School: Florida State
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hometown: Leesburg, GA
High School: Lee County HS
Previously Drafted: 50th round, 2005 (Los Angeles Angels)
- 2007 All-ACC First-team
- 2007 Collegiate Baseball All-American
- 2007 Coleman Company Johnny Bench Finalist
Posey was a star at Lee County HS in Georgia as a pitcher and shortstop. He was clocked as high as 94 mph as a high school junior and the ‘Noles envisioned him as a weekend starter or closer. By sophomore year, however, he moved behind the plate where his arm strength plays up. His other defensive skills are solid, too. He is also a solid hitter.
Offensively, he hasn’t shown much pop in the ACC. He hasn’t only caught for one season, so he’s still learning the finer points of the position.
Posey is the third best catcher in the draft behind Kyle Skipworth and Adrian Nieto. He’ll be drafted late in the first round.