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Draft 2008
Draft Central

Buster Posey (Credit: Alan Diaz/AP)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Buster Posey
School:Florida State University
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:205 lbs.
Report Date(s):03/02/08

Focus Area
Hitting Ability:Posey has advanced hitting skills, uses the big part of the field. He's got a good approach and knowledge of the strike zone.
Power:He's mostly gap-to-gap, but he shows occasional power to the pull side. He could develop into a 10-15 homer kind of guy.
Running Speed:He's more athletic than most catchers, but he's still a slightly below-average runner.
Base running:While he doesn't have the foot speed to be a good runner, he does have decent instincts.
Arm Strength:He shows a decent arm in practice, but it doesn't play as average in the game.
Fielding:Orginally a shortstop, he's a little behind in things like shifting behind the plate.
Range:He does have quick footwork and should improve in this area the more he catches.
Physical Description:Posey is a little big in the hips and will have to work hard to maintain his lower half.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:He's a highly sought-after package, a catcher who'll be able to stay behind the plate and has a chance to hit.
Weaknesses:He's got a lack of experience behind the plate. He just needs to catch more to learn the nuances of the position.
Summary:College catchers who can stay at the position and can hit are always a hot commodity and Posey will be no exception. He's got a great approach with the bat and has a little power. As a converted shortstop, he's still a little raw behind the plate, but all the tools are there for him to be just fine and help ensure he gets drafted fairly early.