Daily Futures: He's coming, Bengie
Buster Posey's doing exactly what you'd expect at Triple-A: being elite
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Keeping Up His End Of The BargainBuster 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.
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KEITH LAW'S TOP 25 PROSPECTS
The rankings are limited to players who still have rookie eligibility; that means they have yet to exceed 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the majors and have not yet spent 45 days on the active roster of a major league club, excluding call-ups during the roster expansion period after Sept. 1.
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NO. PLAYER 1 Stephen Strasburg, RHP, WAS 2 Carlos Santana, C, CLE 3 Buster Posey, C, SFO 4 Mike Stanton, OF, FLA 5 Desmond Jennings, OF, TAM 6 Martin Perez, LHP, TEX 7 Domonic Brown, RF, PHI 8 Dustin Ackley, CF, SEA 9 Jesus Montero, C, NYY 10 Aroldis Chapman, LHP, CIN 11 Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, TAM 12 Casey Kelly, RHP, BOS 13 Aaron Hicks, RHP, MIN 14 Mike Trout, OF, LAA 15 Brett Wallace, 1B, TOR 16 Logan Morrison, 1B, FLA 17 Zach Britton, LHP, BAL 18 Tyler Matzek, LHP, COL 19 Michael Taylor, OF, OAK 20 Kyle Gibson, RHP, MIN 21 Shelly Miller, RHP, STL 22 Josh Vitters, 3B, CHC 23 Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC 24 Lars Anderson,1B, BOS 25 Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
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