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5 Minnesota Twins
April 01, 2013
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April 01, 2013

5 Minnesota Twins

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB K
CF AARON HICKS (R)
S-R .269 .368 .410 5 30 13 78
2B BRIAN DOZIER
R-R .259 .312 .346 4 43 13 69
C JOE MAUER
L-R .313 .404 .436 9 75 7 71
LF JOSH WILLINGHAM
R-R .256 .363 .502 30 97 4 135
1B JUSTIN MORNEAU
L-R .270 .341 .436 21 86 0 114
DH RYAN DOUMIT
S-R .277 .339 .458 17 66 0 90
RF CHRIS PARMELEE
L-L .278 .360 .443 9 44 1 66
3B TREVOR PLOUFFE
R-R .240 .306 .447 20 53 2 94
SS PEDRO FLORIMON
R-R .267 .330 .372 3 25 7 64
BENCH
OF DARIN MASTROIANNI
R-R .265 .343 .502 3 20 21 45
2B JAMEY CARROLL
R-R .279 .357 .336 1 30 10 63

Enemy Lines

A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE TWINS

I don't know how they can avoid finishing last. The good news is they got some good kids in their trades this off-season.... Josh Willingham is going to be on everybody's trade list. He's a legitimate righthanded power hitter.... A lot of people think 2012 was an aberration for Trevor Plouffe. I don't. He can now identify pitches he can hit for power: down and in. He'll have a similar path to Casey Blake: a nonfactor guy who all of a sudden drove the ball out of the park.... You're hunting in the wrong part of the woods if you think Jeff Clement will live up to being the third pick in '05. He has strength but doesn't make adjustments to pitches.... Aaron Hicks could be a better player in centerfield than Darin Mastroianni. Hicks has matured—upper-body strength is much better, runs well, outstanding arm. He's kind of like Torii Hunter.... They simply don't have a No. 1 or No. 2 starter, maybe not a No. 3 either. Vance Worley is a grind-it-out type. He makes enough mistakes to get hurt, and he doesn't have that one big pitch.... Kyle Gibson might jump in there. He's 6' 6", was a fast-tracker until he had Tommy John surgery in 2011. He was one of the best pitchers in the Arizona Fall League: plus fastball, plus slider.... Alex Meyer, a 6' 9" righty they got from Washington for Denard Span, could be a fast-track guy too.... In a perfect world Glen Perkins is a setup guy, but he's got the stuff to close: big fastball, decent breaking ball, and he's aggressive.

The Lineup

2013 Projected Statistics

MANAGER RON GARDENHIRE

12th season with the Twins

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

NEW ACQUISITION (R) ROOKIE

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