Can anyone actually be this good?

I’ve been looking at some of Joe Mauer’s projected season stats at ESPN.com and they’re almost impossible to believe. Just look at the projected stats and where they would rank all time for a single season.

ESPN Projection All Time Ranking
Home Runs 66 tied for 3rd
RBI 187 2nd
Avg. .444 4th

Two more stats that are difficult to believe.

Joe is currently hitting .519 against right handed pitchers and .537 at home.

4 Responses to "Can anyone actually be this good?"

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  1. Kevin G. Austin

    May 25, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Those last two stats are the same as they were before today’s game, so I don’t think they’ve been updated for Joe’s at bat versus Papelbon.

  2. Kevin G. Austin

    May 25, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Apparently there’s some disagreement about the single season record for batting average. According to Baseball-Reference.com .444 would rank 1st all time.

  3. Al Hamilton

    May 25, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    It would be cool if he leads the league in hits, homers and RBI but didn’t have enough PA’s to qualify for the batting title.

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