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2008 MINNESOTA TWINS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Minneapolis,MN
Team Record:  88-75   .540
Result:   2nd in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Ron Gardenhire
General Manager:   Bill Smith
Stadium:  Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance:  2,302,431
Payroll:  $56,932,766
Playoffs:  -

Minnesota Twins affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Eddie Guardado (37)
Youngest Player:  Carlos Gomez (22)
Longest Tenure:  Michael Cuddyer (8)
Top Hitter:  Justin Morneau (2)
Top Pitcher:  Scott Baker (11)
Top Draft Pick:  Aaron Hicks (#14)

Roster Continuity:  58.81%
Top Prospect:   Nick Blackburn
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Chi White Sox8974.546--
Minnesota8875.5401.0
Cleveland8181.5007.5
KC Royals7587.46313.5
Detroit7488.45714.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
30Scott BakerPMLB6-4190RightRight9/19/198126Shreveport,Louisiana2003258MIN

60Brian BassPMLB6-1195RightRight1/6/198226Montgomery,Alabama20006164KCA
53Nick BlackburnPMLB6-4230RightRight2/24/198226Ada,Oklahoma200129857MIN
26Boof BonserPMLB6-4230RightRight10/14/198126St. Petersburg,Florida2000121SFN
49Craig BreslowPMLB6-1180LeftLeft8/8/198027New Haven,Connecticut200226769MIL
32Brian Buscher3BMLB6-0185LeftRight4/18/198127Jacksonville,Florida2003393SFN
25Alexi Casilla2BMLB5-9178BothRight7/20/198423San Cristobal,Dominican Republic2003UDFA ANA
19Howie ClarkLF-3BMLB5-10195LeftRight2/13/197434San Diego,California199227744BAL
28Jesse CrainPMLB6-1200RightRight7/5/198126Toronto,Ontario2002261MIN
5Michael CuddyerRFMLB6-2202RightRight3/27/197929Norfolk,Virginia199719MIN
12Adam Everett3BMLB6-0156RightRight2/2/197731Austell,Georgia1998112BOS
22Carlos GomezCFMLB6-2170RightRight12/4/198522Santiago,Dominican Republic2002UDFA NYN
18Eddie GuardadoPMLB6-0194RightLeft10/2/197037Stockton,California199021553MIN
54Matt GuerrierPMLB6-3185RightRight8/2/197829Cleveland,Ohio199910309CHA
23Brendan HarrisSSMLB6-1195RightRight8/26/198027Albany,New York20015138CHN
61Livan HernandezPMLB6-2225RightRight2/20/197533Villa Clara,Cuba1996UDFA FLO
38Philip HumberPMLB6-4210RightRight12/21/198225Nacogdoches,Texas200413NYN
44Ryan JorgensenCMLB6-2200RightRight5/4/197929Jacksonville,Florida20007193CHN
41Bobby KoreckyPMLB6-0180RightRight9/16/197928Saline,Michigan200219569PHI
16Jason KubelLFMLB5-11193LeftRight5/25/198226Belle Fourche,South Dakota200012342MIN
24Mike Lamb1BMLB6-1185LeftRight8/9/197532West Covina,California19977227TEX
47Francisco LirianoPMLB6-2185LeftLeft10/26/198324San Cristobal,Dominican Republic2000UDFA SFN
27Matt Macri3B-2BMLB6-2200RightRight5/29/198226Des Moines,Iowa20045140COL
7Joe MauerCMLB6-4220LeftRight4/19/198325St. Paul,Minnesota200111MIN
50Jose MijaresPMLB6-0180LeftLeft10/29/198423Caracas,Venezuela2002UDFA MIN
27Craig MonroeLF-RFMLB6-1195RightRight2/27/197731Texarkana,Texas19958206TEX
33Justin Morneau1BMLB6-4205LeftRight5/15/198127New Westminster,British Columbia1999389MIN
36Joe NathanPMLB6-4205RightRight11/22/197433Houston,Texas19956159SFN
17Pat NeshekPMLB6-3210BothRight9/4/198027Madison,Wisconsin20026182MIN
15Glen PerkinsPMLB5-11190LeftLeft3/2/198325Stillwater,Minnesota2004122MIN
11Jason PridieOFMLB6-1195LeftRight10/9/198324Phoenix,Arizona2002243TBA
8Nick PuntoSS-3BMLB5-9170BothRight11/8/197730San Diego,California199821614PHI
55Mike RedmondCMLB6-1185RightRight5/5/197137Seattle,Washington1992UDFA FLO
37Dennys ReyesPMLB6-3246LeftLeft4/19/197731Higuera de Zaragoza,Mexico1993UDFA LAN
39Juan RinconPMLB5-11190RightRight1/23/197929Miranda,Venezuela1996UDFA MIN
56Randy Ruiz1BMLB6-3225RightRight10/19/197730Bronx,New York1996361068NYN
59Kevin SloweyPMLB6-3190RightRight5/4/198424Conroe,Texas2005273MIN
2Denard SpanCFMLB6-1180LeftLeft2/27/198424Tampa,Florida2002120MIN
20Matt Tolbert2B-3BMLB6-0177BothRight5/4/198226McComb,Mississippi200416481MIN
21Delmon YoungRFMLB6-2200RightRight9/14/198522Camarillo,California200311TBA
Team PersonnelPosition 
Rick AndersonPitching Coach 
Kris AttleberryBroadcaster 
Bert BlylevenBroadcaster 
Dick BremerBroadcaster 
Billy CorriganScout 
Nate DammannBullpen Catcher 
Ron GardenhireManager 
Dan GladdenBroadcaster 
John GordonBroadcaster 
Joel LepelMinor League Field Coordinator 
Steven LiddleBench Coach 
Jose MarzanLatin America Coordinator 
Jack MorrisBroadcaster 
Jeff PohlArea Scout 
Bill SmithGeneral Manager 
Rick StelmaszekBullpen Coach 
Scott UllgerThird Base Coach 
Joe VavraHitting Coach 
Jerry WhiteFirst Base Coach 


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