After two disappointing seasons, Joe Mauer seems to have turned a corner and has been a bright spot for the Twins this season.

The former American League MVP was named player of the week today for the first time since 2009 after a 4-HR, 7-RBI week.

Mauer has improved across the board this season as he is hitting .281 which is about 20 points better than last season's 265, and with 6 home runs he is on pace to hit the most home runs since his MVP season in 2009 when he hit 28.

Mauer is also getting on base at a high rate and slugging at a higher rate with his OBP/SLG/OPS line of .389/.427/.816 is much better than his line of .338/.380/.718. The rest of the team hasn't been performing any better as their record stands at 15-35, but Mauer may serve as a lone bright spot for the rest of the season.