Buster Posey Could Be In San Francisco Shortly

May 7, 2010 – 1:26 pm by Ryan Phillips

With the news that the Chicago Cubs had called up the first uber-prospect of the year by promoting shortstop Starlin Castro, other guys can’t be far behind. Aside from Washington’s Stephen Strasburg, there may not be a more anticipated promotion this season than San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey. And he could be arriving shortly.

Posey, the No. 5 pick of the 2008 MLB Draft, is currently tearing up the Pacific Coast League for the Fresno Grizzlies. On Thursday, the Florida State product went 4-for-5 with a home run, putting his hitting totals at: .343 average, .436 on-base percentage, .525 slugging percentage, with three home runs, 16 RBI and 11 extra-base hits. Posey seems ready to come up.

The problem for San Francisco is that current catcher Bengie Molina is hitting the ball incredibly well right now. Molina’s .329/.400/.456 line with two home runs and 10 RBI make him one of the most consistent hitters in the Giants’ lineup.

Despite the fact that Posey is a better fielder and runner than Molina, it might not be logical to promote him right now. The kid seems ready, but with Aubrey Huff entrenched at first base and the need for as many good bats in the lineup as possible to complement their stellar starting rotation, the Giants may not be able to move the kid up right now.

If Molina falters at all, the Giants will not hesitate to move Posey up. If Aubrey Huff falls off or the team decides he can handle a corner outfield spot, then Molina could head to first base with Posey stepping in behind the plate.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next few weeks.

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  1. 3 Responses to “Buster Posey Could Be In San Francisco Shortly”

  2. I’m not exactly sure the purpose of this article. You titled it “Buster Posey Could Be In San Francisco Shortly” and then proceed to write an article about the fact that he #1 probably shouldn’t come up yet, and #2 probably wont come up since molina is hitting well and huff is entrenched at first. I mean thanks for the breaking news – Buster Posey might come up!!!! Or he might not!!! Stay tuned for more details!!!

    By Ryan on May 8, 2010

  3. There is no baseball term i hate more than being a “consistent” hitter. Someone that consistently has on OBP of .250 is still consistent, just consistently bad.

    By Dave on May 8, 2010

  4. Ryan,
    The point was that Posey is knocking on the door and the Giants probably need to find a way to get him up. Soon enough they’ll have no choice but to bring him up because there’s nothing else he can do at the AAA level.

    By Phillips on May 9, 2010

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