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2017 RECAP

Record: 26 - 21

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 26 23
2 Minnesota Twins 26 21
3 Detroit Tigers 24 27
4 Chicago White Sox 24 26
5 Kansas City Royals 21 29

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 33 113 12 24 12 7 0 3 19 0 34 0 0 .212
Chris Gimenez MIN C 20 54 5 9 3 3 0 1 10 0 19 0 0 .167

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Joe Mauer MIN 1B 42 157 24 45 19 10 0 3 17 1 22 0 0 .287
Kennys Vargas MIN 1B 24 89 9 23 19 5 0 5 3 0 22 0 0 .258

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brian Dozier MIN 2B 43 175 23 44 21 10 0 7 22 4 39 8 5 .251

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Miguel Sano MIN 3B 46 161 33 47 39 8 2 12 29 2 73 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 10 18 4 6 4 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 .333
Eduardo Escobar MIN SS 30 96 11 21 16 4 0 4 6 0 19 0 0 .219
Jorge Polanco MIN SS 41 159 18 41 20 11 1 2 13 0 16 2 1 .258

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Eddie Rosario MIN LF 45 152 18 40 12 6 2 4 7 0 29 1 3 .263
Robbie Grossman MIN LF 37 113 21 32 17 5 0 5 28 0 23 1 0 .283

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Byron Buxton MIN CF 44 133 13 25 7 3 1 2 14 0 53 7 1 .188

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Max Kepler MIN RF 45 161 24 41 21 13 1 5 19 1 33 3 1 .255

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Kyle Gibson MIN SP 8 8 1 4 0 36.2 51 7 32 21 25 7.86 1.96
Brandon Kintzler MIN RP 22 0 2 0 13 22.2 22 2 7 6 16 2.78 1.28
Buddy Boshers MIN RP 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 1 1 1 1 3.00 0.67
Héctor Santiago MIN SP 11 10 4 4 0 56.1 54 10 27 22 40 4.31 1.35
Craig Breslow MIN RP 20 0 1 1 0 18.2 16 1 6 5 9 2.89 1.13
Adalberto Mejia MIN SP 5 5 1 1 0 21.1 22 4 11 12 19 4.64 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 21 0 0 0 0 17.2 17 3 17 11 16 8.66 1.70
Ryan Pressly MIN RP 21 0 1 2 0 18.0 20 4 17 5 23 8.50 1.50
Taylor Rogers MIN RP 24 0 2 1 0 17.1 17 1 6 2 13 3.12 1.21
José Berrios MIN SP 3 3 3 0 0 21.2 8 3 4 4 22 1.66 0.55
Drew Rucinski MIN RP 2 0 0 0 0 4.1 10 2 5 2 5 10.39 2.77
Justin Haley MIN RP 10 0 0 0 1 18.0 22 3 12 6 14 6.00 1.56
Adam Wilk MIN RP 3 1 0 1 0 10.2 16 5 8 5 6 3.86 4.31
Ervin Santana MIN SP 11 11 7 2 0 77.0 36 8 15 28 56 1.75 0.84
Tyler Duffey MIN RP 17 0 0 1 0 25.2 19 2 6 4 27 2.10 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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