Sunday Insider: Statistically speaking

  • Updated: September 7, 2013 - 7:49 PM

Strong in September

Josmil Pinto is off to a great start in his first September in the major leagues. But he’s not the first Twin to do so. Here are the best Septembers by Twins rookies, as measured by OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging).

Player OPS Year

Chris Parmelee 1.035 2011

Steve Lombardozzi .958 1985

Willie Norwood .954 1977

Dave Engle .928 1981

Matt Lawton .881 1995

Marty Cordova .877 1995

Jacque Jones .869 1999

Tim Teufel .863 1983

The Twins’ history with catchers isn’t quite as stellar, however (with one exception). The 10 best rookie seasons by Twins catchers:

Player OPS Year

Joe Mauer .976 2004

Damian Miller .731 1997

Butch Wynegar .729 1976

Wilson Ramos .729 2010

Bruce Look .661 1968

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Miami - LP: B. Morris 4 FINAL
Washington - WP: M. Grace 6
NY Yankees - LP: C. Martin 1 FINAL
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 3
Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang 5 FINAL
Atlanta - LP: A. Wood 2
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi 5 FINAL
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 1
Los Angeles - LP: C. Hatcher 3 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: M. Blazek 4
Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop 9 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: M. Socolovich 10
Oakland - LP: J. Hahn 7 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 8
Texas - WP: K. Kela 2 FINAL
Houston - LP: C. Qualls 1
Arizona 0 Postponed
Colorado 0
Seattle 3 Bottom 8th Inning
LA Angels 1
San Diego 0 Top 8th Inning
San Francisco 2
Chicago 99 FINAL
Cleveland 92
LA Clippers 117 FINAL
Houston 101
NY Rangers 0 FINAL
Washington 1
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