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May 27, 2024 2 0 0 0
May 26, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
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May 22, 2024 1 0 0 1 3.5

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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 1433.1 23 10 33 12 2 .252
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: 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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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Out of Friday's lineup

    Jeffers is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Rangers. Jeffers started the previous six games but went 2-for-22 with 10 strikeouts during that stretch, and he'll take a seat for Friday's series opener. Christian Vazquez will step in behind the plate and bat ninth.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Resting Thursday

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees. Jeffers will get some maintenance in Thursday's day game after he caught all nine innings of the Twins' 4-0 loss Wednesday night. Christian Vazquez will check in for Jeffers behind the dish.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Produces lone run

    Jeffers went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Yankees. Jeffers gave Minnesota the lead with a solo homer as the team's first batter of the game. However, the Twins wouldn't score another run following Jeffers' round tripper, and Jeffers himself struck out in his final three plate appearances. The catcher has now hit double-digit homers in 2024 and is on pace to smash his career high of 14 long balls.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Getting breather Sunday

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. Jeffers looks to be getting a rest in the series finale after he started in each of the Twins' previous three games while going 2-for-11 with a pair of home runs and one walk. Christian Vazquez will spell Jeffers behind the dish.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Sits out Wednesday

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners. He'll be given a breather while Christian Vazquez starts behind the plate. Jeffers has been an excellent No. 1 fantasy catcher for his managers this season, hitting .299 with seven home runs and 26 RBI.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Smacks three-run homer

    Jeffers went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run during Tuesday's 10-6 loss to the Mariners. Jeffers tagged Emerson Hancock for a three-run shot in the third inning to put the Twins ahead 4-2. The long ball was his second in as many games and extended his streak of games with an extra-base hit to six. During that stretch, Jeffers is 7-for-22 (.318) with eight RBI and four runs scored.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Won't start Monday

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners. Jeffers had started each of Minnesota's last three games -- two at catcher and one at designated hitter -- so his absence from the lineup Monday is likely just a rest day. Christian Vazquez will fill in behind the dish and will bat eighth.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Sitting out Wednesday

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the White Sox. Jeffers had started each of the last seven contests (four at designated hitter and three at catcher) but will get some rest Wednesday. Christian Vazquez will catch for starting pitcher Bailey Ober as the Twins attempt to win their 10th straight game.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Knocks three hits

    Jeffers went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Angels. Jeffers knocked a double in the fourth inning followed by an RBI single in the fifth. He capped off his day with an RBI sacrifice fly in the eighth. He's collected multiple hits in three of his last five games, and Sunday was his second three-hit performance of the year. Jeffers boosted his slash line to .305/.392/.561 with 11 extra-base hits and 17 RBI through 97 plate appearances.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Homers, extends hitting streak

    Jeffers went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk in Saturday's win over the Angels. Jeffers recorded a single in his second at-bat to extend his hitting streak to six games and then added a two-run homer in the top of the ninth as the Twins ran away with the win. The catcher has now homered in two of his last three contests and has recorded at least one RBI in three straight. All five of his home runs have come in April, where he's batting .333 with 16 RBI and 11 runs scored.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Getting breather Tuesday

    Jeffers is absent from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox. It looks to be a routine day off for the Twins' top catcher. Christian Vazquez will be behind the plate Tuesday while Pablo Lopez does the pitching.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Sitting for Game 1

    Jeffers isn't in the Twins' lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Jeffers will get a breather to begin Saturday's activities after going 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored during Friday's loss. Christian Vazquez will fill in behind the plate and bat eighth in Game 1, likely setting up Jeffers to start in the nightcap.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Gets rest for day game

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Guardians. Christian Vazquez will get a turn behind the dish in the series opener while Jeffers rests after he starred in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Brewers with two hits -- including a home run -- and four RBI. Jeffers had gone 0-for-11 over his first three starts before Wednesday's breakout game.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: First hit of 2024 leaves yard

    Jeffers went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run and four RBI in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Brewers. After an 0-for-13 beginning to his season, including his first two official at-bats in this one, Jeffers cranked a three-run homer off Bryse Wilson in the seventh inning to break open a 3-3 tie. The 26-year-old catcher had a breakout 2023 campaign, slashing .276/.369/.490 with 14 home runs in 96 games, and he'll be given every chance to repeat or improve on those numbers. Jeffers has started four of the Twins' first five games -- three behind the plate, and one at DH.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Twins plan to split catcher duties

    The Twins plan to about equally split playing time behind the plate this season even with Jeffers' ascension late last year that saw him start every playoff game, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli told Dan Hayes of The Athletic. The Twins like to utilize two catchers to reduce wear and tear, so this isn't a big surprise. However, Jeffers surged at the plate last season with a career-high .858 OPS and a .928 OPS in the second half. Meanwhile, Christian Vazquez struggled by hitting .223 with little power (.095 ISO) and a paltry .280 OBA. Jeffers could still see a majority of the playing time, but Baldelli's comments should give pause for any fantasy manager looking for a significant increase in his counting stats.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Settles with Twins

    The Twins and Jeffers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.425 million contract Thursday, Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul reports. Jeffers was arbitration-eligible for the first time. He earned the big raise with a breakout 2023 season which saw him post an .858 OPS with 14 home runs across 96 contests. Jeffers is slated to share catching duties with Christian Vazquez again in 2024.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Swats 14th homer

    Jeffers went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 7-6 win over the Rockies. The backstop followed a Trevor Larnach home run in the seventh with a homer of his own to tie the game for the Twins. The long ball was Jeffers' third in four games and 14th of the season, which matches a career high. It remains to be seen how the Twins plan to divvy up the playing time between Jeffers and Christian Vazquez once the playoffs begin next week, but both have been in the lineup two of the last three games, with each getting one start at DH.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Knocks in three runs in victory

    Jeffers went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI against Oakland in a 6-4 win on Wednesday. Jeffers brought Minnesota even at 4-4 with his two-run blast to left field in the sixth inning and added an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The backstop went 14 contests without a long ball between Aug. 25 and Sept. 17 but has now gone deep twice in his past four games. Jeffers already has a career-best 42 RBI this season, and he needs one more homer before the end of the campaign to tie his career-high mark of 14.
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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Receives Tuesday off

    Jeffers is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus Oakland. Jeffers has an .857 OPS over 45 at-bats in September but continues to split time behind the plate with Christian Vazquez, who is starting and batting eighth Tuesday.
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