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Posey adjusting to AAA level

By Robert Hydrick - bio | email


After tearing up the Class A California League, Leesburg's Buster Posey is quickly adjusting to the highest level in the minor leagues with the San Francisco's AAA team in Fresno.

In nine games, Posey is only batting 235 but he has walked seven times in nine games.

The Giants though are expecting their prized prospect to struggle at the plate until he adjusts to the higher level of pitching.

More important for the Giants is to watch their prized prospect improve his defense behind the plate and continuing to learn how to call a game with major league pitchers.

They are lessons the Giants believe Posey will learn quickly.

Buster Posey said. "It wasn't too much of a conversation. Andy Skeels the manager in San Jose told me after the game. He basically just said congratulations and headed this way the next day. I am excited. I am excited to be here. It is a good group of guys and that makes the transition easy for me."

Fresno manager Dan Rohn said. "He has got a chance to catch 10-15 years in the big leagues if stays healthy. He is just that good. It is going to be a learning experience. We are not expecting him to go out and hit 400 right now. We are expecting him to maintain and drive in runs when the opportunity arises and that is what he has done so far."

Buster Posey played in the California League All-Star game last month.


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