We have seen exactly four weeks go by since the simulated Twins opened their Simulated season. A number of you have been asking me about various stats so far, and four weeks in they have started to stabilize a bit, so here we go.
I don’t know a way to make these sortable for you or anything, so you’ll have to put up with screenshots. If I didn’t include anything you specifically want to know, just ask in the comments!
First up, we have a batting report. It should come as no surprise that Nelson Cruz is leading the team in homers at eight. Miguel Sano is right on his heels at seven, and Eddie Rosario, last night’s hero, at six.
In a much-smaller-than-most sample size, Jake Cave leads the team in batting average at .375, while Luis Arraez leads the regulars at .361 and Miguel Sano is also hitting over .300, at .330. Conversely, Byron Buxton and Mitch Garver have had rather cold starts in this category. One of those two is greater cause for concern than the other.
Of the four starters who have made five appearances for the Twins, Homer Bailey leads the group in ERA at 2.84, and Randy Dobnak is at 3.14, while Odorizzi and Berrios have struggled a bit more. Kenta Maeda made two starts before an injury, and Jhoulys Chacin, Sean Poppen, and Griffin Jax have each made one start.
For relievers, Cody Stashak holds a nice 0.69 ERA, and one of the heaviest workloads in the pen so far. Tyler Duffey has also done well, several others have looked a bit human. If you want to know why, there are some expanded stats below.
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Josh Donaldson leads the team in errors, but has also made more starts than almost anyone. The Twins outfield is nearly perfect, and no surprise, Byron Buxton has a great range factor and zone rating.
Hitter of the month: Luis Arraez
Highlighted by his batting average, Arraez’ .361/.403/.556 triple slash is impressive, and he’s popped a couple home runs.
Pitcher of the month: Homer Bailey
Bailey has been a surprise and a delight for the fake Twins rotation, which needed someone to step up after Maeda’s injury and Berrios slow start. In five games started, Bailey has thrown 31.2 innings with a rotation-leading ERA, although there are a bit more smoke-and-mirrors involved than some of his stablemates have used, he has the best results.