Swings taken by Twins hitters last season, the lowest total in the majors. That number is certain to increase following the off-season overhaul of Minnesota's outfield. New leftfielder Delmon Young took a hack at a big-league-high 62.2% of the pitches he saw as a rookie with the Rays in '07. (The league average was 45.6%.) Centerfielder Carlos Gomez was similarly eager at the plate, swinging at 56.9% of the pitches he saw.
PROJECTED ROSTER WITH 2007 STATISTICS
MANAGER RON GARDENHIRE SEVENTH SEASON WITH MINNESOTA
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New acquisition B-T: Bats-throws *2006 stats
WHIP: Walks plus hits per inning pitched
PVR: Player Value Ranking (explanation on page 62)