Mon, 04 May 2015 14:58:34 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer has never been much of a pull hitter in his career, with just 344 of his 1,540 hits (22.3%) going to the pull side in his 11 seasons before 2015. However, he's already pulled 10 of his 29 hits (33.5%) to right field through 25 games this year. But Mauer said it hasn't been a point of emphasis this year. "We talked about this in spring training. It's more of a physical thing than anything, just being able to move and being able to get to those pitches," Mauer said. "I've always had that approach of trying to spray the field. It's no different this year." Part of the reason may be because Mauer is being more aggressive early in counts, and manager Paul Molitor noticed Mauer is swinging at more first pitches than in the past. Mauer has swung at the first pitch seven times this year after swinging at the first pitch 27 times all of 2014. He is hitting .305 on the year after a career-low .277 average last season, and a return to full health has been a big reason why.
Fantasy Tip: Mauer ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) was left to the waiver wire in a lot of shallow mixed leagues, but he's worth a pickup if you're looking for consistency at a first base or corner infield spot.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:10:41 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer has a career slash line of .378/.439/.649 with two home runs and four doubles in 37 at-bats against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez. OF Torii Hunter also sports a career average of .320 against Hernandez in 75 at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: Both Mauer ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) and Hunter ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) are against-the-grain FantasyScore plays to get a leg up on your competiton.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:24:03 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer went 1-for-4 with three RBIs in an 8-5 win over the Kansas City Royals Thursday, April 16.
Fantasy Tip: Mauer ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) had just a single RBI heading into Thursday's game, and he is still looking for his first extra-base hit on the year and has scored just one run. His total lack of power severely limits his upside, and Mauer isn't going to add much to a FantasyScore lineup.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:32:01 -0700
Minnesota Twins SS Danny Santana, 2B Brian Dozier and 1B Joe Mauer will bat first through third in the order, respectively, according to manager Paul Molitor. Molitor noted the rest of the lineup will change based on matchups.
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players will want to note the Twins scored the sixth most runs in baseball last season, and their lineup might be underrated. Against weak pitchers, stacking a few Twins is a sound strategy, especially with Santana ($4,500, 9.0% of cap), Dozier ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) and Mauer ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) carrying mid-range prices.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:03:18 -0800
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer will not bat lower than third in the order, according to manager Paul Molitor.
Fantasy Tip: Without catcher eligibility, Mauer's fantasy stock plummets. At best, he is a three-category contributor (runs, RBIs and batting average), but last season he hit just .277. Additionally, Mauer turns 32 this season and should begin to see his numbers decline across the board. Expect his name value to push him into overrated territory in drafts, and there is no reason to target Mauer until the later middle rounds in mixed leagues.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:14:00 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is starting at first base and batting third Thursday, Sept. 25. Mauer was not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept.24.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:42:03 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is out of the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:22:29 -0700
Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier and 1B Joe Mauer are not in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 22.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:08:07 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer ended a 10-game RBI drought by driving in four runs Monday, Sept. 15.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:51:17 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 11, for the second game of the doubleheader.