No Love for Chooch
MLB released its first All-Star voting update and Carlos Ruiz ranks fourth among NL catchers.
- Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 1,100,048
- Buster Posey, Giants: 1,072,464
- Brian McCann, Braves: 707,508
- Carlos Ruiz, Phillies: 562,021
Ruiz is hitting .368 with a .416 on-base percentage, .600 slugging percentage and a 1.016 OPS. Ruiz is just short of plate appearances to qualify, but if he had enough he would lead the majors in hitting, rank fifth in on-base percentage, sixth in slugging and fifth in OPS.
That’s among every player in baseball, not just NL catchers.
I’m guessing the Phillies’ disappointing start to the season has caused some apathy among the fan base. I’m not necessarily surprised Ruiz isn’t leading. I’m just surprised he’s getting crushed, nearly 450,000 votes behind Molina.