1,448 hits Buster Posey has played for the Giants for 12 seasons. He has 1,448 hits, 153 home runs, 703 RBIs, and 632 runs scored in his career. That's a average of 13 homers, 50 RBIs, and 10 runs per season.
Posey is one of the best hitters in baseball and has been since he first started playing pro ball. His batting title in 2013 was his third straight and fourth overall with 103 points behind Miguel Cabrera (11th all time). Posey has more than 100 RBIs every year except 2012 when he had 99. He has hit over.300 each season except 2011 when he had 39 homers. In that season, Posey still managed to beat out Matt Cain for the National League batting championship with a.356 average.
In 2012, when Carlos Beltrán left San Francisco after winning two World Series with him, everyone thought Posey would struggle to replace him. But instead, he continued to produce at a very high level, finishing second in the MVP voting that year with 131 points behind Mike Trout (20th all time).
Posey has always been among the best hitters in baseball and will continue to be so for years to come. He is one of the main reasons why people should be excited about watching the Giants play baseball.
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Posey was named the starting catcher for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game, his third consecutive appearance. He finished the season with batting averages of.320,.400, and.462. Posey was named catcher on Baseball America's All-MLB Team at the end of the season.
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Current teams: # 28 San Francisco Giants/Chester Buster Posey Buster Posey has been one of the faces of the San Francisco Giants for many years. Since 2010, he has been their primary catcher. He is a seven-time All-Star, the 2010 National League Rookie of the Year, and the 2012 National League MVP.
He played college baseball for Florida State University, where he led the team to two College World Series appearances. The San Francisco Giants selected him with the third overall pick in the 2008 MLB Draft. He has since become one of the best catchers in baseball.
Buster Posey was born on January 4th, 1986 in Tallahassee, Florida. His parents are Johnathan "John" Scott Posey and Sandra "Sandy" Chew Posey. He has two siblings: a sister named Lexi and a brother named Tyler. His family is of Cuban descent.
When Buster was young, his family moved around a lot because his father was in the military. They lived in Texas, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia, and finally California when Buster was 11 years old. He attended Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Bradenton, Florida until the end of sixth grade before moving on to Jupiter High School. He graduated from Jupiter High School in 2004.
Buster Posey started out as a pitcher but soon changed positions to first base. He began playing first base in high school and continued this into college.
He batted third for the San Francisco Giants in a crucial National League West Series against the San Diego Padres. In 2012, the year Posey was named the league's MVP and hit a career-high 24 home runs, 13.5 percent of his base hits were out of the park. That percentage is higher than that of any other major league player.
Posey's best season came in 2014 when he hit 49 homers and drove in 132 runs. He also finished second to Christian Yelich for the MVP award that year. Before joining the Giants, Posey played for the Florida Marlins from 2008 to 2011. During that time, he made three all-star games and won two Silver Slugger awards.
In 2011, while playing for the Marlins, he tore the ACL, MCL, and meniscus in his right knee. This ended his season. In January 2012 it was reported that Posey had surgery to repair the injury.
After leaving the Marlins, Posey signed with the Giants as a free agent. He spent the first four seasons of his career with them and helped them win two World Series titles. On November 1, 2016, the Giants announced that they had signed Posey to a one-year contract worth $28 million. He returned to the club in 2017 and continued his success by hitting over.300 for the fourth consecutive season.
SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Buster Posey, the Giants' catcher, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Friday with a left thumb injury, retroactive to Tuesday. The 34-year-old veteran will miss the rest of the first half as well as the 2021 All-Star Game on Tuesday at Coors Field. He is under contract for $24 million this season and can be activated before July 31.
Posey has been one of the best hitters in baseball over the last three years, batting.316 with 39 home runs and 103 RBIs in 2019. However, he has only played in 80 games due to injuries, including two surgeries on his left hand this year. Without him, the Giants lost 11 of 13 when he went down.
"Buster is one of the best hitters in our game and having him out there catching every day makes a huge difference for us," said San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy. "With him on the shelf, we'll have to get used to some other guys getting a chance to show what they can do."
Posey's absence could lead to more playing time for 23-year-old Cory Gunther, who has started nine games this year while Posey has been sidelined. Or it could open up a spot for someone else on the roster to make the team.
In 2020, Posey is expected to earn $25 million if on the active roster and eligible for starts.
Posey hit his first playoff home run against Darren O'Day in the 4-0 triumph, becoming the World Series' eighth rookie catcher to do it. Posey received his first World Series ring after the Giants won the series four games to one (he batted.300 with a home run and two RBI). He was also awarded the honor of starting Game 1 of the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.
In the 2010 playoffs, Posey started at catcher for all six of San Francisco's postseason games as he helped the Giants reach the 2010 World Series for the first time in 18 years. As a rookie, Posey played and recorded three innings at catcher and stole a base during the NL Championship Series win over Atlanta.
During the 2009 season, Posey started 93 games at catcher for the Giants, hitting.462 with 26 homers and 89 RBI. He became just the third catcher in National League history to hit 20 or more homers while playing at least 150 games behind the plate, joining Mike Piazza and Johnny Bench.
Posey made an immediate impact upon entering the league in 2008, catching 88 games that year for the Giants and batting.443 with 12 homers and 42 RBI. He was named to the All-Star Game as a reserve player after hitting.455 with two homers and eight RBI in the 2009 ASG.