Minnesota Twins Continue To Throw First Pitch Strikes

Posted: 15th June 2010 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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Once again the Minnesota Twins are in first place, and once again the Twins are in the top five in one particular category. As a matter of fact, the Twins have been in the top five in this category for the past five years. No, it’s not home runs, runs scored, fielding percentage, or ERA. The category in which the Twins are perennial leaders is first pitch strike percentage. Here is where the Twins have ranked in first pitch strike percentage over the last five years: 2010—61.8 percent (first) 2009—60.5 percent (fourth) 2008—60.1 percent (fifth) 2007—61.1 percent (third) 2006—63 percent (first) It’s no coincidence that the Twins have finished first or second three times over this time frame and are currently in first place this year. I am not saying ...

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