Originally posted on Macho Row  |  Last updated 6/5/12
Is it too late to make an all star push for Carlos Ruiz? Getty Images. Carlos Ruiz leads all catchers in baseball with a .368 batting average, a .600 slugging percentage, 1.029 OPS. He also is tied for the National League lead with 32 RBI and has played some very solid defense this season. As Todd Zolecki points out, Ruiz is just short of enough plate appearances to qualify to be the major league leader in hitting in all of baseball. Clearly, he is no better than fourth best at his posiiton in the National League. Um, what? Ruiz enters this week currently in fourth place among National League catchers in All-star voting, trailing St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, and Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann. Ruiz has just a little over half as many votes as Molina, who is the first catcher to over one million votes among the National League contenders. Yadier Molina, Cardinals - 1,000,048 Buster Posey, Giants - 707,508 Brian McC...
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