Behind the Breakout: Minnesota Twins
Greg Jewett dissects potential breakout candidates during the 2019 MLB campaign.
In a rare circumstance, this week’s breakout column will focus on an entire team rather than an individual breakdown. Why? Well, for starters, the Twins sit on the precipice of displacing the complacent Cleveland Indians atop the American League Central. Yes, it’s too early to predict, but, Minnesota barring an epic collapse continues to trend towards a push to the postseason. For starters:
With three flatline teams in the division, Minnesota seems well on its way to paying dividends to savvy bettors who took the over on its preseason win total. It’s also worth noting, the Twins will play 63 of its remaining 108 games against its division, almost 60 percent. Here’s a visual on why this could prove to be so advantageous:
So far in May, Minnesota’s won 19 games and one win away from the franchise’s 11th 20 win month in history. They’ve launched 55 home runs this month, matching a team record and now within three of the all-time record of 58 set by...