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1998 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 70-92 .432
Rank: 4th in American League Central
Run Differential: 734-818 -84
Roster Continuity 72.12% 2/28
Manager(s): Tom Kelly
General Manager: Terry Ryan
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ballpark: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Payroll: $ 26,182,500 24/30
Attendance: 1,165,976 29/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Ryan Mills (#6) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Rick Stelmaszek
First Base Coach: Ron Gardenhire
Hitting Coach: Terry Crowley
Pitching Coach: Dick Such
Third Base Coach: Scott Ullger

#1 Draft Picks

Greg Swindell (#2), Paul Molitor (#3), Mike Morgan (#4), Todd Walker (#8), Todd Ritchie (#12), Torii Hunter (#20), Eric Milton (#20), Dan Serafini (#26), Brent Gates (#26), Scott Stahoviak (#27), Travis Miller (#34)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8973.549--
8082.4949.0
7289.44716.5
7092.43219.0
6597.40124.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
50Matt LawtonRF26   55791155
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6
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7716886641560410.278.387.478865.199.368.2820.7426.5266662
2Pat MearesSS29   54356141
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26
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3
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9
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70742486613512.260.296.368664.109.158.2913.5860.3200581
8Ron Coomer3B-1B31   52954146
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72221872010822.276.295.406701.130.164.2914.0035.3215555
12Todd Walker2B25   52885167
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12
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621974765290413.316.372.473845.157.269.3411.3844.0250581
4Paul MolitorDH41   50275141
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29
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5
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4
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699245411511019.281.335.382717.102.205.2930.91125.5192559
1Otis NixonCF39   44871133
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203774456204214.297.361.344705.047.212.3361.27448.0154500
40Marty CordovaLF28   43852111
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693650103530614.253.333.377710.123.231.3052.0643.8165499
36Terry SteinbachC36   42245102
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54013889400116.242.310.410720.168.256.2752.3430.1173465
5Brent Gates3B28   3333183
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03
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4233364620336.249.324.321645.072.180.2791.28111.0107377
27David Ortiz1B22   2784777
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4610397253048.277.371.446817.169.313.3381.8530.9124326
25Alex OchoaRF26   2493564
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2563103510007.257.288.353641.096.149.2923.50124.588260
9Orlando Merced1B31   2042259
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3314172913014.289.345.422767.132.201.3161.7140.886223
7Denny Hocking2B-SS28   1983240
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1521164401322.202.259.288547.086.172.2422.7566.057219
26Javier ValentinC22   1621132
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1800113001317.198.247.309556.111.179.2232.7354.050177
28Chris LathamCF-LF25   941415
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542133600100.160.262.202464.043.202.2462.7794.019108
15Jon Shave3B30   40710
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51231000000.250.302.400702.150.200.3103.3340.01643
47Corey Koskie3B25   2924
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20021000000.138.194.241435.103.172.1675.0029.0731
51Doug Mientkiewicz1B24   2515
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002114300000.200.310.240550.040.200.2270.75--629
37Scott Stahoviak1B28   1912
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1000700000.105.105.263368.158.158.091--19.0519
48Torii HunterCF22   1704
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002012600001.235.316.294610.059.118.3643.00--519
9A.J. PierzynskiC21   1013
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0001001210010.300.385.300685.000.100.3332.00--313
41Eric MiltonP22   904
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0001000400000.444.444.444888.000.000.800----49
30Mike MorganP38   211
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
22Brad RadkeP25   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
32LaTroy HawkinsP25   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
16Dan SerafiniP24   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
39Bob TewksburyP37   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals168056417341499285321156911125450691545331852155.266.323.389712.123.223.2971.8149.121936217
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
22Brad Radke25   12144.2932325100213.223810910223431463191.3110.010.971.816.143.40
32LaTroy Hawkins25   7145.2633330000190.1227126111276110510251.5210.751.282.894.971.72
41Eric Milton22   8145.6532321000172.119511310825701071021.5410.201.313.665.601.53
39Bob Tewksbury37   7134.8026251000148.117482791920605061.3110.581.161.223.653.00
30Mike Morgan38   423.491817000098.010841381324501071.359.921.192.204.592.08
21Mike Trombley31   653.627710017196.29041391641896151.358.351.483.808.262.17
16Dan Serafini24   746.48289003075.09558541029462011.6511.401.203.485.521.59
38Rick Aguilera36   494.2668000643874.1753535815571011.229.120.971.826.933.80
33Frankie Rodriguez25   466.562011004070.0885851630626131.6911.310.773.867.972.07
17Greg Swindell33   333.685200012266.16727271018453031.299.141.362.456.142.50
18Eddie Guardado27   314.507900012065.26634331028532001.429.001.363.827.231.89
58Hector Carrasco28   424.356300020161.2753030431468011.7110.890.584.506.681.48
24Travis Baptist26   015.67130004027.0341817511110001.6711.331.673.673.671.00
23Todd Ritchie26   005.63150007024.030171519213001.6311.250.383.387.882.33
31Dan Naulty28   024.88190009023.2251613310150001.469.381.133.755.631.50
20Travis Miller25   023.91140002023.1251010011232001.579.780.004.309.002.09
53Benj Sampson23   101.5952001017.1103306162010.945.290.003.188.472.67
Batting Totals70924.75594162711554214481622818765180457952555441.4410.081.122.845.922.08
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Terry SteinbachC1196655273.9900.00
Javier ValentinC532811750.9830.00
A.J. PierzynskiC6332011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
David Ortiz1B7050346651.9890.00
Ron Coomer1B5437134132.9980.00
Orlando Merced1B3829921632.9820.00
Paul Molitor1B9797041.0000.00
Doug Mientkiewicz1B8613031.0000.00
Scott Stahoviak1B435414.9750.00
Denny Hocking1B230001.0000.00
Brent Gates1B120011.0000.00
Jon Shave1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Todd Walker2B1402193631372.9780.00
Denny Hocking2B473846091.0000.00
Brent Gates2B21234328.9710.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brent Gates3B775911375.9610.00
Ron Coomer3B755611659.9720.00
Jon Shave3B15620021.0000.00
Denny Hocking3B11111011.0000.00
Corey Koskie3B1061011.9410.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pat MearesSS1492634122492.9660.00
Denny HockingSS28294337.9600.00
Brent GatesSS111001.0000.00
Jon ShaveSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Marty CordovaLF115257561.9780.00
Alex OchoaLF2128410.9700.00
Denny HockingLF1734211.9730.00
Chris LathamLF1322010.9570.00
Matt LawtonLF12220001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Otis NixonCF108278430.9890.00
Matt LawtonCF47113212.9910.00
Chris LathamCF1533010.9710.00
Torii HunterCF680001.0000.00
Alex OchoaCF410001.0000.00
Denny HockingCF130001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Matt LawtonRF100263933.9890.00
Alex OchoaRF5288430.9680.00
Orlando MercedRF13252011.0000.00
Denny HockingRF7100001.0000.00
Chris LathamRF5141001.0000.00
Ron CoomerRF310001.0000.00
Scott StahoviakRF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Eddie GuardadoP796565001.0001.52
Mike TrombleyP779649001.0001.22
Rick AguileraP687439021.0001.46
Hector CarrascoP636196001.0002.21
Greg SwindellP526686001.0001.91
LaTroy HawkinsP331901729051.0002.18
Eric MiltonP32172820011.0001.46
Brad RadkeP32213123411.9791.94
Dan SerafiniP287518011.0001.08
Bob TewksburyP26148123123.9562.61
Frankie RodriguezP20708920.8952.19
Dan NaultyP192310001.0000.39
Mike MorganP1898131611.9672.66
Todd RitchieP15240000.0000.00
Travis MillerP14231210.7501.17
Travis BaptistP132762001.0002.67
Benj SampsonP51701001.0000.53
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Paul MolitorDH115.0000.00
Ron CoomerDH13.0000.00
David OrtizDH10.0000.00
Orlando MercedDH8.0000.00
Marty CordovaDH4.0000.00
Alex OchoaDH3.0000.00
Terry SteinbachDH3.0000.00
Brent GatesDH2.0000.00
Denny HockingDH2.0000.00
Jon ShaveDH1.0000.00
Javier ValentinDH1.0000.00
Todd WalkerDH1.0000.00


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