Found March 07, 2012 on Seed Spitters:
The Giants have had some pretty unique catchers in the past. I remember as a kid the Giants catchers have been my favorite position to watch because of their heart, leadership and toughness. With several gold glove winners, typically batting .220, yet grittier than grits, Mike Matheny, Benito Santiago, A. J. Pierzynski and the big round Bengie Molina (his B-R page reads 190 pounds somehow…) were the ideal Giants catchers. While the Giants were drafting future star pitchers like Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Brian Wilson and Sergio Romo, they still managed to pick up a young catcher who happened to be a College World Series Champion and “Golden Spike” award winner. He could hit for power and average, played excellent defense and was a natural leader. His name is:   Buster Posey  Lord Posey, 24, was a godsend for the Giants organization. After being compared to a young future all-star such as the Twin’s Joe Mauer straight out of college, Posey was sent into the Giants organization with hig...
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