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.