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          Designated Hitter
             
Pos St All- Other Batting Statistics as Designated Hitter Win Shares Pos St
Year Rank Rank Name HOF MVP Star Rookie GG SS Team Stdg Bats Age Pos Games At Bats Hits 2B 3B HR Runs RBI BB IBB SO HP SH SF SB CS GDP BA OBA SA OPS RC B WS WS/G Adj WSQ Year Rank Rank Name
1973 3 3 Tony Oliva MIN 3W L 32   142 563 164 20 0 16 71 91 45 14 42 4 0 4 2 1 12 .291 .346 .412 .758 77   12.7 .089 12.36 1973 3 3 Tony Oliva
   
1974 8 7 Tony Oliva MIN 3W L 34   112 444 124 14 2 13 50 53 25 10 28 2 2 4 0 1 14 .279 .318 .408 .726 54   9.1 .081 8.04 1974 8 7 Tony Oliva
1974 21 Harmon Killebrew BBW MIN 3W R 38 1B   57 196 43 3 0 6 19 29 25 6 35 0 0 4 0 0 6 .219 .302 .327 .629 20   1.7 .030 0.91 1974 21 Harmon Killebrew
   
1975 7 5 Tony Oliva MIN 4W L 34   120 443 117 10 0 12 43 50 40 14 44 13 0 6 0 1 10 .264 .339 .368 .707 56   8.6 .072 7.42 1975 7 5 Tony Oliva
   
1976 4 4 Steve Braun MIN 3W L 28 LF   71 250 69 8 1 2 44 38 40 2 30 1 0 3 6 3 5 .276 .374 .340 .714 35   8.1 .114 8.30 1976 4 4 Steve Braun
1976 5 Craig Kusick MIN 3W R 27 1B   79 188 55 10 0 9 29 28 21 0 31 1 1 2 4 1 0 .293 .363 .489 .852 36   8.3 .105 8.16 1976 5 Craig Kusick
1976 31 Tony Oliva MIN 3W L 35   32 88 19 2 0 0 5 11 0 0 10 1 0 1 0 0 2 .216 .222 .239 .461 4   - .000 - 1976 31 Tony Oliva
   
1977 17 10 Craig Kusick MIN 4W R 28 1B   85 190 46 8 0 7 18 24 33 3 35 3 1 3 2 1 7 .242 .358 .395 .753 28   4.5 .053 3.15 1977 17 10 Craig Kusick
1977 23 Rich Chiles MIN 4W L 27 RF   61 167 42 8 1 0 21 21 17 0 13 0 3 2 0 1 2 .251 .317 .311 .628 17   2.2 .036 1.27 1977 23 Rich Chiles
1977 14 Glenn Adams MIN 4W L 29 RF   47 138 45 9 0 3 17 21 6 2 17 0 0 1 0 2 1 .326 .352 .457 .809 21   4.0 .085 3.55 1977 14 Glenn Adams
   
1978 24 13 Glenn Adams MIN 4W L 30   101 285 71 16 1 6 26 29 15 0 30 0 2 0 0 1 8 .249 .287 .375 .662 29   3.5 .035 2.09 1978 24 13 Glenn Adams
1978 12 Jose Morales MIN 4W R 33   77 193 61 9 0 2 18 27 19 3 24 1 5 3 0 1 5 .316 .375 .394 .769 29   4.9 .064 3.95 1978 12 Jose Morales
1978 33 Craig Kusick MIN 4W R 29 1B   35 72 15 1 1 2 10 13 12 1 10 1 0 3 1 0 2 .208 .318 .333 .651 9   0.2 .006 0.05 1978 33 Craig Kusick
   
1979 29 14 Jose Morales MIN 4W R 34   77 147 42 3 1 2 20 26 6 1 20 1 4 3 0 0 6 .286 .312 .361 .673 16   0.8 .010 0.25 1979 29 14 Jose Morales
1979 15 Glenn Adams MIN 4W L 31 LF   55 151 50 6 0 5 17 25 13 0 10 0 0 3 0 2 1 .331 .377 .470 .847 27   4.1 .075 3.50 1979 15 Glenn Adams
1979 25 Danny Goodwin MIN 4W L 25   51 129 34 7 2 3 13 21 9 1 22 0 2 0 0 0 4 .264 .312 .419 .731 16   2.6 .051 1.84 1979 25 Danny Goodwin
1979 30 Mike Cubbage MIN 4W L 28 3B   21 43 10 1 0 0 2 3 10 0 4 0 0 2 1 4 0 .233 .364 .256 .620 4   0.5 .024 0.24 1979 30 Mike Cubbage
   
1980 16 11 Jose Morales MIN 3W R 35   86 200 59 17 2 6 34 27 19 2 16 1 3 2 0 0 9 .295 .356 .490 .846 33   6.0 .070 4.77 1980 16 11 Jose Morales
1980 21 Glenn Adams MIN 3W L 32   81 205 59 11 1 5 28 31 12 0 17 0 5 2 1 3 7 .288 .324 .424 .748 26   3.2 .040 1.91 1980 21 Glenn Adams
1980 T38 Danny Goodwin MIN 3W L 26   38 63 10 1 0 0 6 3 12 0 23 0 1 0 0 0 1 .159 .293 .175 .468 4   - .000 - 1980 T38 Danny Goodwin
   
1981 T24 14 Glenn Adams MIN 7W L 33   62 207 40 8 0 2 11 19 17 4 26 0 0 2 0 1 10 .193 .252 .261 .513 12   - .000 - 1981 T24 14 Glenn Adams
   
1982 12 11 Randy S. Johnson R MIN 7W L 23   67 207 56 10 0 9 25 31 29 2 37 0 0 6 0 0 3 .271 .351 .449 .800 33   5.0 .075 4.18 1982 12 11 Randy S. Johnson
1982 26 Jesus Vega R MIN 7W R 26   39 107 29 4 0 3 11 19 4 0 10 0 1 3 1 1 2 .271 .289 .393 .682 12   1.3 .033 0.72 1982 26 Jesus Vega
1982 T31 Mickey Hatcher MIN 7W R 27 LF,RF   29 92 22 5 1 1 11 12 3 1 11 0 0 0 0 1 3 .239 .263 .348 .611 7   - .000 - 1982 T31 Mickey Hatcher
1982 22 Randy Bush R MIN 7W L 23   26 80 22 4 1 3 8 9 5 0 15 3 0 1 0 0 1 .275 .337 .463 .800 13   1.8 .069 1.45 1982 22 Randy Bush
1982 30 Dave Engle MIN 7W R 25 RF   20 71 15 3 1 1 10 6 3 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 .211 .243 .324 .567 5   0.2 .010 0.06 1982 30 Dave Engle
   
1983 10 10 Randy Bush R MIN T5W L 24   103 343 86 23 2 10 39 49 32 8 47 7 0 1 0 1 6 .251 .326 .417 .743 47   7.1 .069 5.77 1983 10 10 Randy Bush
1983 21 Mickey Hatcher MIN T5W R 28 RF   39 128 37 6 2 2 17 19 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 .289 .316 .414 .730 15   2.6 .067 2.08 1983 21 Mickey Hatcher
1983 18 Dave Engle MIN T5W R 26 C   29 92 26 4 2 4 14 40 6 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 3 .283 .330 .500 .830 15   2.7 .093 2.56 1983 18 Dave Engle
   
1984 18 12 Randy Bush MIN T2W L 25   89 288 61 16 1 10 42 36 28 4 57 4 0 8 1 2 1 .212 .284 .378 .662 33   4.1 .046 2.62 1984 18 12 Randy Bush
1984 23 Mickey Hatcher MIN T2W R 29 LF   37 133 36 7 0 2 8 15 11 0 12 0 0 2 0 0 7 .271 .322 .368 .690 14   2.2 .059 1.60 1984 23 Mickey Hatcher
1984 30 Dave Engle a(C) MIN T2W R 27 C   22 69 21 3 1 0 14 9 6 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 .304 .351 .377 .728 9   0.7 .032 0.37 1984 30 Dave Engle
   
Pos St All- Other Batting Statistics as Designated Hitter Win Shares Pos St
Year Rank Rank Name HOF MVP Star Rookie GG SS Team Stdg Bats Age Pos Games At Bats Hits 2B 3B HR Runs RBI BB IBB SO HP SH SF SB CS GDP BA OBA SA OPS RC B WS WS/G Adj WSQ Year Rank Rank Name
1985 15 14 Roy Smalley III MIN T4W B 32 SS   56 170 42 11 0 4 22 21 29 0 26 0 0 1 0 1 2 .247 .355 .382 .737 25   4.3 .077 4.37 1985 15 14 Roy Smalley III
1985 20 Dave Engle MIN T4W R 28   38 111 29 6 0 4 18 14 14 0 20 0 0 2 1 0 1 .261 .339 .423 .762 17   2.9 .076 2.93 1985 20 Dave Engle
1985 23 Randy Bush MIN T4W L 26 LF   28 89 21 4 2 5 14 15 7 0 12 2 0 1 0 0 1 .236 .303 .494 .797 14   2.3 .082 2.41 1985 23 Randy Bush
1985 28 Mike Stenhouse MIN T4W L 27   27 89 22 5 0 3 11 12 13 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 2 .247 .343 .404 .747 13   1.7 .063 1.56 1985 28 Mike Stenhouse
   
1986 7 7 Roy Smalley III MIN 6W B 33   114 387 98 16 4 20 51 49 56 4 67 0 1 2 0 3 8 .253 .346 .470 .816 63   9.1 .080 8.29 1986 7 7 Roy Smalley III
1986 29 Mickey Hatcher MIN 6W R 31 1B,LF   28 90 29 3 1 1 16 11 6 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .322 .361 .411 .772 12   1.2 .043 0.80 1986 29 Mickey Hatcher
   
1987 12 7 Roy Smalley III MIN 1W B 34   73 243 66 11 1 7 25 28 28 1 41 1 0 1 1 0 6 .272 .348 .412 .760 35   6.0 .082 5.22 1987 12 7 Roy Smalley III
1987 22 Gene Larkin R MIN 1W B 24 1B   40 139 36 9 0 2 14 12 17 2 17 1 0 2 1 4 2 .259 .340 .367 .707 17   2.5 .063 1.90 1987 22 Gene Larkin
   
1988 11 9 Gene Larkin MIN 2W B 25 1B   86 294 75 21 0 3 30 40 40 4 31 10 1 4 2 1 6 .255 .359 .357 .716 41   7.1 .083 6.34 1988 11 9 Gene Larkin
1988 12 Kent Hrbek MIN 2W L 28 1B   37 125 38 6 0 5 17 17 23 3 20 0 0 1 0 1 1 .304 .409 .472 .881 26   5.2 .141 6.06 1988 12 Kent Hrbek
   
1989 8 7 Jim Dwyer MIN 5W L 39   74 206 66 10 0 3 30 21 22 0 21 0 0 0 2 0 4 .320 .386 .413 .799 32   6.3 .085 5.91 1989 8 7 Jim Dwyer
1989 16 Gene Larkin MIN 5W B 26 1B,RF   41 144 41 13 0 3 23 11 13 4 18 1 1 2 1 0 4 .285 .344 .438 .782 21   3.2 .078 2.87 1989 16 Gene Larkin
   
1990 16 11 Gene Larkin MIN 7W B 27 1B,RF   43 139 47 13 1 0 14 18 19 1 23 1 2 3 2 2 3 .338 .414 .446 .860 27   4.1 .095 4.05 1990 16 11 Gene Larkin
1990 T37 Carmelo Castillo MIN 7W R 32 RF   35 77 19 4 0 0 4 7 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 1 1 .247 .256 .299 .555 5   - .000 - 1990 T37 Carmelo Castillo
1990 30 Randy Bush MIN 7W L 31 RF   29 75 17 3 0 1 6 3 10 1 15 2 0 0 0 2 0 .227 .333 .307 .640 8   1.1 .038 0.69 1990 30 Randy Bush
1990 T14 Kent Hrbek MIN 7W L 30 1B   20 70 23 5 0 3 9 13 10 2 4 2 0 2 1 0 0 .329 .417 .529 .946 17   3.3 .165 4.29 1990 T14 Kent Hrbek
1990 35 Paul Sorrento R MIN 7W L 24   23 64 11 2 1 1 7 5 5 0 18 1 0 1 1 0 1 .172 .239 .281 .520 5   0.2 .009 0.06 1990 35 Paul Sorrento
1990 T37 Jim Dwyer MIN 7W L 40   23 46 6 0 0 1 3 2 8 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 .130 .259 .196 .455 2   - .000 - 1990 T37 Jim Dwyer
   
1991 3 3 Chili Davis 14 MIN 1W B 31   150 531 147 33 1 29 83 93 93 13 116 1 0 4 5 5 9 .277 .383 .507 .890 106   21.6 .144 23.05 1991 3 3 Chili Davis
   
1992 4 4 Chili Davis MIN 2W B 32   125 421 118 25 2 10 58 58 69 11 73 3 0 8 4 5 10 .280 .379 .420 .799 70   13.4 .107 13.10 1992 4 4 Chili Davis
1992 33 Randy Bush MIN 2W L 33 RF   24 72 19 4 0 1 8 11 4 1 13 2 0 0 1 0 2 .264 .321 .361 .682 8   - .000 - 1992 33 Randy Bush
   
1993 10 8 Dave Winfield BBW MIN T5W R 41 RF   105 414 107 23 1 12 53 49 33 1 79 0 0 1 2 2 12 .258 .313 .406 .719 50   6.4 .061 4.88 1993 10 8 Dave Winfield
   
1994 13 11 Dave Winfield BBW MIN 4C R 42   76 290 74 15 3 10 35 43 30 5 48 0 1 2 1 1 7 .255 .323 .431 .754 39   4.9 .064 3.61 1994 13 11 Dave Winfield
   
1995 13 11 Pedro Munoz MIN 5C R 26 RF   77 290 88 11 0 14 39 46 15 0 68 2 0 2 0 2 10 .303 .340 .486 .826 44   5.7 .074 4.32 1995 13 11 Pedro Munoz
1995 15 Kirby Puckett BBW 21 A(OF) MIN 5C R 34 RF   28 107 36 8 0 1 15 17 11 4 25 1 0 0 1 0 2 .336 .403 .439 .842 19   3.5 .125 3.45 1995 15 Kirby Puckett
1995 26 Chip Hale MIN 5C L 30   27 48 11 3 0 0 5 1 4 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229 .288 .292 .580 4   0.5 .019 0.19 1995 26 Chip Hale
   
1996 3 3 Paul Molitor BBW 13 S MIN 4C R 39   143 588 200 38 8 8 85 100 52 10 65 3 0 7 15 6 21 .340 .392 .473 .865 106   15.9 .111 15.81 1996 3 3 Paul Molitor
   
1997 6 4 Paul Molitor BBW MIN 4C R 40   122 488 148 30 4 8 54 80 41 7 69 0 2 12 10 4 8 .303 .349 .430 .779 75   11.7 .096 10.57 1997 6 4 Paul Molitor
   
1998 8 7 Paul Molitor BBW MIN 4C R 41   115 466 130 27 5 4 70 67 44 5 36 0 1 10 8 2 17 .279 .335 .384 .719 59   8.6 .075 6.88 1998 8 7 Paul Molitor
   
1999 13 12 Marty Cordova MIN 5C R 29 RF   88 319 86 20 3 9 46 48 37 2 73 9 0 4 9 4 19 .270 .358 .436 .794 46   5.7 .065 4.10 1999 13 12 Marty Cordova
1999 21 Todd Walker MIN 5C L 26 2B   40 121 31 10 2 1 16 9 14 1 21 0 0 0 3 2 6 .256 .333 .397 .730 15   1.1 .028 0.52 1999 21 Todd Walker
   
Pos St All- Other Batting Statistics as Designated Hitter Win Shares Pos St
Year Rank Rank Name HOF MVP Star Rookie GG SS Team Stdg Bats Age Pos Games At Bats Hits 2B 3B HR Runs RBI BB IBB SO HP SH SF SB CS GDP BA OBA SA OPS RC B WS WS/G Adj WSQ Year Rank Rank Name
2000 14 6 David Ortiz MIN 5C L 24 1B   88 307 92 27 0 9 49 49 38 1 62 0 0 6 0 0 13 .300 .370 .476 .846 53   5.5 .063 3.83 2000 14 6 David Ortiz
2000 35 Butch Huskey MIN 5C R 28   39 131 26 4 0 2 11 14 13 0 32 1 0 3 0 2 3 .198 .270 .275 .545 10   1.3 .033 0.67 2000 35 Butch Huskey
   
2001 13 9 David Ortiz MIN 2C L 25   78 275 63 14 1 14 40 37 32 6 63 1 1 1 0 0 6 .229 .311 .440 .751 37   5.4 .069 4.08 2001 13 9 David Ortiz
2001 30 Chad Allen MIN 2C R 26   22 66 17 3 1 1 8 8 10 1 11 0 0 1 1 1 3 .258 .351 .379 .730 8   0.5 .023 0.21 2001 30 Chad Allen
   
2002 8 8 David Ortiz MIN 1C L 26   95 353 92 28 0 18 46 59 33 0 75 2 0 5 1 2 5 .261 .323 .493 .816 57   9.0 .095 8.07 2002 8 8 David Ortiz
2002 23 Matt LeCroy MIN 1C R 26   40 133 33 8 1 5 11 19 10 1 28 0 0 1 0 2 4 .248 .299 .436 .735 16   2.2 .055 1.51 2002 23 Matt LeCroy
   
2003 12 11 Matt LeCroy MIN 1C R 27 C   63 213 56 11 0 9 25 35 14 1 60 4 0 0 0 0 5 .263 .320 .441 .761 29   5.6 .089 5.00 2003 12 11 Matt LeCroy
2003 24 Bobby Kielty MIN 1C B 26 RF/NL-RF   32 104 25 6 0 4 21 15 21 1 29 1 0 0 2 0 3 .240 .373 .413 .786 17   1.9 .059 1.38 2003 24 Bobby Kielty
2003 20 Jacque Jones MIN 1C L 28 LF   29 110 34 9 0 4 18 23 8 2 19 0 0 1 3 0 5 .309 .353 .500 .853 18   2.7 .093 2.47 2003 20 Jacque Jones
2003 33 Justin Morneau R MIN 1C L 22   22 79 17 3 0 1 6 10 6 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 4 .215 .271 .291 .562 5   0.5 .023 0.22 2003 33 Justin Morneau
   
2004 24 12 Jose Offerman MIN 1C B 35   38 118 25 9 1 2 13 13 19 1 20 0 1 0 0 0 1 .212 .321 .356 .677 15   2.0 .053 1.33 2004 24 12 Jose Offerman
2004 28 Matt LeCroy MIN 1C R 28 C,1B   30 104 26 5 0 3 9 13 9 0 37 4 0 1 0 0 3 .250 .331 .385 .716 13   1.3 .043 0.79 2004 28 Matt LeCroy
2004 13 Lew Ford T24 MIN 1C R 27 LF,CF   26 95 29 6 1 2 13 16 10 0 10 1 0 1 3 0 2 .305 .374 .453 .827 17   3.1 .119 3.12 2004 13 Lew Ford
2004 17 Shannon Stewart MIN 1C R 30 LF   21 83 28 2 0 1 7 8 9 1 11 0 0 1 0 2 1 .337 .398 .398 .796 13   2.4 .114 2.37 2004 17 Shannon Stewart
   
2005 11 9 Matt LeCroy MIN 3C R 29 1B   63 214 55 2 0 14 24 37 26 2 61 2 0 0 0 0 5 .257 .343 .463 .806 34   5.6 .089 4.62 2005 11 9 Matt LeCroy
2005 17 Lew Ford R MIN 3C R 28 CF   44 170 45 13 2 2 24 17 14 1 31 6 1 2 3 1 3 .265 .339 .400 .739 24   3.6 .082 2.85 2005 17 Lew Ford
   
2006 30 14 Rondell White MIN 1C R 34 LF   53 195 38 8 1 2 19 18 4 1 34 2 0 3 1 0 7 .195 .216 .277 .493 10   0.1 .002 0.01 2006 30 14 Rondell White
2006 29 Jason Kubel R MIN 1C L 24 LF   29 94 19 4 0 2 9 7 5 0 22 0 2 0 0 0 7 .202 .242 .309 .551 5   0.1 .003 0.02 2006 29 Jason Kubel
   
2007 14 11 Jason Kubel MIN 3C L 25 LF   34 114 34 13 0 3 17 15 17 1 22 0 0 2 1 0 4 .298 .383 .491 .874 22   3.4 .100 3.02 2007 14 11 Jason Kubel
2007 21 Jeff Cirillo MIN 3C R 37   21 69 16 4 1 0 9 7 10 0 4 1 1 2 1 0 5 .232 .329 .319 .648 7   1.2 .057 0.81 2007 21 Jeff Cirillo
   
2008 7 6 Jason Kubel MIN 2C L 26 RF   77 285 80 14 5 13 46 54 29 1 50 0 0 5 0 0 9 .281 .342 .502 .844 48   7.6 .099 7.20 2008 7 6 Jason Kubel
2008 18 Craig Monroe MIN 2C R 31   35 117 25 7 0 4 17 19 13 1 35 0 0 0 0 1 1 .214 .292 .376 .668 13   2.6 .074 2.13 2008 18 Craig Monroe
   
2009 4 4 Jason Kubel 24 MIN 1C L 27 LF,RF   80 302 89 22 1 11 38 52 32 5 60 2 0 3 1 1 9 .295 .363 .483 .846 52   10.0 .125 11.34 2009 4 4 Jason Kubel
2009 9 Joe Mauer 1 A(C) G(C) S(C) MIN 1C L 26 C   28 112 37 5 0 4 17 21 14 2 15 1 0 1 0 0 3 .330 .406 .482 .888 22   4.5 .161 5.79 2009 9 Joe Mauer
   
2010 2 2 Jim Thome 18 MIN 1C L 39   78 251 71 12 2 24 55 57 56 3 72 1 0 2 0 0 8 .283 .413 .633 1.046 67   13.8 .177 17.53 2010 2 2 Jim Thome
2010 19 Jason Kubel MIN 1C L 28 RF   42 158 37 7 0 5 18 28 19 1 40 1 0 4 0 1 5 .234 .313 .373 .686 19   2.8 .067 2.19 2010 19 Jason Kubel
2010 16 Joe Mauer MIN 1C L 27 C   22 82 24 6 0 0 13 12 12 4 6 0 0 2 0 1 1 .293 .375 .366 .741 12   2.6 .118 2.70 2010 16 Joe Mauer
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
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