Mauer became the fifth catcher in the last 50 years to win the award.It was a season to remember because he hit .365 with 28 home runs and 98 RBI’s. He was drafted number one overall in the 2001 draft, and made his MLB debut in 2004 as the catcher for the Minnesota Twins. A six-time all-star and three time batting champion, Mauer had the State of Minnesota bowing down to him. His batting average in that eight-year span averaged to about .320.His best being .365 in 2009, in which he won the American League MVP. Paul native, a former number one overall draft pick, the 2009 AL MVP and the only three-time batting champion among catchers, so perhaps it’s not surprising that Target Field, which opened in 2010, was once dubbed “The House That Mauer Built.” (That certainly beats the moniker for the Metrodome, the venue it replaced, which was often called "The Hefty Bag.") That said, neither Mauer's concussion-mandated move from catcher to first base nor the back half of the eight-year, 4 million contract that runs through 2018 has worked out so well, and he's become a symbol for the team's recent underachievement.But until Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton or another young player leads the Twins back to contention, nobody is likely to supplant Mauer as the face of the only franchise he’s ever known. B because he was awful in April 2014 (.468 Man, a good question. So simple and just reminds me of the pure hitters I grew up watching (Depends on the format.
(Mike Gianella) is a hall of fame player and will go down as one of the top five catchers of all time or Joe Mauer is an overhyped, overpaid, injury waiting to happen, no power bum. (Sam Miller)Writing this Monday afternoon, and as of now, The Mariners have played 33 games, a half-dozen have played 32, most have played 31 or 30, and then there are the White Sox (29), Mets (28), Indians (28), Royals (27) and Twins (27).
Harper had a boring yet successful day at the plate, walking six times (three intentional) while also being hit by a pitch in a 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs last May.
Maybe Harper should get back to walking instead of throwing helmets at pitchers.
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Read More After the Twins used the All-Star break as a vehicle to give first baseman Joe Mauer extra rest and have him miss minimal games, their plan to activate him from the disabled list on Saturday hasn't deviated course. programs..active member of Minnesota Action Team, an expanding national youth volunteer initiative run by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America...donates time and money in support of renovating and building baseball fields in St.