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What are your thoughts on the Twins starters?

I've been researching a lot about the Twins starting pitchers and I have a few opinions on them. They are all good, but there's certain ones I like more than others.

Of the five starting pitchers, Carl Pavano, Scott Baker, Francisco Liriano, Brian Duensing and, Nick Blackburn, my favorite is Brian Duensing. So far in the pre-season he has pitched in three games and all games were a win. He's fairly new as a starter but he looks like he's going to have a good season. Plus, he has a pretty good ERA!

(Duensing's pre-season Stats below from the last 3 three years)

 YEAR

TEAM

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

SVO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

GO/AO

2009

MIN

0

0

2.65

11

0

0

0

1

1

17.0

17

8

5

3

0

6

7

.258

1.35

1.37

2010

MIN

1

2

4.50

5

2

0

0

0

1

16.0

18

10

8

1

0

2

10

.277

1.25

1.92

2011

MIN

3

0

2.49

6

6

0

0

0

0

21.2

24

11

6

1

0

3

17

.270

1.25

1.45


Carl Pavano is the starter for opening day. Last year he pitched 221 innings last year. He's won a game and lost a game so his season could go either way but from past seasons I'm guessing he's gonna have a good year by looking at his ERA of 0.95.

(Pavano's pre-season stats below from the last three years)

 

 YEAR

TEAM

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

SVO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

GO/AO

2009

CLE

2

0

5.02

7

7

0

0

0

0

28.2

30

17

16

3

1

6

13

.263

1.26

1.09

2010

MIN

2

2

4.71

7

7

0

0

0

0

28.2

30

15

15

4

1

4

16

.270

1.19

1.69

2011

MIN

1

1

0.95

5

5

0

0

0

0

19.0

16

3

2

0

0

2

10

.242

0.95

1.81

 

Fransico Liriano also has won 1 game and lost 1 game, and I'm still wondering how his season will go. Last year he had won all his pre-season games, but those were only two games.  His preseason ERA isn't very impressive.

Liriano's pre-season stats below from the last three years)

YEAR

TEAM

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

SVO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

GO/AO

2009

MIN

1

2

4.94

8

8

0

0

0

0

27.1

20

17

15

5

2

12

27

.202

1.17

1.90

2010

MIN

2

0

2.70

6

5

0

0

0

0

20.0

19

6

6

1

2

5

30

.253

1.20

1.90

2011

MIN

1

1

4.97

4

4

0

0

0

0

12.2

16

8

7

1

0

9

19

.308

1.97

5.33

Scott Baker has lost 3, won 2 so he's doing okay but I don't think he will be a star pitcher this year.

(Baker's pre-season stats below from the last three years)

YEAR

TEAM

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

SVO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

GO/AO

2009

MIN

1

2

4.94

8

8

0

0

0

0

27.1

20

17

15

5

2

12

27

.202

1.17

1.90

2010

MIN

2

0

2.70

6

5

0

0

0

0

20.0

19

6

6

1

2

5

30

.253

1.20

1.90

2011

MIN

1

1

4.97

4

4

0

0

0

0

12.2

16

8

7

1

0

9

19

.308

1.97

5.33

Nick Blackburn has won 3, lost 1 so he's doing pretty good for the pre-season. Last pre-season he didn't play at all. 
Blackburn's pre-season stat's from the last three years)

 

TEAM

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

SVO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

WHIP

GO/AO

2009

MIN

1

1

2.57

5

3

0

0

0

0

14.0

8

4

4

2

0

1

4

.167

0.64

1.64

2010

MIN

0

0

3.38

5

3

0

0

0

0

16.0

14

6

6

1

0

4

6

.230

1.13

0.91

2011

MIN

3

1

2.05

6

5

0

0

0

0

22.0

24

7

5

3

0

2

11

.273

1.18

1.74

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