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07-10

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Transaction Analysis: Big Sexy's Last Call
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Aaron Gleeman

06-21

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Rubbing Mud: Lower is Better for Berrios
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Matthew Trueblood

06-20

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Banjo Hitter: Minnesota's Mess
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Aaron Gleeman

06-14

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Rubbing Mud: No Free Strikes
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Matthew Trueblood

06-05

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Rubbing Mud: The Rise of the Rover and the Fall of Dozier
by
Matthew Trueblood

06-04

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Baseball Prospectus Announcement
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Bret Sayre

06-02

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Rubbing Mud: One At-Bat, Turned Inside Out
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Matthew Trueblood

05-31

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Banjo Hitter: The First 162: Max Kepler
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Aaron Gleeman

05-29

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Prospectus Feature: The Ervin Santana Disagreement
by
Jonathan Judge

05-22

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Transaction Analysis: Have Gloves, Will Travel
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Bryan Grosnick

05-22

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Rubbing Mud: The Muscle Memory of Bunting
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Matthew Trueblood

05-19

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Prospectus Feature: It Finally Clicks for Aaron Hicks
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David Brown

05-04

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Banjo Hitter: The First 162: Byron Buxton
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Aaron Gleeman

03-29

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Minnesota Twins
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Aaron Gleeman

03-24

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Banjo Hitter: Sticking at Shortstop
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Aaron Gleeman

03-15

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Short Relief: Tales of Cubs Fans, Extroverts, and 1987 Topps
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Nathan Bishop, Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque

02-21

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Hitters
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Aaron Gleeman

02-16

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Banjo Hitter: PECOTA and the Twins, Sitting in a Tree
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Aaron Gleeman

02-11

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BP Job Postings: Minnesota Twins Advance Scouting Intern
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BP Staff

02-10

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Rubbing Mud: Miguel Sano Through PECOTA's Eyes
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Matthew Trueblood

01-18

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Rubbing Mud: Dozier and the Doyers
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Matthew Trueblood

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: Going Back To Cali
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Aaron Gleeman

12-30

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Best of BP 2016: The Fall of the Ryan Empire
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Aaron Gleeman

11-23

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Transaction Analysis: Twins Pay For Stolen Strikes
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Aaron Gleeman

09-28

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Banjo Hitter: The Derek Falvey Era
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Aaron Gleeman

08-25

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Banjo Hitter: Baseball's Unlikeliest Slugger?
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Aaron Gleeman

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Twins, Angels Make Seller-To-Seller Swap
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Aaron Gleeman, Meg Rowley, Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Not Abad Trade
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Aaron Gleeman and Will Haines

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: Nunez's Career-Year Moves to San Francisco
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Aaron Gleeman and Adam McInturff

07-26

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Banjo Hitter: Miguel Sano Is a Strikeout Pioneer
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Aaron Gleeman

07-19

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Banjo Hitter: Twin Killing
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Aaron Gleeman

07-14

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Banjo Hitter: Where These Terrible Twins Go From Here
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Aaron Gleeman

07-12

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Banjo Hitter: The Out-of-Nowhere All-Stars
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Aaron Gleeman

06-26

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Team Chemistry: Explaining the DRA-Beaters
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John Choiniere

06-08

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Team Chemistry: The Outsized Importance of a Joe Mauer Cold Streak
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John Choiniere

05-31

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Prospectus Feature: Buxton's Back, and Not Busted Yet
by
Aaron Gleeman

05-24

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Prospectus Feature: Joe Nathan's Got One Thing To Prove
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Aaron Gleeman

05-22

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Rubbing Mud: So You Want to Fire Your General Manager
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Matthew Trueblood

05-19

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Prospectus Feature: So Long, Jose Berrios; See You Soon?
by
Aaron Gleeman

05-18

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Transaction Analysis: Fredi, Blame, Fired
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Aaron Gleeman, Wilson Karaman and Matthew Trueblood

05-17

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What You Need to Know: Jose Berrios: Not An Instant Ace
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Daniel Rathman

05-17

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Prospectus Feature: The Fall of the Ryan Empire
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Aaron Gleeman

04-29

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Jose Berrios
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Doug Thorburn

04-19

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Rubbing Mud: Joe Mauer and Me
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Matthew Trueblood

04-15

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What You Need to Know: Nobody Is 0-21, Yet
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Nicolas Stellini

04-07

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Prospectus Feature: Can the Twins Sweep ROY Voting, Still Lose?
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Bryan Grosnick

03-30

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Rumor Roundup: Who Will Save The Phillies' 55ish Wins This Year?
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Emma Baccellieri

03-02

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Outta Left Field: The Remarkable Buxton Projection
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Dustin Palmateer

02-29

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Winter Is Leaving
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Matthew Trueblood

02-17

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Prospectus Feature: The Way-Too-Early Baseball Awards Breakdown
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Bryan Grosnick

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Byron Buxton's first 162 games have been filled with bad offense, good defense, and missed expectations.

It wasn’t supposed to go like this for Byron Buxton.

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Minnesota has a new front office and a friendly PECOTA projection, but are Buxton and Sano ready to be stars?

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How many top-ranked shortstop prospects actually go on to play shortstop in the majors?

Last weekend the Twins announced that their top prospect Nick Gordon, the fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft, would cease playing exclusively shortstop and begin spending some time at second base as well. Positional versatility is not a bad thing, but Gordon’s draft stock was based on the belief that he was a shortstop, period, so the fact that there’s uncertainty about his ability to stick there before he even got to Double-A is discouraging. As a rail-thin 21-year-old with a poor walk rate and just five home runs in 293 games as a pro, Gordon will likely need to have significant defensive value to be a big-league asset.

Gordon’s older brother, Dee Gordon, was also a top prospect as a shortstop who later moved to second base. Dee, who cracked BP’s top 101 prospects list in 2010 and 2011, remained a shortstop long enough to log 147 major-league starts there in 2011-2013, but then shifted to second base full time in 2014 and hasn’t played shortstop since. When talk of little brother Nick possibly moving off shortstop got louder a couple weeks ago, Dee spoke up, telling Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press: “I’m not their front office, but my brother is a shortstop and it’s going to be tough for him to play second.”

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Nathan explores the psyche of a young Cubs fan-to-be, Jason drafts Trevor May and discovers alienation, and the gang votes on their favorite Topps cards of the 80s.

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Which young hitters does PECOTA see as having breakout potential in 2017?

“Breakout” can mean different things to different people. It can mean a prospect or untested young big leaguer establishing himself as a valuable regular. It can mean a relative unknown becoming an impact player. It can mean a well-known star making the leap to full-blown superstar, perhaps even following up a “breakout” one year with an even bigger “breakout” the next. Your own definition may vary, but in PECOTA’s case “breakout” is all about out-performing track records.

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PECOTA projects Minnesota to improve by an MLB-high 21 games. How?

Every year around this time Baseball Prospectus releases the full slate of PECOTA projections for players and teams. And every year around this time those projections upset a handful of fan bases that feel disrespected or overlooked by the numbers that were crunched. Some fan bases are briefly annoyed and then brush it off, while others—and especially those like the Orioles and Royals who’ve been through this same dance with PECOTA several times before—take serious offense. Such is the life of a system designed to predict (or at least project) the future.

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The Minnesota Twins are seeking an MLB Advance Scouting Intern for the 2017 season.

Major League Advance Scouting Internship


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PECOTA loves Miguel Sano, but that might be because it doesn't know any better.

You are perfectly entitled to be optimistic about Miguel Sano. That’s the most important thing to say. Sano was a huge prospect when he signed out of the Dominican Republic. Everyone believed he would eventually hit for enormous power, retain some thick-bodied athleticism, and generally display a natural gift for baseball that would help him overcome his considerable deficiencies. That remains a possible outcome, and indeed the fact that he’s risen all the way through the minors and played a bit more than a year’s worth of big-league games while making unbelievably hard contact has only boosted the odds of that.

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Brian Dozier is still in Minnesota, but maybe the Dodgers and the Twins were right to balk at a deal.

Last week I attended SportCon, a day-long convention on analytics in sports put on by an organization called MinneAnalytics. There were six seminar sessions throughout the day at the enclosed downtown campus of St. Thomas University in Minneapolis. I was sitting in an auditorium/lecture hall early in the afternoon, waiting for new Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey to walk in for a panel on how teams use analytical information in coaching and advance scouting, when Ken Rosenthal’s Twitter feed told me what business Falvey had concluded prior to making the short trip from Target Field to the conference: The Dodgers and Twins had reached a semi-official impasse, and Brian Dozier was (however flimsily) assured of remaining in Minnesota for a while.

That "news" is sorry succor for the news-starved fans of the baseball offseason and it rippled through the room like word that the keg has run dry at a wedding reception. If the convention were at Loyola Marymount instead of St. Thomas, it’s fair to guess that the tone would have been the same. Twins fans have wanted this deal for most of the winter. Dodgers fans have approached it cautiously, hugging their prospects tightly but with a measure of anticipation, too. Neither front office will endear themselves to large swaths of their fan base by walking away from the bargaining table. The Twins are still likely to be a losing team in 2017 and the aggressive rebuild Falvey and general manager Thad Levine have hinted at seems on hold until Dozier is dealt.

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Trevor Plouffe finds a new home in Oakland and his former team adds veteran depth.

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Can anybody in 2016 identify what the Twins are good at?

With the year winding to a close, Baseball Prospectus is revisiting some of our favorite articles of the year. This was originally published on May 17, 2016.

Twins general manager Terry Ryan is a Well-Respected Baseball Man™.

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Minnesota landed its top free agent target, pitch-framing master Jason Castro.

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