It isn't every year that a young phenom arrives on a big league roster and makes a big enough splash to help push his team deep into the postseason. Giants catcher Buster Posey is doing just that.
Surrounded by plenty of experienced players like Pat Burrell, Aubrey Huff, Edgar Renteria and other growing talent like Pablo Sandoval and Andres Torres, Posey has still managed to stand out from the rest of the pack.
The 23-year-old has jumped up to the major league level and has shown nothing other than that he's ready for the big show.
Being relied upon during the playoffs isn't something that every young star must endure. Posey is showing that he just could be a prototypical October ballplayer. He has already helped the San Francisco Giants advance once in the 2010 playoffs, and he could easily help them advance again by factoring into more run production situations.
The up-and-coming Giants are ready to break out and show they are ready for the ultimate big-time in baseball. In the 2010 NLCS against the Philadelphia Phillies, Buster Posey will be the catalyst for San Fran's big break.