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Updated Combined Twins Bench and Bullpen Battle Dashboard; 3/15/12

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Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
This is the latest update of the Twins' Bench Battle and the Bullpen Battle Dashboards, to track player performance to date this spring. Performances include those in the game vs the Pirates earlier this afternoon. You can read the basic premise behind the Bench Battle Dashboard here and behind the Bullpen Battle Dashboard here. I will be updating them daily and post daily updates.

Players who were assigned to the minor league camp are denoted with MILB and their lines are in italics. For simplicity's sake, I will remove these players from tomorrow's dashboards, but will keep them in the rankings for comparison purposes. It seems that all of the position players who were cut were underperforming and no over-performing pitcher was cut yet.

Here is what the Bench Battle Dashboard looks like today:

Here is what the Bullpen Battle Dashboard looks like today:

Here is the ranking of the position player combatants today (based on position) :


Rene Rivera 2.7
J.R. Towles 2.1
Drew Butera 0.7
Daniel Rohlfing 0.67
Danny Lehmann 0.37
Chris Herrmann 0.2
Danny Rams -0.98 (MILB)


Chris Parmelee 4.1
Mike Hollimon 2.4
Luke Hughes 1.6
Tsuyoshi Nishioka 1.3
Ray Chang 0.86
Brian Dinkelman 0.61
Aaron Bates 0.39
Sean Burroughs 0.34
Brian Dozier 0.27
Pedro Florimon 0.08
Steve Pearce -0.31 (MILB)


Joe Benson 1.05
Wilkin Ramirez 0.44
Matt Carson 0.24
Rene Tosoni 0.2
Darin Mastroianni -0.01 (MILB)
Oswaldo Arcia -0.33 (MILB)

Here is the ranking of pitcher combatants today:

Matt Maloney 54.3
Jared Burton 53.8
Casey Fien 53
P.J. Walters 53
Jeff Manship 52.8
Kyle Waldrop 52.7
Carlos Gutierrez 52
Liam Hendriks 52
Esmerling Vasquez 51.5
Luis Perdomo 51.3
Daryl Thompson 50.7
Samuel Deduno 50.5
Lester Oliveros 50.3 (MILB)
Aaron Thompson 50 (MILB)
Tyler Robertson 49.7 (MILB)
Scott Diamond 49 (MILB)
Brendan Wise 47.8
Jeff Gray 46.5
Phil Dumatrait 46.2
Deolis Guerra 42 (MILB)
Alex Burnett 41.3
Jason Bulger 34.3
Terry Doyle 31.3

As always you can find all Spring Training coverage at The Tenth Inning Stretch here.


  1. Han Joelo's Avatar
    Nice worK! Your analysis is fairly close to the Twins' apparently, judging by early demotions. Guys like Gray, Bulger, Doyle, etc. are more likely to be jettisoned than sent to AAA.

    If you have the time, how about a spreadsheet with former and potential (your Todd Coffeys and Dan Wheelers) bullpen guys vs. what is in-house?
  2. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    Yeah, I still commend this highly. That is a lot of red for the players. The pitching is better than expected. I was wondering if there was a way to weight it against a simple bad day's performance. One bad day is possible for everyone and anyone, so Brendan Wise takes a big hit after today, but his proximity (now) to Dumatrait seems to not account for the difference in performance. Maybe. I am being *extremely* nitpicky here, but given how people have these *reactions* to one bad day for pitchers and players, maybe, even if just in the qualitative analysis and not in the quantitative analysis, you can make distinctions between players if they arise. It hasn't really happened yet, but I can see where it could end up being a bit misleading (esp. Doyle).
  3. Thrylos's Avatar
    Just coincidence. I cannot really get into what if situations, otherwise I would be charting Delmon Young as well

    yeah. You can weigh it any way you want it, thus the whole scores. Feel free to get rid of a single performance and see what happens (and that's the way it works in real life.) Trends are important. Look at Luke Hughes. When he was not right he was stinking up the place. When he got right, he is better...
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