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Thread: Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer is the Greatest Power-Hitting Catcher in Team History

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    Senior Member All-Star Winston Smith's Avatar
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    One thing to remember is that Joe is still in his prime and all these guys have those failing final years added in.
    A lot of great hitting catchers all with their own pluses and minuses.
    Campanella, Cochran, Dickey, Bench, Piazza, Yogi, even Carter and Fisk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    One thing to remember is that Joe is still in his prime and all these guys have those failing final years added in.
    A lot of great hitting catchers all with their own pluses and minuses.
    Campanella, Cochran, Dickey, Bench, Piazza, Yogi, even Carter and Fisk.
    Very true but as Joe is showing this season, he still has a couple of years left to actually bring his career averages up before the decline sets in.

    Also, there's a good chance that Joe ages in the way that Paul Molitor, Wade Boggs, or Tony Gwynn aged... Basically, they kept putting up numbers close to their career line into their late 30s. Low power, control hitters seem to do really well, provided they don't get injured. Even John Olerud held on with decent numbers until his age 36 season (after which he retired), but he was also more power-based than anyone else I just listed.

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