Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.

Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

Photo

Breakthrough Season WAGs

  • Please log in to reply
43 replies to this topic

#1 ericchri

ericchri

    Generally Clueless

  • Members
  • 400 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:35 AM

With the season nearly here, it's about time to start throwing out our best wild guesses of what's going to happen before Spring Training gets a chance to change the crazy theories. Last year we had Scott Diamond coming out of practically nowhere to have a really good season. Josh Willingham posted the best season of his career. Who's the guy you think is going to have a better season than most people are expecting? Is Plouffe gonna hit 35 dingers? Is Morneau gonna post an OPS over .900? Is Glen Perkins going to lead the league in saves? Is Kevin Correia gonna win the Cy Young? Pick your player and tell us what you think their season might look like and why.

My guess is gonna be Brian Dozier. I've said it before, I think he gets moved to 2B and it's going to really work well for him defensively. That change allows him to relax and be more consistent with his hitting. My guess is a hitting line of around .265/.315/.385 with 10 HR, 25 doubles and maybe 10-12 stolen bases and only around 12 errors. I think he plays well enough to get the Twins to think about moving him back to short at some point during the season.

#2 Boom Boom

Boom Boom

    Hydraulic Choppers

  • Members
  • 1,315 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

Chris Parmelee - .280/.350/.500 and 25 HR.

#3 Chance

Chance

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 535 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

Parmelee. Plays well enough that the team is comfortable with trading Morneau. Maybe a .290/.350/.500. I don't know.

#4 ashburyjohn

ashburyjohn

    Twins Daily Moderator

  • Twins Mods
  • 7,308 posts
  • LocationLake Tahoe, Nevada

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

Parmelee/Dozier/Plouffe. I think you've named the three guys capable of a breakout year, unless Jamey Carroll has been taking steroids in the off-season. I guess Gibson is the only candidate on the pitching side, and I don't see him doing it to that extent.

#5 Nick Nelson

Nick Nelson

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 2,244 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

I'm pretty optimistic about the offense this year. I think Plouffe and Parmelee keep trending up, Morneau has a monster year and Hicks makes a legit impact. Would love to see Dozier take major strides but have a harder time seeing that.

#6 SpiritofVodkaDave

SpiritofVodkaDave

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 4,347 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

Brandi Dinkelman is my breakthrough season WAG

#7 B Richard

B Richard

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 528 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

I like Parmelee a lot and I'm also optimistic about Hicks. My favorite WAG though has gotta be Amy Ashby

#8 johnnydakota

johnnydakota

    Banned

  • Banned
  • 1,498 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

Liam hendriks, will be this years Diamond me thinks

#9 John Bonnes

John Bonnes

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 5,116 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

I'm going to go with Plouffe. We'll wonder why we didn't attribute more of his second half struggles last year to that thumb injury.

Gibson might be a close second.

#10 diehardtwinsfan

diehardtwinsfan

    Twins Moderator

  • Twins Mods
  • 5,515 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

I'm with Nick. I think the offense should be pretty good. A strong case could be made that Parmalee, Plouffe, Dozier, and Morneau all significantly improve on the 2012 lines in an every day role....

pitching and defense on the other hand...

#11 TheLeviathan

TheLeviathan

    Twins News Team

  • Twins News Team
  • 6,330 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

Parmalee and Hendricks for me.

#12 twinsnorth49

twinsnorth49

    Moderately Moderate

  • Twins Mods
  • 4,126 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

Yep, Hendricks is my bet as well as Parms, I'll also throw out my steadfast belief that Morneau will make everybody not want to trade him by July.

#13 AM.

AM.

    Always in Moderation

  • Members
  • 433 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

Mauer hits .400.

#14 twinsnorth49

twinsnorth49

    Moderately Moderate

  • Twins Mods
  • 4,126 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:59 PM

Mauer hits .400.


And OBP .500?

#15 glunn

glunn

    Head Moderator

  • Twins Mods
  • 5,765 posts
  • LocationBeverly Hills, CA

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:08 PM

Great thread and great responses.

I am going out on a limb here and predicting that at least one of Deduno or Blackburn will surprise us and emerge as a solid starter.

#16 Kobs

Kobs

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 301 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:17 PM

A strong case could be made that Parmalee, Plouffe, Dozier, and Morneau all significantly improve on the 2012 lines in an every day role....


Let's hear it.

#17 AM.

AM.

    Always in Moderation

  • Members
  • 433 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:27 PM

If he hits 400, then yeah, his OBP will likely be north of 50%.

#18 AM.

AM.

    Always in Moderation

  • Members
  • 433 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:28 PM

Here is my second wild ass guess for this year.

Anthony Slama makes the bullpen, sticks all year, and puts up numbers...that look just like his minor league numbers.

#19 scottz

scottz

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 166 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:49 PM

I can't envision what exactly would happen if this were to occur, but I'd love to see Joe Benson go hog wild at whatever level he is at, starting from day 1 of spring training.

#20 Mave

Mave

    Member

  • Members
  • 62 posts

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:52 PM

Joe Benson has a solid comeback year makes the future CF debate really interesting.

Whether or not it happens, I do hope last year doesn't torpedo his confidence/career-- We will see.