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A year ago at this time, Twins fans were a little concerned about the health of Joe Mauer. We were not certain if and when he would play again. Well, he came back on May 1, and in his first at bat, he hit an opposite field home run. In the next at bat, he doubled. He pretty much hit the rest of the year. He became the first player in nearly three decades to lead the league in batting average (.365), on-base percentage (.444) and slugging percentage (.587). He was an All Star for the third time, won his third batting title, third silver slugger award, second gold glove award and his first American League MVP award (including 27 of 28 first-place boats).
This spring, the Twins have not had Mauer play terribly much, but he will (hopefully) be ready to play a full season. Today, I am looking to each and every one of you who reads this to post your projections for Joe Mauer for the 2010 season. Here are his 2009 stats, followed by my prediction.
2009 Stats –
.365/.444/.587, with 30 doubles, 1 triple, 28 home runs, 96 RBI and 4 SB.
Seth’s 2010 Projection –
.321/.404/.517 with 41 doubles, 0 triples, 24 home runs, 104 RBI and 2 SB.
What do you think? What are your Joe Mauer 2010 Projections? Leave projections and comments here.