Buster Posey

Gerald Dempsey Posey (twitter: @BusterPosey)

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: March 27, 1987 in Leesburg, GA
High School: Lee County HS (Leesburg, GA)
School: Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Drafted
by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed August 15, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 2009 (Age 22)
Rookie Status: Lost 2010 [*]
Team: Giants 2009-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed, 9 yrs/$164M (13-21) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.161, Free Agent: 2022 [*], Agents: CAA Sports (Jeff Berry) [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 22 SFG NL 7 17 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .118 .118 .118 .235 -38 2 0 0 0 0 0 /2
2010 23 SFG NL 108 443 406 58 124 23 2 18 67 0 2 30 55 .305 .357 .505 .862 133 205 12 4 0 3 5 23 MVP-11,RoY-1
2011 24 SFG NL 45 185 162 17 46 5 0 4 21 3 0 18 30 .284 .368 .389 .756 116 63 4 4 0 1 3 2/3
2012 25 SFG NL 148 610 530 78 178 39 1 24 103 1 1 69 96 .336 .408 .549 .957 171 291 19 2 0 9 7 *23/D AS,MVP-1,SS
2013 26 SFG NL 148 595 520 61 153 34 1 15 72 2 1 60 70 .294 .371 .450 .821 138 234 15 8 0 7 8 *23/D AS,MVP-20
2014 27 SFG NL 20 78 70 9 16 1 0 4 10 0 0 8 11 .229 .308 .414 .722 110 29 2 0 0 0 2 *2/3
6 Yrs 476 1928 1705 224 519 102 4 65 273 6 4 185 266 .304 .374 .483 .858 142 824 52 18 0 20 25
162 Game Avg. 162 656 580 76 177 35 1 22 93 2 1 63 91 .304 .374 .483 .858 142 280 18 6 0 7 9

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 22 SFG NL 7 17 -2 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .477 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
2010 23 SFG NL 108 443 17 1 -0 4 3 25 2.5 14 39 3.9 .524 .516 3.4 0.7 35 23 MVP-11,RoY-1
2011 24 SFG NL 45 185 3 0 -1 3 3 8 0.9 6 14 1.4 .519 .505 1.1 0.6 11 $575,000 2/3
2012 25 SFG NL 148 610 51 -0 -3 -1 5 52 5.4 19 71 7.3 .537 .533 7.3 0.5 72 $615,000 *23/D AS,MVP-1,SS
2013 26 SFG NL 148 595 24 -0 0 4 6 34 3.5 19 53 5.5 .525 .523 5.1 1.0 49 $8,000,000 *23/D AS,MVP-20
2014 27 SFG NL 20 78 1 0 -0 2 1 4 0.4 3 6 0.6 .522 .503 0.5 0.3 4 $12,500,000 *2/3
6 Seasons 476 1928 94 1 -5 12 19 121 12.6 61 182 18.6 .527 .522 17.2 3.1 170 $21,690,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2009 22 SFG NL 17 15 0 0.0 108 .154 .118 .268 .118 .342 .118 .426 .235 .767 -38 .000 -3.5 -0.3 .133 .000 .000
2010 23 SFG NL 443 299 70 6.3 100 .315 .305 .258 .357 .328 .505 .407 .862 .735 133 .639 17.9 1.8 .801 .268 .200 .0
2011 24 SFG NL 185 121 24 5.3 91 .326 .284 .250 .368 .316 .389 .389 .756 .704 116 .584 4.5 0.4 .733 .235 .105 3.4
2012 25 SFG NL 610 381 117 8.2 91 .368 .336 .248 .408 .312 .549 .393 .957 .704 171 .750 55.5 5.4 .973 .343 .213 1.9
2013 26 SFG NL 595 390 88 6.1 88 .312 .294 .246 .371 .309 .450 .382 .821 .692 138 .652 30.0 3.0 .791 .273 .156 3.5
2014 27 SFG NL 78 56 9 4.4 86 .218 .229 .242 .308 .306 .414 .380 .722 .686 110 .487 0.8 0.1 .661 .300 .186 .0
6 Yrs 1928 1262 308 6.6 92 .326 .304 .250 .374 .315 .483 .393 .858 .708 142 .669 105.2 10.4 .829 .289 .179 11.0
162 Game Avg. 656 430 105 6.6 92 .326 .304 .250 .374 .315 .483 .393 .858 .708 142 .669 36 4 .829 .289 .179 4

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 23 SFG NL NLDS ATL W 4 18 16 3 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 .375 .444 .438 .882 7 1 0 0 0 0
2010 23 SFG NL NLCS PHI W 6 26 23 1 5 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 7 .217 .308 .304 .612 7 0 0 0 0 1
2010 23 SFG NL WS TEX W 5 21 20 2 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 6 .300 .333 .450 .783 9 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 SFG NL NLDS CIN W 5 22 19 3 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 3 4 .211 .318 .526 .844 10 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 SFG NL NLCS STL W 7 30 26 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 .154 .267 .154 .421 4 0 0 0 0 1
2012 25 SFG NL WS DET W 4 16 15 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 5 .267 .313 .467 .779 7 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (6 Series) 31 133 119 11 29 3 0 4 14 1 0 14 33 .244 .323 .370 .693 44 1 0 0 0 2
2 NLDS 9 40 35 6 10 1 0 2 5 1 0 5 9 .286 .375 .486 .861 17 1 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 13 56 49 2 9 2 0 0 4 0 0 7 13 .184 .286 .224 .510 11 0 0 0 0 2
2 WS 9 37 35 3 10 0 0 2 5 0 0 2 11 .286 .324 .457 .781 16 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 SFG NL 25 as C 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 SFG NL 26 DNP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 GP) 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2009 22 SFG NL 17 0.0% 23.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0% 4.3 1.60 1.25 76% 15% 0.0% 0%
2010 23 SFG NL 443 4.1% 12.4% 6.8% 9.7% 35% 1.83 7.4 22.6 6.1 0.97 1.41 76% 20% 10.2% 2%
2011 24 SFG NL 185 2.2% 16.2% 9.7% 4.9% 20% 1.67 5.4 40.5 7.7 1.22 1.33 70% 15% 7.3% 8%
2012 25 SFG NL 610 3.9% 15.7% 11.3% 10.5% 36% 1.39 5.5 22.1 5.1 0.90 1.50 69% 22% 11.1% 7%
2013 26 SFG NL 595 2.5% 11.8% 10.1% 8.4% 33% 1.17 7.4 34.7 7.2 0.88 1.31 74% 23% 6.7% 8%
2014 27 SFG NL 78 5.1% 14.1% 10.3% 6.4% 31% 1.38 6.4 17.5 7.0 0.61 0.83 71% 31% 11.8% 6%
6 Yrs 1928 3.4% 13.8% 9.6% 8.9% 33% 1.44 6.4 26.2 6.2 0.93 1.36 72% 21% 9.2% 6%
MLB Averages 2.6% 19.0% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 2.29 4.7 34.9 8.2 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.6% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2009 22 SFG NL -3.5 -0.3 17 -0.0 0.2 -0.2 .78 -0.2 0.1 1.0 0.1 0.89 -1.5 0.01 1
2010 23 SFG NL 17.9 1.8 453 0.9 8.4 -7.5 1.01 2.1 -1.2 27.0 2.7 0.99 23.8 2.21 3
2011 24 SFG NL 4.5 0.4 188 -0.2 3.1 -3.3 1.11 -0.0 -0.2 -2.7 -0.3 0.95 -0.1 1.74 2
2012 25 SFG NL 55.5 5.4 629 4.8 14.4 -9.5 1.05 4.9 -0.3 50.8 5.2 1.00 54.2 2.53 4
2013 26 SFG NL 30.8 3.1 607 2.2 12.4 -10.1 1.07 2.3 -0.3 27.0 2.9 0.97 27.4 2.11 3
2014 27 SFG NL 0.8 0.1 78 0.1 1.6 -1.4 1.16 0.0 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.94 2.0 2.19 1
6 Yrs 106.1 10.5 1972 7.8 39.9 -32.1 1.06 9.1 -1.7 103.8 10.7 0.98 105.8 2.05 14

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2009 22 SFG NL 2 0 50% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 23 SFG NL 4 0 29% 157 0 2 0% 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 15 39% 21 18 3 5 0 5 15 6 8
2011 24 SFG NL 0 0 20% 73 3 0 100% 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 44% 9 6 3 5 3 2 2 0 2
2012 25 SFG NL 6 0 24% 276 1 1 50% 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 23 26% 36 31 5 15 12 3 15 6 9
2013 26 SFG NL 3 0 22% 220 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 2 2 11 28% 31 24 7 13 6 6 21 14 5
2014 27 SFG NL 1 0 25% 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50% 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
6 Yrs 16 0 24% 739 6 4 60% 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 10 1 4 2 3 54 31% 99 81 18 39 21 17 54 26 25

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2009 22 SFG NL 17 29% 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.01 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0% 0 0 7 1 14% 0 0 1 1 100% 0
2010 23 SFG NL 443 25% 124 13 0 3 0 0 0 2.21 18 1 12 12 6 6 12 0 0 0 95 12 13% 33 14 42% 302 52 17% 26 11 42% 20 17 85% 0
2011 24 SFG NL 185 29% 46 6 0 2 0 0 0 1.74 4 0 6 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 23 4 17% 17 7 41% 114 17 15% 11 7 64% 3 2 67% 0
2012 25 SFG NL 610 30% 178 15 0 4 1 0 1 2.53 24 0 13 11 13 7 17 0 0 0 126 19 15% 51 17 33% 429 79 18% 61 39 64% 22 10 45% 0
2013 26 SFG NL 595 29% 153 13 0 3 2 0 0 2.11 15 0 10 11 4 8 7 0 0 0 122 15 12% 49 18 37% 399 59 15% 43 21 49% 21 12 57% 0
2014 27 SFG NL 78 33% 16 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.19 4 0 2 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 13 2 15% 5 1 20% 50 7 14% 3 2 67% 3 1 33% 0
6 Yrs 1928 28% 519 48 1 14 3 0 1 2.05 65 1 43 40 25 23 42 0 0 0 383 52 14% 155 57 37% 1301 215 17% 144 80 56% 70 43 61% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2009 22 SFG NL 17 66 3.88 43 65.2% 27.9% 16.3% 25.6% 30.2% 72.1% 0.0% 47.0% 77.4% 29.4% 0.0% 0 0 11.8% 2 1 5.9% 1 1 1 3 25.0% 0 0 0
2010 23 SFG NL 443 1708 3.86 1070 63.3% 26.7% 13.3% 26.9% 33.1% 73.3% 2.7% 46.4% 81.9% 27.3% 3.2% 14 0 13.1% 58 27 9.0% 40 28 15 40 27.3% 0 0 0
2011 24 SFG NL 185 731 3.95 426 59.2% 32.6% 12.7% 23.5% 31.2% 67.4% 3.9% 39.9% 81.2% 21.1% 4.9% 9 1 16.8% 31 13 9.2% 17 7 7 23 23.3% 0 0 0
2012 25 SFG NL 613 2599 4.24 1572 60.9% 31.4% 11.4% 29.1% 28.2% 68.6% 1.7% 41.8% 83.4% 19.9% 6.5% 40 6 17.9% 110 43 10.4% 64 36 25 71 26.0% -3 0 0
2013 26 SFG NL 595 2405 4.04 1432 60.1% 33.4% 9.6% 25.0% 31.9% 66.6% 2.4% 40.0% 85.5% 18.3% 7.6% 45 4 19.0% 113 29 10.9% 65 37 21 49 30.0% 0 0 0
2014 27 SFG NL 78 330 4.23 198 61.1% 32.8% 11.6% 25.8% 29.8% 67.2% 4.5% 41.0% 82.7% 20.5% 5.1% 4 0 16.7% 13 5 14.1% 11 6 3 8 27.3% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 1931 7839 4.06 4741 61.1% 31.1% 11.5% 26.7% 30.8% 68.9% 2.4% 42.1% 83.4% 21.3% 5.8% 112 11 16.9% 327 118 10.3% 198 115 72 194 27.1% -3 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.4% 27.9% 15.4% 27.0% 29.7% 72.1% 1.5% 45.7% 78.7% 26.5% 4.9% 14.3% 8.7% 24.4%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 22 7 17 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .118 .118 .118 .235 -38 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 23 115 460 423 59 126 23 2 18 67 0 2 30 59 .298 .348 .489 .837 126 207 12 4 0 3 5
2011 24 160 645 585 76 172 28 2 22 88 3 2 48 89 .294 .353 .462 .815 123 270 16 8 0 4 8
2012 25 308 1255 1115 154 350 67 3 46 191 4 3 117 185 .314 .380 .503 .883 146 561 35 10 0 13 15
2013 26 456 1850 1635 215 503 101 4 61 263 6 4 177 255 .308 .377 .486 .864 143 795 50 18 0 20 23
2014 27 476 1928 1705 224 519 102 4 65 273 6 4 185 266 .304 .374 .483 .858 142 824 52 18 0 20 25

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2009 22 7 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 7
2010 23 108 448 410 61 128 24 2 19 70 0 31 55 .312 .364 .520 .883 76 108
2011 24 45 191 166 20 50 5 0 4 24 3 20 30 .301 .387 .404 .791 26 45
2012 25 148 636 549 92 197 43 1 27 121 1 76 96 .359 .432 .588 1.021 141 148
2013 26 148 624 540 75 173 38 1 17 88 2 68 70 .320 .401 .489 .890 105 148
2014 27 20 81 72 11 18 1 0 4 12 0 9 11 .250 .333 .431 .764 11 20
6 Yrs 476 1997 1754 259 566 111 4 71 315 6 204 266 .323 .395 .512 .907 359 476
162 Game Avg. 162 680 597 88 193 38 1 24 107 2 69 91 .323 .395 .512 .907 122 476



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2010 NL (11, 9%)
2012 NL (1, 94%)
2013 NL (20, 1%)
1 MVP
1.04 Career Shares (239th)

Silver Sluggers
2012 NL (C)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2012 NL  7.4 (1st)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2012 NL  7.4 (1st)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2012 NL  7.3 (2nd)
2013 NL  5.1 (8th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2012 NL  .336 (1st)

On-Base% s c a p y
2012 NL  .408 (2nd)

Slugging % s c a p y
2012 NL  .549 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2012 NL  .957 (4th)

Hits s c a p y
2012 NL  178 (8th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2012 NL  291 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
2012 NL  39 (8th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2012 NL  103 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2012 NL  69 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
2012 NL  114 (9th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2012 NL  171 (1st)

Runs Created s c a p y
2012 NL  117 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2012 NL  56 (1st)
Active  105 (48th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2012 NL  5.4 (1st)
Active  10.4 (47th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2012 NL  249 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2012 NL  .750 (3rd)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2012 NL  9 (1st)
2013 NL  7 (5th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 NL  8 (9th)
2014 NL  2 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2012 NL  19 (2nd)

AB per SO s c a p y
2013 NL  7.4 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2012 NL  50.78 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2012 NL  4.8 (3rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2012 NL  4.9 (2nd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2012 NL  5.2 (2nd)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (431), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 18 (1103), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 44 (442), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 22 (655), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (78th), 18.6 career WAR/18.6 7yr-peak WAR/18.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Gerald Buster Demp Dempsey Posey

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