Minnesota Twins: Grading Each Aspect of Their Game this Season
The Minnesota Twins offense has been inconsistent, for sure, but they have gained some steam as the season has progressed. They just owned a 16-game home-run streak before it was ended by the Colorado Rockies on 5/18.
As a team, the Twins have a batting average of .241, ranking 19th in the MLB. They have an OBP of .327, 14th in the league. They have 41 total home-runs, ranking 23rd. Finally, they have 161 runs scored, ranking 26th in the majors.
The offensive stat line doesn’t look too good for the Twins, but Miguel Sano has made this offense exciting. He is having an MVP type season so far, batting .293/.424/.626 with 10 home-runs and 30 RBI’s.
Byron Buxton, on the other hand, has yet to find his stride at the plate. He is hitting .178/.261/.280 with 2 home-runs and 5 RBI’s. His game has picked up as of late, but he is still struggling, no doubt about that.
According to the stats, the Twins offense is basically horrible. But statistics don’t tell the whole story. With some more consistency and better at-bats with runners in scoring position, the Twins’ offense can definitely improve.