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Buster Posey
Birthdate: 3/27/1987 (29 y, 11 m, 24 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/195     Position: C
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 5, Overall: 5, Team: San Francisco Giants
Contract: $167M / 9 Years (2013 - 2021) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Posey went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's WBC win over Team Canada. (3/13/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: The most stable of catchers finally stumbled. Posey clearly missed the league's home run surge memo, as he hit the fewest long balls over a full season in his career and posted a HR/FB that slid into the single digits for the first time. His BABIP also fell to a career low, despite a similar batted ball profile to his career marks. There is good news about his power -- his average fly ball and line drive exit velocity actually jumped, while other power relevant metrics remained relatively steady. He'll need to push his fly ball rate back above 30% to once again flirt with the 20-homer plateau, but his HR/FB rate should absolutely rebound. Since he may now come cheaper than he has in years, he may actually be a profitable investment for a change. (Mike Podhorzer)

The Quick Opinion: Sure, Posey posted the worst wOBA of his career, but with generally stable underlying skills all around, this seems like more a fluke than the beginning of decline. Then again, catchers have a shorter life span, so you can never be sure, but bet on a rebound. 

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SeasonBatting 9thGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2009Batting 9th1110000000001000000.000
2010Batting 9th1110000000000000000.000
2011Batting 9th1110000000000000000.000
2012Batting 9th2120000000100000000.000
2013Batting 9th3332200001000000000.667
2014Batting 9th2120000000111000000.000
2015Batting 9th1010000000110000000.000
2016Batting 9th4342200010110000000.667
TotalBatting 9th1511154400011432000000.364

SeasonBatting 9thBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2009Batting 9th0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.3.000-100
2010Batting 9th0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.3.000-100
2011Batting 9th0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.2.000-100
2012Batting 9th50.0 %0.0 %1.00.000.500.000.500.000.00000.0.345123
2013Batting 9th0.0 %0.0 %0.00.667.667.6671.333.000.66710.7.592299
2014Batting 9th50.0 %50.0 %1.00.000.500.000.500.000.0000-0.5.000-100
2015Batting 9th100.0 %0.0 %1.00.0001.000.0001.000.000.0000-0.3.000-100
2016Batting 9th25.0 %0.0 %1.00.667.750.6671.417.000.66710.9.586280
TotalBatting 9th26.7 %13.3 %2.00.364.533.364.897.000.44420.1.352111

SeasonBatting 9thGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2009Batting 9th0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      523
2010Batting 9th0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %101
2011Batting 9th0.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %523
2012Batting 9th0.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %761
2013Batting 9th2.000.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %33.3 %66.7 %0.0 %18612
2014Batting 9th0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      963
2015Batting 9th0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      440
2016Batting 9th1.0066.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %66.7 %201010
TotalBatting 9th1.0033.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %55.6 %33.3 %11.1 %11.1 %55.6 %33.3 %693633