HOW LOW CAN JOE GO?

Joe Mauer’s spot in starting lineup since 2006:

Batting leadoff 8 games, 32 at-bats, 5 hits, 1 HR, .156 avg, .250 On base, .250 slugging

Batting second 270 games, 1,087at-bats, 329 hits, 28 HR, .303 avg, .372 On base. .456 slugging

Batting third 1,093 games, 4,154 at-bats, 1,304 hits, 85 HR, .314 avg, .401 On base, .447 slugging

Batting fourth* 1 game, 2 at-bats, 0 hits, 0 HR, .000 avg, .333 on base, .000 slugging

Batting fifth-ninth: Never

*April 30, 2006: the last time Mauer batted lower than third in the Twins’ starting lineup