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Buster Posey
Birthdate: 3/27/1987 (30 y, 3 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 will return to Giants' camp after playing for Team United States in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. (3/23/2017)
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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SeasonSept/OctGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2009Sept/Oct617172200010004000000.118
2010Sept/Oct281031152412408181512214000301.233
2012Sept/Oct291071183924915182110319010400.364
2013Sept/Oct217387171330111513315100210.233
2014Sept/Oct23849433236041318709120200.393
2015Sept/Oct28102116312260311151347100100.304
2016Sept/Oct281131262922412111811015020301.257
TotalSept/Oct1635996731751183222383926612833501512.292

SeasonSept/OctBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2009Sept/Oct0.0 %23.5 %0.00.118.118.118.235.000.154-1-3.1.105-51
2010Sept/Oct10.4 %12.2 %0.86.233.313.505.818.272.198162.6.349119
2012Sept/Oct8.5 %16.1 %0.53.364.415.6071.023.243.4052410.7.428179
2013Sept/Oct14.9 %17.2 %0.87.233.356.315.671.082.2818-1.0.29994
2014Sept/Oct7.4 %9.6 %0.78.393.436.6071.043.214.3972010.1.450197
2015Sept/Oct11.2 %6.0 %1.86.304.388.451.839.147.304174.1.357132
2016Sept/Oct8.7 %11.9 %0.73.257.317.363.680.106.27613-2.1.29887
TotalSept/Oct9.8 %12.3 %0.80.292.363.467.830.175.3059721.1.356129

SeasonSept/OctGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2009Sept/Oct2.007.7 %61.5 %30.8 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %7.7 %38.5 %53.9 %7.7 %76.9 %15.4 %662343
2010Sept/Oct1.089.0 %47.2 %43.8 %0.0 %20.5 %0.0 %0.0 %37.1 %40.5 %22.5 %5.6 %56.2 %38.2 %450178272
2012Sept/Oct1.3625.8 %42.7 %31.5 %7.1 %17.9 %10.5 %0.0 %38.2 %36.0 %25.8 %14.6 %59.6 %25.8 %502194308
2013Sept/Oct1.5924.1 %46.6 %29.3 %0.0 %5.9 %0.0 %0.0 %37.9 %31.0 %31.0 %12.1 %63.8 %24.1 %391170221
2014Sept/Oct1.1126.0 %39.0 %35.1 %3.7 %14.8 %6.7 %0.0 %44.2 %35.1 %20.8 %11.7 %50.7 %37.7 %322128194
2015Sept/Oct1.1720.0 %43.2 %36.8 %2.9 %8.6 %4.9 %0.0 %41.1 %31.6 %27.4 %14.7 %53.7 %31.6 %405165240
2016Sept/Oct1.9620.0 %53.0 %27.0 %3.7 %7.4 %1.9 %0.0 %36.0 %32.0 %32.0 %11.0 %55.0 %34.0 %450170280
TotalSept/Oct1.3520.2 %45.9 %34.0 %2.8 %13.0 %3.8 %0.0 %38.2 %34.6 %27.3 %11.5 %56.6 %31.9 %258610281558