Don't overlook Joe Nathan, Justin Morneau
While Morneau and Nathan appear to be coming at a significant discount for 2011, if early drafts and the ESPN Fantasy summit meetings a few weeks ago are any indication, that's not the case with Mauer. While he suffered a major, if not surprising, drop in power last season, he still ended up fantasy's top backstop, a healthy bit ahead of Victor Martinez and Buster Posey on the ESPN Player Rater. He didn't win the league MVP or a batting title, as he did in 2009, but fantasy owners won't complain about a .327 batting average, 75 RBIs and 88 runs scored from their catcher. Mauer remains a stud, though I still doubt he'll hit more than 20 home runs in a season anytime soon.
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