There’s a very good chance that neither Mike Napoli nor Matt Wieters—the catchers for the AL last year—will make the team again in 2013. For one, Napoli no longer catches. Wieters hasn’t looked like the same player, as he’s currently hitting .230/.245/.474 with six home runs and 16 RBI.
Joe Mauer made the AL squad last season, but he was listed as a first baseman on the ballot. This year, Mauer is listed as a catcher and will likely make the sixth All-Star team of his career. He’s been one of Minnesota’s top offensive threats—as he usually is when healthy—and will probably be the Twins’ only representative.nike 2012 jerseys, Nike nfl jerseys cheap
Whether Mauer will be the starter, though, is up for the debate. Carlos Santana is Mauer’s biggest competition for the starting role, as he’s also having a great start to the season.
Mauer tops Santana in WAR—arguably in popularity, too—but the Indians have been one of baseball’s better teams, which is why Santana could get the call. Minnesota, on the other hand, hasn’t been very competitive through the first quarter of the season.