Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Let's get the stats out of the way...
55 days until home-opener
Co-baseball team-mate Amy will be in AZ for three weeks. That means she will miss the Spring Training game opener on February 28 but we’ll adjust.
On to the business of baseball!
Today we’ll be taking care of the non-funny, non-gossipy side of Real World Baseball – Statistics. After some research on various sites (official Twins page, Sports Illustrated and MLB.com) I have written my lists.
Projected Line-up for 2007
2B Luis Castillo - .296 BA, 3 HR, 49 RBI in 2006
3B Nick Punto - .290 BA, 1 HR, 45 RBI in 2006
C Joe Mauer - .347 BA, 13 HR, 84 RBI in 2006
RF Michael Cuddyer - .284 BA, 24 HR, 109 RBI in 2006
1B Justin Morneau - .321 BA, 34 HR, 130 RBI in 2006
CF Torii Hunter - .278 BA, 31 HR, 98 RBI in 2006
LF Rondell White - .246 BA, 7 HR, 38 RBI in 2006
DH Jason Kubel - .248 BA, 8 HR, 26 RBI in 2006
SS Jason Bartlett - .309 BA, 2 HR, 32 RBI in 2006
Pitching Rotation for 2007
LHP Johan Santana 19-6, 2.77 ERA
RHP Boof Bonser 7-6, 4.22 ERA
RHP Ramon Ortiz 11-16, 5.57 ERA
RHP Carlos Silva 11-15, 5.94 ERA
LHP Glen Perkins 0-0, 1.59 ERA
Bullpen for 2007
Closer: Joe Nathan – 36 saves, 1.58 ERA
RH Set-up Jesse Crain – 3.52 ERA
LH Set-up Dennys Reyes - .89 ERA
*I promise that the next entry will have some action and adventure.
Non-baseball related sporting news:
Hockey Alert! I watched the Detroit Redwings at New York Rangers game last night. Where were the Rangers? They started big and then gave up. I had to watch the game on the sly whilst Stacy was busy with other activities since evidently baseball is enough of a household sport. Between baseball and hockey there would always be a sport on television.