Minnesota
Twins
Stadium Target Field
101-61 Overall | AL CENTRAL 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Twins.2709393074.18
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  9/19
vs
Royals
W8-5
Fri  9/20
vs
Royals
W4-3
Sat  9/21
vs
Royals
L5-12
Sun  9/22
vs
Royals
W12-8
Tue  9/24
@
Tigers
W4-2
Wed  9/25
@
Tigers
W5-1
Thu  9/26
@
Tigers
W10-4
Fri  9/27
@
Royals
W / 76-2
Sat  9/28
@
Royals
W4-3
Sun  9/29
@
Royals
L4-5
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 10/1, 9.1% (#4). Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 6.3% chance is #4 in the league. In simulations, they win the AL 16.2% of the time and are not a good value at 5/1, 16.7%. Their pre-season futures line was 84 wins so they have a push with 26 games remaining. They are basically a lock to make the playoffs. Their chances of winning their division stand at 0%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the AL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 75.6-60.4. At 84-52 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+1121 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (77-59) for a +543 profit. Their over-under record is 73-57 with 6 pushes. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Detroit Tigers. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Their average run differential is +1.28 which ranks #2 in the AL, but their rank based on win percentage is #3. They are the #1 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #3 ranked team among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 12 games is +2.5.

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Nelson Cruz who is projected to be the #1 first baseman / DH the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
13 Adrianza, Ehire SS6-117008/21/19897No College
66 Alcala, Jorge RP6-318007/28/19951No College
2 Arraez, Luis 2B5-1015504/09/19971No College
64 Astudillo, Willians C5-922510/14/19912No College
17 Berrios, Jose SP6-118505/27/19944No College
25 Buxton, Byron CF6-219012/18/19935No College
15 Castro, Jason C6-321506/18/19879Stanford
60 Cave, Jake RF6-020012/04/19922No College
24 Cron, C.J. 1B6-423501/05/19906Utah
23 Cruz, Nelson DH6-223007/01/198015No College
68 Dobnak, Randy SP6-121001/17/19951No College
21 Duffey, Tyler RP6-322012/27/19905Rice
49 Dyson, Sam RP6-121005/07/19888South Carolina
18 Garver, Mitch C6-122001/15/19913New Mexico
44 Gibson, Kyle SP6-621510/23/19877Missouri
9 Gonzalez, Marwin RF6-120803/14/19898No College
51 Graterol, Brusdar RP6-118008/26/19981No College
19 Harper, Ryne RP6-321503/27/19891No College
39 Hildenberger, Trevor RP6-221112/15/19903California
26 Kepler, Max RF6-420502/10/19935No College
27 LaMarre, Ryan CF6-121011/21/19885Michigan
52 Littell, Zack RP6-422010/05/19952No College
65 May, Trevor RP6-524009/23/19895No College
41 Miller, Ian CF6-017002/21/19921No College
12 Odorizzi, Jake SP6-219003/27/19908No College
33 Perez, Martin SP6-020004/04/19918No College
35 Pineda, Michael SP6-726001/18/19896No College
11 Polanco, Jorge SS5-1120007/05/19936No College
71 Poppen, Sean RP6-320503/15/19941No College
55 Rogers, Taylor RP6-317012/17/19904Kentucky
77 Romero, Fernando RP6-021512/24/19942No College
54 Romo, Sergio RP5-1118503/04/198312No College
20 Rosario, Eddie LF6-118009/28/19915No College
22 Sano, Miguel 3B6-426005/11/19935No College
16 Schoop, Jonathan 2B6-122510/16/19917No College
31 Smeltzer, Devin SP6-318509/07/19951No College
61 Stashak, Cody RP6-017406/04/19941No College
53 Stewart, Kohl RP6-319510/07/19942No College
43 Thorpe, Lewis RP6-116011/23/19951No College
74 Torreyes, Ronald SS5-815109/02/19925No College
30 Wade, LaMonte CF6-118901/01/19941Maryland