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Buster Posey
AVG HR RBI
.288 13 73
Team: San FranciscoHt / Wt: 6-1 / 215 NFBC ADP: 21.13
Position: CBorn: 3/27/1987 Birthplace: Leesburg, Georgia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Giants (2008)


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Sep. 26 7:47 AM PT8:47 AM MT9:47 AM CT10:47 AM ET10:47 ET14:47 GMT22:47 7:47 AM MST9:47 AM EST10:17 AM VEN18:47 UAE9:47 AM CT-Posey singled, walked and drove in two runs in Sunday's loss to San Diego.
Analysis: After an off day Monday, the Giants open their final homestand of the season with three against the Rockies on Tuesday. Posey is batting just .174 but has homered twice in seven games against Colorado this season at AT&T Park.
Sep. 24 10:11 AM PT11:11 AM MT12:11 PM CT1:11 PM ET13:11 ET17:11 GMT1:11 10:11 AM MST12:11 PM EST12:41 PM VEN21:11 UAE12:11 PM CT-Posey hit a two-run double in Friday's loss to the Padres.
Analysis: Posey drove in his first runs in six games and has just eight RBIs in 20 contests this month. He is 4 for 4 lifetime against Jarred Cosart, San Diego's scheduled starter for Saturday.
Sep. 18 10:02 PM PT11:02 PM MT12:02 AM CT1:02 AM ET1:02 ET5:02 GMT13:02 10:02 PM MST12:02 AM EST12:32 AM VEN9:02 UAE12:02 AM CT-Posey was hitless in four at-bats in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: Giants manager Bruce Bochy plans to give Posey the day off Sunday in order to give the All-Star catcher a break before the team begins a seven-game road trip. Posey was 7 for 9 in the first two games in the series with St. Louis.
Sep. 17 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET11:40 ET15:40 GMT23:40 8:40 AM MST10:40 AM EST11:10 AM VEN19:40 UAE10:40 AM CT-Posey went 3 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs in Friday's win over St. Louis.
Analysis: His two-run shot in the fourth inning halted a home run drought that lasted 185 at-bats and dated back to July 16. Posey has seven hits through two games of the four-game set with the Cardinals and is a career .358 hitter against them.
Sep. 16 10:38 AM PT11:38 AM MT12:38 PM CT1:38 PM ET13:38 ET17:38 GMT1:38 10:38 AM MST12:38 PM EST1:08 PM VEN21:38 UAE12:38 PM CT-Posey had four hits and scored his team-leading 76th run Thursday.
Analysis: Though Posey has a solid .290 batting average, he hasn't been particularly productive at the plate. He has gone a stunning 49 games without homering, has five RBIs in his last 23 games and has scored four runs in his last 12.
Sep. 14 7:54 PM PT8:54 PM MT9:54 PM CT10:54 PM ET22:54 ET2:54 GMT10:54 7:54 PM MST9:54 PM EST10:24 PM VEN6:54 UAE (+1)9:54 PM CT-Posey was 0 for 4 in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.
Analysis: Posey, who went 2 for 12 in the series with the Padres, is 1 for 9 against the Cardinals, whom the Giants begin a four-game series with on Thursday. He is 3 for 14 against Adam Wainwright, the scheduled starter for the opener.
Sep. 11 7:16 PM PT8:16 PM MT9:16 PM CT10:16 PM ET22:16 ET2:16 GMT10:16 7:16 PM MST9:16 PM EST9:46 PM VEN6:16 UAE (+1)9:16 PM CT-Posey had a pair of singles and the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 5-3 on Sunday for a series sweep.
Analysis: It was the third multihit game in four contests for Posey.
Sep. 8 7:59 AM PT8:59 AM MT9:59 AM CT10:59 AM ET10:59 ET14:59 GMT22:59 7:59 AM MST9:59 AM EST10:29 AM VEN18:59 UAE9:59 AM CT-Posey got back on track Wednesday when he went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI in a 6-5 loss at Colorado.
Analysis: Posey had been 3 for 26 over his previous seven games.
Aug. 31 4:39 PM PT5:39 PM MT6:39 PM CT7:39 PM ET19:39 ET23:39 GMT7:39 4:39 PM MST6:39 PM EST7:09 PM VEN3:39 UAE (+1)6:39 PM CT-Posey drove in two runs in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Analysis: Posey is on a tear, batting .362 in his last 13 games. The Giants begin a four-game series at Wrigley Field on Thursday, and Posey's .248 career batting average against the Cubs is his worst against any NL team.
Aug. 26 9:49 AM PT10:49 AM MT11:49 AM CT12:49 PM ET12:49 ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST12:19 PM VEN20:49 UAE11:49 AM CT-Posey doubled among his two hits in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: It was the second straight two-hit game for Posey, who is batting .371 over his last nine. The Giants open a series with the Braves on Friday and Posey is just 1 for 14 against them this season.
Aug. 19 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET11:41 ET15:41 GMT23:41 8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST11:11 AM VEN19:41 UAE10:41 AM CT-Posey stayed in a groove in Thursday's win over the Mets, in which the star catcher went 2 for 5 with a two-run double.
Analysis: Posey is now 7 for 14 with five RBIs and four runs scored over a three-game stretch. He continues to hit for a high average but has seen his power drop off, having gone 26 straight games without a home run.
Aug. 18 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Posey was 3 for 5 with an RBI double and scored twice in Wednesday's loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Giants manager Bruce Bochy started Posey for a day game after a night game even though the All-Star catcher wasn't in the lineup for the previous two games due to lower back tightness. ''I don't want him going out there if there's any risk of making it worse, he says he's fine,'' Bochy said. Posey, though, has gone 25 straight games without homering.
Aug. 17 10:39 PM PT11:39 PM MT12:39 AM CT1:39 AM ET1:39 ET5:39 GMT13:39 10:39 PM MST12:39 AM EST1:09 AM VEN9:39 UAE12:39 AM CT-Posey went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Pirates.
Analysis: Posey had been 0 for 4 with five walks over his previous three games, but he's hitting .326 with nine RBIs over his past 13.
Aug. 16 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Posey was out of the lineup for a second straight game Monday and didn't appear in a loss to the Pirates due to a tight lower back.
Analysis: It's unclear if Posey will return during the Giants' series against Pittsburgh.
Aug. 14 6:49 PM PT7:49 PM MT8:49 PM CT9:49 PM ET21:49 ET1:49 GMT9:49 6:49 PM MST8:49 PM EST9:19 PM VEN5:49 UAE (+1)8:49 PM CT-Posey was a late scratch for the starting lineup Sunday due to lower back tightness but did walk as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning.
Analysis: "I don't know if it was something on the flight back," said Posey, who has gone 22 games without a home run. I didn't feel it necessarily on the plane. It's gradually felt more and more over the last few days."
Aug. 10 2:25 PM PT3:25 PM MT4:25 PM CT5:25 PM ET17:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 PM MST4:25 PM EST4:55 PM VEN1:25 UAE (+1)4:25 PM CT-Posey returned to the lineup Wednesday after injuring a finger while sliding on Monday.
Analysis: He went 1 for 4 and is batting .342 with seven RBIs in his last nine games.
Aug. 9 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET23:28 ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST10:58 PM VEN7:28 UAE (+1)10:28 PM CT-Posey was out of the lineup Tuesday after injuring a finger while sliding into the third base on Monday.
Analysis: He's considered day-to-day.
Aug. 4 9:07 PM PT10:07 PM MT11:07 PM CT12:07 AM ET0:07 ET4:07 GMT12:07 9:07 PM MST11:07 PM EST11:37 PM VEN8:07 UAE11:07 PM CT-Posey knocked in three runs Wednesday, ending a seven-game stretch without an RBI.
Analysis: Posey is 7 for 17 in his last four games.
Aug. 1 9:16 AM PT10:16 AM MT11:16 AM CT12:16 PM ET12:16 ET16:16 GMT0:16 9:16 AM MST11:16 AM EST11:46 AM VEN20:16 UAE11:16 AM CT-Posey had his second straight two-hit game Sunday.
Analysis: He's been playing well for quite some time with a .345 batting average in his last 40 games.
July 24 6:22 PM PT7:22 PM MT8:22 PM CT9:22 PM ET21:22 ET1:22 GMT9:22 6:22 PM MST8:22 PM EST8:52 PM VEN5:22 UAE (+1)8:22 PM CT-Posey finished with two hits and two RBIs in Sunday's 5-2 loss at Yankee Stadium.
Analysis: Posey broke out of his mini-slump after going 2 for 17 over his previous five games.
July 22 7:37 PM PT8:37 PM MT9:37 PM CT10:37 PM ET22:37 ET2:37 GMT10:37 7:37 PM MST9:37 PM EST10:07 PM VEN6:37 UAE (+1)9:37 PM CT-Posey exited Friday's game against the New York Yankees with a right foot contusion.
Analysis: Posey was pulled after the top of the fourth inning. The Giants announced the injury in the seventh after x-rays were negative. It's unlikely he will miss a great deal of time.
July 11 7:48 AM PT8:48 AM MT9:48 AM CT10:48 AM ET10:48 ET14:48 GMT22:48 7:48 AM MST9:48 AM EST10:18 AM VEN18:48 UAE9:48 AM CT-Posey finished with three hits and an RBI to help the Giants pull out a 4-0 win over Arizona on Sunday.
Analysis: Posey has played a key roll in San Francisco's charge, batting .386 with 14 RBIs in his last 25 games.
July 7 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-Posey hit his 11th home run of the season and recorded his fifth stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.
Analysis: Posey went deep for the second time in three days and the third time in his last six games after going 21 straight without a homer.
July 5 4:33 PM PT5:33 PM MT6:33 PM CT7:33 PM ET19:33 ET23:33 GMT7:33 4:33 PM MST6:33 PM EST7:03 PM VEN3:33 UAE (+1)6:33 PM CT-Posey was named the starting catcher for the NL All-Star team.
Analysis: Posey is batting .291 with 10 homers, 19 doubles and 40 RBIs. The four-time All-Star leads all catchers with a 2.7 WAR.
July 1 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Posey hit a towering three-run homer, one of his two hits, and drove in three as the Giants avoided a four-game sweep by beating the Oakland Athletics 12-6 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Posey was hitting .257 on June 13 but is batting .406 over his last 17 games.
June 27 9:56 AM PT10:56 AM MT11:56 AM CT12:56 PM ET12:56 ET16:56 GMT0:56 9:56 AM MST11:56 AM EST12:26 PM VEN20:56 UAE11:56 AM CT-Posey went 2 for 4 with a double Sunday to extend his hitting streak to six games.
Analysis: Posey is batting .421 with three doubles and four RBIs during the stretch.
June 22 10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET13:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST12:30 PM VEN21:00 UAE12:00 PM CT-Posey doubled, singled, drove in a run and scored two in Tuesday's win in Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Posey is batting .452 with nine runs scored in his last eight games.
June 18 5:57 PM PT6:57 PM MT7:57 PM CT8:57 PM ET20:57 ET0:57 GMT8:57 5:57 PM MST7:57 PM EST8:27 PM VEN4:57 UAE (+1)7:57 PM CT-Posey had two hits in the Giants' 6-4 win over the Rays on Saturday.
Analysis: Posey has been red-hot, batting .579 with a 1.321 OPS in his last five games.
June 16 12:07 PM PT1:07 PM MT2:07 PM CT3:07 PM ET15:07 ET19:07 GMT3:07 12:07 PM MST2:07 PM EST2:37 PM VEN23:07 UAE2:07 PM CT-Posey capped a big series against Milwaukee with two hits, two RBIs and a stolen base in Wednesday's 10-1 win.
Analysis: Posey was 8 for 12 with three RBIs, four runs and two steals in the three-game sweep of the Brewers.
June 15 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE12:28 PM CT-Posey had a season-high four hits in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Brewers.
Analysis: Posey is 6 for 9 with three runs in this series against Milwaukee following a 4-for-35 funk.
June 14 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET13:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE12:41 PM CT-Posey reached base four times, including two hits, in Monday's win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Posey, who also had an RBI and a run scored Monday, had been 4 for 35 over his previous nine games.
June 9 11:08 AM PT12:08 PM MT1:08 PM CT2:08 PM ET14:08 ET18:08 GMT2:08 11:08 AM MST1:08 PM EST1:38 PM VEN22:08 UAE1:08 PM CT-Posey has missed three straight games with an irritated nerve in his right thumb, but with the Giants being off Thursday, he could return Friday against the Dodgers
Analysis: Posey is 2 for 23 over his last six games, though one of the hits was his eighth home run of the season. Since the beginning of last season, Posey is 7 for 22 against Clayton Kershaw, whom the Giants are scheduled to face Friday.
May 30 8:30 AM PT9:30 AM MT10:30 AM CT11:30 AM ET11:30 ET15:30 GMT23:30 8:30 AM MST10:30 AM EST11:00 AM VEN19:30 UAE10:30 AM CT-Posey followed Saturday's monster performance at Coors Field by going 3 for 4 with two runs scored.
Analysis: The star catcher had a pair of three-run homers in Saturday's win over the Rockies. Posey hit just .172 with one home run in 17 games prior to the Colorado series.
May 29 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET12:53 ET16:53 GMT0:53 9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST12:23 PM VEN20:53 UAE11:53 AM CT-Posey busted out the whooping stick Saturday.
Analysis: Posey hit a pair of three-run homers in another wild one at Coors Field.
May 22 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET18:59 ET22:59 GMT6:59 3:59 PM MST5:59 PM EST6:29 PM VEN2:59 UAE (+1)5:59 PM CT-Posey went 2 for 4 and ended a long home run drought with a two-run shot in Saturday's win over the Cubs.
Analysis: Posey had gone 17 games since last homering against the Mets on May 1. He's now 7 for 23 with five RBIs over his last six games.
May 4 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET16:02 ET20:02 GMT4:02 1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST3:32 PM VEN0:02 UAE (+1)3:02 PM CT-Posey hit three doubles in a 3-1 win over Cincinnati on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Posey is batting .352 with four doubles and a pair of homers in his last 15 games.
May 2 8:30 AM PT9:30 AM MT10:30 AM CT11:30 AM ET11:30 ET15:30 GMT23:30 8:30 AM MST10:30 AM EST11:00 AM VEN19:30 UAE10:30 AM CT-Posey was 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs scored Sunday.
Analysis: Posey raised his OPS to .801.
Apr. 26 11:52 AM PT12:52 PM MT1:52 PM CT2:52 PM ET14:52 ET18:52 GMT2:52 11:52 AM MST1:52 PM EST2:22 PM VEN22:52 UAE1:52 PM CT-Posey went 2 for 4 with a dinger Monday.
Analysis: Posey only has seven RBIs so he needs to cut it loose for his owners.
Apr. 12 6:26 PM PT7:26 PM MT8:26 PM CT9:26 PM ET21:26 ET1:26 GMT9:26 6:26 PM MST8:26 PM EST8:56 PM VEN5:26 UAE (+1)8:26 PM CT-Posey should be back in the lineup after not starting Tuesday because of a bruised left foot.
Analysis: "He bruised it pretty good," manager Bruce Bochy said. "It is pretty sore and he needed the break." Posey is hitting .391 after the first week of the season.
Apr. 11 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET18:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)5:41 PM CT-Posey homered during his 2-for-5 performance on Sunday.
Analysis: It was his first home run since opening day.
Apr. 8 12:42 AM PT1:42 AM MT2:42 AM CT3:42 AM ET3:42 ET7:42 GMT15:42 12:42 AM MST2:42 AM EST3:12 AM VEN11:42 UAE2:42 AM CT-Posey had three hits and drove in two runs in a 12-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, the San Francisco Giants' home opener.
Analysis: Posey was 2 for 9 with two RBIs in his first three games.
Apr. 8 11:42 PM PT12:42 AM MT1:42 AM CT2:42 AM ET2:42 ET6:42 GMT14:42 11:42 PM MST1:42 AM EST2:12 AM VEN10:42 UAE1:42 AM CT-Posey is scheduled to get his first day off this season Friday.
Analysis: He is 5 for 14 with four RBIs through four games.
Mar. 27 1:29 PM PT2:29 PM MT3:29 PM CT4:29 PM ET16:29 ET20:29 GMT4:29 1:29 PM MST3:29 PM EST3:59 PM VEN0:29 UAE (+1)3:29 PM CT-The Giants say Posey was a late scratch from Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox because of hip tightness.
Analysis: Posey's injury isn't believed to be serious and his status is day to day. He was replaced in the lineup by Trevor Brown. Posey is batting .290 in 31 at-bats in 13 games this spring and has caught 49 innings.
Feb. 18 9:47 AM PT10:47 AM MT11:47 AM CT12:47 PM ET12:47 ET17:47 GMT1:47 10:47 AM MST12:47 PM EST1:17 PM VEN21:47 UAE11:47 AM CT-Posey would like to clear up one thing about his property landing on a list of excessive water users in the drought-ravaged Bay Area: The San Francisco Giants catcher says he worked with landscapers to take appropriate measures to save water before he and his wife moved into their suburban home in 2013.
Analysis: He was fined by East Bay Municipal Utility District, which says by law it must release the names of customers on such lists when a public records request is made. Posey and wife Kristen live in Lafayette, in the East Bay hills, along with their 4-year-old twins, Lee and Addison.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 SF 7 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .118 .118 .118
2010 SF 108 406 58 124 23 2 18 67 30 55 0 2 .305 .357 .505
2011 SF 45 162 17 46 5 0 4 21 18 30 3 0 .284 .368 .389
2012 SF 148 530 78 178 39 1 24 103 69 96 1 1 .336 .408 .549
2013 SF 148 520 61 153 34 1 15 72 60 70 2 1 .294 .371 .450
2014 SF 147 547 72 170 28 2 22 89 47 69 0 1 .311 .364 .490
2015 SF 150 557 74 177 28 0 19 95 56 52 2 0 .318 .379 .470
2016 SF 140 518 79 149 33 2 13 73 58 64 6 0 .288 .358 .434
Career 893 3257 440 999 190 8 115 520 338 440 14 5 .307 .372 .476

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 SF Total 15 59 6 17 3 0 1 5 6 18 1 0 .288 .354 .390
    LDS 4 16 3 6 1 0 0 0 2 5 1 0 .375 .444 .438
    LCS 6 23 1 5 2 0 0 3 3 7 0 0 .217 .308 .304
    WS 5 20 2 6 0 0 1 2 1 6 0 0 .300 .333 .450
2012 SF Total 16 60 5 12 0 0 3 9 8 15 0 0 .200 .294 .350
    LDS 5 19 3 4 0 0 2 5 3 4 0 0 .211 .318 .526
    LCS 7 26 1 4 0 0 0 1 4 6 0 0 .154 .267 .154
    WS 4 15 1 4 0 0 1 3 1 5 0 0 .267 .313 .467
2014 SF Total 17 69 5 17 0 0 0 7 6 7 0 1 .246 .312 .246
    WC 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400
    LDS 4 18 0 7 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 .389 .450 .389
    LCS 5 20 3 4 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 .200 .261 .200
    WS 7 26 1 4 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 0 .154 .241 .154
Career 48 188 16 46 3 0 4 21 20 40 1 1 .245 .319 .324


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