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#1 Nick Nelson

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 11:31 PM

You can view the page at http://www.twinsdail...e-Halfway-Point

#2 brianinfla

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:43 AM

The sad news is Joe Mauer is still on pace to collect 23 million the next 4 1/2 seasons. He is probably on pace to ground out to 2nd base 150 times as well.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:00 AM

Hughes walk total is impressive, but he still has nothing on Carlos Silva's 9 BB in 188 IP in 2005. Silva led the league with a 7.89 K/BB despite an awful 3.4 K/9.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:11 AM

Great article Nick! I really hope we see Dozier get to 30/30! That would be a huge accomplishment and something to root for for the entire 2nd half!

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:22 AM

SportsFriendsMN midseason review: 30/30 is great for Doz. Mauer's pace has to... improve? Pelfrey and Correia are the bright spots (believe us) http://www.sportsfri...view-twins.html

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:24 AM

The team is on pace for 600 BB, second behind Oakland. However, the team OBP has dropped to 9th at .321.

Here is something crazy...the Padres team on-base percentage is .273. Yikes!

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:34 PM

30/30/30 even...... includes being a .230 hitter. I sure hope Dozier learns how to hit consistently, too. Fans are very forgiving of his horrible .230's average. What is Colabello's average for the year? Not so forgiving, and Dozier has had multiple streaks of no hits, too, this season. Here's to both of their success.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:35 PM

Aren't the Twins on pace for breaking their strikeout record set last year, too?

#9 Nick Nelson

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

As long as Dozier is getting on base at a .350+ clip, his batting average isn't much of an issue. He has been the league leader in runs scored pretty much all season long.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:50 AM

Aren't the Twins on pace for breaking their strikeout record set last year, too?


Theyre close. They had 650 strikeouts through the fist 83 games last year (20.3% clip). But in the second half they struckout 780 times in 3017 PAs (25.9% clip) and finished with 1430 Ks in 6212 PAs (23.0%).

This year they have 696 Ks through 83 games (21.8% clip). So they just need to on a similar 2nd half slide and they'll top it.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:08 AM

Mauer is on pace to play a career-high 150 games and drive in 52 runs. Part of that is on his teammates. Part is bad luck. But… man.


Which part is on his teammates?

Mauer has had 87 PA's with RISP, and 155 PA's with men on base.

Miguel Cabrera has had 95 PA's with RISP, and 142 PA's with men on base.

Jose Abreu has had 82 PA's with RISP, and 144 PA's with men on base.


Mauer is having comparable opportunities as many of the AL RBI leaders, he just isn't driving them in.

There have been years where the "he's not getting RBI opportunities" argument has held water, this year it doesn't.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:29 AM

Mauer has had 87 PA's with RISP, and 155 PA's with men on base.


And yet, his (paltry) two homers both were RISPy. His RISP OPS is higher than his OPS with men on base overall. And his OPS with men on base is higher than with bases empty.

IMO it's not a situational thing. It's a matter of diminished production overall. Whether that is due to permanently diminished skills, or a temporary problem from which he'll bounce back, or just a long stretch of bad luck, it's probably too soon to say.