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Buster Posey

31-Year-Old Catcher – San Francisco Giants

2018 Stats

AVG

.280

HR

2

RBI

9

R

6

SB

2

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Posey remains the best pure-hitting catcher in the major leagues, but his fantasy appeal has been dinged in recent seasons by steadily declining power and a depletion of talent around him in San Franc...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   DOB: 3/27/1987   BORN: Leesburg, GA   COLLEGE: Florida State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Buster Posey Contract Information:

Agreed to a nine-year, $167 million contract with the Giants in March of 2013, which includes a team option for 2022.

April 25, 2018  –  Buster Posey News

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Posey is not in the lineup against Washington on Wednesday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

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Buster Posey Stats
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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
2008 21 R AZL 7 31 26 8 10 5 3 1 1 4 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 .385 .484 .692 1.176
2008 21 A SAL 3 14 11 2 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .273 .429 .455 .884
2009 22 A SAN 80 338 291 63 95 36 23 0 13 58 6 0 45 45 0 2 0 .326 .428 .540 .968
2009 22 AAA FRE 35 151 131 21 42 14 8 1 5 22 0 1 17 23 0 3 0 .321 .391 .511 .902
2009 22 MAJ SFO 7 17 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .118 .118 .118 .235
2010 23 AAA FRE 47 208 172 31 60 21 13 2 6 32 1 1 28 30 0 4 4 .349 .442 .552 .994
2010 23 MAJ SFO 108 443 406 58 124 43 23 2 18 67 0 2 30 55 0 3 4 .305 .357 .505 .862
2011 24 MAJ SF 45 185 162 17 46 9 5 0 4 21 3 0 18 30 0 1 4 .284 .368 .389 .757
2012 25 MAJ SF 148 610 530 78 178 64 39 1 24 103 1 1 69 96 0 9 2 .336 .408 .549 .957
2013 26 MAJ SF 148 595 520 61 153 50 34 1 15 72 2 1 60 70 0 7 8 .294 .371 .450 .821
2014 27 MAJ SF 147 605 547 72 170 52 28 2 22 89 0 1 47 69 0 8 3 .311 .364 .490 .854
2015 28 MAJ SF 150 623 557 74 177 47 28 0 19 95 2 0 56 52 0 7 3 .318 .379 .470 .849
2016 29 MAJ SF 146 614 539 82 155 49 33 2 14 80 6 1 64 68 0 8 3 .288 .362 .434 .796
2017 30 MAJ SF 140 568 494 62 158 46 34 0 12 67 6 1 61 66 0 5 8 .320 .400 .462 .862
2018 31 MAJ SF 21 83 75 6 21 6 4 0 2 9 2 1 7 9 0 1 0 .280 .337 .413 .750
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3-Year Averages     145 600 530 72 163 46 31 0 15 80 4 0 60 62 0 6 4 .308 .378 .451 .829
Career  (View All)     1060 4,343 3,847 511 1,184 366 228 8 130 603 22 8 412 519 0 49 35 .308 .376 .473 .848

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Buster Posey Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 25 Was Did not play.
Apr. 24 Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .337 .413 .750
Apr. 23 Was 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .342 .423 .765
Apr. 22 @LAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .320 .397 .717
Apr. 21 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 20 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .329 .413 .742
Apr. 19 @Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .348 .441 .789
Apr. 18 @Ari 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .355 .455 .810
Apr. 17 @Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .351 .471 .822
Apr. 15 @SD Did not play.
Apr. 14 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .370 .500 .870
Apr. 13 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .341 .400 .545 .945
Apr. 12 @SD 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .435 .600 1.035
Apr. 11 Ari 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .389 .439 .611 1.050
Apr. 10 Ari 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 .375 .432 .531 .963
Apr. 9 Ari 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .345 .424 .517 .941
Apr. 8 LAD 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .400 .500 .900
Apr. 7 LAD 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .280 .379 .480 .859
Apr. 4 Sea 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .391 .400 .791
Apr. 3 Sea 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .368 .412 .780
Apr. 1 @LAD 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .308 .400 .462 .862
Mar. 31 @LAD 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .364 .333 .697
Mar. 30 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Mar. 29 @LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Last 7 Games 20 0 5 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .286 .300 .586
Last 14 Games 43 2 9 2 0 1 5 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 .209 .255 .326 .581
Last 30 Games 75 6 21 4 0 2 9 7 9 2 1 0 1 0 .280 .337 .413 .750

Buster Posey: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 16 4
2017 99 38 7
2016 123 15 5
2015 106 42 3
2014 111 35 2
2013 121 21 5
2012 114 29 3
2011 41 2
2010 76 30
2009 7

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Buster Posey Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018314262.323.548.954
2017139227213.360.5681.019
2016157276201.312.490.899

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018442030.250.318.601
2017355405463.304.420.799
2016382558605.277.411.752

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018305271.433.6671.137
2017229303393.345.463.884
2016257447405.304.440.831

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018451021.178.244.489
2017265329283.298.460.841
2016282387401.273.429.762
Buster Posey vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Buster Posey Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 21 R AZL 31 26 16.1% 12.9% 1.25 85% .429 .307
2008 21 A SAL 14 11 21.4% 0% 0.00 100% .273 .182
2009 22 A SAN 338 291 13.3% 13.3% 1.00 85% .349 .214
2009 22 AAA FRE 151 131 11.3% 15.2% 0.74 82% .349 .190
2009 22 MAJ SFO 17 17 0% 23.5% 0.00 76% .154 .000
2010 23 AAA FRE 208 172 13.5% 14.4% 0.93 83% .386 .203
2010 23 MAJ SFO 443 406 6.8% 12.4% 0.55 86% .315 .200
2011 24 MAJ SF 185 162 9.7% 16.2% 0.60 81% .326 .105
2012 25 MAJ SF 610 530 11.3% 15.7% 0.72 82% .368 .213
2013 26 MAJ SF 595 520 10.1% 11.8% 0.86 87% .312 .156
2014 27 MAJ SF 605 547 7.8% 11.4% 0.68 87% .319 .179
2015 28 MAJ SF 623 557 9% 8.3% 1.08 91% .320 .152
2016 29 MAJ SF 614 539 10.4% 11.1% 0.94 87% .303 .146
2017 30 MAJ SF 568 494 10.7% 11.6% 0.92 87% .347 .142
2018 31 MAJ SF 83 75 8.4% 10.8% 0.78 88% .292 .133
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3-Year Averages     600 530 10% 10.3% 0.97 88% .322 .143
Career     4,343 3,847 9.5% 12% 0.79 87% .325 .165

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Buster Posey Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2015 901.7 17 1 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 1 8
2016 1069.7 23 1 0 0 5 0 4 2 0 1 11
2017 826.3 2 21 0 0 -1 0 0 2 0 -2 3
2018 138 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 1
1B 2015 323.7 4 10 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 98 1 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 258.7 1 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 35 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Buster Posey    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.78 BB/K
ELITE
8.4% BB Rate
AVERAGE
10.8% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.750 OPS
WEAK
.337 OBP
AVERAGE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.280 AVG
GOOD
.292 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.413 SLG
WEAK
.133 ISO
POOR

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Buster Posey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Posey (back) is starting at catcher and batting cleanup Sunday against the Angels, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Manager Bruce Bochy believes that Posey (back) will catch Sunday's game against the Angels, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Posey was scratched from Saturday's contest due to back stiffness, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Posey (thumb) is in the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Posey is not in the lineup Sunday due to a swollen right thumb, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Posey is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Posey went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 7-3 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

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Posey is not in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Posey went 1-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored Saturday against the Dodgers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Posey had an underwhelming season -- by his standards -- in 2016. While his production was still good enough to rank in the top five among all catchers, he produced below the standard he set from 2012 to 2015. His home runs, RBI and OPS all decreased from 2015, but he did hit more doubles (33) and stole a career-high six bases. The lack of RBI can be attributed to the Giants' struggles at the top of the order in the first half of the season. Missing Hunter Pence to injury for the majority of the season also removed the All-Star catcher's protection in the lineup. Posey's swing and contact rates were right in line with his career percentages, so there is no sign of a significant decline in his approach at the plate. His numbers only seem disappointing when considering his draft day price. On the bright side, his down year may result in a reduced cost heading into next year's drafts. Posey will likely see his numbers bounce this season to his previous elite levels.

2016

Another year, another All-Star performance from Posey. He ranked first among all catchers in batting average (.318), RBI (95), OBP (.379), SLG (.470), OPS (.849) and WAR (6.1). Those who paid the steep price for him on draft day were rewarded with the best fantasy catcher in the game, especially in leagues that factor in OBP and SLG. He is able to sustain his elite performance with a less-than-intimidating supporting cast due to his patience at the plate (47.9 swing%) and high contact rate (88.0 contact%) when he does decide to swing. The knock on drafting top-tier catchers is the fact that they need a certain number of off days for rest. That isn't necessarily the case for Posey, who receives his "off days" playing first base, allowing manager Bruce Bochy to keep his legs fresh and his bat in the lineup. At age 28, there are no signs of him slowing down, and Posey should be treated as the top catcher in fantasy yet again.

2015

While Posey did not quite rebound to an MVP level in 2014, he returned more rotisserie value than any catcher and finished sixth in the NL MVP voting. Posey has displayed remarkable durability since his freak injury in 2011, appearing in at least 147 games each of the last three seasons, and he didn't hit below .250 in any month of the 2014 campaign. He struggled in the postseason (.558 OPS) and especially in the World Series (4-for-26), but Posey was one of the main reasons why the Giants earned a wild card birth in the first place, and of course San Francisco won it all regardless. Against right-handers, Posey hit .314/.366/.478, up from .283/.362/.431 a year before, and he was red-hot down the stretch in the regular season, finishing with a .978 OPS in the second half. Sure, his walk rate was down more than two percent (from 10.1% to 7.8%), but Posey again improved his strikeout rate (to 11.4%) and has proven to be an extremely consistent offensive contributor. He'll be just 28 at the start of the 2015 campaign and is still the clear choice for first catcher off the board.

2014

Posey didn't put up numbers close to his MVP season in 2012, but he still produced at an elite level for catchers in 2013. After posting a .325 average coupled with 13 homers and 56 RBI in the first half, many thought he could repeat his numbers from 2012. But that wasn't the case as Posey completely disappeared in the second half, hitting just .244 with just two home runs and 16 RBI after the All-Star break. There was no apparent injury to report with Posey, and he actually improved his BB/K (0.96) in the second half, so it is tough to pinpoint what exactly went wrong with the All-Star catcher. Despite his second-half struggles, Posey will remain one of the most consistent options at catcher in 2014.

2013

The 25-year-old catcher won the NL MVP award after missing most of 2011 with a leg injury, and vastly improved his overall offensive production. His 162 wRC+ was tied for second best in baseball, and there is no significant flaw in his offensive game despite lacking speed. Posey made more contact (6.0 percent swinging-strike rate), improved his plate discipline (career best 11.3 percent walk rate) and posted a career-best .213 ISO and 18.8 percent HR/FB rate at a premium position. Behind the plate, Posey is still considered above average with a good arm, and looks as if he has slightly improved at first base.

2012

Posey suffered a season-ending leg injury in May thanks to a brutal collision at the plate, so his follow up to his Rookie of the Year campaign came to a premature end. He wasn't playing as well as he did in 2010 before going down, and while the big drop came in slugging percentage (.505 compared to .389), his OBP was actually up (.357 to .368). The injury was gruesome (broken fibula and severely strained ligaments), and there's concern about his long-term ability to catch, but he suffered it early enough in the season for him to be expected to be fully ready for 2012. Posey has terrific work ethic, and his bat is for real, so he should be one of the first five catchers off the board during fantasy drafts.

2011

After Posey showed he had nothing left to prove in the minors by hitting .349/.442/.552 over 172 at-bats in Triple-A last season, the Giants finally promoted him in late May, and he stayed with the big club for good. He posted an .862 OPS with strong plate discipline, winning National League Rookie of the Year honors in the process. Posey's 18 homers were the second most by a catcher in the NL, and he did it in just 406 at-bats. He also got rave reviews for his work behind the plate, and don't forget he's still just 24. Posey doesn't have the benefit of the DH during his off days catching, and his home park typically suppresses homers, but he's one of the best young hitters in the game and is locked in the middle of San Francisco's lineup. With his natural ability to hit for average combined with his developing power, there's an argument Posey should be the first catcher off the board in fantasy leagues.

2010

Posey hit .325 with 18 homers, 84 runs scored and 80 RBI over 422 at-bats during his first real stint in the minors last year. He also showed good plate discipline (68:62 K:BB ratio) and more than held his own as a 22-year-old in Triple-A (.902 OPS), as heís been put on the fast track. Since he was given just 17 at-bats with the Giants, itís unclear why the team called him up at all, other than to prematurely start his arbitration clock. Posey is clearly one of the best prospects in all of baseball, but heís not ready for a full-time gig behind the plate in the majors. He could enter 2010 with the Giants with a big spring training, but Posey will likely share catching duties with a veteran in San Francisco if heís not getting more seasoning in the minors.

2009

Posey was awarded the Golden Spikes Award as the top amateur player in 2008. He led the nation in batting average (.472), on-base percentage (.572) and slugging percentage (.908) in his junior season at Florida State. The fifth overall pick in last yearís draft, Posey immediately became one of baseballís best prospects. The former shortstop should be able to handle catching duties, and his bat is for real. Posey is worthy of a high pick in keeper leagues and should be starting in San Francisco by 2010.