Minnesota Twins Starting Lineup 10/26/21 Twins Lineup

73-89, 5th in AL Central

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The Minnesota Twins continued a string of successful regular seasons in 2020. Minnesota won their second-consecutive AL Central Division, earning a third playoff appearance in four years. However, the end result was all-too similar. Twins' fans watched as a good year ended without one playoff victory. For the second straight season, Minnesota was erased with a first-round sweep. This time, they were dispatched by the Houston Astros in two games. The Twins have a collective winning percentage above .600 across the team's last 212 regular season games. But again, there has not been a single Twins playoff victory. Minnesota's projected 2021 lineup has a number of veteran bats dispersed throughout the lineup. Josh Donaldson will play third base, and 40-year-old Nelson Cruz will DH. Expect rising star Alex Kirilloff to be a big key in the Twins' offense.

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Twins Starting Lineup

J. Gant , (R), P
1. B. Buxton , (R), CF
2. J. Polanco , (S), 2B
3. M. Garver , (R), C
4. J. Donaldson , (R), 3B
5. M. Kepler , (L), RF
6. M. Sano , (R), 1B
7. B. Rooker , (R), LF
8. L. Arraez , (L), DH
9. A. Simmons , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher
P John Gant J. Gant (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P John Gant J. Gant (R)
68
14 4-6 25.1 345 64 32 29 6 56 56 .162% .162% 1.57 .265
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
CF Byron Buxton B. Buxton (R)
93
1 57 235 63 29 18 0 16 28 42 9 1 .292 .349 .597 .946
2B Jorge Polanco J. Polanco (S)
87
2 149 630 156 87 35 2 32 94 94 11 6 .271 .325 .506 .832
C Mitch Garver M. Garver (R)
91
3 66 234 52 24 15 0 13 33 29 0 1 .261 .363 .533 .896
3B Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson (R)
87
4 131 525 110 61 25 0 24 67 69 0 0 .248 .350 .467 .818
RF Max Kepler M. Kepler (L)
80
5 117 476 88 44 21 4 19 54 59 10 0 .213 .309 .421 .730
1B Miguel Sano M. Sano (R)
83
6 131 516 99 46 23 0 30 72 67 2 1 .218 .308 .466 .774
LF Brent Rooker B. Rooker (R)
78
7 54 200 36 18 10 0 8 15 24 0 0 .205 .300 .398 .698
DH Luis Arraez L. Arraez (L)
80
8 117 462 117 93 16 6 2 39 55 2 2 .284 .351 .367 .717
SS Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons (R)
68
9 128 444 90 75 12 0 3 31 37 1 0 .222 .283 .274 .558

Most Common Twins Lineups

3 Games Game
1. Byron Buxton
2. Jorge Polanco
3. Rob Refsnyder
4. Josh Donaldson
5. Miguel Sano
6. Brent Rooker
7. Ryan Jeffers
8. Willians Astudillo
9. Andrelton Simmons
3 Games Game
1. Luis Arraez
2. Josh Donaldson
3. Trevor Larnach
4. Nelson Cruz
5. Alex Kirilloff
6. Jorge Polanco
7. Max Kepler
8. Ryan Jeffers
9. Andrelton Simmons
3 Games Game
1. Jorge Polanco
2. Josh Donaldson
3. Nelson Cruz
4. Trevor Larnach
5. Ryan Jeffers
6. Miguel Sano
7. Alex Kirilloff
8. Gilberto Celestino
9. Andrelton Simmons
2 Games Game
1. Luis Arraez
2. Byron Buxton
3. Jorge Polanco
4. Josh Donaldson
5. Max Kepler
6. Miguel Sano
7. Nick Gordon
8. Jake Cave
9. Ryan Jeffers
2 Games Game
1. Luis Arraez
2. Byron Buxton
3. Jorge Polanco
4. Josh Donaldson
5. Max Kepler
6. Mitch Garver
7. Miguel Sano
8. Nick Gordon
9. Jake Cave
2 Games Game
1. Luis Arraez
2. Byron Buxton
3. Jorge Polanco
4. Josh Donaldson
5. Max Kepler
6. Miguel Sano
7. Nick Gordon
8. Mitch Garver

2021 Recent Twins Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/30 vs DET L 7-10 Joe Ryan J. Ryan (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Byron Buxton B. Buxton Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Mitch Garver M. Garver Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Max Kepler M. Kepler Miguel Sano M. Sano Brent Rooker B. Rooker Luis Arraez L. Arraez Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons
9/29 vs DET W 5-2 Michael Pineda M. Pineda (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Luis Arraez L. Arraez Byron Buxton B. Buxton Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Max Kepler M. Kepler Miguel Sano M. Sano Nick Gordon N. Gordon Jake Cave J. Cave Ryan Jeffers R. Jeffers
9/28 vs DET W 3-2 Charlie Barnes C. Barnes (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Luis Arraez L. Arraez Byron Buxton B. Buxton Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Max Kepler M. Kepler Mitch Garver M. Garver Miguel Sano M. Sano Nick Gordon N. Gordon Jake Cave J. Cave
9/26 vs TOR L 2-5 Griffin Jax G. Jax (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Luis Arraez L. Arraez Byron Buxton B. Buxton Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Max Kepler M. Kepler Mitch Garver M. Garver Miguel Sano M. Sano Nick Gordon N. Gordon Jake Cave J. Cave
9/25 vs TOR L 0-0 John Gant J. Gant (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Byron Buxton B. Buxton Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Mitch Garver M. Garver Brent Rooker B. Rooker Miguel Sano M. Sano Nick Gordon N. Gordon Ryan Jeffers R. Jeffers Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons

2021 Minnesota Twins Pitching Analysis

Minnesota produced strong balance in 2020. The Twins ranked fourth best in team ERA, just a fraction behind AL Pennant winner Tampa Bay. However, adequate offensive production during the regular season has disappeared in the playoffs. After scoring four runs in a 10-4 first-game loss to the Yankees in the 2019 ALDS, Minnesota has scored a total of five runs in their last four playoff defeats. After the White Sox, the Central Division does not have an imposing threat to the Twins. Minnesota should be able to either win a third division title, or be prevalent in the wildcard chase. However, without an improvement in clutch hitting, another Twins' season could end in disappointment.