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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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SeasonMen on BaseGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2009Men on Base4552200000001000000.400
2010Men on Base9719121665401429958205252301200.340
2011Men on Base427486191500442110314110400.257
2012Men on Base1392693199561190151594397472901900.353
2013Men on Base13124829573481618865368324701500.294
2014Men on Base13424728183591419976255261801600.336
2015Men on Base13826931489621701010863510253701700.331
2016Men on Base12925429679561616672317313801800.311
TotalMen on Base814155718125053439656161472196452011643010100.324

SeasonMen on BaseBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2009Men on Base0.0 %20.0 %0.00.400.400.400.800.000.50010.1.358119
2010Men on Base9.3 %11.6 %0.80.340.403.576.979.236.3504116.1.414162
2011Men on Base11.6 %16.3 %0.71.257.349.419.768.162.263110.9.329112
2012Men on Base12.2 %14.7 %0.83.353.426.5911.017.238.3706427.8.424176
2013Men on Base12.2 %10.8 %1.13.294.383.464.847.169.3024310.9.361138
2014Men on Base8.9 %9.3 %0.96.336.388.510.898.174.3364615.9.384151
2015Men on Base11.1 %8.0 %1.40.331.404.506.910.175.3285217.1.381148
2016Men on Base10.5 %10.5 %1.00.311.382.453.835.142.324438.1.351123
TotalMen on Base10.8 %11.1 %0.98.324.396.510.906.186.33230196.9.382148

SeasonMen on BaseGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2009Men on Base3.0025.0 %75.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %25.0 %50.0 %25.0 %21516
2010Men on Base1.1418.9 %43.2 %37.9 %0.0 %14.1 %6.8 %0.0 %30.8 %39.1 %30.2 %11.8 %49.7 %38.5 %811315496
2011Men on Base1.8316.4 %54.1 %29.5 %0.0 %22.2 %3.0 %0.0 %49.2 %36.1 %14.8 %21.3 %55.7 %23.0 %352150202
2012Men on Base1.4223.4 %45.0 %31.6 %5.5 %20.5 %8.7 %0.0 %38.5 %35.1 %26.4 %9.5 %58.9 %31.6 %1359553806
2013Men on Base1.3817.9 %47.5 %34.5 %3.9 %10.4 %0.0 %0.0 %36.8 %38.1 %25.1 %13.9 %54.3 %31.8 %1153481672
2014Men on Base1.2224.1 %41.7 %34.2 %3.8 %11.5 %8.4 %100.0 %42.8 %37.1 %20.1 %12.7 %51.5 %35.8 %1043417626
2015Men on Base1.2821.9 %43.8 %34.3 %8.1 %11.6 %3.6 %0.0 %35.9 %38.3 %25.9 %14.7 %47.8 %37.5 %1114448666
2016Men on Base1.5622.5 %47.2 %30.3 %1.4 %8.6 %5.5 %0.0 %31.6 %35.1 %33.3 %16.0 %48.1 %35.9 %1093439654
TotalMen on Base1.3621.4 %45.3 %33.3 %3.9 %13.1 %5.2 %100.0 %36.7 %37.0 %26.2 %13.6 %51.9 %34.5 %694628084138