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2017 RECAP

Record: 80 - 74

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

Surprisingly, it was Phil Hughes who provided the brightest highlight. After being chased out of New York, Hughes settled down in the twin cities winning 16 games while striking out 186 and posting a 3.52 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. On the offensive side of the ledger, Brian Dozier emerged and posted a 20/20 season along with a solid .345 OBP at the scarce second base position. Speaking of scarcity, Kurt Suzuki hit .288 and knocked in 61, providing strong value at a small cost.

What Has Changed?

Not enough. Torii Hunter returns to the Twins to roam the outfield while Ervin Santana comes north to fortify the rotation. Other than that, it is largely the same cast of characters in Minnesota.

What to Expect:

Expect the Twins to be, well, not very good. Joe Mauer will continue to be a better MLB player than fantasy player. Without catcher eligibility, he is late round fodder in mixed leagues at best. We expect Kyle Gibson and his high GB rate/low BB rate to take the next step forward and provide value at a cheap price. We also expect Danny Santana to be overpriced as his .319 average from a year ago is not repeatable. After all, he had an unsustainable .407 BABIP and never hit .300 at any level of professional baseball before last year.

This Year’s Surprise:

Forget the metrics and the radar gun. Tommy Milone is one of those guys who knows how to pitch. At just 27, in his 5th year in the big leagues and a pitchers’ park to call home, Milone is a prime candidate to provide solid end game value in AL-only leagues – especially those where you can sit him for tough road starts.

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Cleveland Indians 96 58
2 Minnesota Twins 80 74
3 Kansas City Royals 75 78
4 Detroit Tigers 62 92
5 Chicago White Sox 62 91

ARRIVALS

DEPARTURES

PLAYER POS TO
Kurt Suzuki C ATL

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Anthony Recker (R) MIN C 6 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .143
Jason Castro (L) MIN C 104 337 46 79 43 22 0 9 43 1 103 0 0 .234
Mitch Garver (R) MIN C 17 38 5 8 1 1 2 0 6 0 11 0 0 .211
Chris Gimenez (R) MIN C 69 179 24 38 15 8 0 6 31 0 57 1 0 .212

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Joe Mauer (L) MIN 1B 135 504 65 155 68 35 1 7 59 3 79 2 1 .308
Kennys Vargas (B) MIN 1B 71 227 33 58 41 12 0 11 18 1 71 0 0 .256

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brian Dozier (R) MIN 2B 146 595 96 154 86 26 4 32 67 6 136 16 7 .259

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Miguel Sano (R) MIN 3B 111 416 75 111 77 15 2 28 49 5 170 0 0 .267
Eduardo Escobar (B) MIN 3B 122 427 58 107 65 15 4 19 29 3 91 5 1 .251

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ehire Adrianza (B) MIN SS 64 144 27 38 24 6 2 2 15 1 21 8 1 .264
Jorge Polanco (B) MIN SS 126 461 56 119 70 29 3 11 37 1 74 12 5 .258

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Eddie Rosario (L) MIN LF 144 515 76 148 73 30 2 26 32 1 101 9 8 .287

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Byron Buxton (R) MIN CF 134 437 67 112 50 14 6 16 36 2 139 27 1 .256
Zack Granite (L) MIN CF 34 80 10 18 8 2 0 0 11 0 8 2 2 .225

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Max Kepler (L) MIN RF 141 491 65 120 68 30 2 19 44 2 105 6 1 .244
Niko Goodrum (B) MIN RF 7 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 .083

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Matt Belisle (R) MIN RP 60 0 2 2 7 58.1 48 7 27 16 52 4.17 1.20
Chris Heston (R) MIN SP 3 1 0 1 0 6.0 15 3 11 5 3 0.00 4.80
Nik Turley (L) MIN RP 9 3 0 2 0 16.2 29 4 21 7 12 11.34 2.22
Randy Rosario (L) MIN RP 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 7 1 8 0 2 30.86 3.00
Alex Wimmers (R) MIN RP 6 0 0 0 0 7.1 8 2 4 8 7 4.91 2.18
Glen Perkins (L) MIN RP 7 0 0 0 0 5.1 8 0 6 5 2 10.13 2.44
Buddy Boshers (L) MIN RP 35 0 1 0 0 34.0 35 7 19 9 27 5.03 1.32
Trevor Hildenberger (R) MIN RP 34 0 3 2 1 39.2 36 3 13 4 42 2.95 1.06
Bartolo Colón (R) MIN SP 26 26 6 14 0 135.2 186 27 100 34 84 5.33 3.26
Alan Busenitz (R) MIN RP 24 0 1 1 0 28.0 19 3 5 8 20 1.61 0.96
Drew Rucinski (R) MIN RP 2 0 0 0 0 4.1 10 2 5 2 5 10.39 2.77
Héctor Santiago (L) MIN SP 15 14 4 8 0 70.1 70 15 44 31 51 5.63 1.44
Adalberto Mejia (L) MIN SP 20 20 4 6 0 94.1 105 13 47 37 82 4.48 1.55
Kyle Gibson (R) MIN SP 28 28 12 10 0 154.1 175 23 86 60 115 5.02 1.52
Michael Tonkin (R) MIN RP 13 0 0 1 0 16.1 18 4 9 11 22 4.96 1.78
Aaron Slegers (R) MIN RP 3 2 0 0 0 11.0 9 3 9 5 6 7.36 1.27
John Curtiss (R) MIN RP 7 0 0 0 0 5.1 9 2 8 2 7 13.50 2.06
Ryan Pressly (R) MIN RP 53 0 2 3 0 59.0 50 9 31 12 60 4.73 1.14
Felix Jorge (R) MIN SP 2 2 1 0 0 7.2 14 4 9 2 4 10.57 2.09
Dillon Gee (R) MIN SP 16 4 3 2 1 46.2 51 8 19 15 38 3.48 3.05
Taylor Rogers (L) MIN RP 65 0 6 3 0 53.2 50 6 19 14 45 3.19 1.29
José Berrios (R) MIN SP 24 24 12 8 0 139.1 124 15 61 46 132 3.94 1.22
Dietrich Enns (L) MIN SP 2 1 0 0 0 4.0 7 2 3 1 2 6.75 2.00
Gabriel Moya (L) MIN RP 3 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 2 2 3.00 1.33
Adam Wilk (L) MIN RP 4 2 0 2 0 13.3 24 6 14 8 8 7.84 4.78
Tyler Duffey (R) MIN RP 53 0 2 3 1 67.0 73 9 37 12 65 4.97 1.34
Ervin Santana (R) MIN SP 31 31 15 8 0 199.1 166 30 74 59 161 3.34 1.14
Philip Hughes (R) MIN RP 14 9 4 3 0 53.2 72 12 35 11 38 5.87 1.58
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