Friday, July 23, 2010
Pocket full of Posey
By Kenton Wong, ESPN Stats & Info
Buster Posey, the 2008 Golden Spikes Award winner as the best player in college baseball was drafted 5th overall that year. Posey had a cup of coffee with the Giants last year, but with the offensively-challenged team in contention this year, the pressure is on the rookie.
So far he has responded. Since July 1st when Bengie Molina was traded to open up an everyday role for Posey he leads all players with at least 50 at-bats with a .438 average and is tied for 2nd in baseball with 7 home runs.
Posey also has 2 separate hit streaks of over 10 games this season and has currently hit safely in 16 straight. Since the Giants moved to San Francisco in 1958, that is the 3rd longest by a Giants rookie, behind only the streaks of Hall-of-Famers Willie McCovey and Orlando Cepeda.