2015 Record: 83-79
Runs Per Game: 4.30 (11th)
Team ERA: 4.07 (19th)
Run Differential: -4 (17th)
What Went Right:
Brian Dozier was good again and even made the All-Star team. Miguel Sano got called up to the majors and was the Twins best hitter. Kyle Gibson and Trevor May are young and were decent.
What Went Wrong:
Danny Valencia had a terrible second season. Byron Buxton didn’t look like a top prospect in his shirt time in the big leagues. Ervin Santana and Phil Hughes were disappointing as the #1 and #2 starters.
Player to Watch?:
Oswaldo Arcia struggled and was sent to AAA. I still think he has a future in Minnesota but last year was not encouraging.
There’s Always Next Year:
Buxton and Sano make for an exciting young duo. If they can just find an ace to lead their pitching staff.
How Did We Do:
The Twins overachieved all year long. They weren’t as good as their record but they were much better than we predicted.