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Buster Posey
Birthdate: 3/27/1987 (29 y, 11 m, 27 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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SeasonPullGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2009Pull1110000000000000000.000
2010Pull811251254329608817000000600.344
2011Pull3753541914104412000010100.358
2012Pull10416816965451109937000010600.387
2013Pull1091731746136140111133000010800.353
2014Pull1171992017645130181847000020800.382
2015Pull112178181634480111144000030900.354
2016Pull104168170523410088220000201000.310
TotalPull66510651075379247630696921200001004800.356

SeasonPullBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2009Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.3.000-100
2010Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.344.344.584.928.240.299228.0.401154
2011Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.358.352.604.956.245.300104.0.409167
2012Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.387.385.613.998.226.3503415.2.427178
2013Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.353.351.624.975.272.3073314.3.419178
2014Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.382.378.7191.097.337.3174725.2.474213
2015Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.354.348.584.932.230.3063211.9.395158
2016Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.310.306.512.818.202.272243.6.344118
TotalPull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.356.353.609.962.254.30820381.9.412168

SeasonPullGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2009Pull1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %633
2010Pull5.0018.4 %68.0 %13.6 %0.0 %47.1 %7.1 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %8.8 %55.2 %36.0 %447160287
2011Pull3.0916.7 %63.0 %20.4 %0.0 %36.4 %5.9 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %16.7 %55.6 %27.8 %18971118
2012Pull6.9420.1 %69.8 %10.1 %5.9 %52.9 %11.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %12.4 %56.8 %30.8 %660238422
2013Pull4.0019.5 %64.4 %16.1 %3.6 %39.3 %1.8 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %11.5 %54.0 %34.5 %669239430
2014Pull2.6327.5 %52.5 %20.0 %2.5 %45.0 %5.7 %100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %11.4 %51.7 %36.8 %707245462
2015Pull3.9018.8 %64.6 %16.6 %6.7 %36.7 %5.1 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %17.7 %49.2 %33.2 %548175373
2016Pull4.7022.9 %63.5 %13.5 %8.7 %34.8 %5.6 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %16.5 %45.3 %38.2 %574193381
TotalPull4.1021.2 %63.3 %15.5 %4.2 %41.6 %6.0 %100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %13.4 %52.1 %34.5 %380013242476