Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Twins.2517222005.08
AL Central Division5th3rd2nd5th
American League 11th9th8th15th
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E. Rosario
R. Grossman
D. Santana
D. Stubbs
J. Shuck
B. Buxton
E. Rosario
D. Santana
M. Kepler
R. Grossman
E. Rosario
D. Santana
M. Sano
E. Escobar
J. Polanco
J. Polanco
E. Escobar
E. Adrianza
D. Santana
Rotation
1. E. Santana
2. P. Hughes
3. K. Gibson
4. H. Santiago
5. T. Duffey
6. A. Mejia
7. J. Haley
8. N. Tepesch
B. Dozier
J. Polanco
E. Adrianza
D. Santana
J. Mauer
K. Vargas
M. Kepler
DH
K. Vargas
B. Ho Park
M. Sano
J. Mauer
R. Grossman
B. Dozier
DL
T. May
J. Castro
C. Gimenez
J. Ryan Murphy
  Bullpen
B. Kintzler (CL)
G. Perkins
R. Pressly
T. Rogers
M. Belisle
C. Breslow
M. Tonkin
B. Boshers
A. Wimmers
R. O'Rourke
Last Updated: 03/25/2017
 
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Last Five Games
10/2 vs. CHW
B. BuxtonCF
J. PolancoSS
R. GrossmanDH
M. Sano3B
K. Vargas1B
M. KeplerRF
E. Escobar2B
J. Ryan MurphyC
L. SchaferLF
 
10/1 vs. CHW
B. Dozier2B
J. PolancoSS
M. KeplerRF
M. Sano3B
K. VargasDH
L. SchaferLF
B. BuxtonCF
J. CentenoC
J. Beresford1B
 
9/30 vs. CHW
B. Dozier2B
J. PolancoSS
R. GrossmanLF
M. SanoDH
K. Vargas1B
E. Escobar3B
J. Ryan MurphyC
L. SchaferRF
B. BuxtonCF
 
9/29 vs. KC
J. PolancoSS
R. GrossmanDH
M. Sano3B
K. Vargas1B
M. KeplerRF
E. Escobar2B
J. Ryan MurphyC
L. SchaferLF
B. BuxtonCF
 
9/28 vs. KC
B. Dozier2B
J. PolancoSS
R. GrossmanLF
M. SanoDH
K. Vargas1B
M. KeplerRF
E. Escobar3B
J. Ryan MurphyC
B. BuxtonCF

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
E. NunezSS.2881667
R. GrossmanLF.2801137
J. Mauer1B.2611149
T. Plouffe3B.2601247
B. Dozier2B.2684299
B. Ho ParkDH.1911224
M. KeplerRF.2351763
K. SuzukiC.258849
B. BuxtonCF.2251038
 
Notes
  • 140 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 2 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
E. NunezSS
R. GrossmanLF
J. Mauer1B
B. Dozier2B
T. Plouffe3B
M. KeplerRF
B. Ho ParkDH
K. SuzukiC
B. BuxtonCF
2 Game(s)
E. NunezSS
J. Mauer1B
M. Sano3B
B. Dozier2B
M. KeplerRF
K. VargasDH
E. RosarioLF
J. CentenoC
B. BuxtonCF
2 Game(s)
E. NunezSS
J. Mauer1B
B. Dozier2B
T. Plouffe3B
R. GrossmanLF
B. Ho ParkDH
M. KeplerRF
K. SuzukiC
B. BuxtonCF
2 Game(s)
B. Dozier2B
J. PolancoSS
J. Mauer1B
T. Plouffe3B
M. KeplerRF
M. SanoDH
E. RosarioCF
J. CentenoC
D. SantanaLF
2 Game(s)
E. NunezSS
J. Mauer1B
M. Sano3B
B. Dozier2B
M. KeplerRF
K. VargasDH
E. RosarioLF
K. SuzukiC
B. BuxtonCF

 
 
 

Buddy Boshers, #62
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2036.04.25037
 
News
Boshers threw a scoreless inning in Thursday's spring training win over Philadelphia. However, he has a 7.56 ERA this spring and allowed two home runs in 8.1 innings.

Boshers does have eight strikeouts in 8.1 innings, but he may be the odd man out in the bullpen and begin the season in Triple-A. Still, he has some upside since the minor league journeyman appeared to turn his career around last year with a a 10.0 K/9 at Triple-A and improved his historically poor control (8 BB/9 compared to a 3.7 BB/9 career rate in the minors).

Hector Santiago, #66
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1310182.04.7079144
 
Eddie Rosario, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
92.2695210325
 
News
Rosario is expected to start Friday's Grapefruit League game, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reports.

Like teammate Kennys Vargas, Rosario represented Team Puerto Rico during its run to the finals of the World Baseball Classic, though Rosario played much more frequently. The left fielder compiled a respectable 6-for-19 run with five RBI and two stolen bases during the international tournament. Rosario boasts some fantasy sleeper appeal because he contributes adeptly in home runs and stolen bases, though every other category remains tenuous because of the Twins' potentially erratic lineup and his own shaky plate discipline.

John Ryan Murphy, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
26.1464130
 
Ryan O'Rourke, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0125.03.96024
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least Apr 15 (Updated - 3/21/17)
Taylor Rogers, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3161.13.96064
 
News
Rogers has a 2.00 ERA this spring (2 ER in 9 IP) and appears to be a lock to win a spot in the Minnesota bullpen, Patrick Reusee of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Rogers will be the top lefty specialist in the bullpen. His rookie season featured a decent 3.96 ERA, but an impressive 9.4 K/9 and a 51.4 percent groundball rate. He was even better against left-handed batters with a .547 opponents' OPS. If he can improve against right-handed batters, he could become a top setup man.

Drew Stubbs, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
59.22513379
 
Michael Tonkin, #59
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3271.25.02080
 
News
Tonkin gave up a run over two innings in Wednesday's spring training loss to Houston. He's competing for a final spot in the bullpen with J.T. Chargois and Alex Wimmers, Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Tonkin has a 4.35 ERA this spring and nine strikeouts in 10.3 innings, but he's allowed six walks. He allowed 12 home runs and had an ugly 5.02 ERA in the majors last year, but had a promising 10.1 K/9. The final bullpen spot may not be decided until the final days of spring training.

Ervin Santana, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
711181.13.3853149
 
Byung Ho Park, #52
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
62.1912812241
 
Nick Tepesch, #--
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
014.011.2503
 
Kyle Gibson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
611147.15.0755104
 
Trevor May, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2242.25.271760
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least Feb 28, 2018 (Updated - 3/22/17)
News
May (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

May injured his elbow on March 8 and was diagnosed with a torn UCL shortly thereafter, ruling him out for the 2017 season. He'll hope to return in 2018, while Jose Berrios, Adalberto Mejia, Tyler Duffey and Justin Haley are left to compete for the final spot in Minnesota's rotation.

Miguel Sano, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
116.2365725661
 
J.B. Shuck, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.205274143
 
Jorge Polanco, #11
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
69.282244274
 
Ryan Pressly, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
6775.13.70167
 
Justin Haley
No Stats Available
Robbie Grossman, #36
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
99.2804911372
 
Injuries
Groin - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/22/17)
Chris Gimenez, #38
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
2.216174110
 
Ehire Adrianza, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.2543270
 
Injuries
Foot - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/25/17)
News
Adrianza exited Saturday's game against the Orioles after fouling a ball off his foot, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

The versatile Adrianza is vying with Eduardo Escobar and Danny Santana for a utility role in the Twins' infield this spring and has strung together a strong .313/.405/.469 slash line across 32 at-bats. More updates on the severity of his foot injury should be made available following Saturday's game. Adrianza was replaced by Benji Gonzalez at second base Saturday.

Craig Breslow, #17
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0214.04.5007
 
Byron Buxton, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
92.22544103810
 
News
Buxton will not be the Twins' leadoff hitter this season because his bat is "too valuable" according to manager Paul Molitor, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Buxton hit third in the spring game prior to Molitor's announcement, and that could be where he winds up come Opening Day. He has been showing solid power (.500 slugging percentage) this spring and his combination of speed and power would be a boon anywhere in the upper half of a lineup. Buxton hit 10 home runs in September alone last year, so it makes sense that the Twins would try and put him in a position to hit with more runners on base.

Matt Belisle, #18
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0046.01.76032
 
Brian Dozier, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
155.268104429918
 
Danny Santana, #39
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
75.2402921412
 
Adalberto Mejia, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
002.17.7110
 
News
Mejia gave up six runs over six innings in a minor league game Saturday. He appears to have fallen behind Tyler Duffey in the fifth starter competition as a result, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Duffey didn't allow an earned run and had ten strikeouts in six innings in a minor league outing Saturday. With Jose Berrios optioned to Triple-A, the fifth starter race appears to be between Mejia and Duffey. However, the Twins haven't indicated their plans and it's possible Justin Haley or Nick Tepesch could still factor in the mix.

Alex Wimmers, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1317.14.15014
 
Jason Castro, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
113.2104111322
 
News
Castro went 1-for-2 in Friday's spring training tie with Baltimore. He's hitting .292 (7-for-24) with a home run this spring.

Castro will begin the season as the starting catcher as he looks healthy and in regular season form this spring. The bigger question will be how much he sits against left-handed pitching with right-handed Chris Gimenez set to be his backup. Castro has struggled against lefties in his career with just a .478 OPS against left-handed pitching last season.

Max Kepler, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
113.2355217636
 
Tyler Duffey, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
912133.06.4332114
 
News
Duffey gave up one unearned run over six innings with ten strikeouts in a minor league game Saturday. He appears to be the leading candidate for Minnesota's fifth starter job as a result, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Duffey has a 3.86 ERA with a 6:1 K:BB in 11.2 innings in big league spring training games. He excelled in the minor league start Saturday, while Adalberto Mejia did not fare as well against minor leaguers. Although Duffey may have the lead in the competition, it's still not clear what the Twins will decide to do as Jose Berrios could also figure into the mix. However, Berrios may need time in Triple-A after failing to pitch enough innings while playing for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.

Joe Mauer, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
134.2616811492
 
Glen Perkins, #15
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
002.09.0003
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Expected to be out until at least Jun 1 (Updated - 3/21/17)
Eduardo Escobar, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.236326371
 
News
Escobar started a shortstop and went 2-for-3 in Wednesday's loss to Houston. He's hitting .306 (11-for-36) this spring.

Despite his strong showing at the plate this spring, he looks set to begin the season in a utility role as there's been little talk that he'll overtake Jorge Polanco for the starting role. However, Escobar could move into the starting lineup at shortstop if Polanco falters or if Miguel Sano becomes the DH if he struggles with the glove at third base.

Kennys Vargas, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
47.2302710200
 
Injuries
Foot - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/25/17)
News
Vargas is seeking a second opinion on his left foot after fouling a ball off of it Friday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Bollinger notes that Vargas was walking around the Twins clubhouse on crutches Saturday. Vargas has struggled mightily at the dish this spring with a .077/.250/.077 slash line in 13 at-bats. The timing of his injury is particularly unfortunate with roster cuts looming ahead of Opening Day. Conversely, fellow DH candidate Byungho Park has strung together an excellent .359/.422/.718 line over a larger sample of 39 at-bats this spring.

Phil Hughes, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1759.05.951334
 
News
Hughes gave up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and two home runs over two innings in Wednesday's loss to Houston.

Hughes struggled at the start of spring training but was coming off a good outing before this clunker. His spring ERA rose to 6.75. However, his numbers may not be that important since he's a veteran with a set spot in the rotation as the No. 2 or No. 3 starter. It's more important that Hughes is healthy at this point in the spring after an injury-plagued 2016 season. Hughes is returning from season-ending surgery in July to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome where part of his rib was removed to relieve nerve pressure on his shoulder.

Brandon Kintzler, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0254.13.151735
 
News
Kintzler will begin the season as Minnesota's closer with no timetable for Glen Perkins' return from a shoulder injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

This isn't a surprise as Perkins was never expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. But with reports that Perkins may be placed on the 60-day DL to begin the season, it looks like Kintzler may have more leeway to hold onto the job with a return from Perkins nowhere in sight. However, Kintzler's lack of strikeouts (5.9 K/9 last season) may be a bigger worry for his ability to keep the role.