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  1. To be a little nitpicky here, “Considered the best catcher in the draft” …except for the guy drafted right ahead of him at #5?

    Great work though, I’ve enjoyed this series of posts.

    Comment by B — March 20, 2009 @ 4:19 pm

  2. Mike Stanton is ridiculous. He is 19 now, but yeah, he dropped 39 bombs as an 18-year-old. Super athlete too. Huge difference in k/bb ratios in his first and second halves in ’08. Get ready. I’m thinking late 2010.

    Comment by richieabernathy — March 20, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

  3. Yeah I saw that, I think he meant best high school catcher. Posey went to FSU.

    Comment by Matt H. — March 20, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

  4. What about Bonifacio?

    Comment by KY — March 20, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

  5. I think he had it right… most believe that Skipworth has much higher upside and much better chance to stick at catcher than Posey.

    Comment by Matt Wilson — March 20, 2009 @ 9:26 pm

  6. Where have you ever heard that Posey won’t be able to stick at catcher? Instead of saying you completely made that up, I’ll be nice and say you must have heard that about SKIPWORTH because he’s the only one of the two I’ve ever heard that about.

    Comment by richieabernathy — March 20, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

  7. Bonifacio has some nice wheels but his ceiling is limited as a hitter. His rookie eligibility is also expired.

    Comment by Marc Hulet — March 21, 2009 @ 8:08 am

  8. Re-read your scouting reports. Most believe that Posey is already above average defensively behind the plate, and should have no problem sticking there. I would love to see anybody who had Skipworth ahead of Posey before the draft.

    Comment by Matt H. — March 21, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

  9. Just for reference Keith Law ranked Buster #2 overall in that draft, and Skipworth #11.

    He had this to say about Posey in his analysis “Posey is going to be a plus defender as a backstop, and combined with his offensive skill set, he’s one of the top talents in the draft pool.”

    This was from the report on Skipworth “Currently working as a catcher, Skipworth may outgrow the position; his footwork and actions behind the plate are rough, although he has plenty of arm to handle catching or right field”

    Comment by Matt H. — March 21, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

  10. They’ve got a great player still with Ryan Anetsberger, great arm, bat, and skill player, but need to find him a permanent position this year at 3B or CF.

    Comment by Mark Bromann — March 23, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

  11. Where is Anetsberger? Cannot find anything about his spring?

    Comment by gil vance — April 9, 2009 @ 9:51 am

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