Minnesota Twins
2014 Avg.
.218
 
Career Avg.
.253
Name  Josh Willingham
Born  2/17/1979
Height  6-2
Weight  230
Number  7
Position  DH
Bats  R
Throws  R
Cold9/19/2014 12:34:00 PM
Description: Royals left fielder Josh Willingham is just a .150 hitter (3-for-20) against Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander.
Insight: Willingham missed time recently with a slight intercostal strain, but is 0-for-6 in his last three games He is hitting .221 with 14 home runs and 40 RBI in 290 at-bats.
 
9/7/2014 8:59:00 AM
Description: Royals left fielder Josh Willingham doubled and scored in his return to the lineup against the Yankees on Saturday.
Insight: Willingham was out for a week with a slight intercostal strain. He is hitting .265/.368/.490 with two home runs in just 16 games this year.
 
9/1/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Josh Willingham is a career .333 hitter with four home runs versus Texas right-hander Colby Lewis
Insight: The 35-year-old has hit much better since joining the contender, batting .267 with an .866 OPS over 15 games. He should be a nice play Monday.
 
8/12/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Just acquired Kansas City left fielder Josh Willingham should probably not make his Royals debut against Jon Lester and the A's due to a poor matchup.
Insight: The 35-year-old will likely enter a DH platoon situation with Raul Ibanez, starting against lefties, but he's just 2-for-17 (.118) against Lester. Willingham is the DH for Tuesday's game against Oakland, batting sixth.
 
8/12/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Just acquired Kansas City left fielder Josh Willingham should probably not make his Royals debut against Jon Lester and the A's due to a poor matchup.
Insight: The 35-year-old will likely enter a DH platoon situation with Raul Ibanez, starting against lefties, but he's just 2-for-17 (.118) against Lester.
 
8/11/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: The Twins have shipped left fielder Josh Willingham to the Royals for a minor leaguer.
Insight: The Royals entered Monday just a half game behind the Tigers for first place in the AL Central and they needed another bat with Eric Hosmer on the shelf due to a broken hand. The 35-year-old will likely enter a DH platoon with Raul Ibanez, starting against lefties.
 
8/10/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham went 1-for-4 with a homer, a walk and two RBI Sunday at Oakland.
Insight: Willingham has been home run or bust this season. He's hitting .210 with five doubles, a triple, 12 homers, 34 RBI, 34 runs and a .747 OPS in 224 at-bats.
 
8/3/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham is 9-for-18 with three home runs and a 1.591 OPS versus White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.
Insight: Willingham hasn't been a good fantasy option since hitting 35 homers in 2012, but has hit safely in six of his last eight games and could be a viable option Sunday.
 
Cold8/1/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham has struck out 12 times in 25 plate appearances against starter Chris Sale.
Insight: Willingham hasn't been a good fantasy option since hitting 35 homers in 2012 and its probably best to avoid him again Friday.
 
Cold7/26/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham has struck out 11 times in 22 plate appearances against Saturday's starter Chris Sale.
Insight: Willingham hasn't been a good fantasy option since hitting 35 homers in 2012 and its probably best to avoid him.
 
Cold7/25/2014 11:09:00 PM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham has gone deep twice in his last four games, but he hasn't had a good month otherwise.
Insight: He's 9-for-60 (.150) in July and 15-for-104 (.144) in his last 32 games. Despite a .213 average, Willingham's OPS is still .776 because he's continued to walk and hit for some power.
 
Cold7/7/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham is struggling to find his swing, batting just .147 over the past four weeks and faces a pitcher in Hisashi Iwakuma that has had his number.
Insight: Willingham is 0-for-8 against Iwakuma and has collected just one hit in his last 19 at-bats. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
 
7/6/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham has been dreadful against Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda in 12 career at-bats (.083 average, one hit, five strikeouts)
Insight: Willingham's average has dropped 82 points since June 11 (.311 to .229) and he's not a good bet to turn things around this afternoon against Kuroda as his lifetime numbers against him are poor and he's hitting righties worse than lefties this year, too.
 
Cold7/2/2014 12:22:00 PM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham usually hits lefties well, but he's batted .105 with seven strikeouts in 19 at-bats against Royals starter Jason Vargas.
Insight: Willingham has a career .856 OPS against left-handers, but he's never been able to solve Vargas. The outfielder also has hit .136 with 17 Ks in his last 44 at-bats, so he's someone to avoid Wednesday.
 
Cold7/1/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham is not in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire said he wanted to get as many lefties in the lineup as possible against James Shields, according to Rhett Bollinger of mlb.com, so Willingham will take a seat. The outfielder has hit .136 with 17 Ks in his last 44 at-bats.
 
Cold6/24/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham has gone 8-for-24 (.333) with three doubles and two home runs against Angels starter C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Willingham has struggled lately, going 3-for-29 (.103) in his last nine games, but this matchup could wake up his bat.
 
6/21/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham is not in the starting lineup on Saturday.
Insight: Willingham is just getting a day off after putting together a mediocre week of work (.136, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .527 OPS)
 
6/19/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham is a career .533 lifetime (8-for-15) against White Sox starter Jose Quintana.
Insight: Willingham has forgotten how to swing the bat this week, going 1-for-19 over the past six games, so he might not be able to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
 
Hot6/15/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham owns a .389 lifetime average against Detroit starter Rick Porcello.
Insight: He's gone 7-for-18 with two doubles, two homers and five walks against Porcello. Willingham is also 18-for-54 (.333) with five homers, 17 RBI, 16 walks and 11 runs since May 28.
 
Hot6/11/2014 4:27:00 PM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham has batted .360 with five homers, 17 RBI and 15 walks in his last 15 games.
Insight: After hitting .208 with 14 homers in 389 at-bats last year and missing six weeks due to a fractured hand this year, Willingham is back to producing fantasy-worthy numbers.