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7 Joe Mauer 1B

Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
.000
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018MIN12748664137648518601.351.379.282

Player Updates

November 10, 2018 09:48 AM
Joe Mauer: Announces retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer announced his retirement, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "The decision came down to my health and my family. The risk of concussion is always there, and I was reminded of that this season after missing over 30 games as a result of diving for a foul ball," he said.

His retirement is not a surprise since Mauer had a dramatic sendoff in his last game, including putting on the catching gear for one last time for part of an inning. He retires with a career .306 batting average, .388 OBP, six All-Star appearances, three Gold Gloves and the Twins' franchise record for most times on base. Mauer's production declined after a concussion in 2013 moved him to first base and ended his time as a catcher, but he still has a strong case for the Hall of Fame.

September 26, 2018 12:20 AM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Collects two hits, scores twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

Mauer has registered two-hit games in three of his last five contests, and is now hitting .290 with 10 runs scored in the month of September. On the season the veteran is hitting .278/.346/.375 with six home runs, 25 doubles, 46 RBI and 57 runs in 121 games.

September 19, 2018 11:36 AM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Not in Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer is out of the lineup against the Tigers on Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Mauer will retreat to the bench in favor of Tyler Austin at first base for the series finale. Over his past seven games, Mauer is 10-for-27 (.370 average) with six RBI. Look for him to return to the lineup Friday in Oakland.

September 16, 2018 12:32 PM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Out of lineup Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer is not starting Sunday against the Royals.

Mauer will get a rest for the second time in four games. Tyler Austin will start at first base in his absence.

September 13, 2018 05:04 PM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Day off Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer is out of the lineup against Kansas City on Thursday, LaVelle E. Neal of the Star Tribune reports.

Mauer will get a breather after going 2-for-4 during Wednesday's victory over the Yankees. In his place, Tyler Austin will man first base and bat eighth.

September 13, 2018 12:41 PM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Considering retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer is considering retirement at the end of the season, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "There's a lot of different dynamics that go into it. I owe it to myself and my family to sit down and think about those things," he said.

Mauer is in the final season of an eight-year, $184 million contract. Mauer and his agent haven't talked to the Twins about a contract for next season. He's still getting on base enough (.345 OBP) for the Twins to sign him to a short-term deal for next season, but it's possible Mauer may chose to retire at age 35 rather than face the prospect of signing with another team.

September 12, 2018 11:12 AM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Clubs grand slam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer went 2-for-4 with a walk, a grand slam and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Mauer got his sixth home run of the year by way of a grand slam off reliever Tommy Kahnle in the fifth inning as the Twins put up 10 runs against the Yankees. Mauer had gone 1-for-18 over his last six games prior to Tuesday's contest, and the two-hit night brings his slash line to .272/.343/.374 on the year. Although the veteran is currently posting the lowest OPS of his career (.717), he's still able to produce in flashes due to his ability to get on base and put the ball in play.

September 9, 2018 11:20 AM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Sits out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer is not in the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

This appears to simply be a day off for the veteran after he mustered just four hits since the beginning of the month. Chris Gimenez will replace Mauer at first base Sunday, batting ninth.

September 5, 2018 04:52 PM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Out vs. left-hander
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer is not in the lineup against the Astros on Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Mauer will retreat to the bench with southpaw Framber Valdez on the mound for Houston. In his place, Tyler Austin will man first base while Willians Astudillo starts in the DH spot.

September 2, 2018 01:08 PM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Not in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Mauer has back-to-back two-hit games but will take a seat for the series finale at Texas. The recently acquired Chris Gimenez will start at first base Sunday and bat eighth.

August 22, 2018 12:28 PM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Day off Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer is not in the lineup against the White Sox on Wednesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Mauer will receive a standard breather with left-hander Carlos Rodon on the mound for Chicago. In his place, Tyler Austin will start at first base while Eddie Rosario gets a little rest as the club's DH.

August 19, 2018 04:12 AM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Pops fifth home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

After smacking a pinch-hit homer Friday, Mauer led off Saturday's game with another long ball. Per Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, it was Mauer's first time homering in consecutive at-bats since July of 2009. Even with this little surge, Mauer is still slugging just .384, down from .417 a year ago.

August 18, 2018 09:36 AM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Hits three-run homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit three-run homer in Friday's win over the Tigers.

Mauer came into the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning to face reliever Louis Coleman and subsequently launched his fourth home run of the year. It was Mauer's first home run in over a month and his first game with an RBI since Aug. 3. The veteran is hitting .274/.354/.369 with 18 doubles, 37 RBI and 43 runs in 90 games this year.

August 17, 2018 04:01 PM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Out vs. southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer is out of the lineup against the Tigers on Friday.

Mauer will take a seat with left-hander Matt Boyd on the mound for Detroit. During Thursday's series opener, Mauer went 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. In his place, Ehire Adrianza will man first base and bat eighth.

August 12, 2018 11:12 AM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Hits bench versus lefty Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Mauer has largely been shielded from left-handed pitching this season despite slightly better results against them (.717 OPS vs. LHP, .694 OPS vs. RHP), but he actually is hitless in eight at-bats against Detroit's scheduled starter Matt Boyd. As a result, Tyler Austin will man first base in his stead.

August 9, 2018 10:56 AM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Not in Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer is out of the lineup versus Cleveland on Thursday, LaVelle E. Neal of the Star Tribune reports.

Mauer will retreat to the pine after going 2-for-12 with four strikeouts during the first three games of this series. In his place, Miguel Sano will man first base while Ehire Adrianza gets a start at third.

August 5, 2018 02:04 PM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Receives breather in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

It looks to be little more than a routine off day for Mauer, who will cede duties at first base to Miguel Sano in the series finale.

July 27, 2018 04:08 PM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Day off Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer is not in the lineup against Boston on Friday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Mauer will head to the bench with left-hander Chris Sale on the mound for the Red Sox. In his place, Jorge Polanco will hit atop the order and Logan Morrison will man first base.

July 26, 2018 04:52 PM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Drives in three
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer went 3-for-7 with three RBI in Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

The veteran hit a pair of RBI doubles, driving in runs in the second and eighth innings. He also added an RBI single to cap off a six-run 11th inning. Mauer continues to show minimal power, especially for a first baseman, with just three homers on the year, but his .284 batting average gives him value in deeper formats.

July 23, 2018 12:08 AM
Twins' Joe Mauer: Three hits in loss to Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mauer went 3-for-4 with a double and a run in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Royals.

It was his sixth multi-hit performance in his last 11 games, and Mauer's now hitting .328 in July, albeit with only one homer, eight RBI and nine runs in 16 games. The veteran's lack of power continues to limit his fantasy value in shallower formats, but Mauer's batting average and on-base percentage keep him viable in deeper leagues.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Covey (Career)510 .200.333.200
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/25DET4220010
9/26DET4110010
9/27DET5110100
9/28CHW4120000
9/28CHW4220010
9/29CHW4220110
9/30CHW4010000
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2001R-Elizabethtn32110144462014191040.400.492.491
2002A-Quad City11041158124231462614200.302.393.392
2003AA-New Britain732764894171441252500.341.400.453
2003A-Fort Myers622332578131144242430.335.395.412
2004AAA-Rochester5191630021400.316.333.474
2004A-Fort Myers260400022200.667.750.667
2007A-Fort Myers130000001--00.000.250.000
2009AFA-Fort Myers5152620042100.400.444.533
2011AFA-Fort Myers Miracle7233620163100.261.370.478
2014AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels415260001--100.400.400.400
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/225
Birthdate:
4/19/1983
Age:
37
Hometown:
St. Paul, MN
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
15
Awards:

2003: Minor League Player of the Year
2006: AL Batting Champion
2008: AL Batting Champion;AL Gold Glove-C
2009: AL Most Valuable Player;AL Batting Champion;AL Gold Glove-C
2010: AL Gold Glove-C