Lee County's Posey Plays all 9 for FSU

Buster Posey mans all nine positions for Seminoles baseball team Monday afternoon.

Watching Buster Posey on the baseball field, it's not uncommon to ask yourself, "What can't he do?"

After all, the junior baseball player for Florida State and former Lee County High School star, is considered one of the top players in all of college baseball. Posey even has Major League Baseball scouts wondering the same thing as it's likely he will be a top five selection in the 2008 baseball draft.

Monday afternoon, however, Posey went ahead and answered the question that has highlighted his baseball career since his days growing up in Leesburg.

That answer?


Posey proved there's nothing he can't do on the baseball field in the Seminoles' 10-0 defeat of Savannah State, playing all nine positions in the field.

The 6-2, 200-pounder started the game at catcher (his normal position for FSU) before moving to first base in the second, second base in the third, shortstop in the fourth, third base in the fifth, and left field and center field in the sixth.

Posey then proceed to strikeout two batters in the seventh at pitcher before finishing the game in right field for the third and final out.

"To see Buster play all nine positions just shows you what kind of talent the guys has," FSU coach Mike Martin said. "At no time was I ever worried about a ball being hit to him. Buster looked very comfortable every where he was so that just goes to show you what kind of athlete that he is."

But for all that he did defensively Monday, it was his offensive prowess that set the tone for the Seminoles when he blasted a grand slam in the second inning to give FSU a 6-0 lead.

The homerun was his Atlantic Coast Conference-leading 16th of the season.

Following the game, Posey revealed that one position stuck out as the strangest.

"First base was probably the weirdest position for me to play just because I've never really played there before," he said. "In the Cape Cod League this summer, I played left and right field in two separate games. Center field was the one position I have never played."

Since signing with Florida State out of Lee County, Posey has been the Seminoles' main attraction - Monday just added to an already impressive resume.

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