.19141
 
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
3347.23.21029