Carlos Ruiz was not always known as one of the top Catchers but realistically he should have been, as he was known as a favorite of Pitchers and was a solid defensive backstop. The Panamanian’s defense at the plate propelled him to three straight seasons with MVP votes, something that a player who never had over 125 Hits should have had.
World Series Champion (2008)
All Star (2012)
Wilson Defensive Player (2012 & 2013)
Highest Percentage Caught Stealing (2016)*
Highest Range Factor per Game by a Catcher (2012)
*Traded to Los Angeles halfway through the 2016 season