Former MLB Catcher
Career Highlights: Joe Mauer is a former MLB Catcher who had a stellar fifteen season career all with the Minnesota Twins. Mauer began his MLB career when he was selected by the Twins with the first overall pick of the 2001 draft, but made his Major League debut in 2004. In 2006, he became the first catcher in American League history to lead the AL in batting average. He would wind up being a 3x AL batting champion by the time his career ended (2006, 2008, 2009). Mauer is also a 6x All-star (2006, 2008-2010, 2012, 2013) and won the AL MVP in 2009. He is also a 3x Gold Glove Award winner (2008-2010) and a 5x Silver Slugger Award winner (2006, 2008-2010, 2013). Mauer announced his retirement from the MLB on November 9, 2018 in an open letter to Twins fans. He currently holds the MLB single-season records for the highest single-season batting average for catchers and the highest single season on-base percentage for a catcher. He also holds the record for the most batting titles by a catcher in a career with three.