By the Numbers

Anthony Slama's Strikeout Splits Have Changed


Anthony Slama has been slammed in the past for racking up his strikeouts as a "nibbler", but this season a majority of his strikeouts have been of the swing-and-miss variety.

Pulling for Power: Who Are the Twins Most Powerful Pull Hitters?


Target Field's power plays for hitters who can pull. Who are the Twins' most powerwful pull hitters?

The Value of the "Extra Foot" on a Fastball


Do we really understand the impact that an elite heater has on performance, relative to a league average fastball? In this article, I look at ground ball versus fly ball, home run rates and...

Minnesota Twins in Free Agency - A Glance with WAR


Brandon Warne takes a look at the WAR leaderboard for Twins free agent signings. It's pretty ugly.

What Can the Twins Expect This Year in the Field?


Last year, according to UZR, the Twins defense ended up right at league average. In 2012, only three of last year's opening day position players are expected to start on Friday, so what can we...

What Should We Expect From the Twins Bullpen in 2012?


The Minnesota Twins bullpen was awful in 2011, contributing a large part to a 99-loss season. Just how important is the bullpen to a team's chances over a full season, and what can we expect from...

Hall of Fame Center Fielders: Where Does Kirby Puckett Fit?


Inside Minnesota, there's not much doubt about Kirby Puckett's Hall of Fame credentials. But how does he stack up against some of the Hall's other center fielders?

Assessing Cuddyer’s place in Twins history


With news that Michael Cuddyer has officially signed with the Colorado Rockies, a look back at Cuddyer's place in Minnesota Twins history.

After Willingham, how much do the Twins have left to spend?


It appears the Minnesota Twins are close to finalizing a 3-year, $21 million deal with free agent outfielder Josh Willingham. A look at what that deal means for the Twins payroll situation, and...

Who should become the next member of the Twins Hall of Fame?


Fan balloting is open to select the next member of the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. We look at the candidates.

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