Buster Posey was a large reason why the San Francisco Giants capped off their 2010 campaign with a World Series pennant. Posey is one of the next up-and-coming stars of the game and expectations are high after an incredible rookie season.
In 2010, Posey posted a .305 batting average to go with 18 home runs and 67 RBIs over 108 games. After the Giants traded starting catcher Bengie Molina away on June 30th, allowing Posey to slip into the starting role full time, the 39-36 Giants went on a 53-34 tear to end the year, winning the NL West.
Behind the plate, Posey showed incredible composure handling the Giants’ elite staff. Meanwhile in the batter’s box, Posey rattled off a 21-game hitting streak, worked his way into the everyday cleanup slot and led the Giants to the postseason. Needless to say, the defending Rookie of the Year has huge expectations coming into the 2011 season.