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Article: Week in Review: Offensive Onslaught

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:26 AM
The Twins have the best offense in baseball. They're on pace to be one of the greatest slugging teams in MLB history. And their prowess w...
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Article: SEA 7, MIN 4: Sweepless in Seattle

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Going into Sunday’s action, the Twins were looking to accomplish two things: Stretch their season-long win streak to six games and comple...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/19): Wahoos Walk-Of...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 09:29 PM
All four Twins affiliates found themselves in close contests on Sunday. Two clubs were able to hold on and win by two runs or fewer. The...
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Jason Castro's Transformation

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Are you like me and wondering how in the hell is Jason Castro hitting like a madman? The dude's barrel rate is off the charts this year!...
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Week in Review: Offensive Onslaught

The Twins have the best offense in baseball. They're on pace to be one of the greatest slugging teams in MLB history. And their prowess was on full display over the past week.

If what we saw in 2016 was a Total System Failure, then what we're seeing now is All Systems Go. Read on for our recap of a busy, boisterous and beautiful week for the #SotaPop boys.

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Gone Buck Wild

There’s something amazing about Byron Buxton at the plate this season.

Data confirms your suspicions that Buxton is indeed hitting the ball harder, further and higher on a consistent basis than ever before. By hitting the ball harder, further and higher than ever before, he is the proud owner of a juicy .275/.335/.514 line while striking out in a career-low 23 percent of plate appearances through 43 games. In terms of OPS, he’s the third-best hitter among center fielders behind only Mike Trout and George Springer.

This is a new-look Buxton even if you aren’t sure what exactly looks new.

When Buxton was using the leg kick, you could see the leg kick. When he stopped using the leg kick, you could clearly see he was no longer using the leg kick. It was an obvious distinction. However, there is possibly no more significant changes that Buxton has made to his swing than the changes he made for 2019.

Allow me to explain.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/19): Wahoos Walk-Off, Two Blown Leads

All four Twins affiliates found themselves in close contests on Sunday. Two clubs were able to hold on and win by two runs or fewer. The other two clubs held big early leads and saw them disappear in the late innings. Who was able to perform well? Who struggled on Sunday? Let’s jump in.

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Episode 427: Next Man Up

Aaron and John talk about Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver getting hurt, Miguel Sano and Willians Astudillo taking their place, calling up Luis Arraez for the first time, demoting Trevor Hildenberger to Triple-A, killing the win, saying goodbye to Addison Reed, and Byron Buxton's spot in the batting order. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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SEA 7, MIN 4: Sweepless in Seattle

Going into Sunday’s action, the Twins were looking to accomplish two things: Stretch their season-long win streak to six games and complete a four-game road sweep of Seattle for the first time in franchise history. Unfortunately, they were denied both and they boarded a plane to Los Angeles looking to begin a new winning streak.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/18): Sands, Kernels Dominate on Mound

The Twins scored 18 runs. The two Twins minor league affiliates that have been very good this year both got shut out. The Red Wings got a good start. But most surprising, the Kernels had an offensive outburst, scoring eight runs. As impressive, three Kernels pitchers struck out 20 batters in nine innings. And, frequent Minor League Report star Luis Arraez made his major league debut late in the Twins game and recorded his first big-league hit, a double.

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MIN 18, SEA 4: Sharks Eat Mariners

Back in 2006, Ozzie Guillen compared the Twins’ lineup to piranhas due to its ability to relentlessly small ball a team to death. This 2019 Twins lineup is more like a frenzy of sharks with their rows of razor-sharp teeth and incredibly powerful jaws. This lineup smelled blood in the water and devoured Seattle’s pitching staff tonight.

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Could the Twins Be the New 2015 Royals?

Even though I'm not a Minnesotan, nor do I live in this beautiful state, I've been observing you guys for years. I see a lot of pessimism when it comes to sports. And who can blame you? Few fans in America love their teams as much as you do and, at the same time, have endured such traumatic playoff moments with the Vikings and Wild or such long playoff droughts with the Twins and Timberwolves. You have the right to be (in the words of Twins Daily's own Parker Hageman) dead inside when it comes to sports. Well, maybe it's time to believe again.

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MIN 7, SEA 1: Venezuelan Night in Seattle

It was all about Venezuelans for Minnesota at T-Mobile Park on Friday night. Martín Pérez pitched yet another great game, Ehire Adrianza and Marwin Gonzalez both had multi-hit nights and, of course, Willians Astudillo chipped in too. The Twins win their fourth consecutive game, hold the second best record in baseball and now have a five and a half game lead in the AL Central.

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Twins Prospect Spotlight: Luis Arraez

The Twins announced earlier today that Luis Arraez, who was just recently promoted to Triple A, was being called up to the big leagues for the first time in his career. Arraez is a familiar name to regular readers of Twins Daily's minor league coverage, but let's take a quick look at some video to help bring this guy into 3D.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/17): We Have a Royce Lewis Liftoff

Apparently, those pushups paid off. A day after causing some controversy when he did pushups on the field after hitting a double, Royce Lewis muscled his first home run of the season. Come see what else happened across the system Friday night.

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Twins Daily 2019 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospect: 31-40

If you are looking to read up on some of the high school talent that the Twins might be looking at with their second pick in the draft, at pick 39, this is the post for you as 7 of the 10 players featured are prep players, including 5 prep infielders. We also see a player who has shot up the draft boards this spring after absolutely dominating at the college level. It is very likely that the Twins wind up taking one of these players come draft night.