Buster Posey is a legend. The San Francisco Giants catcher has been a part of three World Series championship teams and is regarded as one of the best Major League Baseball backstops of his generation.
Posey has undoubtedly built a Hall of Fame career, but it’s not like he came out of nowhere.
Buster Posey at Florida State University
As crazy as it may be to believe, Posey earned All-American honors in his freshman season with the ‘Noles…as a shortstop. The move behind the dish happened later in his career, and the rest is history.
Posey was great in 2006 and 2007, but he found another form in 2008. He hit 26 home runs, totaled 93 RBIs, had a batting average of .463, and won the Johnny Bench Award, Dick Howser Trophy, and the Golden Spikes Award.
He was the NCAA’s Player of the Year, joining an elite club with only a handful of members. His .566 on-base percentage and whopping .879 slugging percentage led the nation by a mile.
The star catcher had done all he could in Tallahassee, and it was time for the pros.
Buster Posey in MLB
The Giants and their even-year magic meant that Posey reached the playoffs quite often early in his career, and he has three World Series rings to show for it.
With six National League All-Star appearances under his belt, he is a virtual lock for Cooperstown.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are continually great, and the San Diego Padres are the talk of the MLB, but I would never count out the San Francisco Giants, especially when Buster Posey is hitting the way he knows how.
After opting out of the 2020 season, Giants fans will be happy to get him back in 2021.