We’ll find out the new voting totals in the National League All-Star balloting later today, but quickly, a plea:
Ruiz leads all National League catchers (minimum 100 PA) in OPS (.945) by roping an NL-high 10 doubles. His .309 average is among NL leaders, while he’s actually second in the National League in catcher stolen bases (3). Fielding? How about a 41 percent success rate at catching basestealers, plus a 4.35 catcher ERA, pretty respectable for what has been one of the worst pitching staffs in the first half. Oh, and don’t forget those late-season heroics from 2008.
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