Minnesota Twins: Highlighting the All-Time Dream Team

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Apr 16, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer's (7) bats wait in the dugout prior to the game between the Minnesota Wolves and the Chicago White Sox at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 16, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer's (7) bats wait in the dugout prior to the game between the Minnesota Wolves and the Chicago White Sox at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 15, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter waits to bat in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers Joe Mauer (7) at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Catcher: Joe Mauer (2004 – Present)

Probably the most well-known present player on the Twins’ roster, Joe Mauer has now been playing for 13 years. Probably the most impressive thing about that number is that he has spent his entire career in a Minnesota Twins uniform.

While his best days are definitely behind him, Mauer continues to help the team find victories now at the age of 33. He has transitioned to first base as a lot of catchers do when Father Time starts to catch up to them. Even so, Joe Mauer is the greatest catcher in Minnesota Twins’ history.

Joe Mauer’s slash line for his career is .308/.391/.444 with 130 home-runs and 810 RBI’s.

Along with the great numbers, Mauer has a long list of accomplishments for the Twins. He was the 2009 American League MVP and is a three-time American League Batting Champion, four-time Silver Slugger winner, three-time Gold Glove winner and a 5-time American League All-Star.

Look at any MLB franchise – it’s not easy to find a great catcher. Joe Mauer fit that mold for the Minnesota Twins and it stuck. He is the easy choice for the greatest catcher in Twins’ history. Expect him to add to these numbers, as well, considering his career is not yet over.

Honorable Mention: Earl Battey (1961-1967)

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