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2016 RECAP

Record: 59 - 103

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.

2016 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Cleveland Indians 94 67
2 Detroit Tigers 86 75
3 Kansas City Royals 81 81
4 Chicago White Sox 78 84
5 Minnesota Twins 59 103

ARRIVALS

DEPARTURES

PLAYER POS TO
Kurt Suzuki C ATL

2016 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jason Castro MIN C 113 329 41 69 32 16 3 11 45 0 123 2 1 .210
J.R. Murphy MIN C 26 82 4 12 3 3 0 1 5 0 19 0 0 .146
Christopher Gimenez MIN C 67 139 17 30 11 4 0 4 10 0 41 0 0 .216

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Benjamin Paulsen MIN 1B 39 92 8 20 11 5 0 1 4 1 27 0 0 .217
Byung-Ho Park MIN 1B 62 215 28 41 24 9 1 12 21 0 80 1 0 .191
Joe Mauer MIN 1B 134 494 68 129 49 22 4 11 69 10 93 2 0 .261
Kennys Vargas MIN 1B 47 152 27 35 20 11 0 10 23 1 57 0 0 .230

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ehire Adrianza MIN 2B 40 63 3 16 7 2 0 2 2 0 13 0 1 .254
James Beresford MIN 2B 10 22 0 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 .227
Brian Dozier MIN 2B 155 615 104 165 99 35 5 42 55 6 138 18 2 .268

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Miguel Sano MIN 3B 116 437 57 103 66 22 1 25 53 1 178 1 0 .236

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Eduardo Escobar MIN SS 105 352 32 83 37 14 2 6 20 1 72 1 3 .236
Jorge Polanco MIN SS 69 245 24 69 27 15 4 4 17 0 46 4 3 .282

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Eddie Rosario MIN LF 92 335 52 90 32 17 2 10 10 2 91 5 2 .269
Robbie Grossman MIN LF 99 332 49 93 37 19 1 11 55 0 96 2 3 .280
J.B. Shuck MIN LF 80 224 27 46 14 5 2 4 12 0 21 3 3 .205

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Byron Buxton MIN CF 92 298 44 67 38 19 6 10 23 0 118 10 2 .225
Danny Santana MIN CF 75 233 29 56 14 10 2 2 12 0 55 12 9 .240
Darin Mastroianni MIN CF 7 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 .000

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Max Kepler MIN RF 113 396 52 93 63 20 2 17 39 3 93 6 2 .235

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP

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