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Jack Posey living up to the family name at FSU

May 13, 2008

Tallahassee -- Leesburg-native Buster Posey receives a lot of attention on the Florida State baseball team.

It's hard not too, when you're one of the best players in the country, and played all nine positions on the field in the Seminoles last game.

But younger brother Jack is also starting to make a name for himself at FSU.

"Jack's improved a lot as a college player," said Buster Posey, "and it's going to be fun to monitor his progress for the next couple of years."

Jack Posey was a shortstop and pitcher in high school, but has been playing mostly first base in college, and says it's a different experience.

"It's been a little bit of a change," says Jack. "Some of the throws are different, but it's not that bad."

While his older brother is the star, the freshman knows his role on the team.

"I just get in the games when the coaches need me too, and then hopefully I can come through whenever they need it," says Jack.

With Buster Posey likely a high pick in this years baseball draft, the brothers say they're happy to have one more year together on the field.

"It's been a lot of fun," says Jack. "You can't say it can get any better than this, really."

Buster Posey agrees, "It's been a lot of fun. That will be something else we can both look back on somewhere down the road, and we've both done a good job of enjoying it."

Jack Posey has played in 35 game for the Seminoles this year, starting 12 of them.

He is currently batting .267, with 2 home runs and 15 RBI.  

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