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Minnesota Twins: How To Fix the Messy Outfield Problem

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The "Good" Outfield Problem

Five outfielders for four positions: Denard Span, Carlos Gomez, Delmon Young, Michael Cuddyer, and Jason Kubel. Here is a brief run-down of each and what their playing time should look like:

Denard Span (.302/.385/.381, 17 BB: 20 K, 18 RBI, 8 SB) Span has been a decent lead-off batter for the Twins thus far in 2009. Hitting for a good average, Span has also gotten on base at a decent clip. He has been a regular fixture somewhere in the outfield; usually either left or center field, depending on whether Gomez is playing. Span has a better RZR percentage when he plays center field, successfully converting over 94 percent of all balls hit in his zone into outs. That number goes ...

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