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Monday, March 12, 2012

Where Do You Rank (Hunger Games)


 As the Twins Hunger Games are preparing to start, the players have gotten their rankings as to who I think may do the best in the games (based on previous performance).  A rating of 1 is the worst, with 10 being the best.  The players with the 10 rankings are the players the ones with the lower scores should be focused on taking out in order to win the games.

I have separated the players into two columns. MLB experienced players (with the Twins or MLB guys we traded for) and the minor league players (who, let's be honest, most won't make the major league team this season.)


Player (with MLB experience) Rating Date Eliminated   Player (no recent MLB experience) Rating Date Eliminated
Ben Revere 7     Aaron Thompson 2  
Rene Rivera 3     Jason Bulger 3  
Brian Dinkelman 4     Jared Burton 2  
Scott Baker 7     Sam Deduno 2  
Nick Blackburn 7     Casey Fien 2  
Alex Burnett 3     Luis Perdomo 2  
Matt Capps 4     Daryl Thompson 2  
Scott Diamond 6     P.J. Walters 2  
Brian Duensing 9     Brendan Wise 2  
Liam Hendriks 3     Chris Herrmann 3  
Francisco Liriano 8     Danny Lehmann 2  
Jeff Manship 3     Dan Rohlfing 2  
Jason Marquis 4     J.R. Towles 5  
Lester Oliveros 5     Aaron Bates 2  
Carl Pavano 10     Sean Burroughs 4  
Glen Perkins 10     Ray Chang 2  
Anthony Swarzak 7     Brian Dozier 3  
Kyle Waldrop 6     Pedro Florimon 2  
Drew Butera 4     Michael Hollimon 2  
Ryan Doumit 6     Steve Pearce 2  
Joe Mauer 7     Matt Carson 2  
Jamey Carroll 6     Wilkin Ramirez 2  
Alexi Casilla 5     Danny Rams 3  
Luke Hughes 5     Esmerling Vasquez 2  
Justin Morneau 7     Terry Doyle 4  
Tsuyoshi Nishioka 3     Jeff Gray 2  
Chris Parmelee 5     Deolis Guerra 3  
Trevor Plouffe 6     Carlos Gutierrez 4  
Danny Valencia 9     Matt Maloney 2  
Denard Span 8     Tyler Robertson 2  
Rene Tosoni 7     Oswaldo Arcia 2  
Joe Benson 7     Darin Mastroianni 2  
Phil Dumatrait 5  



Joel Zumaya   2/26/2012




More discussion when the first round of cuts come.  Until then, comment with your pick for who will steal the show in the Twins Hunger Games.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

1 comment:

Chuck Ruether said...

I'll take Jamey Carroll. Yeah, you heard me.