ESPN The Magazine has dubbed San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey as their “NEXT” athlete for 2011.
The National League Rookie of the Year hit .305 with 18 home runs in only 108 games.
Joining Posey in their respective sports are Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, Evander Kane of the Atlanta Thrashers and Patrick Peterson of LSU.
For the most part, ESPN The Magazine has got it right in selecting the next breakout athlete.
Well, minus 2004.