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2017 RECAP

Record: 25 - 19

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 Minnesota Twins 25 19
2 Cleveland Indians 24 22
3 Detroit Tigers 22 25
4 Chicago White Sox 21 25
5 Kansas City Royals 20 27

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
Jason Castro MIN C 32 108 11 22 11 6 0 3 17 0 32 0 0 .204
Chris Gimenez MIN C 18 49 3 9 3 3 0 1 7 0 16 0 0 .184

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Joe Mauer MIN 1B 39 142 21 38 16 8 0 2 15 0 19 0 0 .268
Kennys Vargas MIN 1B 22 78 8 22 19 5 0 5 3 0 17 0 0 .282

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brian Dozier MIN 2B 40 162 21 41 17 10 0 6 20 1 36 7 5 .253

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Miguel Sano MIN 3B 43 154 32 45 37 8 2 11 28 2 69 0 0 .292

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ehire Adrianza MIN SS 7 13 4 5 3 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 .385
Eduardo Escobar MIN SS 28 87 11 20 16 4 0 4 6 0 18 0 0 .230
Jorge Polanco MIN SS 39 149 16 38 18 11 0 2 13 0 15 2 1 .255

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Eddie Rosario MIN LF 42 141 15 35 11 6 2 3 5 0 28 1 2 .248
Robbie Grossman MIN LF 34 106 19 28 14 4 0 4 25 0 21 1 0 .264

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Byron Buxton MIN CF 41 125 13 23 6 3 1 2 14 0 49 6 1 .184

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Max Kepler MIN RF 42 145 22 38 21 11 1 5 19 0 30 3 1 .262

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Kyle Gibson MIN SP 7 7 1 4 0 31.1 46 7 30 17 21 8.62 2.01
Brandon Kintzler MIN RP 20 0 2 0 12 21.0 18 1 4 6 13 1.71 1.14
Buddy Boshers MIN RP 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 1 1 1 1 3.00 0.67
Héctor Santiago MIN SP 10 10 4 3 0 55.1 52 8 25 21 39 4.07 1.32
Craig Breslow MIN RP 18 0 1 0 0 16.2 11 1 3 5 9 1.62 0.96
Adalberto Mejia MIN SP 4 4 1 1 0 16.1 16 4 9 10 13 4.96 1.59
Michael Tonkin MIN RP 9 0 0 1 0 11.0 14 4 8 10 13 6.55 2.18
Nick Tepesch MIN SP 1 1 0 1 0 1.2 5 1 1 2 2 5.40 4.20
Matt Belisle MIN RP 19 0 0 0 0 15.1 15 2 14 9 12 8.22 1.70
Ryan Pressly MIN RP 19 0 1 2 0 16.1 17 4 12 3 20 6.61 1.35
Taylor Rogers MIN RP 22 0 1 1 0 15.1 15 1 6 2 12 3.52 1.24
José Berrios MIN SP 3 3 3 0 0 21.2 8 3 4 4 22 1.66 0.55
Drew Rucinski MIN RP 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 5 1 2 1 5 5.40 1.80
Justin Haley MIN RP 9 0 0 0 1 16.1 18 3 11 5 13 6.06 1.41
Adam Wilk MIN RP 3 1 0 1 0 10.2 16 5 8 5 6 3.86 4.31
Ervin Santana MIN SP 10 10 7 2 0 70.0 31 7 14 26 50 1.80 0.83
Tyler Duffey MIN RP 15 0 0 1 0 23.1 18 2 6 3 24 2.31 0.94
Phil Hughes MIN SP 9 9 4 3 0 47.0 60 10 30 10 30 5.75 1.51

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