Minnesota Twins: Grading Each Aspect of Their Game this Season
The Minnesota Twins’ defense has been very strong this year, led by their speedy outfield and Byron Buxton. They don’t boast too many over-powering strikeout pitchers, so the defense is very important in Minnesota.
They have only had 12 errors this season, the least in the MLB. This gives them a fielding percentage of .991, 2nd best in the MLB.
As I said earlier, this defense is led by their outfield. Byron Buxton in center field has been a pleasure to watch. Something has to make up for his lack luster hitting, right? Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler are also speedy outfielders that have very strong arms.
Even though the catcher position is rarely talked about when it comes to defense, Jason Castro has been brilliant. His ability to frame pitches is marvelous and he also boasts a very strong arm behind the plate.
Honestly, the Twins’ defense has been the main reason for their success so far this season. They have arguably been the best in the MLB, and we shouldn’t expect that to change. As they say, defense wins championships…
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It’s been fairly surprising to watch the Minnesota Twins after seeing where they were just a year ago, but it’s been a nice surprise. Hopefully, they can keep up the great defense and improve offensively as the season goes on!