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28 Buster Posey C

San Francisco Giants

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
15%5%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
.000
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019SF11440543104738347100.320.368.257

Player Updates

July 23, 2020 05:04 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Moved to restricted list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants placed Posey on the restricted list July 10.

The transaction is just a procedural one after Posey announced that same day that he would sit out the 2020 season, citing concerns about how playing amid a pandemic could jeopardize the health of his newborn twins. The Giants are carrying two catchers (Tyler Heineman and Rob Brantly) on the Opening Day roster, but it's unclear if either of the two will act as the clear-cut No. 1 option behind the plate.

July 10, 2020 01:48 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Announces decision to opt out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey announced his decision to opt out of the upcoming season Friday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

Posey and his wife are in the process of adopting twins, which has kept him out of camp for the last few days. The twins are stable but were born prematurely and are expected to be in the NICU for some time, so Posey will devote his energies to his family this season rather than take part in the MLB season. Tyler Heineman and Rob Brantly are the Giants' top two catchers in camp at the moment, though 2018 second-overall pick Joey Bart could make his debut at some point this season if the team is comfortable with him making the jump, having played only 22 games at the Double-A level.

July 9, 2020 09:24 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Remains absent from camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey missed his third workout in a row Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Areareports.

Manager Gabe Kapler said that Posey is dealing with a personal decision and personal issue right now, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. The six-time All-Star admitted recently that he's considering opting out of playing this season, but there's no indication that he's made any sort of decision. It remains unclear when Posey is expected back at camp.

July 9, 2020 08:48 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Absent for personal issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey wasn't present at the Giants' facility Wednesday to attend to a personal issue, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

The veteran backstop missed the team's first workout last week while dealing with a personal matter, but he reported to summer training Saturday. Posey said he's considering opting out of playing this season, but there's been no indication he's made any sort of decision. Manager Gabe Kapler was unable to provide further details, so it remains unclear when the 33-year-old is expected back at camp.

July 4, 2020 04:16 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Not sold on playing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey is considering opting out of playing this season, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

When asked about playing, the catcher said, "I think there's still some reservation on my end as well. I want to see how things progress over the next couple weeks." It's likely that Posey is far from the only player to hold similar worries, but whether or not he ends up opting out remains to be seen.

July 4, 2020 02:12 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Arrives in camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey (personal) reported to camp Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Posey missed the Giants' first workout while attending to a personal matter, but he joined the team Saturday. The catcher will look to build on a strong spring while preparing to serve as the team's primary catcher during the regular season.

July 4, 2020 01:00 PM
Giants' Buster Posey: Hasn't yet reported
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Posey wasn't in camp Friday while attending to a personal issue, but he could return Saturday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

Although Posey is tending to a personal matter, the issue is reportedly not related to COVID-19, and the catcher tested negative heading into camp. Posey struggled offensively in 2019, but he was strong in spring training before play was suspended, and he'll serve as the Giants' primary catcher once the season begins.

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.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Los Angeles4180 .233 .268 .195
vs Hill (Career)1991 .684.500.474
vs LHP125280 .252 .312 .224
Last 7 Games
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9/21@ATL4010000
9/24COL5221210
9/28LAD4010000
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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
 

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