Grossman among AL’s best batters since joining Twins
The Minnesota Twins have been getting a significant percentage of their offense from unexpected sources this season.
Eduardo Nunez leads the team with a .335 batting average through 195 plate appearances, while an outfielder who began the season in the minors is on a tear since joining the lineup on May 20.
Robbie Grossman currently leads the Twins in OPS — shorthand for on-base percentage plus slugging percentage — at 1.069, joining Nunez, Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano atop the charts thanks to a .453 on-base percentage and a .615 slugging percentage.
Grossman’s OPS ranks fourth in the American League since May 20, when he went 3-for-4 with a three RBI, a double and a home run.
Highest OPS since May 20, American League (min. 50 PA)
|Logan Morrison||Tampa Bay||1.163|
Since then Grossman has a hit in all but six games, as well as 17 hits, 12 walks, 10 runs, six doubles and three home runs.
The Twins (16-40) are having a tough time racking up wins this season, but they’re developing a reputation for battling until the final out.
Minnesota ranks seventh in the majors with 14 come-from-behind wins, meaning that 87.5 percent of their wins this season have involved a comeback.
The 1923 Boston Red Sox remain MLB’s comeback kings after 65.6 percent of their wins were via comeback.
Statistics courtesy of STATS, inc.