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Twins | Miguel Sano with slow start

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:57:23 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano is hitting just .170 with three homers and eight RBI in 47 at-bats at Double-A Chattanooga.

Fantasy Tip: Sano and his fellow stud prospect teammate Byron Buxton have gotten off to slow starts and will need to turn it on to force the team's hand in calling them up before the All-Star break.

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Twins | Byron Buxton struggling on farm

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:57:05 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton is hitting just .180 with a homer, three RBI and two steals in 50 at-bats at Double-A Chattanooga.

Fantasy Tip: With all the hype around the Chicago Cubs, the Twins have remained patient with their young stud prospects. Buxton isn't forcing their hand, either. He's the top prospect in baseball by some outlets, and he needs to turn it on to come up before the All-Star break.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco's rehab start moved back

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:16:32 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (elbow) has had his rehab start with Single-A Cedar Rapids pushed back from Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, April 26.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is working his way back from an elbow injury and may need a few rehab starts before rejoining the team. Owners on FantasyScore should avoid Nolasco until he comes off the disabled list.

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Twins | Joe Mauer likes facing King Felix

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:10:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer has a career slash line of .378/.439/.649 with two home runs and four doubles in 37 at-bats against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez. OF Torii Hunter also sports a career average of .320 against Hernandez in 75 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Both Mauer ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) and Hunter ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) are against-the-grain FantasyScore plays to get a leg up on your competiton.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger


Mariners | Felix Hernandez has dominated Twins

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:04:27 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez, who is 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA this year, is 7-5 with a 2.08 ERA in 16 career outings against the Minnesota Twins, including 3-0 with a 0.79 ERA in four starts against them in the last three years. He is 4-2 with a 1.47 ERA in nine starts against the Twins in Seattle.

Fantasy Tip: Hernandez ($9,300, 18.6% of cap) is a no-brainer at FantasyScore, despite the high salary, against one of the league's weakest hitting teams.

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Twins | Jordan Schafer sitting against lefty

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:35:57 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Jordan Schafer is not in the starting lineup against Kansas City Royals left-handed SP Jason Vargas Tuesday, April 21. OF Shane Robinson is starting in center field and hitting ninth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Robinson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has very little FantasyScore appeal with his weak stick, especially at the bottom of a poor Twins lineup. Avoid him in your daily lineups against the Royals.

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Twins | Phil Hughes on track

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:49:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes (finger) reported no issues with his cracked fingernail on his right middle finger while playing catch Monday, April 20. He remains on track to face the Seattle Mariners Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: Hughes ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) is off to a slow start in 2015 after a career year in 2014. He is 0-3 with a 5.30 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings. The Mariners haven't exactly played very well to begin the season, either, but Hughes should be considered a low-end FantasyScore starter later this week.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Mike Berardino


Twins | Kyle Gibson has dominated Royals

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:31:56 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson is 4-0 with a 1.38 ERA in 26 career innings over four starts against the Kansas City Royals. Gibson allowed just one run over 6 2/3 innings to beat the Royals last Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Gibson ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is a midrange starting pitcher option at FantasyScore Monday evening. His history against KC is a positive, but the Royals have been so hot out of the gate offensively that it would make sense to avoid him.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger


Twins | Kennys Vargas not playing

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:09:35 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 20. SS Eduardo Escobar is serving as the designated hitter and hitting sixth in the batting order against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be avoided at FantasyScore this evening. Volquez is off to a fine start with his new club, going 1-1 with a 2.30 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco to go on rehab stint

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:12:53 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (elbow) will go on a rehab assignment to Class A Cedar Rapids on Saturday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has a low salary but hasn't been effective yet. Wait and see how he looks after returning to the roster before spending some cash on him.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger


Twins | Eduardo Escobar will start at SS

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:35:53 -0700

Minnesota Twins INF Eduardo Escobar is starting at shortstop against the Cleveland Indians Sunday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is not off to a good start in 2015 with only three hits in 21 at-bats. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use.

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Twins | Danny Santana receiving day off

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:27:10 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Danny Santana is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) should return to the lineup when the team plays their next game. Eduardo Escobar ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) will start at shortstop but probably should not be a starting option on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Kurt Suzuki being rested

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:54:31 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 17. C Chris Herrmann is starting behind the plate and hitting eighth in the batting order against Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber.

Fantasy Tip: Herrmann ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be avoided in all daily games tonight while facing a tough matchup in Kluber.

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Twins | Torii Hunter on bench Friday

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:51:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is sitting the bench against the Cleveland Indians Friday, April 17. SS Eduardo Escobar is starting in left field and hitting second in the batting order against Indians SP Corey Kluber.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) benefits from hitting at the top of the Minnesota lineup, but we don't recommend using him at FantasyScore tonight while going up against the reigning AL Cy Young winner in Kluber.

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Twins | Joe Mauer drives in three

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:24:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer went 1-for-4 with three RBIs in an 8-5 win over the Kansas City Royals Thursday, April 16.

Fantasy Tip: Mauer ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) had just a single RBI heading into Thursday's game, and he is still looking for his first extra-base hit on the year and has scored just one run. His total lack of power severely limits his upside, and Mauer isn't going to add much to a FantasyScore lineup.

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Minnesota Twins Player News

Achter A.J. P
Adam Jason P
Alderson Tim RP
Arcia Oswaldo OF
Aselton Kyle P
Bailey Jeff 1B
Bard Luke P
Bargas Paul P
Basak Chris INF
Bazardo Yorman P
Beresford James SS
Bernier Doug INF
Berrios Orlando P
Betsill Matthew 3B
Blackburn Nick SP
Boyd Hudson P
Boyer Blaine RP
Boyer Brad INF
Brandon Eric P
Brown Matt B. INF
Bryant Patrick P
Burrt Landon OF
Buxton Byron OF
Chang Ray SS
Chargois J.T. P
Childress Daylan RP
Christian Jason SS
Christy Jeff C
Condrey Clay RP
Darnell Logan RP
De Los Santos Estarlin SS
De Vries Cole SP
Deminsky David P
Diaz Argenis SS
Diaz Lewin OF
Dickerson Joe OF
Dinkelman Brian OF
Dozier Brian 2B
Duensing Brian RP
Duffey Tyler P
Duvall Mike RP
Escobar Eduardo SS
Estrada Horacio P
Farfan Alexander P
Farris Eric 2B
Fernandez Jair C
Fernandez Jorge C
Fien Casey RP
Florentino Yeison P
Floyd Jesse P
Fryer Eric C
Gaski Matt SS
Gault Joe P
Geiger Kyle C
Gibson Kyle SP
Gonzales Michael 1B
Gordon Nick SS
Graham J.R. SP
Gruver Steven RP
Hamburger Mark RP
Harrington Michael OF
Hart Jason INF
Hebert Robbie P
Hendrickson Ben SP
Hermsen B.J. P
Herrmann Chris C
Hicks Aaron OF
Hinojosa Jonatan INF
Hodges Trey RP
Hollimon Michael SS
Huber Justin 1B
Hughes Phil SP
Hunt Shooter P
Hunter Torii OF
Hurley Eric SP
Jacobson Brett P
Jean Miguel SS
Jewell Garrett RP
Jimerson Charlton OF
Jones Zach P
Jones Zachary P
Jorge Felix SP
Kelly Paul SS
Kepler Max OF
Killian Billy C
King Bradford C
Knudson Kyle C
Kvasnicka Mike C
Lahey Tim RP
Lawman Matt SS
Leger Jose C
Lehmann Danny C
Martin Alfredo INF
Martinez Jose SS
Mauer Billy P
Mauer Joe 1B
May Trevor SP
McCallum Derek 2B
McCardell Mike SP
McLemore Mark S. P
Melotakis Mason P
Meneses Heiker INF
Meyer Alex SP
Michael Levi SS
Miller Jason P
Milone Tommy SP
Minier Amaurys INF
Mitchell Jermaine OF
Molina Felix INF
Moses Matt 3B
Mousser Jeff P
Mullins Ryan P
Najac Greg C
Nelson Brad OF
Nelson Cole P
Nolasco Ricky SP
Nunez Eduardo SS
Nussbeck Mark P
O'Connor Mike SP
Oliveros Lester RP
Ortiz Daniel OF
Ortiz Darfi INF
Osterbrock Dan P
Palki Jeromy P
Pattee Ben INF
Pelfrey Mike SP
Perdomo Luis RP
Perkins Glen RP
Peterson Brock 1B
Pettit Bo P
Pimentel Javier SS
Pineda Jeremias OF
Pinto Josmil C
Plouffe Trevor 3B
Polanco Jorge SS
Portes Juan OF
Poulson Brandon RP
Powell Christian P
Pressly Ryan RP
Prieto Alex 2B
Province Chris P
Pryor Stephen RP
Pugh Bruce RP
Pulido Carlos P
Quesada Michael C
Rahl Chris OF
Rainville Jay P
Ramirez Wilkin OF
Rams Danny C
Requena Jonathan INF
Richardson Sean C
Rizzotti Matt 1B
Robinson Mark OF
Robinson Shane OF
Rodriguez Jairo C
Rodriguez Reynaldo OF
Rodriguez Reynaldo 1B
Romero Josmir P
Rosario Eddie 2B
Rutgers Paul OF
Salcedo Adrian P
Samuels Matt P
Sanchez Henry 1B
Sanchez Javier C
Sano Miguel 3B
Santana Danny SS
Santana Ervin SP
Sawatski Jay P
Schafer Jordan OF
Sebastian Danny OF
Shibuya Tim SP
Sierra Eliel OF
Silva Mauricio P
Singleton Steve SS
Smith Curt 1B
Sobolewski Mark 3B
Sosa Oswaldo P
Stauffer Tim RP
Stevens Jake P
Stewart Kohl P
Summers Matt P
Suzuki Kurt C
Tapia Roni 3B
Thielbar Caleb RP
Thomas John P
Thomas Tony 2B
Thompson Aaron SP
Thorpe Lewis P
Tindall Nick C
Tintor Eli OF
Tolar Kevin RP
Tonkin Michael RP
Tootle Ben P
Torres Gabby C
Turner Stuart C
Turpen Daniel P
Vargas Kennys 1B
Vasquez Virgil SP
Velasquez Jon P
Villarreal Brayan RP
Waldrop Steven P
Walker II Adam Brett OF
Ward Zach P
Waring Brandon 3B
Watkins Tommy INF
West Kevin OF
Williams Reggie SS
Wimberly Corey OF
Wimmers Alex P
Wise Brendan P
Wood Tim RP
Woodard John 1B
Yersich Greg C
Ynoa Huascar P
Ynojoso Jonatan SS
Zarzuela Ezequiel P
Zink Charlie P

Allen Neil TO
Brunansky Tom TO
Cuellar Bobby TO
Glynn Gene TO
Guardado Eddie TO
Krivsky Wayne TO
Mientkiewicz Doug TO
Molitor Paul MAN
Perlozzo Sam TO
Radcliff Mike TO
Ryan Terry GM
Smith Bill TO
Steinbach Terry TO
Vavra Joe TO

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