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Fitting 7 players into 6 positions

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With the emergence of Chris Parmelee as a Major League quality hitter, someone recently commented that the Twins could easily fit 7 players into 6 positions. So I tested the theory.

If nobody is traded, the Twins have 7 players to use in 6 positions.
Mauer C, 1b, DH
Doumit C, LF RF DH
Morneau 1b, DH
Willingham LF,RF,DH
Span CF,RF,LF
Revere LF, CF, RF
Parmelee LF, RF DH
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Lineup 1

Maurer C
Doumit DH
Morneau 1b
Willingham LF
Span CF
Revere RF

Bench - Parmelee

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Lineup 2

Doumit C
Mauer 1b
Willingham DH
Span CF
Revere RF or LF
Parmelee LF or RF

Bench Morneau

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Lineup 3

Mauer C
Morneau 1b
Willingham DH
Span CF
Revere RF or LF
Parmelee LF or RF

Bench Doumit

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Lineup 4

Doumit C
Morneau 1b
Mauer DH
Span CF
Revere RF or LF
Parmelee LF or RF

Bench Willingham

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Lineup 5

Doumit C
Morneau 1b
Willingham DH
Span CF
Revere RF or LF
Parmelee LF or RF

Bench Mauer

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Lineup 6

Mauer C
Morneau 1b
Doumit DH
Willingham LF
Span CF
Parmelee RF

Bench Revere
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Lineup 7

Mauer C
Morneau 1b
Doumit DH
Willingham LF
Revere CF
Parmelee RF

Bench Span

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Also Parmelee can play 1b while Morneau plays DH while
Willingham, Span, Revere play the outfield.

There are other ways to do this, but it is easy enough to give all 7 players regular playing time.

Given the fact that strains, twists, bumps, bruises and outright injuries will occur thoughout the year, Twins fans should not worry about giving all 7 players enough at bats.
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  1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    I agree completely. Someone has to be "that guy" who sits on the bench for several games at the beginning of the season, but after that, a consistent rotation like this can be had.
  2. mike wants wins's Avatar
    If they don't make a trade, with no 2B or SS or SP, then I don't think it will matter....
  3. beckmt's Avatar
    I also agree, but feel that at least one of the New Britian outfielders will force their way on the opening day roster. So the Twins need to trade an outfielder, if not now in spring training.
  4. zchrz's Avatar
    With Mauer changing around positions more now it would be interesting to see if he could handle 3rd, he has played a nice first base and definitely has the arm to throw across the diamond
  5. SpantheMan's Avatar
    Some of the outfield defenses make me cringe. Span, hammer, Parm? not pretty
  6. Thegrin's Avatar
    How about Doumit LF, Hammer CF and Parm RF ?? wouldn't that be fun on a windy sunny day.
  7. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thegrin
    How about Doumit LF, Hammer CF and Parm RF ?? wouldn't that be fun on a windy sunny day.
    There is no way in hell a sane manager would put this outfield out on the field. The lack of range and of arm strength is especially disconcerting.
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