No, Seriously, MLB's Diamond and Cubic Zirconia of May: Joe Mauer

Claire ReclosadoSenior Analyst IJune 3, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 17:  Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins bats against the New York Yankees on May 17, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Twins 3-2 in ten innings.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


Diamond of May: Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer

In May, the Twins’ Mauer ranked in the top five in five of the nine hitting categories in the MLB.

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.


(continue to the Cubic Zirconia and Sparkly Icing of May)