Gerald Dempsey Posey is the 2nd Half All-Star of the day. Starring for the former New York baseball Giants of the National League, Posey is batting .390 since the break. His stellar 32 HR average/550 ABs and 43% H/BIP in this most recent half secures his spot as catcher for the NL 2nd Half All-Stars.
Cody Ross was a 26 year-old journeyman earning the league-minimum in 2007 after posting a .227/.293/.431 slash in the NL the previous season. Late that summer he exploded onto the scene for the last place Florida Marlins.
The 20 games that Fredi Gonzalez had Ross batting in the 6th slot in ’07 the young fella was a monster:
Cody Ross went on to be a playoff hero for the Giants and has racked up $14m in earnings through age 31. Here’s to comebacks!