04-24-2014, 09:52 PM #1
Twins in the Top 20
I'm sensing that perhaps this will be high water for the Twins and for a lot of individuals on the club. Here are players who are in the Top 20 of various offensive categories:
Runs: Dozier (1st, 22), Mauer & Plouffe (T3rd, 17)
Hits: Colabello (T5th, 27), Plouffe (T12th, 25)
Doubles: Plouffe & Colabello (T1st, 9)
Home Runs: Dozier (T3rd, 6), Pinto (T13th, 4)
RBI: Colabello (1st, 26), Suzuki (T7th, 17), Plouffe (T14th, 14)
SB: Dozier (T5th, 6), Florimon (T8th, 4)
BB: Dozier (4th, 17), Pinto (5th, 16), Mauer (T6, 15), Plouffe (T8th, 14), Hicks (T13th, 13)
SO: Mauer (T6th, 26), Dozier (T10th, 24), Colabello & Kubel (T17th, 22)
BA: Colabello (T8th, .325), Plouffe (19th, .309)
OBP: Plouffe (6th, .412), Pinto (7th, .408), Suzuki (8th, .406)
SLG: Colabello (13th, .542)
OPS: Colabello (15th, .906), Plouffe (16th, .894), Pinto (19th, .871)
04-25-2014, 01:52 AM #2
Bigger surprise? Mauer near the top in strikeouts or Suzuki near the top in RBI?
Or, I guess, Colabello near the top in ...anything?
04-25-2014, 05:01 AM #3
Per ESPN, here are the standings of the Twins regulars by position (Pinto is listed as a C, Colabello as a DH) sorted by OPS: Catcher--Pinto #2, Suzuki #3 (out of 8) First base--Mauer #11 (out of 15) Second base--Dozier #2 (out of 12) Third base--Plouffe #2 (out of 13) Left field--Kubel #6 (out of 11) Center field--Hicks #13 (out of 13) Right field--none qualified
Shortstop--None qualified (Florimon would be 13th of 13 if the PA threshold was lowered to 50)
04-25-2014, 05:02 AM #4
Sorry, double post.
04-26-2014, 08:55 PM #5
Considering Mauer has been one of the better two strike hitters in the league for some time, I would say, that surprises me the most. However, it's early in the season and i'd be even more surprised if all three of these trends continue until the end of the year. Colabello seems to be for real. It wouldn't surprise me if he ends up having a good year.
04-26-2014, 09:13 PM #6
If Pedro Florimon had enough plate appearances to qualify, he would be #1 in all the league for lowest OPS.
"Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
- Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's
04-26-2014, 09:34 PM #7
05-02-2014, 05:57 PM #8
Dozier (26) still ranked first in MLB.
Mauer, Plouffe (each at 20) tied at 11th in MLB.
Colabello has cooled off. Two hits in the last week.
Mauer now leads the team in hits (31) and ranks tied-12th in AL.
Dozier (7) is in an 8-way tie for 7th in MLB
Colabello (27) is still 3rd in MLB.
Plouffe and Suzuki tied for 15th overall, not bad.
Dozier (21) and Mauer (19) rank in top 10 of MLB.
Twins lead MLB with 133, followed by Oakland (130) and Boston (124). Still a great trend …… The Dodgers are up to 7th in MLB in BB with 100 after drawing 18 walks from us in yesterday's doubleheader. (Can't say walks cost us the game, as none of the 12 walks in the second game factored into the scoring!)
Dozier, Kubel, Mauer each sit at 28 K's, none among the top 20 for most strikeouts …… Team is 10th highest with 238. Not a big deal.
Here's the unfortunate drop. No one who qualifies is over .300 any longer... as of today, Kubel, Mauer, Suzuki, Colabello, all batting between .290 and .300, Plouffe cooled off to .277 and hopefully not back on his way down to the .230s.
Mauer leads the team at .397, which ranks 19th in MLB.
Colabello still leads team, with .470, but is out of MLB Top 50.
Plouffe leads with .819 but also out of top 50.
05-02-2014, 06:22 PM #9