2016 Minnesota Twins season

2016 Minnesota Twins
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 59–103 (.364)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Jim Pohlad
Manager(s) Paul Molitor
Local television Fox Sports North
(Dick Bremer, Bert Blyleven)
Local radio KTWN-FM
(Cory Provus, Dan Gladden)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2016 Minnesota Twins season was the 56th season for the franchise in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, their seventh season at Target Field and the 116th overall in the American League. The 2016 season marked the 25th anniversary of the 1991 Twins World Series victory, and the 2016 team wore commemorative patches. The team finished in last place and lost 103 games.

Summary

The Twins signed Korean baseball star Byung-ho Park in the offseason, in addition to acquiring John Ryan Murphy, a catcher, in a trade with the Yankees. The team's encouraging 83–79 finish the previous season behind good rookie seasons from Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, Tyler Duffey, and Byron Buxton, along with the anticipated arrival of Minor Leaguers Jose Berrios and Max Kepler, gave Twins' fans high hopes for the 2016 season. However, the season became a complete disaster, starting with the Twins losing their first nine games of the season and never getting out of last place in the AL Central. They finished with a record of 59-103, the worst in the league.

Season standings

American League Central

American League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 9467 0.584 53–28 41–39
Detroit Tigers 8675 0.534 8 45–35 41–40
Kansas City Royals 8181 0.500 13½ 47–34 34–47
Chicago White Sox 7884 0.481 16½ 45–36 33–48
Minnesota Twins 59103 0.364 35½ 30–51 29–52

American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Texas Rangers 9567 0.586
Cleveland Indians 9467 0.584
Boston Red Sox 9369 0.574
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 8973 0.549
Baltimore Orioles 8973 0.549
Detroit Tigers 8675 0.534
Seattle Mariners 8676 0.531 3
New York Yankees 8478 0.519 5
Houston Astros 8478 0.519 5
Kansas City Royals 8181 0.500 8
Chicago White Sox 7884 0.481 11
Los Angeles Angels 7488 0.457 15
Oakland Athletics 6993 0.426 20
Tampa Bay Rays 6894 0.420 21
Minnesota Twins 59103 0.364 30

Record against opponents

2016 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 8–114–35–15–21–64–24–25–110–93–41–613–63–49–1014–6
Boston 11–83–44–22–55–22–44–34–311–85–14–312–73–39–1014–6
Chicago 3–44–38–117–123–35–142–512–73–35–24–34–34–25–19–11
Cleveland 1–52–411–814–43–414–56–110–92–54–23–45–12–54–313–7
Detroit 2–55–212–74–144–27–122–415–43–34–34–36–12–43–413–7
Houston 6–12–53–34–32–43–413–65–22–413–611–83–34–152–511–9
Kansas City 2–44–214–55–1412–74–31–515–42–51–63–45–21–62–410–10
Los Angeles 2–43–45–21–64–26–135–12–41–612–78–113–49–104–39–11
Minnesota 1–53–47–129–104–152–54–154–22–52–44–23–45–21–68–12
New York 9–108–113–35–23–34–25–26–15–24–33–311–83–47–128–12
Oakland 4–31–52–52–43–46–136–17–124–23–47–125–29–103–37–13
Seattle 6–13–43–44–33–48–114–311–82–43–312–74–27–123–313–7
Tampa Bay 6–137–123–41–51–63–32–54–34–38–112–52–44–211–810–10
Texas 4–33–32–45–24–215–46–110–92–54–310–912–72–43–413–7
Toronto 10–910–91–53–44–35–24–23–46–112–73–33–38–114–313–7

Game Log

2016 Game Log: 59−103 (Home: 30−51; Away: 29−52)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Twins team member

Roster

2016 Minnesota Twins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

  • 75 Nate Dammann (bullpen catcher)
  • 76 Ben Richardson (bullpen catcher)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Mike Quade
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Doug Mientkiewicz
A-Advanced Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League Jeff Smith
A Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League Jake Mauer
Rookie Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Ray Smith
Rookie GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Ramón Borrego
Rookie DSL Twins Dominican Summer League

References

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