Buster Posey

School: Florida State

Class: Junior

Height: 6′2″

Weight: 200 lbs.

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Pos: c

Hometown: Leesburg, GA

High School: Lee County HS

Previously Drafted: 50th round, 2005 (Los Angeles Angels)

Year   Team       AB   AVG   OBP   SLG   XBH%   ISO   2B+3B   BB%   K%          
2006   Florida State       246   .346   .433   .467   24%   .122   16   12.9%   15.3%          
2007   Florida State       246   .382   .453   .520   28%   .138   23   11.9%   9.3%  


  • 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.

The Future:
Posey is the third best catcher in the draft behind Kyle Skipworth and Adrian Nieto.  He’ll be drafted late in the first round.



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