Top 10 Outfielders in Minnesota Twins History
Sep 9, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Minnesota Twins left fielderEddie Rosario
(20), designated hitterMiguel Sano
(22) and center fielderAaron Hicks
(32) celebrate in the outfield after the win over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
The Minnesota Twins played its first season in 1961. From then on the team has had plenty of good players grace the outfield of Met Stadium, the Metrodome and Target Field. With Torii Hunter officially retired, he is a top 1o outfielder in Twins history. Where does he rank?
Our countdown of the best outfielders will feature 10 players and a few honorable mentions who under the following rules.
- Players spent five or more years with the Twins
- Played more games in the outfield than any other position
- Only statistics in games played with the Twins starting with 1961 are counted
The players in the list also will be judged on a variety of other factors. If the player was an all-star or a hall-of-fame inductee, the player was given a boost. Other players who led the league in an offensive category were rated higher. Longevity in their careers and contributions to the team during their years with the Twins were taken into account as well.
With that in mind, some players on the list were not all-stars or league leaders. Some were fan favorites. Reminiscing about the impact those players had during their time with the Twins had an effect on the list. Some on the list might be a surprise.
A lot of players, who did not make the list, met the minimum requirements but had the best statistical years of their career with the Twins.
At the end of the list honorable mentions that missed the cut will be included.
Here’s the list, let’s get to it.
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