Minnesota Twins: Finding the Falvine Duo’s Batting Average as GM

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Thad Levine, General Manager and Derek Falvey, Chief Baseball Officer for the Minnesota Twins look on. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Thad Levine, General Manager and Derek Falvey, Chief Baseball Officer for the Minnesota Twins look on. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Josh Donaldson of the Minnesota Twins makes a play at third base. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Minnesota Twins Free Agent Signings of the Falvine Era Pt. 2

April 2018-March 2019

  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Matt Belisle. (Miss)
  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent 2B Jonathan Schoop. (Hit)
  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Mike Morin to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. (Hit)
  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent DH Nelson Cruz. (Hit)
  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Blake Parker. (Miss)
  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent LHP Martin Perez. (Miss)
  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent 3B Marwin Gonzalez. (Miss)

April 2019-September 2020

  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Cody Allen to a minor league contract. (Miss)
  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent C Alex Avila. (Miss)
  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Tyler Clippard. (Hit)
  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Homer Bailey. (Miss)
  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent LHP Rich Hill. (Hit)
  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent 3B Josh Donaldson. (Hit)
  • Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Jhoulys Chacin to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. (Miss)

No we’re starting to see some more misses. Matt Belisle was washed up when they brought him in, Blake Parker flopped as the closer, Martin Perez started hot but absolutely imploded, and Marwin Gonzalez never came close to expectations.

Cody Allen disappointed, Homer Bailey missed almost all season, and the Jhoulys Chacin signing wasn’t successful at all. Alex Avila also wasn’t great. It definitely hasn’t been all bad over the past two years.

On the flip side, Jonathan Schoop and Mike Morin made positive impacts in their one season here, Tyler Clippard and Rich Hill were very useful pieces, and while Josh Donaldson hasn’t been as healthy as hoped, he played his position well when on the field. That doesn’t even include Nelson Cruz, whose signing was a grand slam success.

Batting Average for Falvine on Minnesota Twins Free Agency 2018-2020 .429

The Twins’ front office regime is hitting on just below 43% of their players that they’ve signed over the last couple of years. While that still would be considered a good batting average, it’s a very disappointing percentage for free agents. Hopefully they can boost it up this offseason

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