At 33 years old, the six-time All-Star may be nearing the end of his career, but he is unquestionably one of the finest all-around catchers in baseball history. Posey earned the NL MVP in 2012 and helped the Giants capture World Series victories in 2010, 2012, and 2014. He has been selected to seven All-Star games and won the Golden Spikes Award in 2011 as the top amateur player in baseball.
Posey's outstanding defensive skills behind the plate have made him one of the most coveted players on both sides of the ball, with teams trying to find a way to get him on their roster. The San Francisco Giants chose him with the first pick in the 2008 MLB Draft and he has not looked back since. As a rookie, Posey led all National League catchers in batting average, hits, runs batted in, stolen bases, and effective pitching tactics. He was also named the Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award winner.
Through 2016 season, Buster Posey's.462 batting average is second only to Joe Mauer among all major league catchers with more than 100 games caught. Additionally, Posey has a perfect 1,000 fielding percentage during that time period. The two main factors behind his excellent defensive reputation are his ability to catch any pitch at any time and his knowledge of hitters' tendencies which allows him to make accurate decisions about when to throw out runners attempting to advance toward home plate or try to steal bags.
He batted third for the San Francisco Giants in a crucial National League West Series against the San Diego Padres. In 2012, Posey was the league's Most Valuable Player and hit a career-high 24 homers, yet just 13.5 percent of his base hits were out of the park. He's likely to become a free agent after the season.
Posey's father, Scott, played first base for the Padres from 1989-90.
Buster Posey debuted on April 17, 2010 vs Los Angeles Dodgers. He went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBI's. The Giants ended up losing that game 12-11 in 11 innings. As a rookie, Posey started 81 games at catcher and finished with 104 hits including 40 singles and nine doubles. He also scored 77 runs and had 102 RBI's.
In 2011, Posey set a new record by hitting.483 (76 for 155) with runners in scoring position. That number is even more impressive when you consider that he took over as full-time catcher after Brad Ausmus was injured. During that time, he launched 30 homers and drove in 100 runs.
Posey signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Giants in January 2014. The deal includes $26 million guaranteed. He earned all that money while batting only.272 with 26 homers and 95 RBI's.
#28 San Francisco Giants/Chester Current teams/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.
Posey was born on January 4th, 1984 in San Jose, California. He grew up in Mill Valley and attended St. Francis High School in Marin County. As a youth player, he attended Capitola Junior College before being drafted by the San Diego Padres in 2004. The Giants acquired him from the Padres in 2009 as part of the Mark Lorett for Matt Williams trade.
He has played first base, third base, and left field. As a catcher, he has a lifetime batting average of.462 with 80 home runs and 514 RBIs.
In 2011, Posey led the league in hits (230) and doubles (45). He also finished second in MVP voting that year.
In 2012, Posey again led the league in hits (252) and was second in doubles (49). He also finished second in MVP voting for a second consecutive year.
Posey's wife is named Jessica, she met when they both attended Cal State Fullerton. They got married on April 17th, 2006 after only dating for a year.
Buster Posey: Due to the presence of then-full-time catcher Bengie Molina, Posey first played first base when called up to the majors, but became the Giants' regular catcher at the end of June when Molina was dealt to the Texas Rangers, the club the Giants ultimately met in the World Series. Before that, though, there had been a period where both Posey and Phillip Brumley were playing first base every day. The Giants decided that they wanted someone who could catch too many games to keep only one guy at first so they brought in Matt Williams as a free agent. He started the season with San Francisco but was eventually traded to the New York Mets for Randy Johnson.
Posey made his major league debut on April 17, 2009 vs Los Angeles Dodgers. He went 0 for 4 with a strikeout.
His first career hit came a few days later against Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was an inside the park home run off the right field foul pole at Chase Field. This also happened to be the same game where Brandon Phillips got his first career hit. The Giants ended up losing that game 1-4.
In his rookie season, Posey finished with 26 homers and 99 RBI's. He had 33 walks (third in the NL) and scored 93 runs (second in the NL). His.462 average was second in the NL behind Atlanta's Jason Bay.
Posey was brought up to the majors for the first time on September 2, 2009, due to an injury to Giants starting catcher Bengie Molina. Posey made his major league debut on September 11, 2009, striking out in his first at-bat against Hiroki Kuroda of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He ended up playing in three games that season with a batting average of.500 (3 for 6) before being sent back down to the San Francisco Giants' minor league system.
Buster Posey made his second start at catcher on April 17, 2010, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Giants won the game 19-6. Posey played in 78 games that season batting.276 with 26 RBI's and 9 homeruns. He finished second in MVP voting behind Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals.
In 2011, Posey started off hot by hitting over.300 with at least one hit in each game he has played so far this season. On April 15, 2011, he became the third youngest player in MLB history to reach 20 homeruns when he hit his 20th home run of the season against Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies. As of today (April 24, 2011), he is still the only Giant to have reached this mark. On May 1, 2011, Posey had his 25th RBI of the season helping the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 14-7.
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).
Posey was brought up to the majors for the first time on September 2, 2009, due to an injury to Giants starting catcher Bengie Molina. Posey made his major league debut on September 11, 2009, striking out in his first at-bat against Hiroki Kuroda of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
According to news reports Based on facts, either personally witnessed and verified by the reporter or reported and validated by informed sources. Buster Posey (28) of the San Francisco Giants enters batting practice at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
Existing agreement Buster Posey agreed to terms with the San Francisco Giants on an eight-year, $159,000,000 contract that includes a $7,000,000 signing bonus, $159,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $19,875,000. Posey will receive a base pay of $21,400,000 in 2021, with a total income of $22,177,777.