Why the Twins Should Consider Platooning Max Kepler

Since getting called up in June of 2016, Max Kepler has quickly become a fan favorite in Minnesota. He has shown signs of being a good all-around player, as he has produced both at the plate, and out in right-field defensively. However, there is one glaring thing that Max Kepler cannot do, and that is hit left-handing pitching. Since his call to the bigs, Kepler has hit a measly .175 against lefties, with absolutely no power, producing just 12 extra-base hits in 222 plate appearances. Max has also had a…

Five Takeaways from the Minnesota Twins April

  The Record is Not a Fluke The first half of the season has been a pleasant surprise to many Twins fans. After finishing 2016 with the worst record in baseball, the Twins have gotten off to a good start, posting a 12-11 record through the first month of the season. While it might be easy to think this success will be short lived, there are some good indicators that would suggest that the Twins might be able to keep this up. One of the best signs is the Twins…

Meet Shohei Otani Japanese Baseball’s Babe Ruth

  George Herman “Babe” Ruth is without a doubt the most well-known figure in the history of baseball, even though he made his MLB debut over a century ago.  The Bambino is very well known for his power at the plate, belting a then record 714 career homeruns. Ruth also accumulated a career .690 slugging percentage, and a career OPS of 1.164, records that still stand to this day. Not only was Ruth the best hitter in the history of the game, he could have easily been one of the…

This Year’s Hall of Fame Class Is A Win For The Short Guys

Jeff Bagwell

Last week the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2017 inductees. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriquez all received the required 75% of votes needed to become a part of this year’s class. While each of these players all had different playing styles throughout their careers, they all shared one same obstacle, and that was their height.