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Jorge Posada

43-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 8/17/1971   BORN: Santurce, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: Calhoun (AL) CC   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jorge Posada Contract Information:

Posada agreed to a four-year, $52.4 million deal with the Yankees in November of 2007.

January 24, 2012  –  Jorge Posada News

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Posada will announce his retirement on Tuesday, the Yankees' official site reports.

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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 33 MAJ NYY 142 546 474 67 124 42 23 0 19 71 1 0 66 94 0 4 2 .262 .352 .430 .782
2006 34 MAJ NYY 143 545 465 65 129 52 27 2 23 93 3 0 64 97 0 5 11 .277 .374 .492 .867
2007 35 MAJ NYY 144 589 506 91 171 63 42 1 20 90 2 0 74 98 0 3 6 .338 .426 .543 .970
2008 36 MAJ NYY 51 195 168 18 45 17 13 1 3 22 0 0 24 38 0 1 2 .268 .364 .411 .775
2009 37 MAJ NYY 111 438 383 55 109 47 25 0 22 81 1 0 48 101 0 5 2 .285 .363 .522 .885
2010 38 MAJ NYY 120 451 383 49 95 42 23 1 18 57 3 1 59 99 0 2 7 .248 .357 .454 .811
2011 39 MAJ NYY 115 387 344 34 81 28 14 0 14 44 0 2 39 76 0 2 2 .235 .315 .398 .713
3-Year Averages     115 387 344 34 81 28 14 0 14 44 0 2 39 76 0 2 2 .235 .315 .398 .714
Career  (View All)     1829 7,150 6,092 900 1,664 664 379 10 275 1,065 19 21 936 1,453 1 47 74 .273 .377 .474 .851

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Jorge Posada: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 1 14 1 90
2010 83 1 30
2009 100 2 9

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Jorge Posada Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 33 MAJ NYY 546 474 12.1% 17.2% 0.70 80% .291 .168
2006 34 MAJ NYY 545 465 11.7% 17.8% 0.66 79% .307 .215
2007 35 MAJ NYY 589 506 12.6% 16.6% 0.76 81% .389 .205
2008 36 MAJ NYY 195 168 12.3% 19.5% 0.63 77% .331 .143
2009 37 MAJ NYY 438 383 11% 23.1% 0.48 74% .335 .237
2010 38 MAJ NYY 451 383 13.1% 22% 0.60 74% .289 .206
2011 39 MAJ NYY 387 344 10.1% 19.6% 0.51 78% .264 .163
3-Year Averages     387 344 10.1% 19.6% 0.51 78% .264 .163
Career     7,150 6,092 13.1% 20.3% 0.64 76% .318 .201

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Jorge Posada: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Posada will announce his retirement within the next two weeks, Sweeny Murti of WFAN New York reports.

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Posada says his career with the New York Yankees is over, the Associated Press reports. “I don’t think there’s not even a percentage of chance that I can come back,” the 40-year-old catcher said Wednesday night before his foundation’s annual dinner. “It’s not going to happen.”

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Posada is expected to start at DH for every game of the ALDS, MLB.com reports.

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Posada had a key pinch hit single as the Yankees beat Tampa on Wednesday.

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The Yankees consider Posada an emergency-only option behind the plate, even with Russell Martin (thumb) and Francisco Cervelli (concussion) hurting, the team's official site reports.

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Posada caught the last seven innings of the Yankees' 6-0 loss to the Angels on Saturday.

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Posada got into the game at second base in the Yankees' 22-9 win over Oakland on Thursday.

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Posada is back as the DH in Tuesday's lineup, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

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Posada went 3-for-5 with a home run and six RBI in Saturday's win over the Rays.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jorge Posada.

2012

Despite a postseason resurgence, 2011 was likely the end of the line for Posada, at least in a Yankees uniform.  Posada played just one game behind the plate, so he's unlikely to qualify at catcher in most leagues, drastically reducing his value even if he does catch on with another team. Posada had a fantastic career as part of the Yankees' "Core Four," but the team has turned the page, and so should you on draft day.

2011

As can be expected from a 39-year-old catcher, Posada battled a few nagging injuries last season and missed 40-plus games for the third straight year. His offensive numbers also began to slide, as he posted his lowest average (.248) and his third-lowest OPS (.811) since 1999. A move to the DH role this season could help keep his legs fresh, but we're talking about a player who will turn 40 this season and comes with some significant injury concerns. Don't overpay for the name.

2010

Posada will turn 39 this season, so a sharp decline probably isn't too far down the road, and his defensive skills seem to have begun their slide already. To help keep him fresh as long as possible, the Yankees may begin transitioning him to designated hitter in 2010, especially if Hideki Matsui signs elsewhere. He's not done being a productive fantasy option, however. Posada homered once every 17.4 at-bats last season, the second-best mark of his career, and his .522 slugging percentage was his third-highest. With a potent lineup around him he'll continue to put up numbers, whether it's as the catcher or as the DH.

2009

Posada attempted to play through a torn rotator cuff and labrum damage last season, but it clearly bothered him at the plate as his power was drained to the tune of just three homers in 168 at-bats. The Yankees put him on the DL in late July and shut him down for good to have him undergo surgery and begin the rehab process. He's expected to be ready for the start of spring training, so keep an eye on his progress heading toward Opening Day and be ready to take advantage if his cost on draft day is discounted because of his missed time in 2008. Posada still has three years remaining on a four-year, $52.4 million deal that he signed in November 2007, so he'll remain a significant part of the team's plans for the next few seasons.

2008

Offensive numbers are always at a premium behind the plate and Posada did not disappoint in 2007. His .338/.426/.543 line set career high across the board, but the biggest difference in his game was a signifcant increase in good fortune, as his .389 BABIP was 63 points higher than his career average rate. That said, his plate discipline remains superb (he led all catchers in walks and on-base percentage), and while his track record suggests he's do for some normalization from 2007, expect another 20-homer campaign in 2008.

2007

There are few 35-year-old catchers with 20-homer power, which explains why having a good backup catcher hasn't been a major priority for the Yankees. Like many of his aging teammates, critics wonder how much longer he can produce at his current level, only to have their grumblings of a regression silenced by season's end. He'll likely finished in the top-10 for production again in 2007, but a slide towards to lower end of that list is a likely possibility.

2006

Posada is still one of the better hitting catchers out there, with an excellent batting eye, but he'll be 34 in 2006 and his stats have been in steady decline since his huge 2003. He'll have plenty of opportunities in the stacked Yankees lineup, but will hurt teams in batting average and won't produce the power he did in the past.

2005

Posada's overall numbers look good, but his RBI and AB totals were his lowest since 1999, and he doesn't score as many runs as most other Yankees starters. When 33-year-old catchers decline, they can do so quickly. He's got enough left to be a top-notch fantasy catcher for the next couple of seasons, but expecting another 2003 may be too much to ask.

2004

Posada put up big numbers in 2003, batting .281 with 30 HR and 101 RBI to put him at or near the top offensively of all catchers. His power and on base percentage all jumped up and with Gary Sheffield on board this season, he will only get more opportunities to get on-base and drive in runs. Defensively, he has a very strong arm but had some trouble handling pitchers. The re-signing of John Flaherty will afford him the occasional day off on day games after night games so expect him to get around 475 at-bats this season.

2003

Aside from Mike Piazza and a banged-up Ivan Rodriguez, Posada easily outproduced every other catcher in the league last season. That said, Posada's real baseball productivity (.370 OBP) is bolstered by his willingness to take a walk, while his fantasy numbers (.268, 20 homers) are very good for a catcher, but won't carry your team. At age 32, Posada should be able to take another full season or two of the pounding that goes with his position, but don't expect him to improve on his numbers in 2003.