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2017 RECAP

Record: 78 - 72

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 93 57
2 Minnesota Twins 78 72
3 Kansas City Royals 73 76
4 Detroit Tigers 62 88
5 Chicago White Sox 60 89

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 102 331 45 77 41 21 0 9 41 1 102 0 0 .233
Mitch Garver (R) MIN C 15 38 5 8 1 1 2 0 6 0 11 0 0 .211
Chris Gimenez (R) MIN C 66 171 24 36 15 7 0 6 31 0 56 1 0 .211

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Joe Mauer (L) MIN 1B 131 487 63 149 65 34 1 7 58 3 74 2 1 .306
Kennys Vargas (B) MIN 1B 69 223 32 56 41 12 0 11 17 1 69 0 0 .251

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brian Dozier (R) MIN 2B 142 580 91 150 85 26 4 31 64 6 132 15 6 .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 118 410 55 104 63 14 4 19 28 3 87 5 1 .254

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ehire Adrianza (B) MIN SS 62 143 27 38 24 6 2 2 15 1 21 8 1 .266
Jorge Polanco (B) MIN SS 122 446 54 112 67 29 3 11 36 1 72 10 5 .251

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Eddie Rosario (L) MIN LF 140 499 74 147 72 30 2 26 31 1 98 9 8 .295

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Byron Buxton (R) MIN CF 130 423 64 108 46 12 6 16 35 1 135 26 1 .255
Zack Granite (L) MIN CF 32 80 10 18 8 2 0 0 9 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 137 474 62 115 63 29 2 17 44 2 99 6 1 .243
Niko Goodrum (B) MIN RF 5 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .091

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Matt Belisle (R) MIN RP 58 0 2 2 7 56.1 46 7 27 16 52 4.31 1.21
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 7 3 0 2 0 16.0 26 4 19 6 12 10.69 2.06
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 6 0 0 0 0 4.1 7 0 6 4 2 12.46 2.54
Buddy Boshers (L) MIN RP 34 0 1 0 0 33.2 35 7 19 9 27 5.08 1.34
Trevor Hildenberger (R) MIN RP 33 0 3 2 1 38.2 36 3 13 4 40 3.03 1.09
Bartolo Colón (R) MIN SP 25 25 6 13 0 132.1 179 25 94 33 81 4.80 3.22
Alan Busenitz (R) MIN RP 23 0 1 1 0 27.1 19 3 5 8 20 1.65 0.99
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 19 19 4 6 0 89.2 101 13 46 36 77 4.62 1.57
Kyle Gibson (R) MIN SP 27 27 11 10 0 147.1 170 21 83 58 109 5.07 1.55
Michael Tonkin (R) MIN RP 12 0 0 1 0 14.2 16 4 9 11 19 5.52 1.84
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 5 0 0 0 0 3.2 9 2 8 2 5 19.64 3.00
Ryan Pressly (R) MIN RP 51 0 2 3 0 56.0 47 9 30 12 56 4.82 1.13
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 14 4 2 2 1 44.2 49 8 19 14 36 3.70 3.03
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 23 23 12 7 0 136.0 119 15 58 42 128 3.84 1.18
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 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 2 1 4.50 1.50
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 52 0 2 3 1 66.1 70 8 34 12 64 4.61 1.31
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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