Minnesota Twins Starting Lineup 7/29/21 Twins Lineup

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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. Happ , (L), P
1. M. Kepler , (L), DH
2. B. Rooker , (R), LF
3. J. Polanco , (S), 2B
4. M. Sano , (R), 1B
5. T. Larnach , (L), RF
6. W. Astudillo , (R), 3B
7. N. Gordon , (L), CF
8. R. Jeffers , (R), C
9. A. Simmons , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher
P J.A. Happ J. Happ (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P J.A. Happ J. Happ (L)
72
19 5-6 32.2 445 125 76 74 21 31 77 .178% .064% 1.59 .332
Pos Hitter
DH Max Kepler M. Kepler (L)
LF Brent Rooker B. Rooker (R)
2B Jorge Polanco J. Polanco (S)
1B Miguel Sano M. Sano (R)
RF Trevor Larnach T. Larnach (L)
3B Willians Astudillo W. Astudillo (R)
CF Nick Gordon N. Gordon (L)
C Ryan Jeffers R. Jeffers (R)
SS Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons (R)
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
DH Max Kepler M. Kepler (L)
78
1 69 286 54 26 11 3 14 40 38 8 0 .214 .301 .448 .749
LF Brent Rooker B. Rooker (R)
95
2 14 57 11 4 3 0 4 5 7 0 0 .212 .281 .500 .781
2B Jorge Polanco J. Polanco (S)
68
3 95 401 96 59 21 1 15 51 58 9 4 .266 .329 .454 .784
1B Miguel Sano M. Sano (R)
75
4 79 302 56 26 13 0 17 40 37 1 1 .208 .291 .446 .738
RF Trevor Larnach T. Larnach (L)
84
5 67 258 51 35 9 0 7 22 27 1 0 .227 .322 .360 .682
3B Willians Astudillo W. Astudillo (R)
74
6 45 146 36 25 6 0 5 14 13 0 0 .257 .281 .407 .688
CF Nick Gordon N. Gordon (L)
98
7 34 91 21 17 2 1 1 5 9 5 1 .247 .297 .329 .626
C Ryan Jeffers R. Jeffers (R)
83
8 46 164 30 16 5 1 8 23 14 0 0 .205 .293 .418 .710
SS Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons (R)
74
9 84 306 59 47 9 0 3 19 32 1 0 .214 .284 .279 .563

Most Common Twins Lineups

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

2021 Recent Twins Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
7/28 vs DET L 5-6 Kenta Maeda K. Maeda (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Brent Rooker B. Rooker Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Mitch Garver M. Garver Max Kepler M. Kepler Miguel Sano M. Sano Willians Astudillo W. Astudillo Gilberto Celestino G. Celestino Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons
7/27 vs DET W 6-5 Michael Pineda M. Pineda (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Max Kepler M. Kepler Brent Rooker B. Rooker Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Mitch Garver M. Garver Trevor Larnach T. Larnach Miguel Sano M. Sano Jake Cave J. Cave Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons
7/25 vs LAA L 2-6 Bailey Ober B. Ober (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Max Kepler M. Kepler Brent Rooker B. Rooker Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Miguel Sano M. Sano Jake Cave J. Cave Willians Astudillo W. Astudillo Nick Gordon N. Gordon Ryan Jeffers R. Jeffers Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons
7/24 vs LAA L 1-2 Jose Berrios J. Berrios (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Brent Rooker B. Rooker Max Kepler M. Kepler Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Miguel Sano M. Sano Ryan Jeffers R. Jeffers Trevor Larnach T. Larnach Gilberto Celestino G. Celestino Andrelton Simmons A. Simmons
7/24 vs LAA W 5-4 J.A. Happ J. Happ (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Max Kepler M. Kepler Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Josh Donaldson J. Donaldson Trevor Larnach T. Larnach Miguel Sano M. Sano Brent Rooker B. Rooker 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.