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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 22.168)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
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 Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2009 SFG NL 22 C 7 4 4 40.0 36 32 4 0 0 1.000 0 0 8.10 5.14 .993 7.76 7.70 0 2 1 1 50% 29% 0
2010 SFG NL 23 C 76 75 67 662.0 662 615 41 6 4 .991 5 8 9 15 8.92 8.63 .992 8.05 7.97 1 22 39 23 37% 29% 0 MVP-11,RoY-1
2010 SFG NL 23 1B 30 30 19 248.0 214 196 17 1 14 .995 -5 -4 -26 -19 7.73 7.10 .993 9.23 9.13 MVP-11,RoY-1
2011 SFG NL 24 C 41 41 35 361.0 359 333 24 2 4 .994 3 3 10 10 8.90 8.71 .992 7.98 7.96 3 7 27 15 36% 28% 0
2011 SFG NL 24 1B 2 2 2 18.0 18 16 2 0 2 1.000 1 0 40 0 9.00 9.00 .994 9.35 9.30
2012 SFG NL 25 C 114 111 97 973.0 932 855 69 8 9 .991 4 0 5 0 8.55 8.11 .992 8.36 8.26 2 26 87 38 30% 27% 2 AS,MVP-1,SS
2012 SFG NL 25 1B 29 29 9 216.0 212 204 6 2 13 .991 -1 -1 -5 -6 8.75 7.24 .992 9.29 9.18 AS,MVP-1,SS
2012 SFG NL 25 DH 3 3 AS,MVP-1,SS
2013 SFG NL 26 C 121 119 98 1031.0 967 907 53 7 5 .993 3 4 3 5 8.38 7.93 .993 8.10 8.10 3 33 63 27 30% 28% 1 AS,MVP-20
2013 SFG NL 26 1B 21 16 9 138.2 145 137 6 2 11 .986 -0 0 -2 0 9.28 6.81 .994 9.42 9.41 AS,MVP-20
2013 SFG NL 26 DH 5 5 AS,MVP-20
2014 SFG NL 27 C 76 74 61 642.1 574 538 32 4 7 .993 3 -4 5 -7 7.99 7.50 .992 8.43 8.43 4 15 39 18 32% 27% 0
2014 SFG NL 27 1B 21 18 13 157.0 182 169 12 1 10 .995 3 1 20 8 10.38 8.62 .993 9.36 9.37
2014 SFG NL 27 DH 1 1
6 Seasons C 435 424 362 3709.1 3530 3280 223 27 29 .992 18 11 6 3 8.50 8.05 .992 8.20 8.16 13 105 256 122 32% 28% 3
5 Seasons 1B 103 95 52 777.2 771 722 43 6 50 .992 -3 -4 -5 -6 8.85 7.43 .993 9.31 9.25
6 Seasons TOT 538 519 414 4487.0 4301 4002 266 33 79 .992 15 7 4 1 8.56 7.93 .992 8.39 8.37 13 105 256 122 32% 28% 3
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2009 SFG NL 22 C 0 0 0 0 0
2010 SFG NL 23 C 5 9 5 8 15 0 1 1 4
2010 SFG NL 23 1B -5 -26 -5 -3 -3 0 -4 -19 -4 0 0
2011 SFG NL 24 C 3 10 3 3 10 0 0 0 2
2011 SFG NL 24 1B 1 40 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 SFG NL 25 C 4 5 4 0 0 -1 -2 2
2012 SFG NL 25 1B -1 -5 -1 -0 -1 0 -1 -6 1 0 -1
2013 SFG NL 26 C 3 3 3 4 5 2 5 -1
2013 SFG NL 26 1B -0 -2 -0 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 SFG NL 27 C 3 5 0 3 -4 -7 -1 -1 -1
2014 SFG NL 27 1B 3 20 3 3 0 -0 1 8 1 0 0
6 Seasons C 18 6 0 18 11 3 0 1 3 6
5 Seasons 1B -3 -5 -3 0 -3 -0 -4 -6 -2 0 -1
6 Seasons TOT 15 4 -3 0 -3 -0 18 7 1 -2 0 0 3 6

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2009 SFG NL 22 7 4 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010 SFG NL 23 108 105 108 105 0 76 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011 SFG NL 24 45 43 45 43 0 41 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012 SFG NL 25 148 143 148 140 0 114 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
2013 SFG NL 26 148 140 148 140 0 121 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0
2014 SFG NL 27 98 93 98 94 0 76 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
6 Seasons 554 528 554 529 0 435 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 20 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
2009 SFG NL 22 175 3.60 3.60 2 100% 0 0 32 0 0 0 32 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 SFG NL 23 2735 3.18 3.41 24 100% 1 1 615 13 2 7 593 41 9 0 0 8 6 1 1 4 0 4 0 1 1 3 100%
2011 SFG NL 24 1506 3.34 3.71 13 85% 0 0 333 5 2 5 321 24 5 0 1 6 2 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 1 2 100%
2012 SFG NL 25 4070 3.50 3.81 27 81% 0 1 855 9 6 8 831 69 14 0 1 18 8 1 2 5 1 9 0 1 2 10 60%
2013 SFG NL 26 4349 3.84 4.15 31 94% 1 0 907 11 3 11 882 53 16 2 0 14 7 0 1 6 0 5 2 1 4 13 92%
2014 SFG NL 27 2638 3.24 3.59 23 91% 0 1 538 11 4 11 512 32 12 0 0 7 4 0 1 3 0 6 0 2 2 9 89%
6 Seasons 15473 3.48 3.78 120 91% 2 3 3280 49 17 42 3171 223 58 2 2 54 27 2 6 19 1 28 2 6 10 37 84%
MLB Averages 4.01 4.35 91% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
2009 SFG NL 22 0 2 70 1 1 1 50% 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0.31 0.05
2010 SFG NL 23 1 22 917 39 23 18 37% 35 20 4 3 0 0 0 0 82 25 1.07 1.24
2011 SFG NL 24 3 7 552 27 15 11 36% 25 11 2 4 0 0 0 0 54 16 1.33 1.32
2012 SFG NL 25 2 26 1415 87 38 31 30% 73 33 14 5 0 0 2 0 146 42 1.24 1.17
2013 SFG NL 26 3 33 1552 63 27 17 30% 56 22 7 4 0 1 1 0 125 30 1.38 1.10
2014 SFG NL 27 4 15 944 39 18 12 32% 35 14 4 4 0 0 0 0 73 19 0.94 1.60
6 Seasons 13 105 5450 256 122 90 32% 225 100 31 21 0 1 3 0 483 133 1.21 1.24
MLB Averages 27% 1.29 1.26

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2010 SFG NL 23 1087 60% 72% 26% 52 92% 2 196 21 165 9 13 17 6 6 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 14 1 0 1 12 2 2 0 2 3 100%
2011 SFG NL 24 71 46% 59% 31% 3 100% 0 16 0 15 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2012 SFG NL 25 933 60% 75% 30% 33 91% 0 204 9 190 6 15 6 5 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 13 1 0 0 12 1 1 0 1 2 50%
2013 SFG NL 26 598 61% 74% 30% 24 92% 0 137 8 123 6 10 6 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 11 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2014 SFG NL 27 651 52% 79% 33% 33 97% 0 169 5 155 8 17 12 8 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 10 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 2 100%
5 Seasons 3340 59% 74% 29% 145 93% 2 722 43 648 30 57 43 23 10 1 5 6 1 4 1 4 50 2 1 1 46 4 4 0 3 8 88%
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 93% 83%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

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)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2010 July NL Player of the Month
2010 July NL Rookie of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2010 Jul 11th NL Player of the Week
2013 Jun 30th NL Player of the Week

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2012 NL  114 (4th)
2013 NL  121 (3rd)
2014 NL  76 (4th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2012 NL  855 (5th)
2013 NL  907 (2nd)
2014 NL  538 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2010 NL  6 (4th)
2012 NL  8 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2012 NL  9 (3rd)
2014 NL  7 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2012 NL  87 (2nd)
2013 NL  63 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2012 NL  38 (1st)
2013 NL  27 (5th)
2014 NL  18 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2010 NL  37.1 (4th)
2011 NL  35.7 (5th)
Active  32.3 (10th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
Active  18 (13th)
Career  18 (71st)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2010 NL  8.92 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2010 NL  8.63 (3rd)

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Name and misspellings: Gerald Buster Demp Dempsey Posey

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