The above graph shows each hitter's June OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) compared to their OPS from April & May. A few notes:
- Team OPS in April & May: 0.684 ... team OPS in June: 0.720
- The biggest boost is Alex Kirilloff, whose newfound comfort in his wrist will change the Twins lineup for the better. The biggest June bust is Trevor Larnach, whose core injury surely played a part.
- The Twins have also gotten big improvements in June from Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, and Jorge Polanco. It's clear that the top half of the Twins lineup will be a force to be reckoned with going forward.
- Is it time to start giving José Miranda a more regular role? With an 0.862 OPS, he outperformed both Gio Urshela and Gary Sánchez in June, two players whose positions (3B and DH respectively) Miranda could adequately fill.
If the Twins bullpen can find its feet, they should get back on track in July, because almost every part of this lineup is heating up.