MLB Draft: Buster Posey

Thursday, June 5, 2008

A converted shortstop, Posey is the best catcher coming into this years draft. His approach at the plate and knowledge of the strike zone has allowed him to rise on many draft boards, not to mention his good footwork behind the plate. Of course, inexperience is a factor at catcher, but he is very athletic and should be able to stay behind the plate long term. He does not hit for power, but he will carry a good average throughout his career. He has hit great in college, but I have not ready anything on his ability to hit with wooden bats. He has a great attitude though and a love for baseball which should contribute to his success at the upper levels.

What to expect: Posey has the potential to hit above .300, but I see him around .290-.300 with 10-15 homeruns.


Anonymous 9:20 AM CDT  

good morning eli

Anonymous 9:01 AM CDT  

He does not hit for power? Buster has 25 HRs this season (More than Smoak, Alonso and Wallace). He may not project to hit a lot of HR in the ML, but to say he "does not" hit for power is inaccurate.

Anonymous 3:57 PM CDT  

after watching Posey play this year and hearing the comments that he does not hit for power makes me think theres many writers whom never saw him play.He has power to hit the ball out of any park in any direction.In the NCAA turny he did hit one over the 420 mark, and over the top of the 70 foot pine trees ....great "ball" player.Huge arm, great speed,great glove and best of all a great baseball attitude. Theres 4 mlb teams that missed a great prospect......