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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
5 777 .232 .277 .296 .212 0.6
Birth Date10-24-1957
Height6' 0"
Weight175 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1981 NYN 23 27 53 48 2 13 1 0 0 14 5 9 0 0 0 3 2 2 .271 .340 .292 .251 0.9 -0.1 0.1
1982 NYN 24 141 424 384 29 92 17 1 3 120 23 55 0 5 12 33 5 6 .240 .279 .312 .215 -3.9 7.5 0.4
1983 NYN 25 17 33 32 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .062 .091 .062 .050 -5.0 0.1 -0.5
1984 NYN 26 74 218 207 20 51 7 1 1 63 9 43 0 1 1 10 6 1 .246 .276 .304 .215 0.2 2.7 0.3
1985 NYN 27 26 49 39 5 7 2 1 0 11 8 11 0 0 2 2 0 0 .179 .319 .282 .246 2.9 0.7 0.4
Career28577771057165273421046122061549139.232.277.296.212-5.011.00.6

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1979 LYN A+ 70 308 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 JAC AA 127 517 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .287 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 NYN MLB 27 53 .251 .254 .311 .365 .254 .333 100 -0.5 1.3 0.5 -0.1 0.5 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
1981 TID AAA 125 454 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 NYN MLB 141 424 .215 .258 .316 .376 .254 .269 100 -19.2 11.4 5.2 7.5 -0.0 -3.9 0.4 -3.9 0.4
1983 NYN MLB 17 33 .050 .249 .318 .371 .251 .071 100 -7 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.4 -5.0 -0.5 -5.0 -0.5
1983 TID AAA 102 430 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 NYN MLB 74 218 .215 .256 .317 .375 .257 .305 95 -9.7 5.8 1.8 2.7 2.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3
1985 NYN MLB 26 49 .246 .255 .322 .384 .261 .250 95 -0.7 1.3 0.4 0.7 1.2 2.9 0.4 2.9 0.4
1985 TID AAA 22 77 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .246 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 TID AAA 96 373 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 POR AAA 117 440 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1979 LYN A+ 308 36 82 13 3 4 27 21 45 9 5 .296 .336 .408 .112 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 JAC AA 517 58 118 16 6 6 64 45 68 13 9 .258 .326 .358 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 NYN MLB 53 2 13 1 0 0 3 5 9 2 2 .271 .340 .292 .021 .251 0.9 -0.1 0.1
1981 TID AAA 454 52 105 17 8 2 40 28 61 28 12 .254 .300 .348 .094 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 NYN MLB 424 29 92 17 1 3 33 23 55 5 6 .240 .279 .312 .073 .215 -3.9 7.5 0.4
1983 TID AAA 430 63 111 20 6 4 39 34 54 9 7 .287 .343 .401 .114 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 NYN MLB 33 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 .062 .091 .062 .000 .050 -5.0 0.1 -0.5
1984 NYN MLB 218 20 51 7 1 1 10 9 43 6 1 .246 .276 .304 .058 .215 0.2 2.7 0.3
1985 TID AAA 77 3 15 2 0 1 10 6 13 0 2 .211 .273 .282 .070 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 NYN MLB 49 5 7 2 1 0 2 8 11 0 0 .179 .319 .282 .103 .246 2.9 0.7 0.4
1986 TID AAA 373 41 89 10 4 4 33 44 48 11 5 .276 .358 .368 .093 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 POR AAA 440 49 106 16 4 6 50 45 70 1 1 .272 .348 .380 .108 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1985-08-16 1985-09-13 15-DL 28 26 - Groin Strain - -
1985-05-25 1985-07-21 57 52 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1985-05-02 1985-05-19 15-DL 17 14 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1984-08-20 1984-09-13 15-DL 24 25 - Not Disclosed - -
1984-07-20 1984-08-09 15-DL 20 21 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ron Gardenhire has just been dismissed. Thoughts?
(Twins Fan from DC)
Having just turned 24 in August, I can barely remember any Twins games pre-Gardenhire, but I think it was time for a change there, especially with a youth movement coming soon. It is crazy to think that whoever takes over will only be Minnesota's third manager since 1986—following a decade in which they had four different managers. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What team do you believe will be the surprise of 2013?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Thanks for your question, Alex. How is the OC today? Two teams come to mind immediately, but keep in mind that there is a lot of roster building still to do between now and Opening Day. I think Terry Francona will immediately impact the Indians, as i respect him immensely - they'll be better. I also believe the Twins will make a lot of improvement in 2013, and they have too much core talent to have another year like 2013, plus I think Ron Gardenhire is outstanding. In another 30 days, we might have another team or two to discuss. (Dan Evans)
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you seen anything to make you worry about Nishioka as of yet? How badly do the Twins need some IF depth. Watching Matt Tolbert play makes me yearn for Steve Lombardozzi.
(paulbellows from Calgary)
I wrote about Nishioka and all things Twins infielder in today's TA (linked above). Suffice it to say that I'm not a believer. Even if you mean "other than a fractured fibula" and would be inclined to disregard his slow start at the plate, I just don't think Nishioka's cut out to be a productive major leaguer, based on his skill set and track record in Japan.

The Twins need IF depth badly, but I don't know if they'd agree. History suggests that Ron Gardenhire has no problem living and dying with the Tolberts of the world. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I think the Reds may be screwed, but because they are facing 2 more pitchers nearly as good as Halladay... How about the Twins? Are they ever going to be able to beat the Yankees in a playoff series?
(AutomatedTeller from Boston, MA)
I really believe the Twins are good enough to beat the Yankees and I picked them to win the series. That being said, I've got to believe the Yankees are in the Twins' heads, especially since they are now a remarkable 55-18 against Minnesota since Ron Gardenhire replaced Tom Kelly as manager. I'm not a big believer in emotion or momentum but the game is played by humans and we all have our doubts and fears. The Twins have to have both when they play the Yankees. (John Perrotto)
2010-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)In much the same way that King Felix deserves the AL Cy Young award, does Terry Francona deserve the AL Manager of the Year award?
(Cambridge from Cambridge)
In that he's been let down by his supporting cast, but still turned in a good season? I guess so, if you absolve him of any blame for the injuries. But if we're using that framework, doesn't Ron Gardenhire come out smelling even rosier? Honestly, since we can't really isolate a manager's performance, I don't know who deserved the MotY award. It's a stab in the dark. (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bill Smith says he expects that Ron Gardenhire will keep Nick Punto in the lineup somewhere. This guy is supposed to be Gardenhire's boss. Can't he make him see sense? I'm tired of this cycle where Punto is handed an opening day job, fails miserably, gets replaced by even worse players, gets the job back for the last month, hits decently, and gets a job again the next year. And since it also seems that the Twins are considering bringing back Joe Crede at third or Orlando Cabrera at second (in order to keep Punto somewhere), which is the better alternative? Finally, wouldn't someone like Felipe Lopez be great for the Twins?
(russadams from Target Center)
I'm not sure Nick Punto is so much the problem as an inability to put real players at third base and left field is the problem. If Punto can bat ninth, hit what he hits and play plus defense, he's an acceptable solution on a team with seven or eight actual hitters. Punto is better, relative to his position, than Delmon Young or the collective nightmare at third base or what Alexi Casilla (who I like) did this year. Focusing on him and not those problems is a mistake.

Lopez is a good player who brings more offense than defense, and that's always been a good path to the bench in Minnesota. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-02-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Carlos Gomez becomes that Alex Rios or Carlos Beltran type of player this year. You talked about Gomez in 2007 on a chat?
(mwashuc06 from Utica,NY)
Yeah, I think Gomez is very talented. He's a wild stallion at this point but he'll learn under a guy like Ron Gardenhire and that Twins' coaching staff. Gomez is going to be very very good. (John Perrotto)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneI can never let go of the fact that the Mets didn't protect Tom Seaver after '83 because they wanted to leave room for Ron Gardenhire on the roster. (Steven Goldman)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneThe next wave of managers is led by Ron Gardenhire? Uh oh. (Marc Normandin)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneFWIW: Nine players in tonight's starting lineup have been Prospectus Q&As, as has Ron Gardenhire. (David Laurila)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneWell, I guess Ron Gardenhire thinks CC's throwing a no-no from this inning on. (Ben Lindbergh)
2008-09-30 16:30:00Twins/White Sox Play-In GameRon Gardenhire agrees with Joe ex post facto. (Will Carroll)