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1998 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

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W-L Record: 70-92 .432
Rank: 4th in American League Central
Run Differential: 734-818 -84
Roster Continuity 72.12% 2/28
Manager(s): Tom Kelly
General Manager: Terry Ryan
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ballpark: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Payroll: $ 26,182,500 24/30
Attendance: 1,165,976 29/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Ryan Mills (#6) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Rick Stelmaszek
First Base Coach: Ron Gardenhire
Hitting Coach: Terry Crowley
Pitching Coach: Dick Such
Third Base Coach: Scott Ullger

#1 Draft Picks

Greg Swindell (#2), Paul Molitor (#3), Mike Morgan (#4), Todd Walker (#8), Todd Ritchie (#12), Eric Milton (#20), Torii Hunter (#20), Eric Milton (#20), Dan Serafini (#26), Brent Gates (#26), Scott Stahoviak (#27), Travis Miller (#34)
American League Central Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1998 Minnesota Twins season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    38Rick AguileraP6-5203R-R361985NYN: 1983-3-58MLB--
    24Travis BaptistP6-0196L-L261998TOR: 1990-45-1175MLB--
    58Hector CarrascoP6-2220R-R281994Not draftedMLB--
    8Ron Coomer1B-3B5-11206R-R311995OAK: 1987-14-355MLB--
    40Marty CordovaLF6-0206R-R281995MIN: 1989-10-269MLB--
    5Brent Gates2B-3B6-1190B-R281993OAK: 1991-1-26MLB--
    18Eddie GuardadoP6-0194R-L271993MIN: 1990-21-570MLB--
    32LaTroy HawkinsP6-5204R-R251995MIN: 1991-7-180MLB-Retired
    7Denny HockingSS-2B5-10183B-R281993MIN: 1989-52-1314MLB--
    48Torii HunterRF6-2205R-R221998MIN: 1993-1-20MLB-Retired
    47Corey Koskie3B6-3217L-R251998MIN: 1994-26-715MLB--
    28Chris LathamLF-CF6-0198B-R251997LAN: 1991-11-299MLB--
    50Matt LawtonRF-LF5-10186L-R261995MIN: 1991-13-336MLB--
    2Pat MearesSS6-0187R-R291993MIN: 1990-12-329MLB--
    9Orlando MercedRF-1B6-1195L-R311990Not draftedMLB--
    51Doug Mientkiewicz1B6-2193L-R241998MIN: 1995-5-128MLB--
    20Travis MillerP6-3209R-L251996MIN: 1994-1-34MLB--
    41Eric MiltonP6-3220L-L221998NYA: 1996-1-20MLB--
    4Paul Molitor3B-2B6-0195R-R411978MIL: 1977-1-3MLB--
    30Mike MorganP6-2220R-R381978OAK: 1978-1-4MLB--
    31Dan NaultyP6-6224R-R281996MIN: 1992-14-402MLB--
    1Otis NixonCF-OF6-2180B-R391983CAL: 1979-1-4MLB--
    25Alex OchoaRF-LF6-0195R-R261995BAL: 1991-3-82MLB--
    27David OrtizDH6-4237L-L221997UDFAMLB-Retired
    9A.J. PierzynskiC6-3220L-R211998MIN: 1994-3-71MLB-Free Agent
    22Brad RadkeP6-2180R-R251995MIN: 1991-8-206MLB--
    23Todd RitchieP6-3222R-R261997MIN: 1990-1-12MLB--
    33Frankie RodriguezP6-0210R-R251995BOS: 1990-2-41MLB--
    53Benj SampsonP6-2210R-L231998MIN: 1993-6-177MLB--
    16Dan SerafiniP6-1195B-L241996MIN: 1992-1-26MLB--
    15Jon ShaveSS-3B6-0185R-R301993TEX: 1990-5-144MLB--
    37Scott Stahoviak1B6-5230L-R281993MIN: 1991-1-27MLB--
    36Terry SteinbachC6-1212R-R361986OAK: 1983-9-215MLB--
    17Greg SwindellP6-3230R-L331986CLE: 1986-1-2MLB--
    39Bob TewksburyP6-4206R-R371986NYA: 1981-19-493MLB--
    21Mike TrombleyP6-2210R-R311992MIN: 1989-14-373MLB--
    26Javier ValentinC5-10200B-R221997MIN: 1993-3-93MLB--
    12Todd Walker2B6-0181L-R251996MIN: 1994-1-8MLB--

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