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Joe Mauer | First Baseman | #7

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (1) / MIN
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Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 with three RBI, picking up his 2,000th hit in the process, in Thursday's win over the White Sox.
Mauer needed a pair of hits to get to 2,000 and made them count, swatting an RBI single in the third inning before knocking in two with his milestone hit in the seventh. It's been a quietly impressive career for the 34-year-old, even if he's remembered more for what he wasn't than what he was. Mauer owns a career .309/.392/.444 line and is hitting an impressive .412/.545/.529 in 10 games thus far this year. Apr 13 - 12:04 AM

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Joe Mauer had two singles, two walks and two RBI against the Astros on Tuesday.

Mauer started very slow last year, but he's opened 2018 with an eight-game hitting streak that also includes eight walks. His OBP is a cool .559.
Apr 10 - 11:39 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Mariners.

The double was Mauer's third of the embryonic campaign. The veteran first baseman has now picked up at least one hit in all six games in which he's played. While there's no longer much fantasy intrigue left in his bat, he seems to have at least arrested what looked to be a career fadeout after he was stuck hitting below .270 in both the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He bounced back to the tune of a .305 average a year ago.
Apr 7 - 6:01 PM

Joe Mauer knocked in three runs with a pair of doubles to lead the Twins to a 9-8 win over the Orioles on Tuesday.

It was just the fourth game of the spring for Mauer, who is being eased in as he enters his 15th season as a major leaguer. He doesn't have much to offer for fantasy purposes at this point, but he was an asset for the Twins with his .384 OBP and quality defense at first base last year. The team will be happy with more of the same.
Mar 6 - 4:47 PM

Joe Mauer said he hopes to continue his Twins career after his contract runs out following the 2018 season.

"This is where I want to be," Mauer told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "This is where my family is, where my daughters are growing up. I have no intention of going anywhere else. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that." His time with the Twins -- and any club, for that matter -- appeared to be running out after years of middling performance, but the 34-year-old rebounded with a .305/.384/.417 line in 141 games last season. It won't be to the tune of the $23 million he'll make in 2018, but another good year could earn Mauer a new deal with the Minnesota club, perhaps one that takes him to the end of his career.
Feb 17 - 9:43 PM

Joe Mauer went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored to help the Twins beat up on the Tigers 12-1 on Thursday.

Mauer bopped a two-run double in the sixth inning to extend the Twins' lead, one of the team's 14 hits on the night. It's no surprise that Mauer had three of them, as he's been lighting the world on fire this month. Coming into Thursday's game, the 34-year-old was hitting .375/.418/.514 in September, and after it he's batting .311/.388/.427 overall. In a year with some really terrific reclamation projects, none are better to see than Mauer's.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 01:28:00 AM

Joe Mauer slugged a grand slam in the Twins' defeat of the Blue Jays on Sunday.

It was part of a 3-for-5 day for Mauer, who finished with five RBI. The fifth-inning grand slam was his first since September 1, 2012.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 05:42:00 PM

Joe Mauer is out of the Twins' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Rays.

Minnesota will trot out an all-righty batting order versus Tampa Bay left-hander Blake Snell, with Kennys Vargas getting the nod at first base. Mauer has been scorching hot lately, slashing .420/.458/.570 in 25 games since August 9.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 11:02:00 AM

Joe Mauer went a perfect 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in a lopsided win over the Royals on Saturday.

Mauer had four of the Twins' 14 hits, including an RBI double in the first inning and an RBI single in the second. The first baseman is on a ridiculous tear at the moment, going 20-for-44 with seven doubles, five RBI and nine runs scored during an 11-game hitting streak. The streak has put him sixth in the league with a .303 batting average, and the 34-year-old Mauer boasts an .801 OPS to boot.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:07:00 AM

Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 and scored a pair of runs in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He singled twice and doubled once to raise his batting average to .295 on the season. He had a chance to be a hero when he came to the plate with the tying runs on base in the ninth inning but he grounded into a double play. His lofty batting average is fairly empty, accompanied by only six home runs and 51 RBI in 110 games.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 04:42:00 PM

Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored as the Twins rolled over the Blue Jays in Toronto on Friday.

Mauer doesn't have the power that most clubs covet from their first baseman, but he is still having a nice season in his own right. With Friday's three-hit effort, Mauer is now slashing .291/.375/.396 with six homers and 51 RBI.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 10:27:00 PM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

He's just getting a breather. Rookie Mitch Garver will handle first base and bat fifth Thursday against White Sox left-hander Derek Holland. Mauer has been on a tear, batting a robust .353 over his last eight contests.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 05:08:00 PM

Joe Mauer went 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

All three hits were singles, including one in the fourth inning that drove in Brian Dozier with the fifth run of the frame. After a couple of down seasons in terms of batting average, Mauer is up to .290 this year with six homers and 51 RBI in 103 games.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 11:18:00 PM

Joe Mauer is getting the day off Sunday against the Tigers.

Miguel Sano will start at first base and hit third versus Detroit left-hander Matt Boyd. Ehire Adrianza is playing third base and batting ninth.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 11:06:00 AM

Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer and a three-run double but his team still fell to the Tigers on Saturday.

He cracked a bases-loaded double and then rode home on an Eddie Rosario tater in the third inning. He followed that up the next inning with a two-run shot of his own. It was Mauer's third multi-hit game in a row. The last time he drove in five or more runs in a game was way back in 2010. He has a .279 batting average with six home runs and 50 RBI in 97 games.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 10:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Eduardo Escobar
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Logan Morrison
2Robbie Grossman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Lance Lynn
4Jake Odorizzi
5Kyle Gibson
6Phil Hughes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor Hildenberger
5Ryan Pressly
6Zach Duke
7Trevor May
8Tyler Kinley
9Gabriel Moya
10Alan Busenitz