Posey
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.294
HR
5
RBI
40
R
46
SB
3
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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 Francisco. In a season that saw record home-run totals, Posey managed 12 long b... read more
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 Francisco. In a season that saw record home-run totals, Posey managed 12 long balls 568 plate appearances, marking his third consecutive season of decline in that department. He hit just three homers at home and now has a total of 16 homers at AT&T Park over the past three seasons. His strikeout and walk rates were nearly identical from 2016, with Posey posting stellar marks of 11.6 percent and 10.7 percent, respectively, but the counting totals suffered as the Giants posted the second-lowest run total in the National League. He's still worthy of a lofty investment, but Posey is now clearly behind Gary Sanchez at the catcher position, and the likes of Willson Contreras and J.T. Realmuto are closing the gap behind Posey.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'1"    WT: 215 lbs.    DOB: 3/27/1987    College: Florida State    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2008Show Contract
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Buster Posey Contract Info:
Agreed to a nine-year, $167 million contract with the Giants in March of 2013, which includes a team option for 2022.
Not in lineup Sunday
CSan Francisco Giants
August 12, 2018
Posey is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Buster Posey 2018 MLB Game Log
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Vs. Today's Pitcher
Buster Posey Vs Pitcher Stats
  • AB:
    31
  • H:
    10
  • 2B:
    3
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    1
  • RBI:
    3
  • BB:
    4
  • K:
    4
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .323
  • OBP:
    .400
  • SLG:
    .516
  • OPS:
    .916
2018 Stat Review for Buster Posey
0.80 BB/K
ELITE
9.6 % BB Rate
GOOD
11.9 % K Rate
ELITE
0.763 OPS
WEAK
0.365 OBP
GREAT
0.294 AVG
GREAT
0.327 BABIP
HIGH
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Second Baseman
  1. 1. JoeJ. Panik (L)
  2. 2. ChaseC. d'Arnaud (R)
  3. 3. AlenA. Hanson (S)
  4. X. PabloP. Sandoval (S) 10-Day DL
Third Baseman
  1. 1. EvanE. Longoria (R)
  2. 2. ChaseC. d'Arnaud (R)
  3. 3. AlenA. Hanson (S)
  4. X. PabloP. Sandoval (S) 10-Day DL
Shortstop
  1. X. BrandonB. Crawford (L) Day-To-Day
  2. 1. AlenA. Hanson (S)
  3. 2. ChaseC. d'Arnaud (R)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Buster Posey 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Buster Posey 2017 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Buster Posey 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Buster Posey 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Buster Posey 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Buster Posey 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Buster Posey 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Buster Posey 2011 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  9. Buster Posey 2010 Preseason Outlook
    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 he’s been put on the fast track. Since he was given just 17 at-bats with the Giants, it’s 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 he’s 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 he’s not getting more seasoning in the minors.
  10. Buster Posey 2009 Preseason Outlook
    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 year’s draft, Posey immediately became one of baseball’s 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.
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Not in lineup Sunday
CSan Francisco Giants
August 12, 2018
Posey is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Smacks four hits in win
CSan Francisco Giants
August 10, 2018
Posey went 4-for-5 with a run and three RBI to help the Giants to a 13-10 win over the Pirates on Friday.
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Back behind dish Monday
CSan Francisco Giants
August 6, 2018
Posey is starting at catcher and hitting second Monday against the Astros, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Could resume catching Monday
CSan Francisco Giants
August 6, 2018
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Posey could return behind the plate for Monday's series opener against the Astros, the Associated Press reports.
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Cleared to play Sunday
CSan Francisco Giants
Head
August 4, 2018
Posey passed his concussion testing and will start at first base Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
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