ADP Crowdsourcing: Buster Posey

We resume our ADP Crowdsourcing series with a slightly different format, and with a pair of related players this week. This time we are voting on where you think the player will be drafted (just like before), but also where you would take him.

Two words: Buster Posey. One more word: NEXT. In case you don’t subscribe to ESPN: The Magazine and don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read Calcaterra’s small writeup on the matter, or read Buster Olney’s piece.

However crazy ESPN’s selection might be, Posey may well be the NEXT great fantasy catcher. It’s not real often that catchers get called up to the big leagues and put up impressive offensive numbers, but that’s exactly what happened in 2010. Posey hit 18 homers in about 400 at-bats to go along with a .300 batting average. Even if that line was over a full season, it would still be pretty darn impressive.

For the most part, Posey’s numbers look completely repeatable – and there is a category or two that he could improve on (mainly his walks) – but staying stagnant is not going to be enough for most fantasy owners out there. Because Posey will be 24 years old when the 2011 campaign begins, owners will probably be looking for some Giant improvements.

We are still voting on where you think Posey will be drafted by the average owner, but we’re going to take it a step further. We are also going to vote on where you would draft him, as well. Should make for good times. Also, please note we are using pick, not round this time because of Posey’s likely ADP. Below is a link to the voting form, and please read the wording carefully. For the voting, we’re assuming a 12-team standard league, using 5×5 scoring.

To submit your vote, click here.

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Posey is a great player but he will be overrated in 2011 drafts. In addition, I consider that picking top catchers is not a good fantasy strategy. With Carlos Santana, a player with a greater potential IMO, going around 60-80 picks after Posey, I will end with the Cleveland catcher in the most of my teams.