Florida State's Buster Posey Plays All 9 Positions and Hits Grand Slam
NCAA Baseball, Buster Posey

Name the Position and the Seattle Mariners Could Use This Kid

5/13/08 in NCAA Baseball   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect

Meet Buster Posey, crushing a long home run for his Florida State Seminoles earlier this year.

He's apparently pretty good. So good, in fact, he can pose as a competent fielder at every position on the field.

Monday night, Posey played all nine positions, using four different gloves. This was most likely completely unnecessary, but the fact it's even possible for a player to competently play from anywhere is impressive. Buster struck out the first two batters in the top of the 7th, then switched to right field for the final out to accomplish the rare feat.

Savannah State's coach Emanual Wheeler wasn't offended at all by the switching:
"It's baseball," Wheeler said. "If the kid has the ability to play all the positions, why not?"
Oh, and it's worth mentioning that Posey hit a grand slam during Seminoles 10-0 win. He leads the ACC in home runs (16), RBIs (66) and batting average (.469).

I take it this kid gets selected in the upcoming MLB draft. He's technically a catcher, and most scouts list him as the best college backstop.

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5/14/08   |   tpamotormouth   |   54 respect

Looks like the NCAA is as quick as MLB in removing videos.