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#41 spycake

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 05:56 PM

Petit was DFAd with an average over .300. How often does that happen?


We outrighted Glenn Williams with a career average of .425. Of course, it was at the end of the season, and he had spent the last 3 months of the season on the DL...

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 10:41 PM

 

In 1931 Earl Webb had 659 plate appearances and hit 67 doubles, which is still the major league record for doubles in a season. That's roughly one double every 9.8 PA's.

 

 

Eduardo Escobar currently has 26 doubles in 250 plate appearances, one every 9.6 trips to the plate.

 

 

A 3-double day puts his current rate at one per 9.2 plate appearances.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 07:40 AM

Petit was DFAd with an average over .300. How often does that happen?


I am glad our front office realizes that batting average (short of huge samples) is not a relieable predictor of future batting average.

#44 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 09:48 PM

Lance Lynn has an ERA 1.4 runs higher than Kyle Gibson but has over twice as many wins (5 vs 2).
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:58 AM

Ready for absurd Mike Trout stats? He's failed to reach base in 11 games so far. He has reached base at least 4 times in 12 games. His OBP is currently .469(!!)
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#46 Mike Frasier Law

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:23 AM

In the last 30 days, Twins have 2 starting pitchers in the top 25 in baseball according to Fangraphs WAR: Berrios at 15th with 0.9 WAR and Lance Lynn at 18 with 0.8 WAR.

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#47 Mike Frasier Law

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:25 AM

 

 

In the last 30 days, Twins have 2 starting pitchers in the top 25 in baseball according to Fangraphs WAR: Berrios at 15th with 0.9 WAR and Lance Lynn at 18 with 0.8 WAR.

 

They also have 2 starting pitchers in the top 25 on the season as well. Berrios at 15th with 2.1 WAR and Kyle Gibson at 25 with 1.5 WAR


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 10:23 AM

Per BRef, Matt Magill has the 8th most WAR on the 2008 MN Twins.

 

Tied with Joe Mauer. 

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:32 PM

 

Per BRef, Matt Magill has the 8th most WAR on the 2008 MN Twins.

 

Tied with Joe Mauer. 

 

Even more impressive that he did that when he was 18 and not even a Twin yet!

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 04:55 PM

 

Even more impressive that he did that when he was 18 and not even a Twin yet!

Proof that it takes very little to provide as much value as Mauer!!

 

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