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2017 RECAP

Record: 48 - 47

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 49 45
2 Minnesota Twins 48 47
3 Kansas City Royals 47 47
4 Detroit Tigers 44 51
5 Chicago White Sox 38 54

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 (L) MIN C 68 228 24 49 28 15 0 6 29 0 73 0 0 .215
Chris Gimenez (R) MIN C 40 110 14 22 11 4 0 5 19 0 37 1 0 .200

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Joe Mauer (L) MIN 1B 78 291 39 82 34 18 0 5 33 1 48 1 0 .282
Kennys Vargas (B) MIN 1B 50 176 24 43 30 9 0 8 10 0 54 0 0 .244

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brian Dozier (R) MIN 2B 88 359 44 90 47 19 2 15 39 5 82 10 5 .251

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Miguel Sano (R) MIN 3B 89 327 61 90 67 13 2 23 42 5 127 0 0 .275

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ehire Adrianza (B) MIN SS 32 72 9 22 12 5 0 1 6 1 13 6 1 .306
Eduardo Escobar (B) MIN SS 68 220 27 60 30 9 1 8 11 2 39 2 0 .273
Jorge Polanco (B) MIN SS 74 275 31 60 32 15 1 3 20 1 43 6 2 .218

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Eddie Rosario (L) MIN LF 87 293 37 83 30 16 2 10 18 0 64 4 4 .283

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Byron Buxton (R) MIN CF 84 257 30 56 16 7 1 5 26 0 88 16 1 .218
Zack Granite (L) MIN CF 9 29 4 5 2 1 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 .172

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Max Kepler (L) MIN RF 89 321 44 82 40 21 2 10 30 1 66 3 1 .256

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Nick Tepesch (R) MIN SP 1 1 0 1 0 1.2 5 1 1 2 2 5.40 4.20
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 SP 3 3 0 2 0 9.1 23 3 17 3 7 16.39 2.89
Adam Wilk (L) MIN RP 4 2 0 2 0 13.3 24 6 14 8 8 7.84 4.78
Alex Wimmers (R) MIN RP 6 0 0 0 0 7.1 8 2 4 8 7 4.91 2.18
Dillon Gee (R) MIN RP 4 1 0 0 0 13.0 17 4 6 6 10 4.15 1.77
Buddy Boshers (L) MIN RP 18 0 0 0 0 24.1 23 4 9 6 18 3.33 1.23
Trevor Hildenberger (R) MIN RP 9 0 1 0 0 12.1 10 0 3 3 11 2.19 1.05
Bartolo Colón (R) MIN SP 14 14 2 9 0 67.0 100 11 61 20 45 9.00 3.78
Taylor Rogers (L) MIN RP 42 0 5 1 0 37.1 32 3 8 5 27 1.93 1.10
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
Ervin Santana (R) MIN SP 20 20 11 7 0 129.2 102 21 47 46 97 3.26 1.15
Adalberto Mejia (L) MIN SP 14 14 4 4 0 70.1 69 11 33 29 58 4.22 1.44
Kyle Gibson (R) MIN SP 17 17 5 8 0 87.1 112 16 61 42 57 6.29 1.76
Michael Tonkin (R) MIN RP 9 0 0 1 0 11.0 14 4 8 10 13 6.55 2.18
Matt Belisle (R) MIN RP 40 0 0 1 0 39.2 38 4 22 13 31 4.99 1.41
Ryan Pressly (R) MIN RP 30 0 1 2 0 30.1 33 7 24 6 33 7.12 1.35
Alan Busenitz (R) MIN RP 6 0 0 0 0 8.2 10 2 2 3 4 2.08 1.50
Felix Jorge (R) MIN SP 2 2 1 0 0 7.2 14 4 9 2 4 10.57 2.09
Randy Rosario (L) MIN RP 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 7 1 8 0 2 30.86 3.00
José Berrios (R) MIN SP 13 13 9 3 0 79.2 68 9 31 24 75 3.50 1.15
Brandon Kintzler (R) MIN RP 41 0 2 1 26 41.1 34 3 10 7 25 2.18 1.02
Justin Haley (R) MIN RP 10 0 0 0 1 18.0 22 3 12 6 14 6.00 1.56
Tyler Duffey (R) MIN RP 36 0 0 2 0 46.1 49 5 24 9 46 4.66 1.32
Craig Breslow (L) MIN RP 29 0 1 1 0 30.1 37 4 18 9 18 5.34 1.58
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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