This month's check on on Target Field is playing is a bit different. Rather than big-picture team stats home and away, I'm going to look at seven of the most frequent Twins hitters and how they're faring. I'll use OPS and home runs, and add comments as I deem appropriate. (The Twins have played 50 games at home, 52 on the road). Sample size is, of course, inadequate to make any final judgments.
Home: OPS .830, HR 5. Road: OPS .753, HR 5
Comments: He's been the most publicly unhappy with the hitting background at Target Field — particularly about the trees — but he's hitting better at Target Field, both for average and for extra bases.
Home: .822, 2. Road: .670, 2
Huge difference there. He hasn't done much of anything at bat on the road.
Home: .788, 6. Road: .745, 6
Home: .793, 0. Road: .882, 6
His on-base percentage is slightly higher at home, but the power is much higher on the road.
Home: .914, 4. Road: 1.205, 14
His slugging percentage on the road is .757. Wow.
Home: .882, 4. Road: .943, 10
On-base percentage is almost identical home and away. The difference is completely in power, and particularly in homers (no triples anywhere, and one more double at home than on the road).