Minnesota Twins Starting Lineup 8/23/19 Twins Lineup

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Minnesota is a very exciting team to follow this season, mainly because their offseason moves went unnoticed to the casual fan. C.J. Cron has been a strong power bat from the right side over the last few seasons, and the same goes for Nelson Cruz. Both should continue their power threat in the middle of the order. Surrounding them with names like Eddie Rosario and Jorge Polanco gives them strong on-base guys to help provide some RBI chances. The Twins did not stop there, adding Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Schoop to their lineup. Schoop cooled off last season, but we know the type of upside he has. Gonzalez has been a strong utility guy in Houston, and this was a strong landing spot for both sides. If Byron Buxton can bounce back from injury, this is going to be a very deep lineup.

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Starting Lineup

J. Berrios , (R), SP
1. M. Kepler , (L), CF
2. J. Polanco , (S), SS
3. N. Cruz , (R), DH
4. E. Rosario , (L), LF
5. M. Sano , (R), 3B
6. M. Gonzalez , (S), RF
7. L. Arraez , (L), 2B
8. C. Cron , (R), 1B
9. J. Castro , (L), C
Pos Pitcher
SP Jose Berrios J. Berrios (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Jose Berrios J. Berrios (R) 87 25 10-6 157.2 661 148 71 59 21 38 150 22.70% 4.60% 1.18 0.287
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
CF Max Kepler M. Kepler (L) 75 1 118 530 119 57 28 0 34 84 87 1 5 0.254 0.334 0.53 0.866
SS Jorge Polanco J. Polanco (S) 76 2 121 565 150 92 33 6 19 66 81 4 2 0.295 0.358 0.50 0.854
DH Nelson Cruz N. Cruz (R) 85 3 90 386 102 47 22 0 33 80 62 0 1 0.303 0.389 0.66 1.051
LF Eddie Rosario E. Rosario (L) 81 4 108 463 124 77 19 1 27 85 74 3 1 0.282 0.307 0.52 0.822
3B Miguel Sano M. Sano (R) 79 5 78 325 68 28 16 1 23 51 56 0 1 0.242 0.342 0.55 0.894
RF Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez (S) 80 6 105 422 102 70 18 0 14 47 47 1 0 0.265 0.327 0.42 0.748
2B Luis Arraez L. Arraez (L) 73 7 61 238 72 57 11 1 3 20 37 2 2 0.341 0.408 0.45 0.853
1B C.J. Cron C. Cron (R) 78 8 99 411 97 56 21 0 20 66 42 0 1 0.259 0.319 0.48 0.794
C Jason Castro J. Castro (L) 73 9 63 219 46 25 9 0 12 28 36 0 0 0.238 0.324 0.47 0.796

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2019 Recent Twins Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
8/21 vs CHW L 0-4 Jake Odorizzi J. Odorizzi (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Max Kepler M. Kepler Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Nelson Cruz N. Cruz Eddie Rosario E. Rosario Miguel Sano M. Sano Luis Arraez L. Arraez Jonathan Schoop J. Schoop Jason Castro J. Castro Jake Cave J. Cave
8/21 vs CHW W 14-4 Michael Pineda M. Pineda (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Max Kepler M. Kepler Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Nelson Cruz N. Cruz Eddie Rosario E. Rosario Miguel Sano M. Sano Luis Arraez L. Arraez Mitch Garver M. Garver Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez Jake Cave J. Cave
8/20 vs CHW L 4-6 Kyle Gibson K. Gibson (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Luis Arraez L. Arraez Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Nelson Cruz N. Cruz Eddie Rosario E. Rosario Miguel Sano M. Sano Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez Jake Cave J. Cave C.J. Cron C. Cron Jason Castro J. Castro
8/18 @ TEX W 6-3 Martin Perez M. Perez (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Max Kepler M. Kepler Miguel Sano M. Sano Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Eddie Rosario E. Rosario Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez Luis Arraez L. Arraez Ehire Adrianza E. Adrianza Jason Castro J. Castro Jake Cave J. Cave
8/18 @ TEX W 12-7 Jose Berrios J. Berrios (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Max Kepler M. Kepler Miguel Sano M. Sano Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Eddie Rosario E. Rosario Mitch Garver M. Garver Luis Arraez L. Arraez Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez C.J. Cron C. Cron Jake Cave J. Cave
8/17 @ TEX W 4-3 Jake Odorizzi J. Odorizzi (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Mitch Garver M. Garver Luis Arraez L. Arraez Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Miguel Sano M. Sano Max Kepler M. Kepler C.J. Cron C. Cron Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez Jonathan Schoop J. Schoop Ehire Adrianza E. Adrianza
8/16 @ TEX W 13-6 Michael Pineda M. Pineda (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Max Kepler M. Kepler Miguel Sano M. Sano Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Eddie Rosario E. Rosario C.J. Cron C. Cron Luis Arraez L. Arraez Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez Jason Castro J. Castro Jake Cave J. Cave
8/14 @ MIL L 5-6 Kyle Gibson K. Gibson (R), 5 IP, 3 SO, 3 ER, ND Mitch Garver M. Garver Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Miguel Sano M. Sano Eddie Rosario E. Rosario C.J. Cron C. Cron Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez Max Kepler M. Kepler Jonathan Schoop J. Schoop Kyle Gibson K. Gibson
8/14 @ MIL W 7-5 Martin Perez M. Perez (L), 6 IP, 3 SO, 0 ER, ND Max Kepler M. Kepler Mitch Garver M. Garver Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Eddie Rosario E. Rosario Miguel Sano M. Sano Luis Arraez L. Arraez C.J. Cron C. Cron Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez Martin Perez M. Perez
8/11 vs CLE L 3-7 Jose Berrios J. Berrios (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Max Kepler M. Kepler Jorge Polanco J. Polanco Miguel Sano M. Sano Eddie Rosario E. Rosario Mitch Garver M. Garver Luis Arraez L. Arraez C.J. Cron C. Cron Marwin Gonzalez M. Gonzalez Jonathan Schoop J. Schoop

2019 Minnesota Twins Pitching Analysis

The Twins might be another solid arm or two away from being a real threat to the Indians this season. They were in the bottom ten in ERA last season, but that mainly came because of the lack of depth. They added Michael Pineda two years ago, but he missed last season with surgery. Having him back this year would help if he can resemble the same guy that came out of New York. Jose Berrios is the stud arm in this rotation, and he pitched 192 innings last season, which is a big positive for durability. Berrios also showed above average strikeout stuff, but his consistency was the biggest plus of 2018. He will headline this rotation again this season, hoping to push them back into postseason contention. They have added on the offensive side, but are hoping these names can take another step forward. Kyle Gibson upped his strikeout stuff last season, and finished with a 3.62 ERA. It might be tough to ask him to repeat, but these numbers next season would be a big help for this staff. Gibson keeps his groundball rate high, he should be able to duplicate these results.

Minnesota signed Jake Odorizzi last season, who played with Tampa Bay in his prior seasons. Odorizzi is a flyball right-hander, who started to even out his splits. He finished with a 4.49 ERA, and struggled more often than not. He is what he is that this point in his career, so expecting sudden change would not be wise. He should flirt with a mid four ERA again, and have some blowups. Pineda is due back, although coming off two major surgeries in the last season, we have to temper expectations. Pineda was a little bit erratic during his time in New York, and we have yet to see him pitch in Minnesota yet. League average numbers seem to be where most of his projections sit for this season. Adalberto Mejia is expected to take a major jump in innings as the number five starter. Not sure this is a huge positive, but the Twins need a fifth arm. Mejia has shown below average strikeout stuff in the majors, and through 122 innings in the major he has a 5.15 xFIP.