It appears that there are some odd happenings when it comes to twins. People react differently, whether it be with shock or adoration, there is always just a little hint of hesistance. No where is that more evident then in Minnesota within the cozy Twins family.
You see Twins family has all makings of being a top notch family. They support each other (Kevin Slowey and Nick Blackburn rank amongst the top 20 in run support- Slowey #1 =8.62, Blackburn #6= 7.35), they also know how to pick each other up when the time calls for it (6th in the leagues in runs 243), at the same time they know how to stand up for each and flex a little muscle should anyone challenge them (5th in the league in home runs 53).
But within any family there is bound to be a little sibling rivalry, and that is most definately the case amongst the Twins.
We all know that parents aren't supposed to play favourites but fantasy managers don't care. They've clearly stated that amongst the Twins hitters Joe Mauer and Justin Moreau reign supreme. They have nearly 100% owership, and their stats are very impressive as well.
Mauer- 99%- 24 R, 10 HR, 27 RBI, .437 AVG, .525 OBP, .875 SLG, 1.400 OPS
Morneau- 100%- 36 R, 13 HR, 40 RBI, .343 AVG, .425 OBP, .656 SLG, 1.081 OPS
After that the family and the owners are split, especially amongst the different users here on CBSSports.com, and ESPN.com.
Ok enough with the whole family dealy, it was good while it lasted so here are the owner ship numbers and the players stats (Correct to May 25th- CBS % in Bold ESPN % Italics)
Jason Kubel- 66% 47% - 22 R, 5 HR, 23 RBI, .335 AVG .373 OBP, .535 SLG,.908 OPS
Joe Crede- 18% 8.1% - 17 R, 8 HR, 21 RBI, .240 AVG, .304 OBP..488 SLG, .792OPS
Michael Cuddyer- 77% 33%- 28 R, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 4 SB, .286 AVG, .375 OBP, .506 SLG, .881 OPS
Delmon Young- 37% 63.6%- 10 R, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 2 SB, .264 AVG, .308 OBP, .310 SLG, .618 OPS
Carlos Gomez- 23% 55.8%- 15 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 4 SB, .223 AVG, .294 OBP, .317 SLG. .611 OPS
Nick Punto- 3% 1%- 16 R, 0 HR, 11 RBI, 4 SB, .185 AVG, .296 OBP, .203 SLG .499 OPS
First off I would like to point out that Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel should be owned in all AL only leagues, 12 and greater mixed leagues and depending on team needs 10 team leagues. If for some reason you are carrying any dead weight on your roster namely one Delmon who's owned in an astoundung 63.6% of ESPN leagues, drop him immediately and pick up on of his producing team mates.
Though he's still young, and learning the games, Young may never develop into that world class talent many expected from him.
Another point of interest Joe Crede is owned in 18% of CBS leagues while he's only owned in 8.1% of ESPN leagues the question is why can't you find room for a 30 HR, 80 RBI bat in your lineup? If you can swallow the batting average hit then you're set. Despite the nagging injuries Crede has shown in the past that he can hit bombs he jut has to stay healthy.
Carlos Gomez and Nick Punto at this point in the game offer little in terms of fantasy value outside of 12 team AL only rosters. Though I for one still believe in Gomez, the upside is worth the weight. As Punto, you know what you're getting so you have to live with in. After all he could be worse right?
It's odd that an offense so powerful sees three of their main cogs getting less respect then they deserve. But that's fine by me, that just means the waiver wire has some yummy taters and pitchers waiting to be toasted/ All while they're part of my roster.