At every home game, it is extremely frustrating to see everyone wearing Ramirez shirts and clapping wildly for Ramirez, Cantu and Stanton every time they are up, yet one of our greatest talents, Ronny Paulino...seems to gets no recognition for his outstanding performance.
Here are the facts:
Ronny has a .310 batting average, the highest for any Marlins player this season. He may not hit many home runs, but he hits, and hits extremely well.
Ronny has safely hit safely in 12 out of his last 14 games. He is one of the most consistent, if not the most consistent hitter the Marlins have this season..
Ronny is a heck of a catcher. When he throws from the plate to 1st or 2nd base, runners scramble for safety, only to be tagged out. Just last night he deflated the New York Mets by throwing out their first runner at 1st base...and he's done this several times in the last few weeks!
The man has heart, and he plays better than some of our "stars," including the lazy diva, aka. Hanley Ramirez, who has played extremely lazy this season...ie. the ball he kicked to the outfield, the lackluster hitting, the lack of enthusiasm.
Stanton still has a LONG way to go, Cantu has been spotty this season, and Uggla can be a finicky hitter at times too. Ronny has been one of the few bright spots in this long season...it's a shame more people don't see that.