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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:08 PM
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Ranking the Greatest Twins Since 2000

Posted by MaxOelerking , 06 June 2018 · 574 views

all time awards
For this ranking, I will be making a list of the top 5 hitters and top 5 pitchers since 2000. The criteria for the ranking will consist of both stats and awards. Please comment below and let me know what you think.


5.) Francisco Liriano
IP: 783.1
ERA: 4.33
WHIP: 1.34
K/9: 9.05
Awards: 1 All-Star Game

4.) Scott Baker
IP: 958.0
ERA: 4.15
WHIP: 1.26
K/9: 7.23
Awards: N/A

3.) Brad Radke
IP: 1366.0
ERA: 4.16
WHIP: 1.25
K/9: 5.29
Awards: 1 All-Star Game

2.) Joe Nathan
IP: 463.1
ERA: 2.16
WHIP: 0.96
K/9: 10.9
Awards: 4 All-Star Games

1.) Johan Santana
IP: 1308.2
ERA: 3.22
WHIP: 1.09
K/9: 9.5
Awards: 2 Cy Young Awards, 3 All-Star Games


5.) Brian Dozier
PA: 4029
AVG: .250
OBP: .327
SLG: .451
Awards: 1 Gold Glove, 1 All-Star Game

4.) Corey Koskie
PA: 2834
AVG: .278
OBP: .373
SLG: .465
Awards: N/A

3.) Torii Hunter
PA: 5020
AVG: .269
OBP: .322
SLG: .470
Awards: 7 Gold Gloves, 2 All-Star Games

2.) Justin Morneau
PA: 5350
AVG: .278
OBP: .347
SLG: .485
Awards: 1 MVP, 2 Silver Slugger Awards, 4 All-Star Games

1.) Joe Mauer
PA: 7584
AVG: .308
OBP: .391
SLG: .441
Awards: 1 MVP, 5 Silver Slugger Awards, 3 Gold Gloves, 6 All-Star Games

I don't know how longevity works into the equation but Erv Santana would be in the mix for the final three spots and Thome could replace Koskie.


Jun 09 2018 02:39 AM
Those are the top five pitchers in the last nearly 20 years? Sad commentary.
    • EddieMatthews likes this
Jun 10 2018 06:15 AM

I thought that the trio of SlowBakeBurn would be in contention for the most disappointing pitchers since 2000.  Baker should not be on this list.  That Radke is on any Twins "all-time" list is another indication of how poor the Twins pitching has been in the 21st century.  BTW - Radke's All-Star appearance was prior to 2000.


Perkins belongs on that list, maybe Guardado.  Replace Baker and Radke.  Having three closers on the list is an indication of the lack of starting pitching for the Twins.