Posey adds FSU flavor to All-Star Game

San Francisco's Buster Posey will be the fourth Seminole to play in the All-Star Game. Tim Heitman/US Presswire

The best of Major League Baseball take the field tonight in Kansas City for the annual All-Star game, and behind the plate for the National League will be Florida State's Buster Posey.

It's no surprise that Posey earned the honor, leading the way in fan voting among catchers in his third season with the San Francisco Giants. Posey is hitting .289 with 10 homers and 43 RBI this season, and with a Rookie of the Year award and a World Series ring already on his resume, he's clearly established himself as one of the top catchers in the game.

What is surprising is the relatively small sample of FSU alums to have preceded Posey in the All-Star game. Of the 61 former Seminoles to have played in the majors, Posey is just the fourth to be named to an All-Star team, and he's just the second in the past 25 years.

Here's the full list:

  • Johnny Grubb, 1 time (1974)