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1998 Minnesota Twins

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1997 / 1999

70-92, Finished 4th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Tom Kelly (70-92)
GM: Terry Ryan, Farm Dir: Jim Rantz, Scouting Dir: Mike Radcliff
Scored 734 runs, Allowed 818 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-89

Ballparks: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome · Attendance: 1,165,976 (14th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 100

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1997 / 1999 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Rick Aguilera 36 R R 6' 4" 195 Dec 31, 1961 14 68 0 5 68 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 $2,750,000
Travis Baptist 26 L L 6' 0" 195 Dec 30, 1971 1st 13 0 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $170,000
Hector Carrasco 28 R R 6' 2" 235 Oct 22, 1969 5 63 0 2 63 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 $700,000
Ron Coomer 31 R R 5' 11" 195 Nov 18, 1966 4 137 127 137 121 0 0 54 0 75 0 0 0 3 3 13 10 0 -0.3 $325,000
Marty Cordova 28 R R 6' 0" 200 Jul 10, 1969 4 119 117 119 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 115 0 0 115 4 1 0 -1.0 $2,000,000
Brent Gates 28 B R 6' 1" 180 Mar 14, 1970 6 107 79 107 98 0 0 1 21 77 1 0 0 0 0 2 17 0 -0.1 $350,000
Eddie Guardado 27 R L 6' 0" 195 Oct 2, 1970 6 79 0 5 79 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 $650,000
LaTroy Hawkins 25 R R 6' 5" 220 Dec 21, 1972 4 33 33 1 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 $180,000
Denny Hocking 28 B R 5' 10" 180 Apr 2, 1970 6 110 49 110 101 0 0 2 46 11 28 17 1 7 25 3 6 14 -0.3 $185,000
Torii Hunter 22 R R 6' 2" 225 Jul 18, 1975 2 6 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 0 1 0 -0.4
Corey Koskie 25 L R 6' 3" 215 Jun 28, 1973 1st 11 7 11 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.3
Chris Latham 25 B R 6' 0" 195 May 26, 1973 2 34 25 34 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 15 5 33 0 3 3 -0.7
Matt Lawton 26 L R 5' 10" 180 Nov 30, 1971 4 152 147 152 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 47 100 159 0 3 0 3.9 $215,000
Pat Meares 29 R R 6' 0" 185 Sep 6, 1968 6 149 145 149 149 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.2 $2,500,000
Orlando Merced 31 B R 6' 0" 180 Nov 2, 1966 9 63 54 63 51 0 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 13 13 8 6 0 -0.2 $800,000
Doug Mientkiewicz 24 L R 6' 2" 195 Jun 19, 1974 1st 8 7 8 8 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.1
Travis Miller 25 R L 6' 3" 205 Nov 2, 1972 3 14 0 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Eric Milton 22 L L 6' 3" 200 Aug 4, 1975 1st 32 32 3 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 $170,000
Paul Molitor HOF 41 R R 6' 0" 185 Aug 22, 1956 21 126 124 126 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 115 2 0 0.1 $4,250,000
Mike Morgan 38 R R 6' 3" 195 Oct 8, 1959 18 18 17 1 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.7 $1,300,000
Dan Naulty 28 R R 6' 6" 211 Jan 6, 1970 3 19 0 2 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $185,000
Otis Nixon 39 B R 6' 2" 180 Jan 9, 1959 16 110 106 110 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 108 0 108 0 2 0 0.2 $2,000,000
Alex Ochoa 26 R R 6' 0" 175 Mar 29, 1972 4 94 60 94 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 4 52 77 3 23 2 -1.8 $182,500
David Ortiz 22 L L 6' 4" 230 Nov 18, 1975 2 86 79 86 70 0 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 6 0 0.7 $170,000
A.J. Pierzynski 21 L R 6' 3" 235 Dec 30, 1976 1st 7 4 7 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.1 $170,000
Brad Radke 25 R R 6' 2" 180 Oct 27, 1972 4 32 32 1 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 $1,400,000 All-Star
Todd Ritchie 26 R R 6' 3" 205 Nov 7, 1971 2 15 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $180,000
Frankie Rodriguez 25 R R 6' 0" 193 Dec 11, 1972 4 20 11 0 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $425,000
Benj Sampson 23 R L 6' 2" 210 Apr 27, 1975 1st 5 2 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
Dan Serafini 24 B L 6' 1" 190 Jan 25, 1974 3 28 9 3 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $170,000
Jon Shave 30 R R 6' 0" 185 Nov 4, 1967 2 19 10 19 17 0 0 1 0 15 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 -0.1
Scott Stahoviak 28 L R 6' 5" 210 Mar 6, 1970 5 9 4 9 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 -0.1
Terry Steinbach 36 R R 6' 1" 195 Mar 2, 1962 13 124 118 124 119 0 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 1 1.4 $2,850,000
Greg Swindell 33 R L 6' 2" 225 Jan 2, 1965 13 52 0 5 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 $1,300,000
Bob Tewksbury 37 R R 6' 4" 200 Nov 30, 1960 13 26 25 2 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.3 $1,750,000
Mike Trombley 31 R R 6' 2" 200 Apr 14, 1967 7 77 1 6 77 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.9 $425,000
Javier Valentin 22 B R 5' 10" 198 Sep 19, 1975 2 55 43 55 53 0 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 -1.0 $170,000
Todd Walker 25 L R 6' 0" 180 May 25, 1973 3 143 140 143 140 0 0 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.9 $175,000
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1997 / 1999 Roster (40-man)