Buster Posey San Francisco Giants

Age: 34 (March 27, 1987) | 6' 1" | 210lbs. | Bats: Right C-106 DH-1 PH-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SF NL 2017 140 494 62 158 61 66 34 0 12 67 6 1 .320 .400 .462 11 12 .347 44/23/33 23 21
SF NL 2018 105 398 47 113 45 53 22 1 5 41 3 2 .284 .359 .382 10 12 .316 47/22/31 11 12
SF NL 2019 114 405 43 104 34 71 24 0 7 38 0 0 .257 .320 .368 8 16 .296 49/23/28 5 6
SF NL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a -0 -0
SF NL 2021 113 395 68 120 56 87 23 0 18 56 0 0 .304 .390 .499 12 19 .349 46/25/28 19 19
Career 13yrs 1371 4970 663 1500 540 721 293 9 158 729 23 9 .302 .372 .460 10 13 .324 n/a
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Johnny Bench thru 7298 PA(Dickey 7065 career PA) 129 OPS+

thru 6309 PA(Cochrane 6211 career) 130

thru 5746 PA(Posey career 5607) 129

van wilhoite LVW
Nov 6

This roundtable at mlb.com says "Yes" ...

Highest OPS+, min. 1,000 career games at catcher:

Mike Piazza: 143
Buster Posey: 129
Mickey Cochrane: 129
Bill Dickey: 127

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Nov 5

With an OPS+ of 140 in 2021, Posey put in the fourth-best hitting season to end a career since the Second World War.

Also ... ranks 10th all-time in catcher bWAR at his seven-year peak.

On the other hand ...  Bill Freehan was an 11-time all star, five-time gold glove winner, a world champion, had 200 home runs and 1,600 hits, and had more RBI (758-721), and he’s not even close to making it to the Hall of Fame.

Also ... Looks like he hit .252 (57 for 226) overall in the postseason with only 5 home runs with a paltry .345 slugging percentage.

And ... I like this bottom line: Congratulations to a class act on and off the field.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Nov 5

I've been a Buster fan since his incredible career at Florida St ... RoY ... 1 MVP (2 other seasons Top 10) ... a batting title ... 3 rings!  That's some resume!  And ... I think he's chosen to not be a Hall of Famer ... 

Obviously I'm very OK if he gets in ... and I really don't have any feel for if he will or not ... I'm OK with a "small hall" ... and I'd like for Dale Murphy to be in ... and I know that doesn't make sense ... but there's more guys in that I think should be out than guys who are out that I wish were in.

I wonder if Harold Baines is a bit embarrassed to be a HoFer?

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Nov 4

Any opinions on his odds of getting in the Hall? 

van wilhoite LVW
Nov 4


Andrew Baggarly

@extrabaggs

BREAKING NEWS: Sources tell The Athletic that Buster Posey will announce his retirement tomorrow. More to come...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Nov 3

But if it's just WS appearances that are considered, it's Yogi's, not Posey's, that are cheapened. Two of 16 teams played in the World Series back then.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 12

These type of playoff stats are kind of BS. You can only compare the WC era to the WC era, the LDS era to the LDS era, the LCS era to the LCS era, and the pre-expansion era to itself as well. Yogi Berra only caught in the WS. He's not comparable in the least to Posey, unless it's only Posey's WS appearances considered. 

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 12