1. Leads all National League Catchers in OPS - .945 (min. 100 plate appearances). Better than Phillies-slayer Brian McCann (.916), who is ridiculously awesome. Since coming back from injury in May, Ruiz has been raking at a .313/.447(!!)/.530 clip.
2. Throwing out baserunners like crazy.
3. Charlie picks the reserves.
4. The catching position in the NL is pretty poor.
Everything's comin' up Chooch!
My money is on the Phillies sending three players to the All-Star Game - Utley, Ibanez, and Ruiz, with Howard as a possible injury replacement. It'd be nice to see Madson honored, but I'd just as soon see him get some rest.