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Jul 20, 2024 0 0 0 0
Jul 14, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1
Jul 13, 2024 0 1 0 0 3
Jul 12, 2024 2 0 0 0 3
Jul 10, 2024 1 0 0 1 1.5

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After an injury-plagued 2022 season, Ryan Jeffers showed significant improvement by placing second among catchers in OPS and becoming the primary catcher for the Twins by season end. Jeffers had just a .648 OPS in 2022 and played just seven games after breaking his thumb in July 2022. He began the 2023 season as the backup catcher to Christian Vazquez, though the Twins split the workload behind the plate pretty evenly all year. However, Jeffers started behind the plate in every playoff game. Jeffers has good power with above-average exit velocity (5th among catchers) and Hard Hit % (11th among catchers). He draws walks at a good rate (9.9BB%) which helps somewhat offset a high strikeout rate (27.8% K%). He also improved dramatically against right-handed pitching (.828 OPS) after struggling against righties (career .695 OPS) while feasting on lefties (career .840 OPS). Jeffers was seen as a strong defender but declined in pitch framing last season and his other fielding metrics graded below average. That's a concern for increased playing time. The Twins like to utilize two catchers to reduce wear and tear, so Vazquez will likely split duties again, but Jeffers has more upside with the bat and his power.

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2024 211.52.8 36 14 47 22 2 .233
2023 229.52.4 46 14 43 33 3 .276
2022 1211.8 25 7 27 23 .208
3y Avg. 1652 33 12 35 26 1 .231
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Resting Sunday

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers. Dating back to before the All-Star break, Jeffers had started in each of the Twins' last five contests at either catcher or designated hitter, but he'll take a seat Sunday as Minnesota and Milwaukee close their series with a day game. Christian Vazquez will get a turn behind the dish in the finale.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Late entry into starting nine

    Jeffers will catch and bat third Saturday against San Francisco. Jeffers was initially slated for a day off but will enter the lineup in the wake of Carlos Correa's (heel) late scratch. As part of the lineup shuffle, Christian Vazquez will play third base and Matt Wallner will DH. Jeffers owns an .804 OPS with 14 home runs across 289 plate appearances this season.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Idle Saturday

    Jeffers isn't in the Twins' lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants. Jeffers has gone 8-for-19 with a homer and five RBI over his last five games, but he'll sit down Saturday as he continues to split time behind the plate evenly with Christian Vazquez.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Out of lineup for early game

    Jeffers is absent from the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the White Sox. Christian Vazquez will start at catcher in the first game of the day, with Jeffers set to return to the lineup for the second contest. Jeffers comes into play Wednesday having slugged two home runs and driven in nine runs over his last eight tilts.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Idle Tuesday

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox. Jeffers and Christian Vazquez have alternated catching duties since the start of June, and Tuesday happens to be Vazquez's turn behind the dish. Jeffers is 7-for-26 with a pair of home runs in his last seven games.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Taking seat Sunday

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros. Jeffers has moved into a timeshare with Christian Vazquez, as neither of the two has started consecutive games since Jeffers served as a designated hitter June 1 in Houston before working behind the plate a day later in the series finale. It'll be Vazquez's turn to catch Sunday after Jeffers went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's 9-3 win.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: On bench Friday

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros. Jeffers will get a breather Friday after notching three hits, including a two-run homer and an RBI double, during Thursday's win over Detroit. Christian Vazquez will catch and bat ninth against Houston.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Featured in blowout win

    Jeffers went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, an RBI double, an RBI single and an additional run scored during Thursday's 12-3 win over the Tigers. Although Thursday's contest was called after seven innings due to rain, Jeffers and the Twins' offense had no trouble putting up runs. The 27-year-old drove in four of those runs, highlighted by a two-run home run off Kenta Maeda in the fourth inning. Jeffers' round tripper was his 15th of the year, which is a career-high tally. The outing was also Jeffers' first multi-hit performance in 11 games and marked his second four-RBI game of 2024.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Resting Wednesday

    Jeffers isn't in the Twins' lineup for Wednesday's game versus Detroit. Jeffers and Christian Vazquez continue to alternate starts behind the plate, with Wednesday marking Vazquez's turn to catch. Jeffers went 0-for-4 with an RBI during Tuesday's win, leaving him hitless in eight at-bats over his last two contests.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: On bench Sunday

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners. Jeffers and Christian Vazquez continue to split playing time behind the plate. Jeffers went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Saturday's contest, which brought an end to his modest seven-game hit streak.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Idle Friday

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners. Jeffers and Christian Vazquez have alternated catching duties throughout most of June, with Friday being Vazquez's turn behind the dish. Jeffers owns a .802 OPS and a career-best 20.8 percent K rate this season.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Taking seat Wednesday

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks. The 27-year-old and Christian Vazquez have alternated starts over Minnesota's past 21 games, and that trend will continue after Jeffers went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer Tuesday.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Lifts three-run homer

    Jeffers went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks. Jeffers' seventh-inning blast briefly tied the game at 4-4 before the Diamondbacks took the lead back a half-inning later. The catcher opened June in an 0-for-17 skid, but he's hit safely in seven of his last eight games, going 8-for-31 (.258) in that span. He's up to a .236/.323/.482 slash line with 13 home runs, 41 RBI, 30 runs scored and two stolen bases over 255 plate appearances.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Jeffers isn't in the Twins' lineup for Sunday's game against Oakland. Jeffers has alternated starts behind the plate with Christian Vazquez for most of June, and Sunday will simply mark Vazquez's turn to serve as Minnesota's catcher while batting ninth.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Heading to bench Wednesday

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays. With solid counting statistics (12 home runs, two stolen bases, 37 RBI and 28 runs) and a non-toxic batting average (.234), Jeffers has been one of the top fantasy catchers this season, but he's started to lose some of his shine in recent weeks. He's slashing just .153/.240/.259 overall since May 15, and his ongoing struggles at the dish have begun to cost him some playing time. He'll give way Wednesday to Christian Vazquez, who remains the Twins' No. 2 catcher but seems to have moved his way into more of a timeshare with Jeffers behind the dish.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Receiving Friday off

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Friday's game against Oakland. Jeffers has yet to make consecutive starts behind the plate this season, and his playing time has slipped lately, as he hasn't made a start at designated hitter since June 1. It's been a rough month so far for the 27-year-old, who has gone 3-for-30 through nine contests. Christian Vazquez will step in behind the plate Friday to catch for Simeon Woods Richardson.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Absent from lineup

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Monday's contest against the Rockies. He and Christian Vazquez have now alternated starts at catcher over the last seven games for the Twins. Jeffers has slowed down considerably in June with just two hits in his first 22 plate appearances, so perhaps the extra rest will help recharge his batteries.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Sitting Thursday

    Jeffers isn't in the Twins' lineup Thursday against the Yankees. Jeffers has gone 0-for-11 with four strikeouts over his last three games, and he'll get a day to regroup Thursday. Christian Vazquez will instead start behind the dish and bat ninth.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Absent from lineup

    Jeffers is not in the lineup for Tuesday's contest versus the Yankees. It looks to be a routine day off for Jeffers, who is just two off his career high with 12 home runs this season. Christian Vazquez will do the catching for Bailey Ober on Tuesday.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Getting Sunday off

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers. Jeffers will get a breather for the day game after he caught all nine innings of Saturday's 5-3 win while going 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Christian Vazquez draws the starting nod behind the dish.
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