Buster Posey

#28 C / San Francisco Giants / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 215 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    Buster 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.

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    • Giants' Buster Posey: Drives in three Sunday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Posey went 3-for-5 with three RBI in Sunday's wild card-clinching win over the Dodgers. He's coming off a weak .238/.299/.352 September performance, but Posey might be finding his batting stroke again just at the right time as the Giants head into the postseason. Posey's .288/.362/.434 slash line on the year is a little below his usual standards, but he did score a career-high 82 runs in 2016 to go along with 14 home runs and 80 RBI.

    • Giants' Buster Posey: Smacks 14th homer Tuesday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Posey went 1-for-3 with two walks, a homer, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Rockies Posey is doing his best to salvage what is considered a "down" year for him, collecting seven RBI over his last four games. While his numbers are down across the board; his .288 average, 14 home runs and 75 RBI are more you could hope for from your catcher slot.

    • Posey went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Friday's loss to the Padres. Posey took a fastball that was out of the strike zone and hammered it to left center, narrowly missing a home run and driving in two in the process. You've heard this before, but that ball would have been a home run in almost any other ballpark. The cool San Diego night kept the ball in the park for what could have been Posey's 14th homer of the season. So is life batting in the NL West. This wasn't the first, and will not be the last time a hitter is robbed of a home run by Petco Park, AT&T Park or Dodger Stadium. With the Giants' playoff hopes on the line, look for Posey to be the centerpiece of the lineup for the team's remaining eight games.

    • Giants' Buster Posey: Registers three hits, four RBI
      By RotoWire Staff

      Posey went 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs and four RBI in Friday's 8-2 win over the Cardinals. Posey paced San Francisco's victory with a trio of hits, including his 13th homer of the season -- a two-run shot off Jaime Garcia in the fourth. The long ball was his first since July 16, snapping a 37-game homerless streak for the All-Star backstop. Despite his recent power outage, Posey has been swinging the bat well over the past couple weeks, batting .340/.358/.400 in his last 11 games. Posey's collected seven hits in his past two contests to lift his season line up to .294/.367/.449.

    • Giants' Buster Posey: Racks up four hits in win
      By RotoWire Staff

      Posey went 4-for-5 with a double and a run in Thursday's win over the Cardinals. The Giants scored six runs, and yet Posey's four hits out of the three-hole didn't result in many counting stats. This has been a bit of an underwhelming season the 29-year-old's standards, as his current .290 average and .804 OPS are five-year lows. He's still been a productive fantasy backstop, but owners who spent early picks on Posey can't be happy with his drop-offs in average and power. That said, Posey may simply be suffering from bad BABIP and HR/FB luck; he remains one of the top few fantasy catchers, mostly thanks to leading the position in runs scored with 76.

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    2016 SF 146 539 82 155 14 80 64 68 6 .287
    2015 SF 150 557 74 177 19 95 56 52 2 .317
    TOTAL 899 3,278 443 1,005 116 527 344 444 14