SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — There’s only so much you can learn from watching players take batting practice.
You can’t judge a player’s ability to hit the curveball, to lay off tough pitches off the corner or handle major league pitching.
But in watching Buster Posey crush pitches onto the berm beyond the left field fence at Scottsdale Stadium on Thursday, it was easy to see that Posey looks a lot healthier than he did a year ago.
“I feel like I have really good range in my hips,” Posey said.
That wasn’t something Posey had last spring, when he was working his way back from a major hip surgery that forced him to miss the final month of the 2018 season.