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  • Greatest Twins 3B of All-Time

    Which of the following Twins third basemen is the franchise's best of all-time?

    -Only players that played third base as their primary position are listed.
    -Stats are based on 1961-2006 totals (not just those at primary position).
    -Stats are only for seasons that the player played with the Twins.
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    6 Yrs, 2429 AB, .284/.376/.381, .943 Fld% - Steve Braun
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    6 Yrs, 2320 AB, .278/.329/.398, .967 Fld% - John Castino
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    5 Yrs, 1681 AB, .266/.336/.378, .953 Fld% - Mike Cubbage
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    10 Yrs, 4989 AB, .256/.307/.437, .965 Fld% - Gary Gaetti
    66.67%
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    7 Yrs, 2788 AB, .280/.373/.463, .966 Fld% - Corey Koskie
    33.33%
    7
    6 Yrs, 1373 AB, .252/.327/.366, .956 Fld% - Scott Leius
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    8 Yrs, 3048 AB, .272/.333/.394, .947 Fld% - Rich Rollins
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    5 Yrs, 1345 AB, .257/.336/.389, .954 Fld% - Eric Soderholm
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  • #2
    This is really a thin group, but Corey Koskie.
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    • #3
      My top 5:
      1. Koskie
      2. Gaetti
      3. Castino
      4. Rollins
      5. Braun

      Tough call between Koskie and Gaetti.

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      • #4
        Gaetti's 201 HRs and 758 RBI as a Twin put him over the top with me.

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        • #5
          Gaetti may be the more recognizable guy, but Koskie was the better player... I go Koskie.
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          The Yankees should see if Yogi Berra can still get behind the plate - he has ten World Series rings... he must be worth forty or fifty million a season.

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          • #6
            For me, Koskie just didn't have a long enough tenure in Minnesota. Gaetti had ten solid seasons for the Twins and played a major role in helping them to their first World Series title.

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            • #7
              its unfair to compare stats other than fielding straight up without providing league averages over the playing time. that said gary brought us a ring, and koskie couldnt beat the yankees or the angels. we beat the angels back then, we win the world series over scary bonds
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              • #8
                I voted Gary Gietti but, wouldn't you play Harmon Killebrew there?
                In the 1920's, Harry Heilmann led the AL with a .364 average. In addition, he averaged 220 hits, 45 doubles, 12 triples, 16 homers, 110 runs, and 130 RBI.

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                • #9
                  I think Koskie's the best, not just because of his playing ability, but his presence in the locker room and off the field.
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                  • #10
                    --Of the guys on the list I'd go with Gaetti, but agree with the earlier comment that Killebrew is the easy choice for 3B on the Twins all time team.

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                    • #11
                      I thought I'd see Killebrew listed. Unless I miised something how could it be anyone but Gaetti? He was a legit MVP candidate for a few years and a gold glove winner.

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                      • #12
                        i got to give a vote for koskie, little biased but when he was healthy, he was a great third baseman.

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                        • #13
                          Koskie was the better all-around player but he didn't always live up to his potential at the plate.

                          With Gaetti you were going to have strike outs and the average wasn't always ideal but the man hit the ball out of the park, drove in runs, and played solid defense -- consistently.

                          I'd take G-Man over any of these guys only because he played more games at the hot corner than Harmon Killebrew.
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