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Remember "Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball"?  It came out in 1994, and I spent many evenings of that summer playing it on my SNES.

It was one of the most enjoyable baseball games I've ever played.  Its statistics were basic:  batting average, homers and RBI for hitters; wins, losses and ERA for pitchers.  Attributes for hitters were split between batting, power, speed and defense, while pitchers were evaluated based on pitch speed, pitch control and fatigue.  Graphics were cartoonish but fun, gameplay was easy and straighforward, and who can forget the ump calling a strike:

STEE-RIIIIKE.

I don't know what made me think of it, but what if this year's Twins were rated in the same way Kirby Puckett, Kent Hrbek, Kevin Tapani and Terry Jorgenson were rated?  Well, here's what I think.

Pitchers
Name            SPD   CON   FAT
J. Santana        9    10    10
B. Bonser         7     7     6
C. Silva          7     6     7
K. Slowey         6     5     5
S. Baker          6     7     7
M. Garza         10     5     5
F. Liriano       10     7     7
M. Guerrier       7     8     4
J. Crain          8     7     3
D. Reyes          5     7     2
J. Rincon         8     5     3
P. Neshek         7     9     2
J. Nathan         9     8     2

Hitters
Name            BAT   POW   SPD   DEF
L. Castillo       8     2     8     8
J. Bartlett       6     3     7     7
J. Mauer         10     5     7    10
M. Cuddyer        7     7     6     8
J. Morneau        8    10     5     7
T. Hunter         8     8     8     9
J. Kubel          5     5     5     5
L. Ford           5     3     8     7
N. Punto          3     1     8     8

M. Redmond        7     1     3     8
J. Tyner          6     1     9     6
R. White          6     4     5     4
J. Cirillo        6     2     5     6
L. Rodriguez      4     1     5     6