This was supposed to be another year in which the Minnesota Twins suffered 90 or more losses. Instead, it’s been a year of excitement and intrigue. The Twins have been of baseball’s biggest surprises during the first half of the season. Instead of being 10 or more games out of first place, they are sitting at 40-35 and 5.5 games back of the Kansas City Royals for first place in the American League Central.
It’s been a season in which Twins fans have seen the return of fan favorite, Torii Hunter. Hunter is currently hitting .266 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs. While he’s injected some power in the Twins lineup, he’s also shown made some plays in the outfield that remind people of 2006.
It’s been a season of improved pitched. The Twins starting pitchers have combined for a 3.87 earned run average which is good for fourth best in the American League. Their bullpen hasn’t been great, but it’s been much improved. Twins closer, Glen Perkins is a perfect 24-24 in save opportunities and leads the American League.
Twins second baseman, Brian Dozier is playing like one of the best second baseman in baseball. He currently leads all second baseman in home runs (15) runs (57) and RBIs (37). #VoteDozier
It’s also been a season in which Twins fans have gotten a glimpse of the future. Prospects, Byron Buxton, Eddie Rosario and Alex Meyer have all made their big league debut. Fellow prospects, Miguel Sano and Jose Berrios could be joining them soon. Many experts around baseball expected them to make their debut this year, but they were supposed to be doing so for a losing team.
The future is bright for the Twins and this year the Twins fans are getting a glimpse of what the future has in store for them.
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