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The 20 Greatest Minnesota Twins of All-Time

Rankings based on seasons 1901 – 2020.

To be eligible, position players needed 1,500 plate appearances and starting pitchers had to have started a minimum of 75 games for the franchise.

  1. Walter Johnson
    • Age: 19 – 39
    • Years: 1907 – 1927
    • Position(s): SP

    Walter Johnson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    151.9 68 802 666 417 279 2.17 5914.2 531 110 34 1902 1424 1363 3509 12.6% 1.06

  2. Rod Carew
    • Age: 21 – 32
    • Years: 1967 – 1978
    • Position(s): 2B, 1B

    Rod Carew
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    63.8 138 1635 6980 6235 950 2085 305 90 74 733 271 613 716 .334 .389 .447 .837

  3. Harmon Killebrew
    • Age: 18 – 38
    • Years: 1954 – 1974
    • Position(s): 1B, 3B, LF, DH

    Harmon Killebrew
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    60.5 144 2329 9462 7835 1258 2024 277 24 559 1540 18 1505 1629 .258 .377 .513 .891

  4. Bert Blyleven
    • Age: 19 – 25, 34 – 37
    • Years: 1970 – 1976, 1985 – 1988
    • Position(s): SP

    Bert Blyleven
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    49.1 84 348 345 149 138 3.28 2566.2 141 29 0 1044 934 674 2035 19.3% 1.19

  5. Joe Mauer
    • Age: 21 – 35
    • Years: 2004 – 2018
    • Position(s): C, 1B, DH

    Joe Mauer
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    55.3 122 1858 7960 6930 1018 2123 428 30 143 923 52 939 1034 .306 .387 .438 .826

  6. Tony Oliva
    • Age: 23 – 37
    • Years: 1962 – 1976
    • Position(s): RF, DH

    Tony Oliva
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    43.1 129 1676 6879 6301 870 1917 329 48 220 947 86 448 645 .304 .352 .476 .828

  7. Kirby Puckett
    • Age: 24 – 35
    • Years: 1984 – 1995
    • Position(s): CF, RF, DH

    Kirby Puckett
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    51.1 122 1783 7831 7244 1071 2304 414 57 207 1085 134 450 965 .318 .358 .476 .835

  8. Johan Santana
    • Age: 21 – 28
    • Years: 2000 – 2007
    • Position(s): SP

    Johan Santana
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    35.8 71 251 175 93 44 3.22 1308.2 6 4 1 500 468 364 1381 26.2% 1.09

  9. Goose Goslin
    • Age: 20 – 29, 32, 37
    • Years: 1921 – 1930, 1933, 1938
    • Position(s): LF, RF, CF

    Goose Goslin
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    43.0 130 1361 5810 5140 854 1659 289 125 127 931 116 488 337 .323 .376 .501 .878

  10. Chuck Knoblauch
    • Age: 22 – 28
    • Years: 1991 – 1997
    • Position(s): 2B

    Chuck Knoblauch
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    38.0 116 1013 4571 3939 713 1197 210 51 43 391 276 513 453 .304 .390 .415 .806

  11. Joe Cronin
    • Age: 21 – 27
    • Years: 1928 – 1934
    • Position(s): SS

    Joe Cronin
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    36.7 120 940 4138 3582 577 1090 242 72 51 673 56 466 274 .304 .379 .454 .834

  12. Brad Radke
    • Age: 22 – 33
    • Years: 1995 – 2006
    • Position(s): SP

    Brad Radke
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    45.6 89 378 377 148 139 4.22 2451 37 10 0 1233 1150 445 1467 14.3% 1.26

  13. Bob Allison
    • Age: 23 – 35
    • Years: 1958 – 1970
    • Position(s): RF, LF, CF, 1B

    Bob Allison
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    34.1 129 1541 5921 5032 811 1281 216 53 256 796 84 795 1033 .255 .356 .471 .827

  14. Kent Hrbek
    • Age: 21 – 34
    • Years: 1981 – 1994
    • Position(s): 1B, DH

    Kent Hrbek
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    38.6 126 1747 7137 6192 903 1749 312 18 293 1086 37 838 798 .282 .366 .480 .846

  15. Sam Rice
    • Age: 25 – 43
    • Years: 1915 – 1933
    • Position(s): RF, CF

    Sam Rice
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    52.9 114 2303 9871 8926 1466 2886 479 183 33 1045 346 680 265 .323 .366 .429 .795

  16. Frank Viola
    • Age: 22 – 29
    • Years: 1982 – 1989
    • Position(s): SP

    Frank Viola
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    27.0 90 260 259 112 93 3.86 1772.2 54 10 0 842 760 521 1214 16.3% 1.30

  17. Camilo Pascual
    • Age: 20 – 32
    • Years: 1954 – 1966
    • Position(s): SP

    Camilo Pascual
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    33.2 110 432 331 145 141 3.46 2465 119 31 10 1127 1002 909 1885 14.3% 1.23

  18. Stan Spence
    • Age: 27 – 29, 31 – 32
    • Years: 1942 – 1944, 1946 – 1947
    • Position(s): CF

    Stan Spence
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    21.6 137 750 3268 2875 394 852 153 49 66 427 19 358 155 .296 .374 .452 .827

  19. Buddy Myer
    • Age: 21 – 23, 25 – 37
    • Years: 1925 – 1927, 1929 – 1941
    • Position(s): 2B, SS, 3B

    Buddy Myer
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    41.9 111 1643 7028 6033 1037 1828 305 113 35 759 117 864 385 .303 .386 .408 .795

  20. Joe Judge
    • Age: 21 – 38
    • Years: 1915 – 1932
    • Position(s): 1B

    Joe Judge
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    47.1 117 2084 8906 7663 1154 2291 421 157 71 1001 210 943 463 .299 .368 .422 .791

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