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Brian Harper’s Index — 2012 Minnesota Twins by the Numbers

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[Originally posted at VeryWellThen.Com]

Harper’s magazine begins each issue with a list of number-oriented factoids called Harper’s Index. Below is VeryWellThen.Com’s third annual series of number-oriented factoids about the Twins baseball season. Here on the Twin-ternet, such a list has to be called “Brian Harper’s Index.”



The single-season homerun record for Target Field (set by Josh Willingham in 2012): 21


Number of Twins wins at Target Field: 31


Twins team rank in Major League Baseball for home wins: 30


Number of Twins winning streaks of 4 or more games: 3


Number of Twins losing streaks of 4 or more games: 9


Twins team rank in American League for stolen bases: 1


Denard Span’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) as calculated by Baseball Reference: 4.8


Rank of Denard Span’s WAR among Twins Players: 1


Twins team rank in American League for OPS by Center Fielders (Span's primary position): 12


Twins team rank in American League for OPS by Catchers: 2


OPS for Joe Mauer while playing catcher: .952


OPS for Joe Mauer while playing any position other than catcher: .767


OPS for Justin Morneau against right hand pitchers in 2012 and in his career: .902/.904


OPS for Justin Morneau against left hand pitchers in 2012 and in his career: .569/.728


OPS and home run total for Trevor Plouffe in 55 games between May 16 and July 19) : .997/18


OPS and home run total for Trevor Plouffe in all other games: .565/6


Twins team rank in American League by starting pitching for ERA, Wins, Quality Starts, Strikeouts and Innings Pitched: 14


Number of wins by Jeff Gray: 6


Jeff Gray’s rank on Twins for most wins : 2 (tied with Sam Deduno)


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