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  • 09:04 AM ET  08.13

Who is the best all-around catcher in baseball?

Russell Martin, Dodgers......30%
Joe Mauer
, Twins......17%
Iván Rodríguez
, Yankees......14%
Jason Varitek
, Red Sox......10%
Brian McCan
n, Braves......9%

[Based on a survey of 449 MLB players]

FAST FACTS: Players could not vote for a teammate.... Mauer led big league catchers with a .315 batting average through Sunday; McCann led with 21 homers.... Rodríguez, acquired by New York on July 30, had a 31.6% caught-stealing rate this season, best among these five top vote getters..... Martin, hitting .286 with 53 RBIs, had caught 902 innings, third most in the majors.

This is an MLB poll from the August 18, 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated.

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