Burning Fantasy Baseball Questions: Minnesota Twins

by Nicholas Minnix on January 16, 2013 @ 11:31:37 PDT


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How will Glen Perkins handle the closing gig?

Plenty of prognosticators felt that the southpaw should've stolen the job from Matt Capps last season - or even prior to it. Capps incurred an injury and was never healthy enough to reclaim the role. Jared Burton emerged as a right-handed complement and saved a handful of contests, but he didn't usurp the throne. Although Perkins was the club's only late-inning left-hander for much of the campaign, Ron Gardenhire deployed him in save situations most often, by far, in Capps' absence, and Perkins didn't let his skipper down.

Minnesota can't project to win many games, but they'll generate save opps. Will Perkins lead the league? No. But, given his two straight years of plus performance as a reliever as well as his marked improvement in multiple indicating stats, he will almost certainly not hurt your bottom line (in ERA and WHIP) and should pad your K total. Fantasy owners may be surprised at how many second- and third-tier relievers they can say that about, confidently.

What will Trevor Plouffe do with a full-time job?

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About Nicholas Minnix

Minnix is baseball editor and a fantasy football analyst at KFFL. He plays in LABR and Tout Wars and won the FSWA Baseball Industry Insiders League in 2010.

The University of Delaware alum is a regular guest on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Baltimore's WNST AM 1570.

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