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Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Buster Posey

For a second straight week, the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week honor comes from Major League Baseball and for the second straight week, it goes to San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey.

Posey is the top professional athlete from Florida State for the week of June 23rd through the 29th. Posey hit .391 for the week, going 9-for-23 at the plate with three RBIs. In a 4-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, Posey was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with a double and a pair of runs driven in.

Posey increased his batting average by 10 points this week and has watched it balloon by nearly 40 points since the end of May. Posey and the Giants are tied for first place with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West, but the former FSU catcher’s .293 batting average is second among National League backstops.

With the second half of the season underway, Posey is making a strong push to be selected to the National League All-Star team. It would be Posey’s third straight selection.

Mike Ferguson

About Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is a Bloguin contributor, the editor of Noled Out and a lifetime Florida State sports enthusiast. Mike vividly remembers watching Warrick Dunn run down the sideline in Gainesville in 1993, the "Choke at Doak" in 1994 and Monte Cummings' driving layup to beat #1 Duke in 2002. Mike has worked as a sports reporter in both print and online. For isportsweb in 2013, Mike gave press coverage of Florida State football's run to the 2013 national championship. Mike has been featured on SI.com, FoxSports.com and Yahoo Sports while interviewing major sports stars such as 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a major in Religion and a minor in Communications. Mike currently resides in Haines City, Florida with his wife Jennifer and daughters Trinity and Greenly. Mike is a full-time reporter at Polk County's newspaper, The Ledger, in Lakeland, Florida. Mike can be followed on Twitter @MikeWFerguson.

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