2016 Minnesota Twins season

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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[edit]

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[edit]

American League Central[edit]

American League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 94 67 0.584 53–28 41–39
Detroit Tigers 86 75 0.534 8 45–35 41–40
Kansas City Royals 81 81 0.500 13½ 47–34 34–47
Chicago White Sox 78 84 0.481 16½ 45–36 33–48
Minnesota Twins 59 103 0.364 35½ 30–51 29–52


American League Wild Card[edit]

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Texas Rangers 95 67 0.586
Cleveland Indians 94 67 0.584
Boston Red Sox 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 0.549
Baltimore Orioles 89 73 0.549
Detroit Tigers 86 75 0.534
Seattle Mariners 86 76 0.531 3
New York Yankees 84 78 0.519 5
Houston Astros 84 78 0.519 5
Kansas City Royals 81 81 0.500 8
Chicago White Sox 78 84 0.481 11
Los Angeles Angels 74 88 0.457 15
Oakland Athletics 69 93 0.426 20
Tampa Bay Rays 68 94 0.420 21
Minnesota Twins 59 103 0.364 30


Record against opponents[edit]

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 8–11 4–3 5–1 5–2 1–6 4–2 4–2 5–1 10–9 3–4 1–6 13–6 3–4 9–10 14–6
Boston 11–8 3–4 4–2 2–5 5–2 2–4 4–3 4–3 11–8 5–1 4–3 12–7 3–3 9–10 14–6
Chicago 3–4 4–3 8–11 7–12 3–3 5–14 2–5 12–7 3–3 5–2 4–3 4–3 4–2 5–1 9–11
Cleveland 1–5 2–4 11–8 14–4 3–4 14–5 6–1 10–9 2–5 4–2 3–4 5–1 2–5 4–3 13–7
Detroit 2–5 5–2 12–7 4–14 4–2 7–12 2–4 15–4 3–3 4–3 4–3 6–1 2–4 3–4 13–7
Houston 6–1 2–5 3–3 4–3 2–4 3–4 13–6 5–2 2–4 13–6 11–8 3–3 4–15 2–5 11–9
Kansas City 2–4 4–2 14–5 5–14 12–7 4–3 1–5 15–4 2–5 1–6 3–4 5–2 1–6 2–4 10–10
Los Angeles 2–4 3–4 5–2 1–6 4–2 6–13 5–1 2–4 1–6 12–7 8–11 3–4 9–10 4–3 9–11
Minnesota 1–5 3–4 7–12 9–10 4–15 2–5 4–15 4–2 2–5 2–4 4–2 3–4 5–2 1–6 8–12
New York 9–10 8–11 3–3 5–2 3–3 4–2 5–2 6–1 5–2 4–3 3–3 11–8 3–4 7–12 8–12
Oakland 4–3 1–5 2–5 2–4 3–4 6–13 6–1 7–12 4–2 3–4 7–12 5–2 9–10 3–3 7–13
Seattle 6–1 3–4 3–4 4–3 3–4 8–11 4–3 11–8 2–4 3–3 12–7 4–2 7–12 3–3 13–7
Tampa Bay 6–13 7–12 3–4 1–5 1–6 3–3 2–5 4–3 4–3 8–11 2–5 2–4 4–2 11–8 10–10
Texas 4–3 3–3 2–4 5–2 4–2 15–4 6–1 10–9 2–5 4–3 10–9 12–7 2–4 3–4 13–7
Toronto 10–9 10–9 1–5 3–4 4–3 5–2 4–2 3–4 6–1 12–7 3–3 3–3 8–11 4–3 13–7


Game Log[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

2016 Minnesota Twins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Farm system[edit]

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[edit]

External links[edit]