Kingctb27 wrote:Havok1517 wrote:It'll be...Kubel as DH, Gomez as CF, Span in RF, Young in LF, with Cuddyer taking the corners and DH as needed.
I'd personally switch Span and Young as Delmon has the stronger arm (though strangely not as strong as Gomez's arm). The problem is that Span and Gomez are both CF's, as is up and coming prospect Aaron Hicks.
Add Ben Revere to that list as well.
Apparently Span is the only OF that has been moved around in ST. Gardenhire likes Gomez in CF - but Span may be competing there as well as LF. Cuddyer is apparently set in RF - but I really don't see a lot of upside there. He's had one solid year and that was barely enough to justify a spot in RF.
There could be a lot of Delmon/Cuddyer/even Kubel OBP's that turn into Span PR's. He may even PH for Gomez when needed. Right now I think Span is moved around to rest other OF's and is used early and often as a PR/PH when he does not start.
Until a trade happens I think the Twins will be using an OF rotation often. Span will play alot even if he doesn't start at a particular spot. He is a spark plug - but his play may come at the expense of the other fielders.
Twins OF seems a risky fantasy play to me in general. I don't know how often you are going to get your 4 AB's or have to sub out your players.
This seems typical Twins small market strategy to me. They can play a bit of the NL substitution game with their OF to their advantage since they have no star OF and a variety of complementary OF's. In fact - they almost have to play that game with their OF to get an advatage.