Posey selected 5th overall in MLB Draft

Florida State's All-American Catcher was selected 5th overall in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants.

Buster Posey was selected 5th overall in the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants.

Earlier this week Posey was named one of five finalists for the 2008 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award . The 2008 ACC Player of the Year, Posey leads the NCAA in batting average (.472), on base percentage (.572) and slugging percentage (.908). An accomplished pitcher as well, the junior currently leads Florida State in saves (6) and has not allowed a run in eight appearances. The Leesburg, Ga., native was named ESPN Academic All-American of the Year, and was a member of the 2004 USA Baseball 18U National Team. This is the second year in a row that Florida State has fielded a Golden Spikes Award finalist with Tony Thomas, Jr. in 2007.

Last week, Posey was recognized as the National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball and a Louisville Slugger first-team All-American. The accolades continued to grow as he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Tallahassee Regional leading the Seminoles to four straight victories and a berth in their first Super Regional since 2005. Posey hit .474 in the tournament with nine hits, five of which went for home runs, and 13 RBIs. He finished the tournament with a 1.263 slugging percentage.

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