How good is Buster Posey? Well, he's certainly good enough to hit homers out of massive Petco Park, turning one of the worst hitter's park in the majors into a bandbox and helping the Giants beat the Padres 8-3.
He's also, according to Tim Kurkjian of ESPN, the best catcher under 25-years-old in the game of baseball today. Kurkjian compiled his "Top 25 and Under" team, recently, and Posey made the cut.
It's an absolutely stacked list of players that includes the Giants catcher, Eric Hosmer, Brett Lawrie, Starlin Castro, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton, Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman and hte like.
So for Posey to be listed is quite impressive. But more impressive is the compliment that teammate Ryan Theriot paid to Posey.
In discussing batting practice, Theriot said he doesn't like to be near Posey because it makes him feel jealous.
"I don't like to hit in the same group as him, he's too good," Theriot said. "His move to the ball is so perfect … the whip in his swing. It's just not fair.''
Speaking of not fair, the only other catcher who could've made this list is Matt Weiters, but he just turned 26. Which is precisely why I remain perplexed that anyone would take Weiters over Posey if they were starting a franchise.
But whatever, that's not the point here. The point is that the Giants have one of -- if not the -- best young catchers in baseball. And the scary thing is that Posey might not have even really started to get going yet. He's currently on pace to better stats than he did during his impressive 2010 campaign, although this year, he'll take more games to do it.
So if Posey gets hot in the summer -- just like he did in 2010 -- this could look like an even bigger slam dunk of a selection for the best catcher under 25.