I’m not really sure much of a season review is needed for Buster Posey. The MVP of MVP’s, Posey put together not only an impressive statistical campaign – he did it playing the most grueling position on the diamond while being the anchor of the Giants’ top notch pitching staff. And oh yeah – he was just a year removed from a potential career ending injury. No big deal, right?
In addition to his elite .336 average, 24 homers and 103 RBI’s – Posey also delivered one of the biggest hits of the postseason – a game five grand slam in the NLDS that swung the momentum in the Giants’ favor and put a strangle hold on the series clinching game. Posey’s clutchness also returned a few weeks later as the Giants’ backstop went deep in the clinching Game 4 of the World Series, a two run shot that gave the Giants a 3-2 lead.
At only 25, Posey is a special, special breed and there’s really little else to say outside of that. He put up historic numbers – did so at an extremely young age – all months removed from having screws put into his ankle.
It’s hard to imagine five teams opted to pass on Posey in the 2008 MLB Draft, but Giant fans couldn’t be luckier that they did.
Season Grade: A+