Keeping Up His End Of The Bargain
Buster Posey, C, San Francisco Giants (Triple-A Fresno)
Thursday's stats: 4-for-5, 2 2B, HR (3), 2 R, 3 RBI
The Giants got a lot of flak when they re-signed Bengie Molina and left the big league-ready Posey, their top prospect, stranded at Triple-A. They currently look smart, as Molina has been fantastic this year (small sample size warning deluxe) -- but to Posey's credit, he hasn't let the situation affect him, delivering his best game of the year Thursday to raise his season averages to .343/.436/.525 while gunning down 45 percent of opposing base stealers. Stardom is still projected, just delayed a bit.