Last season, outfielder Michael Cuddyer was the lone All-Star on the 99-loss Minnesota Twins. These days, every team has to have at least one representative at the mid-summer classic, and Cuddyer was the obvious choice for the Twins.
One year later, it's likely that the guy Minnesota signed to replace Cuddyer will be heading to Kansas City for the 2012 All-Star Game.
Twins left fielder Josh Willingham leads Minnesota in almost every offensive category. He's tied for the team lead in home runs with 14. His 46 RBI are 13 more than the next two players, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau, who each have 33 RBI through Wednesday. Willingham's 19 doubles are the most on the Twins. He's drawn 33 walks, second-highest behind Mauer. His on-base percentage of .387 trails only Mauer's .415, and Willingham's slugging percentage of .549 is behind only Trevor Plouffe (.560).
"Willingham's been doing really well for us," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "He's the one guy that walks up there and he...