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Totally Accurate Mid-Season Projections

Here at Twinkie Town we normally pride ourselves with accuracy... but today I'm going to blindly double some numbers because I can.

Nunez: "The joke is that they aren't totally accurate! AHAHAHA"
Nunez: "The joke is that they aren't totally accurate! AHAHAHA"
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We're exactly half way (about) through the season, which means we can just take any stat and double it to get a totally accurate projection.

Let's start with team numbers...

Wins: 54. The Twins are on pace to go 54-108 (WP: 33.3%). Not the worst season ever. This is real, but retroactive to game 81. Otherwise, we'd end up with an impossible record.

Win-loss: 64-112. The Twins are on pace to play 176 games this year, which means they must be in the playoffs! Logic.

HR: 210

Runs: 790

SB: 118

Player numbers

Joe Mauer: 14 HR, 18 2b, 4 3B, 56 RBI, 82 R, .542 AVG

Mauer is on pace to shatter the batting average record this year. Honestly, though, the lack of doubles is a bit concerning, considering last year he hit 34 of them. He picked it up a bit recently, though. Hopefully he can keep that uptick going into the second half.

Brian Dozier: 28 HR, 32 2B, 6 3B, 14 SB, 62 BB, 114 SO

Dozier has turned his year around, after hitting .202 through May 31.  He has notoriously dropped off in the second half of seasons so we'll see if he can stay hot as we get into August and September.

Miguel Sano: 14 2B, 28 HR, 72 RBI, 72 BB, 170 SO

Sano started out pretty bad, with a .745 OPS in the opening month of the season (they call that April). He also missed the entire month of June due to injury, so he hasn't had as many chances. So far in July he's hitting .282/.391/.538 with 3 HR and 9 RBI. He hasn't played RF in any of these games. Is that a part of it? Definitely maybe.

Max Kepler: 16 HR, 22 2B, 66 RBI, 34 BB, 76 SO

The future appears to be bright for Max Kepler. In fact, I think he could be a contender for rookie of the year in 2016. Although the competition is pretty stiff right now, his .802 OPS ranks 4th in the AL among rookies with > 100 at bats. This month he's driven in a whopping 18 runs in 10 games with 5 home runs.  Even if he doesn't win it, and he probably won't, he looks very solid at the plate.