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The #5 pitcher on the 1965 Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:25 AM
Tim Flattery had a conversation with Dwight Siebler, who was the 5th start on the 1965 Twins World Series team (the Sandy Koufax series)....

Gleeman: "There will be a game Twins fans can watch v...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:29 AM
  What does this mean, any guesses? Going to see a simulated live game? Twins going to go 9-on-9 tonight?

Take Landis Name off the MVP Award

Other Baseball Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Barry Larkin, former MVP, has been calling for removing the Kenesaw Mountain Landis name from MVP awards.Personally, until I read the art...

Pineda Is Getting A Raw Deal If Something Doesn't Change

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 05:03 PM
I know this was discussed previously before MLB and most of the world stopped spinning in a normal fashion. But after baseball for 2020 a...

And then there is the case of the Blue Jays to consider

Other Baseball Yesterday, 12:20 PM
https://www.sportsne...measures-place/ Here we are, theoretically two weeks away from Opening Day. The Blue Jays aren’t yet certain where...

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Two Wild Cards: Luis Gil and Dakota Chalmers

Posted by jorgenswest , 07 March 2020 · 4,044 views

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In the spring of 2018 the Twins traded Luis Gil for Jake Cave. At the time of the trade Luis Gil had been in the Twin organization since 2015. He had thrown 65 innings over those three years with 73 strike outs and 46 walks. He did not pitch due to a shoulder injury in 2016 and had yet to pitch in rookie ball. He did not make Seth Stoh's 2018 prospect han...


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Baldelli and Line Ups: Which Twin has faced the best pitching?

Posted by jorgenswest , 21 September 2019 · 2,253 views

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I became interested in the Astudillo discussion in the resting players topic and wondered about Astudillo's use. I have been thinking about this since his critical hit against Matt Barnes in the Red Sox series.

Matt Barnes is a right handed pitcher with the highest k/9 rate in the AL and nearly the highest AL k-rate at 38%. The Twins are tied with the Re...


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Third Time Through The Order: Established Knowledge or Statistical Illusion?

Posted by jorgenswest , 08 September 2018 · 4,087 views

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Everyone knows that pitchers have much more difficulty the third time through the lineup. Right? Isn't this established baseball knowledge?

Data does back it up. Anecdotally we hear stats on almost every baseball broadcast about how much poorer a pitcher performs his third time through the order. League wide there is data to support this claim. According...


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Nick Gordon, Lamonte Wade and Infield Fly Balls

Posted by jorgenswest , 06 July 2018 · 2,511 views

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I am curious about the vast difference in infield fly ball percentage in Nick Gordon and Lamonte Wade and wonder how much it matters projecting their bats as major league hitters. I was able to find a few articles on IFFB% but those authors leave wondering also.

One claim is that players with a lower IFFB rate tend to post higher BABIPs.

Another claim i...


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A Brief History of the 20th Pick

Posted by jorgenswest , 04 June 2018 · 1,043 views

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The Twins have drafted more often that any other team in this slot. This will be the 7th time in 54 drafts.

Three guys are among the top pick 20s according to WAR in Torii Hunter, Denard Span and Trevor Plouffe. One other pick was helpful though he never played in the majors. Johnny Ard twice made BA's top 100 and was traded to the Giants prior to the 19...


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Don McCormack, Tino Martinez, Lance Lynn and the 75th Pick

Posted by jorgenswest , 10 March 2018 · 1,992 views
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Note: Thanks to spycake, I know now that we will forfeit pick 95. Even better. Only 2 players of 53 with significant careers. Amos Otis and Dave Cash. Addison Reed and his 6.8 WAR checks in as the third most successful pick 95.

What is the 75th pick in the draft worth? If the Twins sign Alex Cobb or Lance Lynn they would forfeit this pick. How much shoul...


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Will Dozier Maintain His Value?

Posted by jorgenswest , 31 December 2016 · 1,795 views

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One of the questions the Twins must be asking is whether Brian Dozier will retain his value.

We have seen his streakiness in season, but season to season he has been pretty reliable. I do wonder if hitters with his characteristics (pull hitters, fly ball hitters, relatively high ISO, right handed) tend to be more streaky within season. On the other hand,...


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Santana: In his 30s and pitching well

Posted by jorgenswest , 23 December 2016 · 1,868 views

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There are all kinds of questions surrounding whether the Twins should trade Santana.

The market is a huge factor. Is it better to keep him given the limited options in or outside the organization? Is it better to trade him given the demand and supply? Will the demand be greater in July?

My interest is exploring the likelihood that he will continue to b...


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Searching for Radke

Posted by jorgenswest , 14 July 2016 · 1,911 views

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Brad Radke was drafted 25 years ago. He arrived in 1995 and averaged over 30 starts a year through 2006. The Twins haven't developed a pitcher of his quality since. I wondered about today's better pitchers. What were their numbers in the minors? In particular I wondered about strike outs and walks. Those numbers are relatively fielding independent.

I wen...


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Twins First Winter Meetings Trade

Posted by jorgenswest , 05 December 2015 · 2,917 views

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The Twins waited a few years before they made their first winter meeting trade. In December of 1964 they traded Gerry Arrigo to the Reds for minor league infielder Cesar Tovar.

It was a trade of two 23 year olds. Arrigo made his debut in 1961 and played his first full season with the Twins in 1964. He was a left handed starter pitching in a "plug in star...