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#41 rv78

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:23 PM

 

How can a guy who played in about half the games this year warrant any consideration?

Then we can count out Garver, probably Cruz, and Sano along with Buxton. None of which got a full season of playing time. That pretty much leaves Kepler the logical choice, with Polanco a close 2nd.

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#42 DocBauer

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:58 PM

I gave to go with Kepler in a very narrow win over Cruz. I do so because his numbers have been amazing, consistent and he has been clutch. Not to mention excellent defense, which included a primary position switch due to Buxton's injury

If Cruz had missed just a little less time, I probably would have gone with him even without playing a position just because I think he's made such a difference in the clubhouse, in the dugout and the lineup.
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Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:36 PM

Take his last five appearances.The Twins won all five games, but he was only a late inning defensive replacement and had no impact whatsoever.Until we get anecdotal and actually point out instances where he saved runs in tight games and changed the outcome I find those numbers dubious

You can look at his game log on baseball-reference.com, and sort his games by which innings played, and the pattern for his full games is quite favorable. That makes it fun. It doesn't make it meaningful.

 

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I mean, just to be clear, we're in agreement, just saying it slightly differently.

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#44 TCAnelle

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:33 PM

Shocking no one, MAX! is my choice.

#45 Jaykay

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:49 PM

Kepler #1, Polanco #2, from there I'm not sure. 


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:39 PM

You can look at his game log on baseball-reference.com, and sort his games by which innings played, and the pattern for his full games is quite favorable. That makes it fun. It doesn't make it meaningful.
 
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I mean, just to be clear, we're in agreement, just saying it slightly differently.


Yes, and I have done the sorts with his fielding stats. The most putouts he made in a game was nine and that was the game where he was injured and we lost anyway. It should also be noted he had 73 complete games this year and in 20 of them he made one putout or less. That's the thing with outfield defense. A player often doesn't get the opportunity to show their stuff, meanwhile he's taking four at bats in those games.

Defense matters but it can't matter as much as the offensive aspect of the game given the number of chances a player has defensively compared to offensively. In the field you aren't assured the opportunity to make plays but you will get your at bats

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 08:04 PM

I really want to give it to Garver. His WAR per game is Troutian. Ruthian even! It's ridiculous.

 

And the Twins would be so screwed without him, giving Castro more starts than he should shoulder at this point, along with a bushel of starts to whoever is fourth on the depth chart at catcher this season, as Astudillo missed a big chunk due to injury, all the catcher reps.

 

Garver is likely a 4-5 win swing based on this roster. Berrios is probably the only other player that can come close to that kind of swing vs the next man up.

 

So I am going Garver. The best player per game has also been the most valuable.


#48 joefish

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:02 PM

Kepler.

#49 Rosterman

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:16 PM

It's one of those years in which the Twins MVY is the Twins Roster as a whole. Everyone has had their moments, everyone has been pretty consistent and played as a team. Even the now forgotten jettisoned bullpen arms (Magill, Parker, Morin) have been a part of the Twins getting to where they got. Talk about a TEAM EFFORT!

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#50 Aerodeliria

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:02 PM

Cruz.

 

Although he's only the DH, other teams really do hate him coming up and his influence on Sano cannot be ignored. ("Are we having fun yet?") He seems to have this calming presence about him. You just know that it'll be a little bit better tomorrow so don't let it get to you.

 

Besides, he makes everyone better. The guy is 39 and he's going to drive in 100 runs and finish with an OPS of +.900 and hit above .290. (At the moment .299 vs. RHP and .298 vs LHP.) He seems to rarely sink into long slumps, and he just looks like a professional.


#51 Brian450

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 11:05 PM

Polanco - for these reasons:He's been durable, dependable and no denying his improved defense... followed closely by Kepler (who looks to be on the cusp of superstardom), Garver (how many big hits has he given us?) and Cruz (great for leadership ala Don Baylor, but wow, this man gives us a PRESENCE in the lineup!). 


#52 bcs4

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:40 PM

I honestly don't know and I think the best way to decide it is to play rock paper scissors between 10 or 12 guys.. Let the players choose.




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