that's basically the only breaking point for me.
Posey will also likely be moved to first at some point, or risk injury.
He is highly valuable being an offensive catcher. But you have to be careful how you handle him. It is easier to find a centerfielder closer in offensive value to Trout than to find an offensive catcher that can hit like Posey. But Trout is a safer bet for a stronger career at this point to me.
It is worth noting. Trout is better defensively compared to his peers at his position, than Posey is. But Posey plays a significantly more valuable position, even though they are only two slots a part on the defensive spectrum.
Either way, both are ideal players to build around and nobody is wrong to pick one or the other.
It's sort of like asking, what color do you want your Ferrari to be. Because both are just awesome.
Damn though choice. I have to take trout. His year as a rookie starting in basically may was incredible.
Trout... Posey dealed with that horrific injury and Trout had a great rookie year.
For me, I would say Trout, because he seems like a potential once-in-a-decade type player, even though at this point I would say it's slightly more of a gamble, simply because of his experience. I don't take Posey's injury into consideration because it was a 'freak' accident that won't likely happen again. It's not like he has a reoccurring injury that is likely to pop back up.
Also, I don't know how to make polls, but if a mod could edit this thread and add one that would be awesome!
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Trout. Eventually Posey will be moved off of catcher to preserve his bat and health; plus that injury could come back to haunt him one day.
Trout, but this one is dangerously close. Posey is a true elite talent at the hardest position in the sport besides pitcher to find one at. OTOH, Trout is also an elite talent with no injury history.
Can I have Trouts overall physical talent with Buster's defensive position and leadership qualities??
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Trout by a mile in my book.
Trout is incredible...
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Guy is just too impressive.
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Buster Posey. He's proven he can carry the Giants to a ring, or two.