Greg Gagne (17.9 WAR)
Greg Gagne was known for his slick fielding and being a Twins fan favorite. Gagne was a valuable member of two of the best Twins teams of all-time during his tenure in Minnesota, which spanned from 1983 to 1992.
While Gagne’s value was shown through WAR, he didn’t always get the recognition he deserved. He was never an All-Star or a Gold Glove winner. He did, however, contribute to the Twins’ success in 1987 and 1991.
In 1987, he posted his second-best WAR total with 3.9. His best was 4.1 that came in 1989. Gagne was a great defensive player during his career, ranking 57th all-time in career defensive WAR. While his trophy case doesn’t have much for individual awards, Gagne was able to rack up value statistics because of his ability to do the little things.
In four separate seasons during his career, Gagne placed in the top ten in sacrifice hits. He could provide pop when needed, hitting double digit home runs in three straight seasons from 1986 to 1988. He ranks ninth all-time in Twins history with 35 triples, which showed his speed on the base paths.
While Gagne didn’t get any big individual awards during his playing days, he did earn enshrinement into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame in 2010. He may not have had the flashiest career or the individual accolades, but Gagne’s WAR numbers have proven how valuable he was to the Twins and their two World Series championship teams.