Player Profiles

Twins Comps for Joe Benson and Chris Parmelee

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Two Twins callups with upside, with comparisons to relevant players at their positions in the team's recent past.

Meet: Lester Oliveros

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Meet new 2011 Twins number 87, Lester Oliveros.

Who You Can Boo, Who You Can't: A Definitive Guide to Jeering the Yankees

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You're going to see the hated Yankees play the Twins this weekend. Do you boo? Do you sit on your hands? We have your answers.

The (Partial) Return of Joe Mauer

10

Taking a look at Mauer's recent success at the plate and searching for the source of that success. Here's a hit: balls in play.

Tsuyoshi Nishioka: A Study of Two Hitters

12

Looking into Tsuyoshi Nishioka, who's coming along as a left-handed hitter...and still struggling from the other side.

Alexi Casilla’s Remarkable Turnaround

10

Alexi Casilla had a miserable start to the season, but from the end of May through the All-Star Break, he's been one of the hottest hitting middle infielders in the game.

Michael Cuddyer: One-Third Albert Pujols, Two-Thirds Alberto Callaspo

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Michael Cuddyer will be heavily discussed in trade talks this summer and free agent rumors this offseason. We look at Cuddyer's dramatic platoon splits, which have him hitting like Albert Pujols...

Why Has Glen Perkins Been So Effective?

22

We look at three statistical categories which tell us how lefty Glen Perkins has pitched so well.

Jason Kubel Versus Left-Handed Pitching

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Kubel's accomplishments this season have been astounding, particularly in light of how terrible Minnesota's offense has been. But yesterday's heroics were even more impressive because they came off...

Meet: Rene Tosoni (AKA Delmon Young hits the DL)

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Over the last few seasons, Rene Tosoni hasn't been the sexy name of Twins outfield prospects. But he's been a good one all the same.

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