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#41 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:43 PM

Going into today's game, Twins starters have 20 strikeouts.

Byron Buxton has 17.
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:14 PM

 

Going into today's game, Twins starters have 20 strikeouts.

Byron Buxton has 17.

 

 

Given the nice start, this thread has been fun... until now. 

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#43 kydoty

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 12:29 AM

Buxton went 1 for 5 today and his batting average increased by 19 points.

Edited by kydoty, 14 April 2017 - 12:30 AM.

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#44 Mike Frasier Law

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:55 AM

The twins have outscored their opponents by 20 runs this year - best in the AL.

 

Second best in the AL are the Yankees at +12.

 

This is in part because the Twins have averaged 5 runs per game, second in the AL only to the Rangers (at 6!) But mostly it's because the Twins have given up the fewest runs per game in baseball. 2.78 runs allowed per game.

 

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 11:30 PM

Twins hitters have the highest walk rate in the league, 12.8%.

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#46 Rhino and Compass

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 11:42 PM

Going into the game, the Twins pitching staff had the lowest BABIP, at .219, a full 13 points lower than the White Sox, who were # 2. You can't talk about this hot start without mentioning the defense. 

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#47 Mike Frasier Law

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 07:43 AM

 

as oftoday, 5 players in baseball haven't swung and missed at a pitch in the strike zone:

Joe Panik

Mekly Cabrera

Andrew Benintendi

JJ Hardy

Jorge Polanco

 

4/17 update:

 

it's down to 3: Panik, Polanco, and JJ Hardy.

 

Interestingly, the next two on the list are Nunez (98.2% zone contact) and Mauer (97.5% zone contact)

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:23 AM

Twins (tied with Dodgers) still the tops in the majors in run differential.

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#49 Mike Frasier Law

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:12 PM

Miguel Sano hits the ball hard.

 

Oh right, this is about numbers. He leads baseball in average exit velocity.

 

For context, the top 50 leaderboard in average exit velocity ranges from 90.7 mph to 96.2 mph. Except 96.2 mph is second place. Sano is comfortably ahead at 102.1.

 

The difference between his exit velocity and second place (Khris Davis) is greater than the difference between #2 and #50.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:54 PM

Courtesy of Aggies7 in last night's game thread:  

 

The last time the Twins hit more HRs than their opposition for a season was 2004.

 

Prior to that, 1991.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:04 PM

 

Courtesy of Aggies7 in last night's game thread:  

 

The last time the Twins hit more HRs than their opposition for a season was 2004.

 

Prior to that, 1991.

BRING BACK THE '60's......sorry for yelling, but I grew up with those guys  :jump:

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:00 PM

 

Courtesy of Aggies7 in last night's game thread:  

 

The last time the Twins hit more HRs than their opposition for a season was 2004.

 

Prior to that, 1991.

 

I cannot like this post.

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#53 USAFChief

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:48 PM

I cannot like this post.


Why not? As I see it, we're on a 13 year cycle, and guess where we are on that.
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#54 ashburyjohn

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:02 PM

Why not? As I see it, we're on a 13 year cycle, and guess where we are on that.

That's some fine calculatin' work there, Lou.

 

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#55 drjim

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:50 AM

Twins and DBacks only two teams without a roster move yet.
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:06 PM

Twins and DBacks only two teams without a roster move yet.


This didn't age well.
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#57 Dozier's Glorious Hair

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:32 PM

Jorge Polanco is on pace for a 95-RBI season. Who needs Francisco Lindor?:cool:

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:38 AM

 

Miguel Sano hits the ball hard.

 

Oh right, this is about numbers. He leads baseball in average exit velocity.

 

For context, the top 50 leaderboard in average exit velocity ranges from 90.7 mph to 96.2 mph. Except 96.2 mph is second place. Sano is comfortably ahead at 102.1.

 

The difference between his exit velocity and second place (Khris Davis) is greater than the difference between #2 and #50.

wow.

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#59 Mike Sixel

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:37 PM

Jorge Polanco is on pace for a 95-RBI season. Who needs Francisco Lindor?:cool:

Heh.

But true, Jorge has been what we hoped
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#60 Dozier's Glorious Hair

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:20 PM

Phil Hughes is currently on pace to win 26 games. Time for another extension, baby!;)

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