Major League Baseball named Buster Posey the National League Comeback Player of the Year today. Not that there was too much question this year, seeing as how Posey was coming off that devastating injury, or if you prefer that which we shall not talk about. I’m sure Posey would have preferred to not have to go through that, but at least he’s getting recognition of what a beast season he’s having, injury or no injury. And he did it by a landslide.
Oct 31, 2010; Arlington, TX, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey hits a solo home run during the eighth inning in game four of the 2010 World Series against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
His numbers for his All-Star regular season are: .336 batting average (leader), 103 RBIs, and 24 home runs. As far as voting goes, he collected 159 points and 27 of 30 first-place votes. To put that into perspective, the second place winner was Atlanta’s Kris Medlen who earned 2 first-place votes, and only 53 points.
Posey is the first player to be named Comeback Player of the Year in the Giants organization, though the award has only been awarded by MLB since 2005.
Ray Ratto summed it up best in his tweet this morning:
Let’s home he brings hope the MVP Trophy this season as well.