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Reviewing the Minnesota Twins’ Outfield

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Denard Span has consistently exceeded expectations this season. True, expectations might have been a bit low. After all, he lost out on the starting center field job to Carlos Gomez last year, and snuck into the lineup playing right field only when Cuddyer was injured. But the proof is here: Span belongs in the outfield and in the lineup.

As a leadoff man, he has a decent .385 OBP and is 6-for-8 in stolen base attempts. These aren’t amazing stats, but watching him work each at-bat, I expect steady improvement through the season.

Span has great concentration at the plate and is ready to match wits with any pitcher. He is still prone to strikeouts—20 so far, on...

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