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3/29/09

Spring training weeks 1-5 summary.

Only one week of the Spring Training is left, and this is how the Twins' players involved in position battles are performing so far. These are the cummulative statistics through week 5 with a weep more of games to go (The rankings are by decreasing OPS for position players and by decreasing WHIP for pitchers) :

Position Players:

Outfield Starter Battle:

Gomez .286/.372/.592, 3 HR, 6 BB, 5 SB (49 AB)
Cuddyer .333/.377/.583, 2 HR, 4 BB (48 AB)
Young .293/.317/.517, 3 HR, 1 SB (58 AB)
Span .154/.257/.246, 1 HR, 9 BB, 2 SB (65 AB)

Spot on the Bench vs Rochester Battle:

Buscher .348/.426/.478, 1 HR, 7 BB (46 AB)
Tolbert .283/.395/.472, 3 HR, 10 BB, 2 SB (53 AB)



Mauer's temporary replacement battle
Butera .385/.438/.462, 2 BB (13 AB)
Morales .238/.227/.238 (21 AB)


Other 25-man roster position player stats:

Punto .423/.483/.615, 3 BB (26 AB)
Morneau .353/.389/.676, 3 HR, 2 BB (34 AB)
Kubel .367/.436/.510, 2 HR, 6 BB (49 AB)
Harris .292/.393/.396, 1 HR, 7 BB, 2 SB (48 AB)
Redmond .308/.386/.385, 5 BB (39 AB)
Casilla .288/.344/.339, 5 BB, 4 SB (59 AB)
Crede .174/.240/.304, 1 HR, 4 BB (46 AB)

Position Player of weeks 1-5:

Nick Punto



Honorable mention:, Justin Morneau, Jason Kubel, Brian Buscher, Carlos Gomez, Mike Cuddyer


Pitchers:

Starter Performance:

Blackburn ERA 2.00, WHIP 0.56, 0 BB, 2 K, 9 IP
Slowey ERA 2.21, WHIP 0.84, 1 BB, 20 K 20.1 IP
Liriano ERA 5.18, WHIP 1.19, 11 BB, 24 K, 24.1 IP
Perkins ERA 2.25, WHIP 1.25, 5 BB, 7 K, 20 IP
Baker ERA 6.85, WHIP 1.73, 3 BB, 16 K, 23.2 IP

Battle for set up man:

Ayala 0.00 ERA, WHIP 0.60, 1 BB, 3 K, 5 IP
Breslow 1.80 ERA, WHIP 0.90, 4 BB, 12 K, 10 IP
Crain 4.82 ERA, WHIP 0.96, 1 BB, 6 K, 9.1 IP

On the bubble; battle for the last 1-2 spots:

Dickey 3.63 ERA, WHIP 0.95, 3 BB, 15 K, 13.2 IP
Humber 4.91, WHIP 1.09, 2 BB, 5 K, 11 IP
Duensing 0.75 ERA, WHIP 1.17, 4 BB, 5 K, 12 IP

Mijares 9.80 ERA, WHIP 2.70, 9 BB, 7 K, 10 IP

Others in the 25-man Roster:
Nathan 3.38 ERA, WHIP 1.00, 2 BB, 8 K, 8 IP
Guerrier 6.52 ERA, WHIP 1.66, 4 BB, 5 K, 9.2 IP

pitcher of weeks 1-5, spring training:

Kevin Slowey




honorable mention: Luis Ayala, Nick Blackburn, Craig Breslow, R.A. Dickey, Jesse Crain, Joe Nathan, Phillip Humber

3 comments:

Marv said...

Looks like Gomez, Cuddy, Young and (gulp) Punto are each having a great ST. (all RH or SH batters)
I saw where Gardy said that he would not be averse to having Kubel bat third. Why is Gardy stuck on having a lefty batting directly before or after Morneau?
Both Kubel & Morneau watch their BA/OBP/SLG drop against lefties. Why invite a LOOGY against two of the strongest parts of your lineup?

Diamond Cutter said...

Great synopsis of the spring thus far. I've been a life long Twins fan I like that you put it all together for easy comparisons.

Of all these, my biggest hope is that Gomez can keep up on his pace. He has shown a lot more patience at the plate resulting in a much higher OBP which will translate to more SB and runs scored. Plus his added pop has been nice. If he can put everything together I'd love to see him in the top third of our order.

thrylos98 said...

Marv,

Gardy is Gardy. He does some things that are beyond logic (like batting Redmond 3rd last season). That said, I'd rather see someone batting between Morneau and Kubel.

Diamond Cutter,

Thanks. I really think that Gomez will open some eyes this season...