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. J. Berrios
7. A. Mejia
8. J. Haley
9. 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)
News
O'Rourke is dealing with a strained flexor pronator mass and is expected to open the season on the 10-day disabled list, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

O'Rourke was auditioning for a bullpen gig in spring training, but with the elbow injury prompting the Twins to shut him down for at least the next 10 days, his chances of making the Opening Day roster have been dashed. Once he's cleared to throw again, O'Rourke will likely be bound for a rehab assignment in the minors, and there's a good possibility the Twins will keep him at Triple-A Rochester for good if the team is satisfied with the performance of its other left-handed relief options in the early going.

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
 
Craig Breslow, #17
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0214.04.5007
 
News
Breslow was added to the Twins' 40-man roster Monday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Breslow, who had been attending Twins camp on a minor-league deal, had an opt-out clause in his contract that would have expired Monday if the Twins hadn't added him to the 40-man roster, but there was never much doubt that would materialize in light of his excellent spring. After submitting a 4.93 ERA over the past three seasons, Breslow, 36, decided to revamp his delivery over the offseason, and the change seems to have salvaged his career. He's delivered a tidy 1.50 ERA in six innings this spring, though a 5:7 K:BB ratio suggests that he still needs to iron things out a bit. Nonetheless, the Twins remain intrigued enough by his adjustments to include him on the Opening Day roster, though he'll likely be slated for low-leverage work out of the bullpen initially.

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
 
Alex Wimmers, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1317.14.15014
 
Jason Castro, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
113.2104111322
 
Jose Berrios, #17
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3758.18.023549
 
News
Berrios may not break camp with the Twins because he only threw 40 pitches in his World Baseball Classic appearance Thursday, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reports.

The right-hander may not have stretched out sufficiently in order to join the opening week rotation. Tyler Duffey and Adalberto Mejia likely rank ahead of him because they've had normal spring workloads. Of course, Berrios holds the most upside of the trio, and whenever he does catch up, the 22-year-old could leave the minors and join the starting quintet. Perhaps working with elite pitch-framing catcher Jason Castro could take Berrios to another level after his disastrous 2016 MLB debut.

Max Kepler, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
113.2355217636
 
Tyler Duffey, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
912133.06.4332114
 
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)
News
Perkins (shoulder) could be moved to the 60-day DL at some point early in the season, which would mean the soonest he could debut would be June 1, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The team will meet with Perkins toward the end of this week to map out a plan, and while general manager Thad Levine does not want to rule out Perkins until June, he admitted it may be best for his long-term availability. "That wouldn't be your first choice, but we also really are much more attentive to how he's pitching in September than to how he's pitching in April or May," Levine said. Perkins will undoubtedly start the season on the disabled list, and then could be moved to the 60-day DL (backdated to the last week of spring training) in order to free up a spot on the 40-man roster, which would provide valuable roster flexibility over the first two months of the season.

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 left Friday's game after fouling a ball off of his foot and bruising it, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Luckily for Vargas it doesn't sound like this will be a long-term injury, as he needs to get at-bats in before spring training ends. Still, his recovery will be worth watching, because every day Vargas misses is another chance for Byungho Park to make his case for the Twins' starting designated hitter job.

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