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Fangraphs ranks the Twins by position

Fangraphs ranked all teams in baseball by position. How did the Twins do? With surprising cromulence! (click links for the articles and full rankings)

Catcher: 2nd

1st base: 12th

2nd base: 29th (frown)

Shortstop: 15th

3rd base: 19th

Left field: 21st

Center field: 10th

Right field: 19th

DH: 12th

Starters: 11th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is basically based on ZIPS projections, so you can take it for whatever it's worth. Part of what it loves about our starters is Liam Hendricks, and I can tell you with some confidence that nothing is more meaningless than projections for rookie starters. That said, I didn't really even consider the possibility that our starters might be above average until the moment I saw that article. Now I have, and I'm a happier man.

But anyway--and thank the Sacred Heavens Above they haven't ranked the bullpens yet--this is a portrait of an entirely decent ball club. If nothing else, it's a reminder of all the other losers who the other teams are throwing out there. Holy hell I can't wait until the Astros are in the AL. If you were thinking of angling for the #1 pick in the 2013 draft, don't even dream of it, the Astros will Mess. You. Up.

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