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2008 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

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W-L Record: 88-75 .540
Rank: 2nd in American League Central
Run Differential: 829-745 + 84
Roster Continuity 58.81% 28/30
Manager(s): Ron Gardenhire
General Manager: Bill Smith
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ballpark: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Payroll: $ 56,932,766 25/30
Attendance: 2,302,431 21/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Aaron Hicks (#14) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Steven Liddle
Bullpen Coach: Rick Stelmaszek
First Base Coach: Jerry White
Hitting Coach: Joe Vavra
Pitching Coach: Rick Anderson
Third Base Coach: Scott Ullger

#1 Draft Picks

Joe Mauer (#1), Delmon Young (#1), Philip Humber (#3), Michael Cuddyer (#9), Adam Everett (#12), Denard Span (#20), Boof Bonser (#21), Glen Perkins (#22)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8974.546--
8875.5401.0
8181.5007.5
7587.46313.5
7488.45714.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
33Justin Morneau1B27   62397187
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12901768531601020.300.374.499873.199.319.3121.1227.1311712
22Carlos GomezCF22   57779149
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5933112514270327.258.296.360656.102.184.3305.6882.4208614
21Delmon YoungLF22   57580167
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6914535105771519.290.336.405741.115.191.3383.0057.5233623
7Joe MauerC25   53698176
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851184501811121.328.413.451864.123.280.3420.6059.6242633
16Jason KubelDH26   46374126
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78014791020712.272.335.471806.199.298.2951.9423.2218517
23Brendan HarrisSS-2B27   43457115
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49113998407613.265.327.394721.129.219.3222.5162.0171490
25Alexi Casilla2B23   38558108
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50723145201367.281.333.374707.094.187.2981.4555.0144437
2Denard SpanRF24   34770102
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47187506043823.294.387.432819.138.314.3391.2057.8150411
8Nick PuntoSS30   3384396
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281563257015210.284.344.382726.098.219.3351.78169.0129377
5Michael CuddyerRF29   2493062
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3651254054007.249.330.369699.120.237.2861.6083.092279
24Mike Lamb3B32   2362055
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3201173204083.233.276.322598.089.157.2561.88236.076261
32Brian Buscher3B27   2182964
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4702194200076.294.340.390730.096.174.3352.2154.585244
27Craig MonroeDH31   1632233
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2901164801003.202.274.405679.202.294.2343.0020.466179
55Mike RedmondC37   1291437
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00120051120015.287.321.333654.047.085.3112.20--43137
12Adam EverettSS31   1271927
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2000121511640.213.278.323601.110.205.2191.2563.541150
20Matt Tolbert3B-SS26   1131832
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067171900215.283.322.389711.106.221.3372.71--44123
56Randy RuizDH30   621317
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70062101001.274.338.355693.081.177.4003.5062.02268
27Matt Macri3B26   34311
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41121000000.324.361.441802.118.176.4355.0034.01536
19Howie Clark1B34   802
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001000200000.250.250.500750.250.250.333----48
59Kevin SloweyP24   812
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002000100000.250.250.375625.125.125.286----38
11Jason PridieRF-LF24   4300000001100100.000.200.000200.000.250.0001.00--06
53Nick BlackburnP26   301
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0000000000000.333.333.333666.000.000.333----13
15Glen PerkinsP25   3000000000300100.000.000.0000.000.000-----04
30Scott BakerP26   211
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0000000100300.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----15
61Livan HernandezP33   201
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0001000000100.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----13
44Ryan JorgensenC29   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
41Bobby KoreckyP28   101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
Batting Totals165056418291572298491117911024252997936485272142.279.337.408745.129.234.3161.8550.823016294
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
53Nick Blackburn26   11114.0633330000193.1224102872339962071.3610.451.071.824.482.46
30Scott Baker26   1143.4528280000172.1161666620421416031.188.421.052.207.383.36
59Kevin Slowey24   12113.9927273200160.1161747122241231041.169.061.241.356.925.13
15Glen Perkins25   1244.4126260000151.018381742539742131.4710.911.492.324.411.90
61Livan Hernandez33   1085.4623232000139.219993851829542101.6312.791.161.863.471.86
26Boof Bonser26   375.9547120090118.113987781636976111.4810.601.222.757.402.69
54Matt Guerrier29   695.217600015176.18447441237592001.599.951.424.386.991.59
47Francisco Liriano24   643.911414000076.0744033732673011.398.760.833.797.932.09
60Brian Bass26   344.904400014168.18442371122324001.5611.121.462.914.241.45
36Joe Nathan33   121.3268000573967.2431310518742020.905.690.662.389.794.11
28Jesse Crain26   543.576600014062.2622925624502011.378.860.863.437.142.08
37Dennys Reyes31   302.357500016046.1401212415395021.207.830.782.937.632.60
49Craig Breslow27   021.624200010138.22497014324100.975.540.003.237.382.29
39Juan Rincon29   226.11240006028.0332119516203001.7510.611.615.146.431.25
41Bobby Korecky28   204.50160009017.219992860001.509.501.004.003.000.75
17Pat Neshek27   014.85150003013.1127724150001.238.311.382.7710.383.75
38Philip Humber25   004.5050002011.211664560011.338.253.003.754.501.20
50Jose Mijares23   010.90100003010.13110051000.302.700.000.004.50--
18Eddie Guardado37   117.719000007.012661250002.0015.431.292.576.432.50
Batting Totals88754.18648163521584214591568745677183406995454251.359.671.132.506.142.45
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe MauerC13912038315231.9976.61
Mike RedmondC302531809021.0006.72
Ryan JorgensenC2310001.0003.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Justin Morneau1B15513631316894149.9979.28
Mike Lamb1B952468041.0009.35
Brian Buscher1B614130011.0008.36
Howie Clark1B2531001.0007.20
Michael Cuddyer1B21822115.95811.50
Brendan Harris1B2311001.0006.00
Matt Macri1B2330011.0009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alexi Casilla2B958331962471271.9744.79
Brendan Harris2B3931956101524.9694.43
Nick Punto2B262155479218.9855.57
Matt Tolbert2B1175153017.9785.40
Matt Macri2B21016011.0006.30
Brian Buscher2B110000.0000.00
Howie Clark2B1302011.0006.00
Adam Everett2B110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brian Buscher3B6451937113109.9372.60
Mike Lamb3B55458418848.9702.53
Brendan Harris3B34256184824.9712.32
Matt Tolbert3B178992444.8923.34
Nick Punto3B1263316011.0002.71
Matt Macri3B116431413.9442.39
Howie Clark3B1832011.0005.63
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Nick PuntoSS61530103187846.9734.92
Brendan HarrisSS5546484159642.9764.71
Adam EverettSS4436461145730.9675.09
Matt TolbertSS1490142614.9764.00
Alexi CasillaSS21023001.0004.50
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Delmon YoungLF15113242821182.9731.99
Jason KubelLF1813024121.9261.73
Jason PridieLF340000.0000.00
Craig MonroeLF110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Carlos GomezCF1511271436984.9823.15
Denard SpanCF1911634110.9722.72
Craig MonroeCF756131011.0002.25
Nick PuntoCF3610001.0001.50
Michael CuddyerCF1831011.0004.50
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Denard SpanRF85686192532.9852.58
Michael CuddyerRF58501123614.9922.32
Jason KubelRF3223874110.9872.84
Craig MonroeRF32550001.0001.80
Jason PridieRF373010.7503.86
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Matt GuerrierP767651010.9371.78
Dennys ReyesP754617001.0001.57
Joe NathanP68673611.9001.21
Jesse CrainP666211032.7861.60
Boof BonserP4711861632.8801.68
Brian BassP4468914001.0003.04
Craig BreslowP4238111001.0002.84
Nick BlackburnP331931422041.0001.68
Scott BakerP28172101112.9551.10
Kevin SloweyP2716071811.9621.41
Glen PerkinsP2615122510.9641.61
Juan RinconP242811001.0000.64
Livan HernandezP2313972210.9671.88
Bobby KoreckyP161715011.0003.18
Pat NeshekP151303001.0002.08
Francisco LirianoP1476211001.0001.54
Jose MijaresP101002001.0001.80
Eddie GuardadoP970000.0000.00
Philip HumberP51111001.0001.64
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jason KubelDH77.0000.00
Craig MonroeDH35.0000.00
Randy RuizDH15.0000.00
Justin MorneauDH8.0000.00
Michael CuddyerDH5.0000.00
Mike LambDH4.0000.00
Joe MauerDH4.0000.00
Mike RedmondDH4.0000.00
Brian BuscherDH1.0000.00
Brendan HarrisDH1.0000.00


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