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San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey Named All-Star Starter

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    Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates in the dugout after hitting a grand slam home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    The fans' votes are in and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has been elected the starting catcher for the National League in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.

    Posey, 28, will be playing in his third All-Star Game after participating in baseball's Midsummer Classic in both 2012 and 2013.

    Going into Sunday night's game, Posey is hitting .304/.375/.502 with 14 home runs. He's also produced 86 hits, 14 doubles, 57 RBI and 44 runs scored in 78 games played.

    In comparison to his Giants teammates, Posey is fourth in batting average, third in on-base percentage, first in slugging percentage, first in home runs, second in hits, fourth in doubles, first in RBI, and first in runs scored.

    Posey has been superior offensively to nearly all other catchers in all of baseball. Among catchers, he leads in batting average, is second in on-base percentage, second in slugging percentage, first in home runs, first in hits, third in doubles, first in RBI, and second in runs scored.