No. 3: Minnesota Twins’ Shane Mack
Years with the Minnesota Twins: 1990-1994 (5 Seasons)
Key Stats with the Minnesota Twins: 633 G, 668 H, 351 R, 67 HR, 315 RBI, 71 SB, 200 BB, .309 BA, 19.6 WAR, 0.4 dWAR, 1991 World Series
Shane Mack was one of the ‘jack-of-all-trades’ players that all major league teams need to be successful. Mack played all three outfield positions for the Minnesota Twins over his short five seasons with the team and was a key member of the 1991 World Series team.
Mack’s best tool was his hitting ability, working to a .309 batting average over his time with the team, good for tenth in team history. He was always able to hit, with four of his five seasons in a Twins uniform finishing with a .310 or above batting average.
He also was a true five-tool player, averaging 13 homers and 14 stolen bases each season, all while playing strong defense, finishing with a 0.4 dWAR, a really good number for left fielders. Mack finished his Twins career with the Twins with a 19.6 WAR, a really high number for only having played five years.
Mack’s best season came in 1991, when the Minnesota Twins were in the middle of their best season, as he hit .310 with 18 home runs and 74 RBI. He also built up a 5.0 WAR and was worth 14 more runs than the average outfielder, once again playing a key role for the Twins.
Shane Mack may have only been a member of the Minnesota Twins for a short time, but he left a major mark on the franchise. He helped the team to their best year as a franchise and was there when the team needed him most, helping him lock down a spot in the top 5 of these rankings.