Diamond of May: Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer
The catcher led the Majors in batting average (.414), and slugging percentage (.838), while ranking second in runs (27), home runs (11), and RBIs(32).
His hitting prowess is not a common thing for a catcher. In fact, his performance in May even set a team record for a pitcher. In May of 1961, Harmon Killebrew had twenty nine RBI and Mauer bested that stat by three.
While the All-Star says he hasn’t changed anything about his swing, he admits he has been seeing the ball better.
Mauer remains a constant threat in the lineup as he leads the Twins, who are three and a half games behind the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers.