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28 Buster Posey C

San Francisco Giants

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
80%64%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
4057.25738430
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018SF10539847113541455332.359.382.284
2019SF11440543104738347100.320.368.257

Player Updates

March 26, 2020 01:16 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Strong spring showing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey had a .455/.478/.727 slash line with three doubles and one home run in 20 spring training games.

The veteran catcher is coming off the worst offensive season of his career -- one that included a pedestrian 85 wRC+ -- but he showed signs of life prior to the suspension of spring training. Posey spent time on the injured list due to a concussion and a hamstring injury in 2019, but he finished the season healthy and enjoyed a full offseason. He's in line to work as San Francisco's primary catcher again in his age-33 season, though top-catching prospect Joey Bart could make his way to the majors at some point in 2020.

September 27, 2019 06:40 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Posey is situated on the bench for the third straight contest, allowing for Stephen Vogt to draw the start behind the dish and bat cleanup.

September 26, 2019 02:20 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Sitting again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rockies.

Posey will stick on the bench for a second straight game as the Giants continue to take it easy with the backstop down the stretch. Aramis Garcia is starting behind the dish and hitting eighth Thursday.

September 25, 2019 08:48 AM
Giants' Buster Posey: Slaps seventh homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey went 2-for-5 with a walk, a home run, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in Tuesday's 8-5 extra-innings loss to the Rockies.

This was a vintage performance from Posey, but those have been few and far between in another lackluster fantasy campaign. Manager Bruce Bochy continues to bat his former MVP second in the lineup against righties despite his rough .256/.320/.368 slash line through 439 plate appearances. Fantasy owners may not have expressed such patience with Posey this year, as his contributions in the standard five categories have been mediocre compared to what we are used to seeing from the backstop in the past.

September 22, 2019 11:32 AM
Giants' Buster Posey: Not in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Posey has been dealing with some lower-body soreness of late, and manager Bruce Bochy has decided to take it easy with him with the Giants out of the playoff race, holding him out Sunday for the fifth time in seven games. Aramis Garcia will get the start behind the plate in Posey's place.

September 20, 2019 05:16 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Held out Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Braves, according to David O'Brien of The Athletic.

Posey played Thursday after missing three games with a sore back, but he will be held out Friday, presumably to avoid playing back-to-back days. Posey's absence allows the Giants to get another left-handed hitter into the lineup -- fellow catcher Stephen Vogt -- against Braves righty Mike Foltynewicz.

September 18, 2019 06:20 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Expected back Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey (back), who is out again Wednesday, is feeling good and will be in Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Once the top fantasy option at the position, Posey is now a fringe option in two-catcher mixed leagues. His 83 wRC+ ranks 28th among catchers with at least 200 plate appearances.

September 18, 2019 04:44 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Out again Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey (back) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, according to Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News.

Posey was unable to go Tuesday because of lower-back and hip injuries, and the same ailments will keep him sidelined another day. Aramis Garcia will get the start behind the plate Wednesday in Posey's place.

September 17, 2019 05:56 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Experiencing back tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox due to lower back and hip tightness, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Posey will be considered day-to-day and could be available to pinch hit Tuesday, if necessary. Stephen Vogt figures to handle the catching duties until Posey is cleared to return.

September 17, 2019 04:48 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Gets another day off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

Posey took a seat for Sunday's series finale against Miami, and even after benefitting from a team off day Monday, he's in line for another breather. Stephen Vogt will handle the catching duties and hit cleanup.

September 15, 2019 01:52 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Receives Sunday off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Marlins.

Posey started the last three contests and will head to the bench for Sunday's afternoon game. He's slashing .281/.343/.281 through nine games in September. Stephen Vogt will take over behind the plate and bat cleanup in his stead.

September 14, 2019 03:44 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Knocks in lone run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's 1-0 win over the Marlins.

Posey's single plated Stephen Vogt, who got aboard with a leadoff double in the sixth inning, for the only run of the game. It's the first RBI for Posey since Aug. 26, and his 36th of the year. The catcher has added six homers and 41 runs scored in 382 at-bats.

September 11, 2019 06:48 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Out of Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Pirates.

He has started three of the last seven games. Stephen Vogt will start behind the dish and hit cleanup.

September 11, 2019 12:00 AM
Giants' Buster Posey: Resting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey will be on the bench Tuesday against the Cubs.

Posey is hitting .387 with an .844 OPS over his last eight games. Stephen Vogt will start behind the plate in his absence.

September 7, 2019 05:52 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Riding pine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Posey has been playing every other day this month, and that figures to continue over the final three weeks as the Giants look to limit the wear and tear on Posey's lower half. Stephen Vogt will catch and bat cleanup against right-hander Tony Gonsolin.

September 5, 2019 12:04 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Sitting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey is not in Thursday's lineup against the Cardinals.

He is hitting .256 with zero home runs over his last 10 games. Stephen Vogt will start behind the dish and hit cleanup.

September 5, 2019 07:32 AM
Giants' Buster Posey: Reaches base five times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey went 3-for-4 with a pair of walks and a run scored in Wednesday's 9-8 victory over the Cardinals.

Posey tallied three hits for the second time in four contests. Despite the veteran's season-long struggles, he has recently been justifying hitting second in the order with a .450 average (9-for-20) and .522 on-base percentage over his last five starts. The improved contact hitting is a positive sign for Posey, but he still isn't driving the ball like he used to (zero extra-base hits over the five-game hot streak). The 32-year-old is on pace to finish with a slugging percentage below .400 for the second year in a row, which is especially concerning in 2019 with the uptick in power we have seen across the league.

September 3, 2019 04:36 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Gets night off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Posey is set for a night off after collecting a base knock in Monday's series opener. Stephen Vogt gets the call behind the dish and will bat cleanup.

September 1, 2019 02:44 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

Posey started the last three contests and will take a seat Sunday after posting a .570 OPS in August. Stephen Vogt will start behind the plate and bat sixth in his place.

August 31, 2019 01:32 AM
Giants' Buster Posey: On base four times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey went 3-for-4 with a walk in Friday's 8-3 win over the Padres.

All three of his hits were singles. Unfortunately for Posey's fantasy owners, the catcher was unable to get in on the run-scoring in the lopsided victory. Posey is hitting .251/.317/.371 with six homers and 35 RBI in 99 games this season.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Los Angeles4180 .233 .268 .195
vs Hill (Career)1991 .684.500.474
vs LHP125280 .252 .312 .224
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/13MIA4010100
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9/19@BOS4010000
9/21@ATL4010000
9/24COL5221210
9/28LAD4010000
9/29LAD2010000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020SF0000000000------------
2019SF11440543104738347100.257.320.3680.688
2018SF10539847113541455332.284.359.3820.741
2017SF140494621581267616661.320.400.4620.861
2016SF146539821551480646861.288.362.4340.796
2015SF150557741771995565220.318.379.4700.849
2014SF147547721702289476901.311.364.4900.854
2013SF148520611531572607021.294.371.4500.821
2012SF1485307817824103699611.336.408.5490.957
2011SF451621746421183030.284.368.3890.756
2010SF108406581241867305502.305.357.5050.862
2009SF71712000400.118.118.1180.235
Total125845755951380140673484634239.302.370.4560.826
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020SF000000000
2019SF114240149114118
2018SF105221152203312
2017SF1403402285081317
2016SF146332234803718
2015SF1502802627031017
2014SF147282268803516
2013SF148341234708815
2012SF148391291902719
2011SF45506310434
2010SF108232205304512
2009SF700200000
Total1258270920885114262148
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2010AAA-Fresno Grizzlies471723160132632283011.349.442.552
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/207
Birthdate:
3/27/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Leesburg, GA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
San Francisco Giants
College:
Florida State
MLB Experience:
11
Awards:

2008: Golden Spike
2010: NL Rookie of the Year
2012: NL Most Valuable Player;NL Batting Champion;NL Hank Aaron Award
2016: NL Gold Glove-C